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2019-08-29 2:22:35 PM  
13 votes:
Now? He's owned them for a while. Like, years.
 
2019-08-29 4:23:26 PM  
5 votes:
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2019-08-29 6:08:46 PM  
3 votes:

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.
 
2019-08-30 8:15:44 AM  
2 votes:

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
 
2019-08-29 4:59:56 PM  
2 votes:
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2019-08-29 4:43:17 PM  
2 votes:

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I really thought that is what TFA was about.  Because you know...  Music.  I would never have guessed it was the wrestling NWA.
 
2019-08-29 4:40:35 PM  
2 votes:

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


*psst* Hasbro owns Kenner too
 
2019-08-29 4:27:00 PM  
2 votes:
And it's going to be renamed Smashing Humans.
 
2019-08-29 4:26:23 PM  
2 votes:
Good for NWA but how many independent wrestlers are there that don't have exclusive being seen on American TV contracts that aren't signed by WWE or AEW. He's down to whatever is left in ROH, Impact, & NJPW.
 
2019-08-29 4:24:51 PM  
2 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: downstairs: Consolidation and investment, to answer your question.

No, Corgan has wanted into wrestling in a bad way for over a decade. He founded Resistance Pro, he got farked over in the TNA deal, then he picked up the NWA.

He's been the ultimate money mark for the last 10 years.


That title is still owned exclusively by Dixie Carter, who actively hurt the TNA product by her reliance on Russo and pouring her dad's money in for so, so, so long.
 
2019-08-29 6:08:42 PM  
1 vote:

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.
 
2019-08-29 6:01:44 PM  
1 vote:

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.)
 
2019-08-29 4:39:04 PM  
1 vote:
For those of us who grew up in the 90s, Billy Corgan has become the living embodiment of "you either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain."
 
2019-08-29 4:29:03 PM  
1 vote:
Northwest airlines?  I thought they went out of business years ago.

/Next thing you know, he'll take over the world wildlife fund...
 
2019-08-29 2:22:55 PM  
1 vote:

downstairs: Consolidation and investment, to answer your question.


No, Corgan has wanted into wrestling in a bad way for over a decade. He founded Resistance Pro, he got farked over in the TNA deal, then he picked up the NWA.

He's been the ultimate money mark for the last 10 years.
 
2019-08-29 1:32:44 PM  
1 vote:
Consolidation and investment, to answer your question.
 
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