The NWA’s television deal with the CW network led to a ton of discussion within the wrestling community. Last year, there were rumors circulating about the NWA potentially securing a spot on the CW Television Network. Speculation mounted that these talks had fizzled out following a controversial James Mitchell spot. However, that wasn’t true and now Billy Corgan has revealed what the CW Network thought of the NWA Samhain incident.

It was previously reported that the NWA may have tainted their deal with the CW over drug spot at the NWA’s PPV event, Samhain. Billy Cogan got criticized by fans and pro wrestlers alike, especially Eric Bischoff, after the incident.

Speaking to Jeremy Lambert & Joel Pearl on In The Weeds, Billy Corgan addressed the controversial drug spot involving Sinister Minister and his companions snorting sugar off a table in Cleveland. Corgan revealed that the story took on a life of its own, with rumors swirling that the NWA was on the verge of losing its CW deal.

Corgan recounted a conversation he had about four days after the incident with a top individual at CW, who reached out to inquire about the situation. Corgan explained that nobody from their world had contacted him prior to this conversation. The CW representative assured him that there was no issue from their end and expressed confusion over the articles circulating about the supposed problem. They even found the situation incredibly funny.


“After the ‘cocaine spot’ where Sinister Minister and his hot minions were snorting sugar off a table in Cleveland, that story took a life of its own. ‘NWA is going to lose its CW deal, they’ve lost their CW deal.’ About four days after the event, CW, I don’t want to say who, but certainly one of the top people at CW called me and said, ‘What is this all about?’ I said, ‘I don’t know. No one for your world has reached out to me.’ He said, ‘There is no problem over here. We’re reading all these articles and we don’t understand what the issue is.’ ‘So, to be official, there is no issue with what we did?’ ‘No, we think it’s funny.’ There was no issue. It was a completely invented story by either a troll inside the company, a leaker or something.

Billy Corgan confirmed earlier this year that the NWA has agreed to deal with the CW to air NWA content. The recent deal between the NWA and the CW Network signifies a pivotal moment for the promotion, so we’ll have to see just how much the NWA will grow because of it, as it’s clear the CW Network trusts Billy Corgan’s work.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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