Current AEW Star Appears At TNA Rebellion

4/21/2024 4:25 AM

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Current AEW Star Appears At TNA Rebellion

Current AEW Star Appears At TNA Rebellion

April 21, 2024 4:25 AM
Current AEW Star Appears At TNA Rebellion
Wrestling News

This AEW goober crossed through the Forbidden Door at TNA Rebellion…

Ryan Nemeth appeared on-camera during TNA’s Rebellion pay-per-view.

Dubbed ‘The Hollywood Hunk’, Ryan was shown - and mentioned by Tom Hannifan and Matthew Rehwoldt on commentary - sitting in the crowd alongside father Don ahead of brother Nic Nemeth’s TNA World Championship challenge vs. Moose. The older brother ultimately came up short in his conquest.

This isn’t the first time such an appearance has occurred. In January, both Nemeth brothers were shown as spectators during NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom event, where the former Dolph Ziggler set up an IWGP Global Heavyweight Championship match vs. newly-crowned champion David Finlay. Ryan, meanwhile, sat aghast as his brother stole the show.

Though not a major get for All Elite Wrestling, Ryan Nemeth has remained a reliable hand for Tony Khan, consistently being used since 2021 across AEW and Ring of Honor programming to put over higher-calibre performers, starting with a January 2021 loss to future AEW World Champion, ‘Hangman’ Adam Page.

The AEW-TNA Relationship, Explained

Though the concept of the Forbidden Door is widely believed to have started in February 2021 when New Japan’s KENTA rocked up on Dynamite, it was preceded - by two months - when Kenny Omega, in his first televised address as AEW World Champion, appeared on IMPACT Wrestling. This was followed by a series of matches for Omega in the company, which included a World Championship ascension over Rich Swann.

The two promotions worked together, officially, for ten months, trading talent back and forth as Frankie Kazarian and Christopher Daniels, TNA legends, were loaned to their former home promotion, whereas The Good Brothers reformed Bullet Club - under the alias of The Super Elite - in AEW with Omega, The Young Bucks, and cronies.

Christian Cage, another stalwart of TNA during its glory years, dropping the World Championship to Josh Alexander at Bound For Glory 2021 is classed as the formal conclusion of AEW and TNA’s working together.