TNA has been making significant strides in bolstering its roster with high-profile returns and acquisitions, aiming to inject fresh energy into the promotion. However, despite these efforts, the anticipated momentum hasn’t translated into robust PPV buys via television.

During the recent Rebellion PPV, fans witnessed a showdown between TNA World Champion Moose and Nic Nemeth in the main event, along with a gripping Last Man Standing bout between Josh Alexander and Hammerstone, marking the culmination of their rivalry.

However, according to Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Rebellion experienced a notable decline in PPV purchases compared to TNA’s earlier return PPV, Hard To Kill, which saw over 66,000 buys on TV and streaming, setting a new record for the promotion. In stark contrast, Rebellion garnered only 500 TV buys at air-time, reflecting an alarming 89% drop from Hard To Kill’s figures. It’s worth noting that streaming buys for Rebellion have yet to be disclosed, offering a glimmer of hope for a potential uptick in overall numbers.

Despite the disappointing PPV figures, the perception of TNA remains largely positive, fueled by the high-profile acquisitions of talents like Nemeth, Hammerstone, AJ Francis, and Mustafa Ali. Furthermore, Rebellion witnessed the triumphant returns of Matt Hardy and Mike Santana to the company, adding to the excitement surrounding TNA’s future endeavors.


While the decline in PPV buys presents a challenge, the influx of talent and the enthusiasm generated by notable returns signal TNA’s commitment to delivering compelling content to its audience. As the promotion continues to navigate the evolving landscape of professional wrestling, fans eagerly anticipate how these developments will shape TNA’s trajectory in the months to come.

What are your thoughts on TNA’s recent efforts to bolster its roster and rejuvenate the promotion? Despite the decline in PPV buys for Rebellion, do you believe the influx of talent and the excitement surrounding notable returns will help TNA regain momentum? Share your perspectives and predictions in the comments below!

H Jenkins

H Jeknins is a News Correspondent at Ringside News, keeping wrestling fans updated with timely and accurate reports on all things wrestling.

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