Wrestling: “WWE declined an offer to buy the NWA” – Billy Corgan

During an appearance on Talk is Jericho, Billy Corgan discussed his purchase of the NWA in 2017…

“I’m proud to carry the mantle of the business in this way. It’s a very specific thing, and of course, the business is far different than it was in the heyday of the NWA. There’s no pretending there. When I bought the NWA and that was coming out of the whole situation with TNA and the debacle and lawsuits, and there was a lot of kind of public acrimony there. And then I purchased NWA. Crazily enough, it was owned by one person. It was so devalued. He tried to sell it to everybody. Nobody wanted it, as far as I know. He certainly offered it to WWE. They thought it was so worthless that they didn’t even just buy it just to take it off the market. Then when I bought it, Jim Cornette and other people, and I loved Jim. ‘What the hell did he buy? He might as well have bought air. He bought three worthless letters.’ A lot of that type of stuff and certainly I sat around at one point and thought, ‘Well, if I started, Billy Corgan Wrestling or SP Wrestling’, and I thought, no, I want the history. I’ll take that history. I’ll take that on. I like the challenge of that.” 

NWA Powerrr from the National Wrestling Alliance action emanated from GPB Studio in Atlanta, Georgia. This event was broadcasted on FITE TV with commentary provided by Joe Galli, Tim Storm, and Velvet Sky.

For those who missed the show;

  • NWA World Television Championship Match: The Pope (c.) defeated Luke Hawx (w/ PJ Hawx) in 5:20
  • Taryn Terrell defeated Lady Frost (2:03)
  • La Rebelion Amarilla (Bestia 666 and Mecha Wolf) wrestled The End (Odinson and Parrow) in a no-contest bout. (4:01)

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