Didn’t take long for the rumors and reports to be confirmed.
Fite TV posted an event page for the National Wrestling Alliance’s first PPV event in more than a year. A short time later, oner Billy Corgan laid out his plans for the return of the weekly NWA Powerrr show on the same service.
Here’s the details on NWA: Back For The Attack, the $19.99 PPV which will stream the afternoon before WWE Fastlane on Sun., Mar. 21:
On March 21st NWA is back on FITE! Back for the Attack is the first PPV event of NWA in 2021 and will be big, and historic! The event features the NWA World’s Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis, NWA stars Thunder Rosa, Aron Stevens, Trevor Murdoch, Elijah Burke aka The Pope, Tim Storm, Kamille, and many more.
And here’s what the 53 year old Smashing Pumpkins front man had to say to The Washington Post:
“What I didn’t anticipate was how much people would love the format and want more of it and not less of it. In our downtime, we did a fan survey and the No. 1 thing was, don’t get rid of ‘Power.‘
“We were never in any financial peril. We were totally on a growth pattern. The plan for last year before things kind of hit the skids was to start pivoting. We were in discussions with Live Nation about running live events to help bring in revenue and expand who was watching the product. It was more about growing pains stuff, but we didn’t have any problems internally with the product.”
Corgan also had nothing but great things to say about Tony Khan, who’s been using NWA talent like Thunder Rosa on AEW shows through his promotion’s hiatus:
“Obviously, the company’s been down and he’s helped keep the brand up in people’s minds, and he’s been a great friend in that way.”
Excited for more rasslin’ later this month?