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Indie News: NWA releases teaser of the promotion under new owner Billy Corgan

752   //    07 Oct 2017, 09:02 IST

The NWA has been synonymous with professional wrestling since 1948

What's the story?

The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) recently posted a teaser on Twitter for the new era of the brand. Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins and formerly the President of Impact Wrestling, purchased the company and took over ownership on October 1st. Take a look at the tweet below:

In case you didn't know...

The NWA formed in 1949 and is one the most recognised brands in the history of professional wrestling. Their biggest success was in the early and mid-1980's as Jim Crockett Promotions with their most recognisable champion being the "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair.

The heart of the matter

The NWA posted videos on their new YouTube and Instagram accounts as well. Take a look at the video introducing the NWA Heavyweight Champion Tim Storm below:

Tim Storm is a 52-year old wrestler living in Dallas, Texas who won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship at the age of 51, becoming the oldest person to ever win the title.

Storm started his career in 1996, and even though he hasn't wrestled in many of the major indie promotions, he ranked at #159 in the Pro Wrestling Illustrated PWI 500 in 2016.

Corgan recently spoke with Sports Illustrated's Justin Barrasso where he stated that he learned from the mistakes that Impact Wrestling made and revealed that he won't spend a ton of money for a few years, "slow and steady wins the race."

What's next?

This weekend, Championship Wrestling from Hollywood TV will take place and feature the champion Tim Storm on the show, as per Mike Johnson of PWInsider:

Once the material airs on CWH TV, the content will be made available by the NWA via a number of different platforms. 

Author's take

As a kid growing up in the 1980's watching the NWA on TBS Saturday nights, I think Tim Storm epitomises the throwback of an NWA Champion in the footage I've seen of him.

I'm very curious to see where the NWA goes under Corgan. I personally believe that Impact Wrestling would be in a much better position if Corgan took the ownership instead of Anthem.

I am definitely looking forward to catching this CWH show once I am able to!

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I've been a passionate wrestling fan since I was a Little Stinger watching the NWA at my Grandma's house on Saturday nights in the 1980's. Since the start of 2015, I have hosted a pro wrestling podcast called Lost In The Midcard with my good friend Matt Black where we cover all wrestling promotions. My favorite wrestler of all-time is Ric Flair; while my favorite wrestlers today include Dean Ambrose, Kenny Omega, and Kevin Owens.
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