Latest On Jordynne Grace: How WWE Kept Her A Secret, Plans for More NXT/TNA Crossover

Much more has come to light regarding Jordynne Grace who made a shocking appearance on the May 28, episode of WWE NXT. 

The reigning TNA Knockouts World Champion was revealed as the opponent for WWE NXT Women’s Champion Roxanne Perez at the upcoming NXT Battleground show. This marked Grace’s second appearance for WWE after being part of this year’s Women’s Royal Rumble match. Grace will compete at next week’s WWE NXT against Stevie Turner. 

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Keeping Jordynne Grace A Surprise

WWE did all they could to keep the arrival of Jordynne Grace a surprise, PW Insider reports. In the rehearsals for the show, Lita’s theme was played to throw any potential leakers off the scent that the TNA Knockout would appear, Similarly, in the run-down for the show, the segment was listed as having Alexa Bliss confront Perez instead of Grace. 

What’s To Come? 

The belief in WWE is that some NXT involvement will take place at the upcoming TNA Against All Odds event in Chicago, IL. Grace is set to defend her title in an open challenge at the event and naturally, some believe that a WWE NXT Superstar will answer the call. There is also speculation that there could be a crossover for TNA Slammiversary in Montreal this July. The hope within TNA is that the association with NXT will see a lift in ticket sales for upcoming events. 

As for Grace, her contract with TNA will expire in the first quarter of 2025. The reigning TNA Knockouts World Champion has not given any indication as to what she has planned. This week’s TNA iMPACT had to be adjusted late in the editing process to include a recap of Grace at WWE NXT.