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The National Wrestling Alliance is officially Billy Corgan's.

As of 10/1, all existing licensing agreements for the promotion's affiliates have expired, putting Corgan in complete control of the brand and its championships.

The first inkling of direction for the NWA in terms of story will begin on this weekend's Championship Wrestling from Hollywood TV, which will feature NWA champion Tim Storm. Once the material airs on CWH TV, the content will be made available by the NWA via a number of different platforms.

The plan is to build digital content around several names and develop talent, using the NWA brand name and the NWA World title as the cornerstones with a modern, sports-oriented presentation. The hope is to build a new culture and process for pro wrestling, developing something unique from what WWE and Impact have.

While there is no timetable, the hope is to build to something of a modern day studio wrestling show, with the old Georgia Championship Wrestling being referenced as a potential creative inspiration. Corgan is taking the project slowly with the belief that every decision has to be measured. They are not going to rush to signing talents or running shows just for the sake of doing that.

Corgan spoke with Sports Illustrated's Justin Barrasso today about the NWA at this link. “People asked, ‘What are you buying?’” explained Corgan. “We’ve looked at how the WWE has positioned itself and how Anthem has positioned Impact Wrestling, and now a brand like the NWA, which has built-in recognition value and a history that is unmatched, suddenly starts to become more valuable in this shifting landscape. Maybe we’re not so crazy for buying these three letters after all.” Corgan also said that he has intimate knowledge of all the mistakes made by Impact and isn't going to just spend a ton of money for a few years. He is taking a "slow and steady wins the race" stance.

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bpickering wrote: “People asked, ‘What are you buying?’” explained Corgan. “We’ve looked at how the WWE has positioned itself and how Anthem has positioned Impact Wrestling, and now a brand like the NWA, which has built-in recognition value and a history that is unmatched, suddenly starts to become more valuable in this shifting landscape. Maybe we’re not so crazy for buying these three letters after all.”
Nope, still crazy.

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So if all the contracts have expired, does that mean there are currently no NWA affiliates? Or will the current affiliates be allowed to coast along using the name until Corgan figures out what he wants to do?

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DaClyde wrote: So if all the contracts have expired, does that mean there are currently no NWA affiliates? Or will the current affiliates be allowed to coast along using the name until Corgan figures out what he wants to do?
They were forced to stop using the NWA name after this weekend's shows. 

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Championship Wrestling From Hollywood was added to 110 CW affiliates today, in time to air this weekend's show featuring the in-ring debut of Alberto El Patron and the debut of NWA champion Tim Storm.  CWFH also has been available via the FITE TV app for many months and has been growing slowly but surely, trading talent with CZW and bringing in international stars like Kikutaro.  They also use well-travelled indy stars who reside in California like Joey Ryan and Rocky Romero, although they usually put over the locals.  I would assume that all of Corgan's focus is on this company right now.  It has more visibility than anything else the NWA can promote, and it's owned by Dave Marquez, an old NWA promoter instrumental in booking the Cabana-Pearce feud when the title last meant something.  I wouldn't be surprised if the NWA letters are added to the show this week.    

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Yeah sounds like Corgan is presently more interested in having other groups use the NWA name and title to keep it out there until he decides if/when to launch his own promotion. Dave Marquez definitely has an affinity for the NWA and is obviously receptive to working with Corgan as opposed to Bruce Tharpe, who ran off just about everyone who was involved with the old Pro Wrestling Organization, LLC structure that Marquez was a part of.

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Lemme guess, is his answer a female bassist that cant play?

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Who is in the Tharpe camp?

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Serious question. Is there a market for a second wrestling organization? The interest level has dropped in the last 5 or 6 years. I think MMA has a lot to do with the drop in interest.

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BlueThunder wrote: Serious question. Is there a market for a second wrestling organization? The interest level has dropped in the last 5 or 6 years. I think MMA has a lot to do with the drop in interest.
Not at the level that the market could support both WWE and WCW during their heydays, but I don't see any reason why a well-run organization couldn't be a profitable #2.  You look at the ratings TNA got at their peak while doing everything wrong, and I think someone who knew what they were doing could've doubled that viewership, made some money on house shows, PPVs, and merch, kept expenses reasonable, and have been in a good financial spot for years to come.  Even ROH without the TV and with some hiccups along the way have slipped into adequate profitability for many years (for their level, of course).  So the market is definitely there to survive and make everyone a modest living.  But no, there will be no Raw and Nitro both pulling in 8s in opposition to each other ever again.  There's too much outside competition for the entertainment eyeball and dollar. 

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Wrestling is more like TV or music. Could there be space for two successful boybands? Sure, if they are good enough and have decent marketing.
If every promotion/band wants to have the same bland country rap style like Florida Georgia Line, I can see the doubt that there will be enough interest for a competition. But it's about entertainment (and not necessarily better entertainment), so a different style should be able to attract different people. You don't exactly have to expect a Smooth Jazz band or a Lucharesu promotion to be able to sell out MSG, but they will attract some kind of crowd.
And it's all about personality in wrestling anyways. If you had a time machine and would have to go to 1998 in order to tell CM Punk he has to become the biggest wrestler in the world (in order to save mankind from all those disease carrying refugees or something you can relate to), what exactly would you be able to tell him in order to achieve that task?

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BlueThunder wrote: Serious question. Is there a market for a second wrestling organization? The interest level has dropped in the last 5 or 6 years. I think MMA has a lot to do with the drop in interest.
Yes.  I know we are going on 17 years, but when ECW and WCW both went out in the spring of 2001, their audience didn't start watching WWE.  Half of the wrestling audience eroded when Vince bought WCW - since then, half of WWE's audience eroded too.  TNA got decent ratings, and they grew as the product was compelling.  They sunk when it stopped being interesting.  The three big "ifs" in this are:  If you find somebody that has enough of a bank account that they can lose millions to startup, and if you find somebody that has the ability to book wrestling that people want to see, and if you can get a HUGE name that people want to follow and will commit to 3-4 years, I think you can get off the ground.

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srossi wrote: BlueThunder wrote: Serious question. Is there a market for a second wrestling organization? The interest level has dropped in the last 5 or 6 years. I think MMA has a lot to do with the drop in interest.
Not at the level that the market could support both WWE and WCW during their heydays, but I don't see any reason why a well-run organization couldn't be a profitable #2.  You look at the ratings TNA got at their peak while doing everything wrong, and I think someone who knew what they were doing could've doubled that viewership, made some money on house shows, PPVs, and merch, kept expenses reasonable, and have been in a good financial spot for years to come.  Even ROH without the TV and with some hiccups along the way have slipped into adequate profitability for many years (for their level, of course).  So the market is definitely there to survive and make everyone a modest living.  But no, there will be no Raw and Nitro both pulling in 8s in opposition to each other ever again.  There's too much outside competition for the entertainment eyeball and dollar. 


I agree for the most part, but I, without any data to support my claim, believe that the fanbase in wrestling has shrunk considerably since the early to mid 2000s. There's a lot of factors for this. Oversaturating the product hasn't gained them any fans. I couldn't wait until Monday night to switch back and forth to Raw and Nitro. Then Nitro went 3 hours and then they introduced Thunder. This made the product stale. Also, when TNA was enjoying decent ratings, the UFC didn't take off like a rocket. I firmly believe the UFC stole many wrestling fans, not just because of the product, but also because of the charismatic fighters.

I would like to see another boom. I don't know what it would take. In the 80s, it was the cartoonish WWF. In the 90s it was the edgy NWO and Stone Cold.

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Superstar wrote: BlueThunder wrote: Serious question. Is there a market for a second wrestling organization? The interest level has dropped in the last 5 or 6 years. I think MMA has a lot to do with the drop in interest.
Yes.  I know we are going on 17 years, but when ECW and WCW both went out in the spring of 2001, their audience didn't start watching WWE.  Half of the wrestling audience eroded when Vince bought WCW - since then, half of WWE's audience eroded too.  TNA got decent ratings, and they grew as the product was compelling.  They sunk when it stopped being interesting.  The three big "ifs" in this are:  If you find somebody that has enough of a bank account that they can lose millions to startup, and if you find somebody that has the ability to book wrestling that people want to see, and if you can get a HUGE name that people want to follow and will commit to 3-4 years, I think you can get off the ground.


In your opinion, what is it that people want to see? What would it take to spark another boom? 

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BlueThunder wrote: Also, when TNA was enjoying decent ratings, the UFC didn't take off like a rocket. I firmly believe the UFC stole many wrestling fans, not just because of the product, but also because of the charismatic fighters.
I agree 1000% but the problem we are having now is that both the product and the charismatic fighters are not going to be there.  The drug testing has popped some really big names, including two of their biggest draws ever in Jones and Lesnar.  The biggest names are all old, and the young guys coming up aren't really all that exciting or intriguing.  There's no major prospect that has people going "oh shit, I have to see this guy" the way they did with Conor McGregor three years ago.  And the fact that UFC pays it's fighters shit money means that the champions are holding the belts hostage so that they can have Superfights.  Look at Bisping, he hasn't fought since KOing Rockhold.  Rockhold beat Weidman, and Weidman gets hurt all the time but has still fought I think three or four times since Bisping last did.  Rockhold has fought I think twice.  Which is another problem...these guys can't fight four times a year.  Eventually, the crowd is going to turn off of UFC because there will be too many mediocre cards.  Then Dana will start charging more per PPV for the bigger stars, thus showing us the other cards are a step down, and they won't sell at all.

I think wrestling is due for a comeback if only a #2 organization could capture the imagination of the people.  And that's the problem.  HHH was smart enough to realize a few years back that in order to remain dominant, they had to dominate the marketplace starting with the best guys in every PAL or High School Gym.  And that's going to make it super hard for a #2 to compete because these guys are getting a salary to learn how to perform and guaranteed cash is better than a payment every booking.  Only somebody that hates WWE, like CM Punk, could be a real headlining draw with a #2, and even then, the window will close very quickly if they don't grab some headlines fast.

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Most "high school indies" have no imagination whatsoever and the promoter would much rather invest the whole of his savings on paying El Hijo del Hijo del Hijo de Virgil Jr. Jr. Jr. 40 gazillion petrodollars to make a run-in than actually make flyers or fucking update their FB page (hint: it doesn`t cost money). It doesn`t help when you visit, say, "nwakfc.com" and the roster hasn`t been updated in like 50 years.

Corgan could make a good move if he took control of 10 or so former NWA indies and got their shit together.

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BlueThunder wrote:

I would like to see another boom. I don't know what it would take. In the 80s, it was the cartoonish WWF. In the 90s it was the edgy NWO and Stone Cold.

Create mass millennial appeal. Have the wrestlers come out and, instead of cutting promos, have them playing video games against each other while sipping pumpkin spice lattes, and when it's time to wrestle have their parents step into the ring for them since they are whining so much about having to actually do something to earn their paycheck? 
Gold, I tell ya

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Well, he's pulled all the local NWA affiliates that Tharpe had going.

I suspect Storm won't be champion for long, though.

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martini wrote: Well, he's pulled all the local NWA affiliates that Tharpe had going.

I suspect Storm won't be champion for long, though.

Well if Storm is part of the 20 year plan, he'll be like 77 years old when it comes to fruition.

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Superstar wrote: martini wrote: Well, he's pulled all the local NWA affiliates that Tharpe had going.

I suspect Storm won't be champion for long, though.

Well if Storm is part of the 20 year plan, he'll be like 77 years old when it comes to fruition.

Dory Funk, Jr. is 76 right now and ready for another run with the NWA title.  Do it Corgan!

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srossi wrote: Superstar wrote: martini wrote: Well, he's pulled all the local NWA affiliates that Tharpe had going.

I suspect Storm won't be champion for long, though.

Well if Storm is part of the 20 year plan, he'll be like 77 years old when it comes to fruition.

Dory Funk, Jr. is 76 right now and ready for another run with the NWA title.  Do it Corgan!

If this happened and Funk's first defense was in Japan, I guarantee it would sell tickets.  It would blow dogs, but it would draw a better gate than most NWA shows have in the past 25 years.

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BlueThunder wrote: Superstar wrote: BlueThunder wrote: Serious question. Is there a market for a second wrestling organization? The interest level has dropped in the last 5 or 6 years. I think MMA has a lot to do with the drop in interest.
Yes.  I know we are going on 17 years, but when ECW and WCW both went out in the spring of 2001, their audience didn't start watching WWE.  Half of the wrestling audience eroded when Vince bought WCW - since then, half of WWE's audience eroded too.  TNA got decent ratings, and they grew as the product was compelling.  They sunk when it stopped being interesting.  The three big "ifs" in this are:  If you find somebody that has enough of a bank account that they can lose millions to startup, and if you find somebody that has the ability to book wrestling that people want to see, and if you can get a HUGE name that people want to follow and will commit to 3-4 years, I think you can get off the ground.


In your opinion, what is it that people want to see? What would it take to spark another boom? 

I don't know that there can be another boom. Pretty much anything you want to see is, has or was already done. Between ROH, evolve, AAW, CZW, Beyond Wrestling and PWG it seems like every match has been booked. Serious wrestling, comedy wrestling, ultra violent hardcore it's all been done and it's all easily accessible, all of these companies have video releases or streaming services. 


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The only thing, in my opinion, that isn't being done today, is truely compelling, must see live wrestling. Treating wrestling like TV is all well and good, but there will always be a live crowd, or even people involved in the product, who are willing to provide spoilers, and the wrestling newz sites are all willing complicit in providing publishing these spoilers. Even Lucha Underground, with its audience made up of plants, still has all its match results out there months (years) before the matches air. For me, the best thing about the Monday Night Wars/Attitude Era was the "anything can happen" mentality. Even watching those shows back today, there is some sublime chaos in the early NWO storyline that is unmatched today. WWE is live twice a week, but they might as well not be, because their writing is poor.

The promotions Franchise mentioned above set out their stall by providing excellent matches, but clearly excellent wrestling matching are not what makes a wrestling "boom" period. Too much today, you hear about something, then you wait to watch it. It should be the other way around, you should hear about things after they happen, not before. If they can't go live, I'm sure it's not impossible with good editing to have a match in the ring, then re-edit the match differently on television. Hell, that's how Jerry Lawler beat Andre the Giant and how One Man Gang beat Kensuke Sasaki.

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What made wrestling compelling to me in the 80's and 90's was the match ups. you didn't see major matches every week on TV. You had to go to the show, get the CHV or buy the PPV. The cross over wasn't as wide either I didn't have access to Mid South, Memphis, CWF, Continental or much AWA growing up so if it didn't happen in the WWF or JCP / WCW I didn't know about it which kept things fresh. Nowadays unless a guy starts in NXT and stays in the WWE family you could probably find most every match up possibly multiple times. When the Brain Buster and Road Warriors crossed over it was fresh; Jake going to WCW even in a shitty match with Sting was must see for me. Steiners vs Doc and Gordy was must see, Flair vs Macho was another one.

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Why did the NWA world champion send his dad out to do his promo?

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He kind of looks like a cross between Muraco and Larry Z

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Franchise wrote: BlueThunder wrote: Superstar wrote: BlueThunder wrote: Serious question. Is there a market for a second wrestling organization? The interest level has dropped in the last 5 or 6 years. I think MMA has a lot to do with the drop in interest.
Yes.  I know we are going on 17 years, but when ECW and WCW both went out in the spring of 2001, their audience didn't start watching WWE.  Half of the wrestling audience eroded when Vince bought WCW - since then, half of WWE's audience eroded too.  TNA got decent ratings, and they grew as the product was compelling.  They sunk when it stopped being interesting.  The three big "ifs" in this are:  If you find somebody that has enough of a bank account that they can lose millions to startup, and if you find somebody that has the ability to book wrestling that people want to see, and if you can get a HUGE name that people want to follow and will commit to 3-4 years, I think you can get off the ground.


In your opinion, what is it that people want to see? What would it take to spark another boom? 

I don't know that there can be another boom. Pretty much anything you want to see is, has or was already done. Between ROH, evolve, AAW, CZW, Beyond Wrestling and PWG it seems like every match has been booked. Serious wrestling, comedy wrestling, ultra violent hardcore it's all been done and it's all easily accessible, all of these companies have video releases or streaming services. 



I said this years ago.  At some point, wrestling went supernova.  Unlike real sporting events, there is not necessarily a need to keep coming back to root for your guys/teams on a yearly basis.  It more represents a sitcom or soap opera that has run its course.

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Maybe we’re not so crazy for buying these three letters after all.
So what happens when Smashing Pumpkins and NWA both reunite at the same future Coachella show?

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Erick Von Erich wrote: Maybe we’re not so crazy for buying these three letters after all.
So what happens when Smashing Pumpkins and NWA both reunite at the same future Coachella show?

There's probably a Stephen Paddock joke in there somewhere, but it would be TOO SOON.

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I watched Championship Wrestling from Hollywood last night instead of the latest bad PPV. NWA Champ Tim Storm appeared, and he looks terrible. A 53 year old guy who is super red, hoarse, and jacked for his age doesn't seem like a good idea.

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srossi wrote:CONGRATULATIONS TIM STORM!!!

Who the fuck is Tim Storm?

Can`t think of anything else to say about Tim Storm, really. Well, other that he looks like a CAW model.

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https://www.facebook.com/NWA/videos/1508910035857071/


It's not on YT yet, and I don't think you can embed FB videos on the board. Anyhoo... skip forward to 7:30 for the first NWA title defense in the Corgan-era NWA. Tim Storm isn't a good wrestler, but I don't think that should be a surprise to anyone. My biggest complaint is the ring. Nothing says rinky-dink wrestling promotion more than a teeny-tiny ring. There is no suspense in a submission spot when you can pretty much reach the ropes from the middle of the ring.

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The NWA tried to make a big deal out of the first title defense of the "new era".  They managed to get a Rolling Stone write-up on Facebook and a little more publicity than they've gotten here in the States in years.  And it was a smart move to stream this match online for free and try to get it to go viral because they need some type of exposure, anything at all.  That said, I haven't seen the match yet and by all accounts it was average at best.  And although Nick Aldis is a former TNA champion, they probably could've gotten a little more exposure with Jack Swagger or just about any other WWE cast-off.  They also really needed to get the belt off of Storm but it seems like they're actually trying to push him as a big deal.  I don't see that going well.  But Corgan is trying, although I don't see any of this working.

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Tim Storm keeps the belt.

As Russo would say, "Swerve."

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"Average at best"! LOL

Storm was out of breath less than five minutes into the match. If they really want this to be the NWA, that match should have been three falls and gone the hour limit. If they had done that' however, they would have been carrying Storm out. At least they could have used their tiny ring as a stretcher.

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That is not a "NWA" Ring. Its a Wrestling from Hollywood ring.

Not a good match at all for the first title match under Corgan. It reminded me of the first WCW match under WWE. Booker T vs Buff. It just that bad. They need a new champion.

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bpickering wrote: That is not a "NWA" Ring. Its a Wrestling from Hollywood ring.


Your point?

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Again, I have not seen the match yet, but PWInsider puts a really good spin on everything here:

The NWA title bout between Tim Storm and Nick Aldis has already been viewed by over 33,000 on Facebook, which has to be seen as a victory.  Whether anyone wants to publicly admit it or not, the NWA was barely a blip on a blip of a radar screen in recent years.  In just five weeks, the Five Pounds of Gold series has gotten people at least remembering and interested in seeing what Billy Corgan and Dave Lagana were going to do with it. 

The first step appears to be trying to add luster back to the championship.  The match itself was a good, solid bout that unfortunately had a finish that went a little wonky.  It appeared Storm blew up towards the end, which given it was the highest profile match of his life, is understandable.  It was one of those things where timing was a tad off and it could have happened to anyone. 

 However, I think for the most part, the build, the presentation and the surprise of the match streaming live were all positives and it's a nice start to building a foundation.  Seriously, when's the last time anyone cared about a NWA title bout?  Over the weekend, thousands did and they cared about one that featured a 53 year old champion with no national recognition and a challenger who hasn't been on TV in some time.  Any way you look at it, that's a huge plus, especially if there is a way to figure out how to monetize that interest down the line.

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Sounds like he really wanted to like the match. "It was one of those things where timing was a tad off and it could have happened to anyone." The match was a turd. The bar for match quality is really high in 2017. This would have been a bad match in the dark days of 1980s wrestling. One okay wrestler, one low rent wrestler, in a rinky-dink ring, and a dead crowd. I know that they didn't mic the crowd well (at all?) but they didn't seem like they were getting too excited.

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In the 70s and 80s, the NWA Champ wrestled for long periods of time.

In 2017, the NWA Champ is 53, not good in the ring, and looks like he needs oxygen and a stretcher after a 9 minute match

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I haven’t watched the match but if he isn’t a good wrestler why don’t they get the belt off of him and on to someone at least decent? Is he the only Indy wrestler that won’t jump and actually appreciates this opportunity?

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I'll put this here since there's nowhere else to put it, but Rob Conway is at the PC this week as a guest trainer for WWE.  Conway has probably been the most successful NWA champion of the past decade and at least has some charisma and is an average worker.  But he is probably angling for a job now and won't be available to Corgan for much longer.

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Maybe the poor guy REALLY did like the match. People have different tastes on fake fighting, just like with movies and stuff. Apparently, there`s a equation to find out how`s a match "good". The match quality in 2017 is logically really high but I don`t give a fuck about mathematics so I did my own review.

TIM "CONGRATULATIONS TIM STORM!!!!" STORM VS SOME FAG FROM TNA: CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING FROM HOLLYWOOD, 12 Oct 2017

GRAPHICS: 66: Storm has nice graphics and it`s funny how red he is, but Magnus looks like an MTV fag on roids.

SOUND: 40: The commentary team actually shuts up at one point for like 4 seconds. That`s the sole reason this gets 40 points rather than 4. Fortunately you can turn the commentary off from the FB video.

GAMEPLAY: 52: Tim Storm has some really good strikes. He`s good on the offense yet the match gets really boring once he starts selling. He also has a good comeback. Storm crawling for the ropes on such tiny ring was very stupid indeed.

VALUE: 57: Feels way longer tan it really is.

53: It has a good start, but it really doesn`t flow. Still, it`s been the first "big" match for the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Title in a long time and had a good feeling to it.

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Corgan must feel a desperate need to blow all his money before the globalists take it from him.

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LAF wrote: In the 70s and 80s, the NWA Champ wrestled for long periods of time.

In 2017, the NWA Champ is 53, not good in the ring, and looks like he needs oxygen and a stretcher after a 9 minute match

So, you're saying the champ reflects the organization?

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srossi wrote: I'll put this here since there's nowhere else to put it, but Rob Conway is at the PC this week as a guest trainer for WWE.  Conway has probably been the most successful NWA champion of the past decade and at least has some charisma and is an average worker.  But he is probably angling for a job now and won't be available to Corgan for much longer.
I'll see you a Rob Conway and raise you a Adam Pearce/Colt Cabana feud that had actual buzz from the wrestling internets until the lawyer guy stole the NWA name and ruined it.

At the time, Cabana was probably the highest profile indy wrestler they could have put the belt on. Pearce was a steady champ for a long while. I think they blew a chance there. Not that it would've made them a competitor to WWE or even TNA, but it would've certainly raised their profile.

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I got some guy mad on a fb thread showing the match. I asked why the ring was so small, why Storm was so old and If he was on the Kurt Angle training program. The guy got mad and asked why I was commenting. Told him I demanded answers from Corgan himself.

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Principal_Raditch wrote: I got some guy mad on a fb thread showing the match. I asked why the ring was so small, why Storm was so old and If he was on the Kurt Angle training program. The guy got mad and asked why I was commenting. Told him I demanded answers from Corgan himself.
Awesome.  Don't stop.  See how far you can take it. 

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Principal_Raditch wrote: I got some guy mad on a fb thread showing the match. I asked why the ring was so small, why Storm was so old and If he was on the Kurt Angle training program. The guy got mad and asked why I was commenting. Told him I demanded answers from Corgan himself.
Awesome.  Don't stop.  See how far you can take it. 

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PWInsider:

After spending several weeks building to their first NWA championship match with Tim Storm defending against the former Magnus, Nick Aldis, the National Wrestling Alliance, via Billy Corgan, announced it was "open for business" online, which has led to a number of independent talents and promotions angling to have NWA champion Tim Storm on their events. I'd take that as another small victory for the promotion and its' a pretty remarkable feat when you think about it. The company has gotten enough buzz in recent weeks that others are trying to play off of it.

Who the NWA chooses to work with in that regard remains to be seen, but the first order of business will be a rematch for Aldis. The NWA built a storyline over the last week featuring Storm realizing that his leg was actually touching the ropes when he pinned Aldis in their first encounter in California, leading to Storm announcing he was going to face Aldis in a rematch



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