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  • Writer's pictureCarlos Astorga

TNA Wrestling Hard To Kill Does ‘Great’ Pay-Per-View Buys


TNA is riding a little wave of momentum to start 2024.

The former Impact Wrestling returned to TNA branding beginning with Hard to Kill on January 13. The show took place at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas and was attended by more than 1600 fans. Slightly under 1200 fans were in attendance at the Snake Eyes TV taping the following night as well.


Pay-per-view buys for Hard to Kill are also trending well. Our own Dave Meltzer addressed this recently on Wrestling Observer Radio.


Meltzer said:

The TNA Hard to Kill show did great. Right now, this is basically a week and a half out so this number will grow but it was at 8000 on television, which is a really good number for TNA. I'm sure it's the biggest number that they've done since the Rich Swann/Kenny Omega match.


It actually has a fairly decent shot of - I don't know about beating that one - but being in the same realm as that one. And it's possible it could be the biggest since the Spike days. Certainly, already is the third biggest since the Spike days.


And the fact that they did this on a night that was against the NFL Playoffs, against Battle in the Valley - although, they were not head-to-head completely with Battle in the Valley. The last hour, I think, of TNA and the first hour of Battle in the Valley were head-to-head - but they were head-to-head completely with Collision. So, to do a number that big against that football game and Collision and Battle in the Valley, I think it's great, there's no other way to put it, that's great.


The January 18 edition of TNA Impact on AXS TV averaged 112,000 viewers and a 0.02 in the 18-49 demo, according to SpoilerTV.


"That's the show's highest viewership since September 28. It was the first episode with all new content since mid-November," wrote Brandon Thurston regarding TNA's television rating last week. The show was headlined by Will Ospreay vs. Josh Alexander 2.


This week's episode features a Knockouts World title match, Nic Nemeth's promotional in-ring debut and Kazuchika Okada's return to the promotion.


TNA Impact advertised lineup for January 25, 2024:

Nic Nemeth's TNA in-ring debut vs. Zachary Wentz


Kazuchika Okada & Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin) vs. The System (Moose, Brian Myers & Eddie Edwards)


TNA Knockouts World Champion Jordynne Grace defends against Trinity


Chris Bey vs. Kevin Knight


Dani Luna & Jody Threat vs. MK Ultra (Killer Kelly & Masha Slamovich)


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