WATCH NOW and listen in as NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis talks about why the Crockett Cup, this match with Marty Scurll and the Ten Pounds Of Gold are so important to him and his legacy.
The ticket pre-sale is also now open at https://nationalwrestlingalliance.com/crockettcup
The National Wrestling Alliance was featured in Wrestlezone’s “Best For The Business ’19” feature that highlights some of the most influential people, promotions and brands that changed the wrestling business in a positive way in the past year.
The NWA entry is below; click here to see the full list.
If AEW became the mainstream alternative to WWE, then NWA became an alternative not only with viewing methods (6:05 PM EST every Tuesday on YouTube), but especially in the art of presentation. Gone are the massive arenas, entryways and theme music in exchange for a couple hundred seats in a famed Atlanta television studio with a black curtain and the velvety-voiced David Marquez introducing talent all with a classic-cool retro backdrop.
Watching on any device you want isn’t a new idea, but NWA Powerrr presented a very new way to watch wrestling with their format. With only an hour (at most) to spare and very tight confines to work in, the main focus of the program is what it truly should be for all wrestling: the personalities. Familiar faces such as Nick Aldis, James Storm, Aron Stevens and Colt Cabana all compliment new stars like Ricky Starks, The Question Mark & Thunder Rosa. Both get “the rub” from one another and everyone, even “enhancement talent” gets their moment to shine in front of the 100 fans. Even a long time veteran like Tim Storm has found new, reinvigorated life under the infamous three letters.
Promos are paramount in the NWA and with the only exception being NXT, Powerrr does the best job at showcasing women’s wrestling. The NWA did have a slight hiccup with the much buzzed-about Jim Cornette-controversy, but as the company looks ahead to 2020, there are so many positives that can be said for the company and it won’t slow them down. The NWA added Stu Bennett and Sean Mooney to the broadcast team, and put on two strong pay-per-view events with their debut, Into The Fire, and last month’s Hard Times.
The one thing Billy Corgan and Dave Lagana can hang their hats on most? Fans and talent are enjoying the retro vibe and it’s a refreshing blast to watch.