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Billy Corgan Hopes to Start Filming with the NWA in Spring 2018

Posted By James Walsh on 10/09/17

Billy Corgan revealed his plans to begin running NWA shows this spring. Corgan told Busted Open Radio that the company will begin running shows this spring, with a few weekly shows planned. Corgan also confirmed that the previous NWA affiliate agreements are dissolved, as the company let them all lapse.

“Yea, it’s a huge challenge, but I’m excited by the opportunity,” he said. “It’s amazing, the people that reached out in the history of the NWA, and they see me as sort of lead custodian of it, and I take that job very seriously. I want to sort of restitch the history where it belongs, and hopefully move this thing forward so we can get back to the business of making the NWA important in the world of wrestling.”

Talking about his plans, Corgan said, “One thing we don’t want to do, we don’t want to do what a lot of people do in wrestling and make a bunch of promises that never come true. We really see the NWA as a long term thing, and we want to build it the right way. So, we’ve been very cautious about the sort of information we let out… there’s plenty of things to hype, but if they don’t come true, we don’t want that sort of adversity coming back on the NWA.”

He continued, “So, here’s the thing: we’ve been talking to just about anybody who is in the market for wrestling content, and there’s still a healthy interest in the NWA. I think that sort of shows that buying it is still meaningful, because it still means a lot to a lot of people. Of course, the next set of questions is ‘What are you going to do with it?’ Well, essentially, we’re on a path, unless something changes in the near future, we’re on a path to start running shows in the spring, and what I say by that is we originally started by just being a television product. And what I mean by that is we are probably going to do shows for free on the internet. We haven’t worked out the specifics yet, but we will hopefully be a weekly show that anybody can watch, anywhere in the world for free behind no paywall. We’ll start signing talent and start running our own shows. We want to build up the brand by putting the wrestling first, and the product first, and hopefully we’ll create a fanbase and some momentum, and if we make deals it’s off of what we are doing and not what we hope to do. That doesn’t mean something can’t change in the near future; we’re still talking to everyone that is in the market and has shown interest in NWA. From the biggest people to the smallest people, we’re open for business, but I am going to say here today, and I wanted to save it here for you guys, because I felt that you were the right form to do it, where people can hear it in my voice that we are actually going to start producing content and doing our own shows by the spring.: