The National Wrestling Alliance is coming back soon, but you’ll have to pay to watch it.
Called “United Wrestling Network’s Primetime LIVE,” the NWA is teaming with the pro wrestling sanctioning body that promotes Championship Wrestling From Hollywood and Championship Wrestling From Arizona. The weekly pay-per-view events don’t have a price yet but the first 90-minute episode will debut Sept. 15 at 9 p.m. ET. It will air both on FITE TV and traditional pay-per-view services on cable. Thunder Studios is hosting the events in its Long Beach Studios and will be taking COVID-19 precautions.
“I’m pleased that we are finally able to announce some good news, and in partnering with United Wrestling Network we’ll be able to get back to work with what promises to be top-tier matchups, and soon,” said NWA Owner Billy Corgan. “It goes without saying that 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, and our goal in re-establishing in-ring NWA action was to make sure that our talent would be protected working within the now established safety protocols, as well as delivering consistent, high quality content like our vaunted shows NWA POWERRR, and ‘Ten Pounds of Gold’. But this will be more than just a weekly, live PPV broadcast, as we plan on shooting additional content for the NWA YouTube channel and our Patreon subscribers. My goal here is simple: to provide the best contests possible with the greatest talent available, carrying on the great legacy of the National Wrestling Alliance as an independent governing body. And in that we hope to feature at least one championship match on every live broadcast.”
Executive Producer David Marquez says this is the show he’s always wanted to produce. “I’ve always wanted to produce a joint program that would feature the baddest and best pro wrestlers from different promotions on the same broadcast,” says Marquez. “This fan first way of thinking should allow us to present match-ups that you might not normally ever see on weekly television. There may be a time when you see someone from Championship Wrestling from Hollywood go against someone from Chicago’s Freelance Wrestling, or even fighters out of the NJPW LA Dojo versus West Coast Pro Wrestling. A major goal we have is to take newer up-and-coming athletes and present them in a way that hasn’t been done on a nationally televised show before. With this incredible new platform and opportunity to let the greatest talent shine on a worldwide stage, we are poised to create new superstars! Factor in the NWA Champions and the stars of NWA POWERRR and beyond, all converging for some of the most exciting programming possible. In my 30 years in both television production and promoting wrestling, this project will be the biggest of my career.”