By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Jeff Jarrett spoke with The Tennessean about Sunday’s NWA 70th Anniversary pay-per-view being held at the Nashville Fairgrounds. “When we looked at the 70th anniversary show, it was going to be a celebration,” Jarrett said. “It was pretty simple. We both arrived at the fact that the most recent home for (the NWA) was the Asylum in the early 2000s. Then you jump back into the late ’70s and through the 80s, Nashville was definitely a stop on that tour. So it made a lot of sense to hold the show in that arena.”
Jarrett also addressed the Cody vs. Nick Aldis best of three falls match for the NWA Championship, which will headline Sunday’s show. “”The way this came together was just remarkable,” he said. “When Billy and I started talking about this in early 2018, there wasn’t a rematch to be had. Now it’s possibly the match of the year. For it to be happening on the 70th anniversary show, and for it to be happening in the fairgrounds – obviously since the day the doors opened my family has had a relationship with that building – and then on top of all of it the political situation that has transpired, it’s pretty amazing how it’s come together.” Read the full story at Tennessean.com.
Powell’s POV: The story also notes that the Nashville Fairgrounds building will be torn down and rebuilt as part of a soccer stadium complex. I wouldn’t go so far as to label Cody vs. Aldis as the match of the year, but I am genuinely looking forward to it and you can’t blame Jarrett for going into promoter mode given his involvement in Sunday’s event. Join me for live coverage as the NWA 70th Anniversary show airs on FITE TV on Sunday at 5:05 p.m. CT/6:05 p.m. ET.
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