October 8, 2019
Georgia Public Broadcasting Studios
Your current NWA champions are as follows:
NWA World Heavyweight Champion: Nick Aldis (10/21/2018)
NWA National Heavyweight Champion: James Storm (7/12/2019)
NWA World Tag Team Champions: The Wild Cards (9/7/2019)
NWA World Women’s Champion: Allysin Kay (4/27/2019)
NOTE: So I’m sure you’re wondering why Matt is recapping a show from 2019 because he hasn’t watched much of modern wrestling in YEARS. Well, I watched Nick Aldis defeat Cody Rhodes for the NWA world title back last October and I attended the Crockett Cup show in Concord NC back in April, and I realized that these guys were doing wrestling the OLD SCHOOL way. They had men who wanted to beat each other up again. Not only that, but they wanted to take their time in the ring for the big matches. I thoroughly enjoyed the Nick Aldis title victory and the Crockett Cup match and was pumped to hear that the NWA owner Billy Corgan was going to start doing a one hour show starting in October.
Billy Corgan has returned the NWA action to a TV studio atmosphere that was the norm for TV wrestling for most territories. The TV studio atmosphere makes the show look old and fresh at the same time. The NWA ring apron looks old yet fresh. There’s a 1980s theme song (“Into the Fire” by the band Dokken) to go with the show as well. Everything about it just warms my wrestling heart.
Should I give my opinion of AEW? Nah. Not right now.
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