• A Business Partnership Between NWA & WWE In The Works?
With Triple H now pretty much in charge of WWE after long-time WWF/WWE promoter Vince McMahon retired from all of his positions in July, several things have changed already and even more are going to change in the not-so-distant future.
The Game has brought back quite a few former WWE Superstars ever since and is also open to thinking outside the box and modernize the company, as well as the pro wrestling industry as a whole.
Famous NWA promoter Billy Corgan was recently interviewed by Metro UK, where he stated that he’s positive about a potential partnership between his promotion and WWE.
Here’s what Corgan said:
“You might see a different flexibility with WWE as far as other companies go, moving into the future. Certainly, my conversations in the past with Triple H would indicate there’s a different degree of openness than maybe there would have been in the regime that was running things before.
There might be economic models where they say, ‘Take these 10 talent, let us have an oversight position, you help develop these talents.’ It’d be good for the NWA, it’d be good for the WWE.
There are lots of opportunities there! I would say the same thing even as it pertains to AEW – AEW has a tremendous amount of talent under contract, not everybody is able to be on their main shows, there might be opportunities where they wanna send those people on a developmental level.
I don’t need somebody’s wrestling vision to align with mine if we can do good business together, and at the same time I don’t need them to agree with everything I’m doing.”
Billy then mentioned a previous conversation he had with Triple H while Vince McMahon was still in charge of WWE, about putting NWA content on Peacock & the WWE Network, but the talks didn’t result in an agreement.
Here’s what the NWA promoter had to say about their previous talks:
“It didn’t go anywhere and that was fine – very, very good discussions, very open and cool. They certainly liked what I was trying to do, and they’ve always been cool about what I was doing in the NWA, so I remain optimistic going into the future that there might be some business there to do.”
Apart from the National Wrestling Alliance’s current run as a famous independent Studio-Wrestling promotion (with a TV deal), NWA owner Billy Corgan also owns the Paul Boesch Houston Wrestling library, which includes video footage from the promotion’s earlier days until it folded in 1987.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (October 27, 2006) – WWE Friday Night SmackDown!
On this day in 2006, World Wrestling Entertainment aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE Friday Night SmackDown!’.
It was pre-taped at the Savvis Center in St. Louis, Missouri and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE Survivor Series 2006’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
William Regal & Dave Taylor vs. Bobby Lashley & Tatanka
Gregory Helms vs. Matt Hardy
No DQ Match: Ken Kennedy vs. Kane
Trick Or Treat Diva’s Battle Royal
John Cena & Batista vs. King Booker & The Big Show