If you’ve been following the news of the pandemic, lots of wrestling promotions are in trouble. The NWA (National Wrestling Alliance) was on a roll before the pandemic struck. Raven recently went on the Hannibal TV Youtube channel to discuss the NWA. Over the course of the last couple months, the wrestling business has seen some upheaval and turmoil due to allegations from around the industry about abuse and sexual misconduct. It’s a necessary thing to weed out the horrible people in the industry.
Dave Lagana of the NWA was recently dismissed due to these allegations. Jim Cornette was fired from the company last year for racially insensitive remarks as well. The combination of these two things in addition to others might have caused a strain on Billy Corgan and the NWA. Corgan has recently come out with a statement against this idea.
A quick note about the National Wrestling Alliance, which I fought for, and won ownership of a few years back. We are NOT shutting down. So please disregard any and all rumor to [that] effect. The NWA is not and will not be for sale, and those talent who are under contract remain under contract for a reason: which is that we at the NWA are trying to figure out a way to provide our great fans with wrestling in a very, very tough environment. And, most importantly, keep our talent safe and the standard of production you’ve come to expect from us at a high level. Anything less, in my opinion, is unacceptable. So yes, appreciate the interest, appreciate the chatter, but don’t appreciate the unsourced rumors and speculation.
How Does The NWA Come Back Then?
They’ll most likely have to take the same approach that WWE and AEW have taken in the pandemic. With WWE finally stepping up safety precautions and AEW always having a solid testing program for their talent. NWA Powerrr can be taped with multiple episodes in a day, they just need to get the talent and everyone in order. This statement from Billy Corgan is enough to make me convinced that they aren’t closing their doors at the moment. Corgan is right, he fought too hard for the NWA name to just close it right now.
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Source: Billy Corgan’s Twitter