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Jordynne Grace Opens Up About Surprise Appearance On 5/28 WWE NXT

TNA Knockouts World Champion Jordynne Grace shocked the wrestling world by appearing on the May 28 episode of WWE NXT. The TNA star recently opened up about the situation.

Jordynne Grace made a surprise appearance on the May 28 episode of WWE NXT. She was revealed as NXT Women’s Champion Roxanne Perez’s challenger at NXT Battleground.

Speaking to Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful, Grace opened up about the surprise appearance, which she says was actually in the works for almost a month. (H/t Fightful for the transcription)

“I’m relieved that I got to do the surprise,” Grace said. “That’s awesome. Surprises in wrestling, I feel like it made it bigger. When no one expects it. I feel good. I feel excited. This is a huge thing for the wrestling world.

“They’ve been talking for, I want to say, a couple of months. They were just trying to figure out the right timing. Maybe three weeks ago, they had talked about wanting to use me. Then it snowballed from there. I didn’t know that I was doing the NXT appearances at first. Originally, they had asked if I would be available for Battleground. ‘Oh, that’s cool,’ then it snowballed to, ‘We want to re-introduce her.’ So, I ended up doing the NXT appearances. WWE is very different from TNA in that they book travel last minute. I didn’t hear anything until Sunday night. The travel lady messaged me, ‘We need you for NXT.’ I didn’t want to bother anyone, but I didn’t think it was happening anymore.”

Grace’s appearance was a surprise to Roxanne Perez

Jordynne Grace also revealed that Roxanne Perez had no idea that she would be at NXT on Tuesday.

“They were going to bring her back five minutes before the segment happened to see who it was,” Jordynne Grace said. “She was kind of frustrated, and I think she was almost being petty about it. ‘You know what, I don’t want to know now. I’m going to find out when everyone else finds out.’ She just decided to not see me.”

Jordynne Grace will have an open challenge at TNA Against All Odds. More information is available here.