This is actually the first time I am doing any sort of post in 5 years of writing about the NWA so if seem to have less knowledge than normal about the subject matter then that is why. I will say bearing that in mind that the NWA is actually getting more newsworthy exposure shows the difference in ownership from the old president and the new president.
Since the early part of the 1900’s the NWA has had some part in the wrestling business and though they aren’t as prominent as they once were they are still alive and well. Now like everything else it seems in wrestling the NWA is just another piece of the puzzle that is gaining steam and fans by the day. The old saying that "Rome wasn't built in a day" is something that I feel like fits here, because the best things take time to build and require patience to wait for.
Found in a press release sent to Wrestleview.com from the NWA I noticed a couple of major news makers that are worth hitting on:
Right now tentative plans have the newest adventure for the NWA scheduled to launch in the summer of 2015 and that adventure is "NWA Classics 24/7." Some might remember the old WWE 24/7 which was a TV station for a few years before the WWE moved their on demand service online. Well the NWA aren't going to go to TV first they are going right to the online service. NWA Classics is set to be a monthly subscription service featuring some of the most classic matches in NWA history. For more information please visit: NWAClassics.com.
As many fans know the NWA has had a long history in practically every state that is in the United States; though some states may have a longer and richer history others, that changes nothing other than the idea of fan interest. One of the states that has had a rich history in the NWA is Oregon, for those who don't know the history at one point Oregon was the home of the NWA's oldest company called Pacific Northwest Wrestling ran by Don Owens. The company ran from 1925-1992 before filing for bankruptcy in the summer of 1992 and it was ran by the Owens family for it's entire existence. Though as of 2012 wrestling was back in Portland with the help of Roddy Piper & Don Coss, they never and still aren't a member of the NWA which means the NWA haven't had a territory in Portland at this point since 1992.
Well that was until 2 weeks ago when the NWA welcomed a new company into the NWA Family and take a guess where that company is located, Portland, Oregon. The company once known as Blue Collar Wrestling is now NWA Blue Collar and will reprise the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship. Also adding to the expansion the NWA is back in the state of Indiana with the company now known as NWA Supreme. Finally we can also mention that the NWA is going International with the expansion of the NWA brand as they welcome the exciting UK based promotion now known as NWA New Breed.
I for one am very happy to see that NWA is very healthy and expanding at such a great pace right now. it would be awesome to see the NWA get back on TV, I am not saying that I want to see them get back to where the brand was in the 1980's because it will take a lot of time for those in charge to get even close that. However, I will say it is great to see the NWA's popularity and exposure are both growing at a great pace and will continue to grow with the brand. Right now the future seems bright for the NWA and the only place they can go is up.