Note on Who Is Likely to Appear for WWE & TNA From their Respective Rosters During Cross-Over

Posted By James Walsh on 06/08/24

According to WWE sources, TNA Knockouts Champion Jordynne Grace made a great impression and served TNA well as a representative during her recent NXT appearances, so there is immediate interest in her returning. They also said that TNA made the process very easy. WWE seems open to the possibility of something like this happening again in the future, and thatís what ultimately happened. In addition to Scott DíAmore at the time, Ariel Schnerner, TNAís vice president of business development, were helpful in the process.

This isnít the first time the two companies have worked together in sharing a talent, as WWE brought Mickie James in for the Womenís Royal Rumble match in the past. James wasnít technically under contract with TNA at that time, which is a key difference this time around with Grace.

Peyton Royce and Billie Kay were also reportedly contacted in 2022, and were under TNA contract, but they ultimately decided against it.

Itís worth noting that WWE reached out to TNA and were unaware that the call had been made to remove Scott DíAmore from his position within the company. DíAmore actually accepted WWEís inquiry regardless, and tried to buy TNA at that point.

Their move away from working with Scott DíAmore reportedly had no impact on their business relationship.

Several female talents in WWE have reportedly expressed their desire to appear on TNA programming, per the new crossover working arrangement. One in particular pointed out how it would help give the women more opportunities to get involved in rivalries, and help create buzz.

One higher-up in NXT stated Steve Maclin would be a perfect fit, as few people are as familiar with the process in NXT and the WWE Performance Center than he.

Additionally, there is significant interest in working with others on the TNA roster, such as Leon Slater and Josh Alexander, both of whom have been spoken of highly amongst the NXT roster as potential opponents.