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2019-08-30 8:11:12 AM  
In this thread, actual adults reveal they like television wresting enough to argue with strangers about it.

/sad state this is
/welcome to fark
/where is my flask?
 
2019-08-30 8:15:44 AM  

Unmatched Brutality: In this thread, actual adults reveal they like television wresting enough to argue with strangers about it.

/sad state this is
/welcome to fark
/where is my flask?


Hell, there's a few of us out here that actually worked in professional wrestling.

/NWA veteran
 
2019-08-30 12:44:43 PM  

Mega Steve: akya: Znuh: [cdn1-www.mandatory.com image 498x505]

Disney World is a vampire
sent to drain

/your wallet

Despite all my rage
Pay full price because of my age


So appropriate.  He went from releasing an album for free because his label didn't want to release it and a concert tour for charity (I think one was completely free to the public) to charging an exhorbitant amount of money for a remaster of Mellon Collie as if rough demos and incomplete songs are worth what a full song would be.
 
2019-08-30 1:16:06 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: No Line For Beer: FirstNationalBastard: he got farked over in the TNA deal

In a huge way.  Dixie Carter made a deal with him where he would have had an option to purchase the company without revealing that she didn't actually have the authority to sell it.  So in the end he basically just made a low/no interest loan to keep the company solvent. 


I still think the smartest thing anyone can do with the NWA is to toss the NWA belt into the ocean and simply concentrate on promoting the individual member promotions.  As a third or fourth or fifth promotion, it has no future.  But it could resurrect the territory system and dominate it like it hasn't since Vince Sr & co. and Verne Gagne left.  They could promote their own subscription service (or partner with one of the iPPV companies) and promote territorial events every couple of weeks and a couple of supercards a year.  (But, alas, every promoter thinks he's the next Vince McMahon.)

No, they need the NWA champ. A big name to travel to the territories. Gives the people in the territories something to fight for... the right to face the big boss.


But it's not usually a "big name." Anyone close to being big names are going to be in WWE, TNA, or AEW.  That's precisely the kind of thinking that I'm talking about. The days where the NWA Champion "matters" are long gone and the organization should move on to the 21st century.
 
2019-08-30 1:28:01 PM  

Auntie Cheesus: No Line For Beer: I still think the smartest thing anyone can do with the NWA is to toss the NWA belt into the ocean and simply concentrate on promoting the individual member promotions.  As a third or fourth or fifth promotion, it has no future.  But it could resurrect the territory system and dominate it like it hasn't since Vince Sr & co. and Verne Gagne left.  They could promote their own subscription service (or partner with one of the iPPV companies) and promote territorial events every couple of weeks and a couple of supercards a year.  (But, alas, every promoter thinks he's the next Vince McMahon.)

I hate to say it, but I have to disagree with you on the idea of tossing the belt.  The NWA World Championship has always been a reason to get the champ to the other regional affiliates for house shows and TV tapings.  The NWA Women's title is what got Moolah out wrestling some poor little no name in California.  Even if the titles wasn't changing hands, the draw of the title put butts in seats.


I respect that you can recall a time when that was true, and your attachment to it, but let's face two facts:

1) The NWA title really hasn't been a draw for a long time
2) The title hasn't been used that way in an even longer time. Since the 90's the belt has been pimped out to whatever organization had the best TV deal (WCW, ECW [for the span of one whole night], TNA, Wrestling from Hollywood).  They even let Vince showcase it on Raw, so desparate they were to get TV time that they were willing to get in bed with the one man who most killed their business.

I remember fondly when the NWA title meant more than just "something."  It's really with love that I want it to "look at the flowers."
 
2019-08-30 4:08:36 PM  

Quigley_Wyatt: [Fark user image image 425x596]Hasbro's Death Row Records is no match for Kenner's fully operational Death Star playset!


Hasbro bought Kenner in the mid-90s
 
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