Billy Corgan fought to purchase the rights to the NWA. They had to hit pause during the pandemic, but the company is producing content once again. There are no plans to stop their operation any time soon.
During 83 Weeks, Eric Bischoff brought up Billy Corgan’s revival of the NWA. He said that it was a mistake for him to bring back the defunct pro wrestling company. Even back in WCW there was a mix-up concerning the NWA’s involvement on the show with WCW.
“It was such a cluster f*ck. Certain people felt strongly that the NWA had value. I was not one of them, partly because I just had no exposure to it. NWA was not on my radar. It didn’t exist in my mind. I didn’t understand it – why people were so desperate to hold onto this craziness. There was such a cloud over the intellectual property surrounding that belt, and there still is.”
“The whole NWA– sorry Billy Corgan, Nick Aldis. Nick, I love you. Billy, I wish you nothing but the best, but this whole resurrect the NWA thing was a mistake just because that NWA title has been drugged through the sewage for so many years. This was WCW right in the middle of it. I didn’t understand it then. It was such a cluster.”
The NWA is in the news quite often nowadays, but some of the headlines involve their stars possibly leaving the promotion. Thunder Rosa is still under contract with the NWA until into 2021, and Billy Corgan’s NWA has a weekly pay-per-view content. We’ll have to see if Eric Bischoff is proven correct in his viewpoint of the situation, but plenty of fans seem to enjoy this new version of the NWA.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote