Billy Corgan: The NWA Is ‘One Tough S.O.B.’, And It Will Make A ‘Serious Run At The Top’
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The NWA is preparing for “When Our Shadows Fall” its first pay-per-view event since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and this show will shine the spotlight on the promotion’s new identity.
During an appearance on Two Man Power Trip, NWA President Billy Corgan described his vision of the promotion as it currently stands and as it continues to evolve. He characterized today’s NWA as “tougher” and “grittier” and expressed his belief that this growth has generated some buzz. He noted that the company might not have the biggest budget or the fanciest gadgets, but its toughness will help it continue to stand out.
“That’s one of the things that Nick Aldis and I together have built, is that the vision of the NWA going forward is a tougher, grittier, bigger, meaner, faster promotion, and I think that’s why we’re starting to see real momentum around the promotion now because there’s something there,” said Corgan. “It’s like, I go back to Ronnie Garvin one more time. It’s like, we’re gonna be like Ronnie Garvin.
“We may not have the billion dollars, we may not have the pyro, but we are gonna be one tough SOB walking down the aisle. And that’s the bones we’re gonna roll in this thing. And what’s great is it’s in the history of the brand. It’s the f—— NWA.”
Corgan also shared his belief that his company will emerge from the crowded professional wrestling landscape as a leading challenger to the top promotions in the world, WWE and AEW. He argued that the NWA’s history and its current roster as particular strengths.
“I think the legitimacy, the history, where we’re going with the company, the roster, I mean pound for pound, you look at who we’re putting on television, in terms of quality of talent…,” said Corgan. “Right now it’s WWE and AEW, they’re running the thing. Well beyond that, it’s a big, big crowded marketplace, and you have to kind of cut your way through. And we’re fine with that. And we will emerge out of this other tier, we will emerge as the victor of this tier, and then we will position ourselves to make a serious run at the top. It won’t take two months but it will happen, and when it happens, I think you’re gonna see a lot of people come out of the woodwork.”