By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
NWA owner Billy Corgan spoke with the Charlotte Observer and was asked about bringing back the Crockett Cup. “We went very respectfully to the Crockett Family and asked, ‘Would you support us doing this?'” Corgan said. “We don’t own that, but it’s important to the NWA’s history, especially to a more modern fan. I’m excited to be coming back to the spiritual home of this event.”
Corgan was also asked about where the he sees the pro wrestling industry going. “Every day it’s a moving landscape as to who is setting the agenda,” said Corgan. “You have money being thrown around and opinions as to what’s going to be the future and what fans want to see. Wrestling was like the circus 40 years ago. The big attractions were the Andre the Giants. I was just at WrestleMania, and the biggest match of the night was Kofi Kingston and Daniel Bryan, two six-foot guys. It’s more about the ability to tell a story in the ring as opposed to the giants of the earth.” Read the full interview at CharlotteObserver.com.
Powell’s POV: Corgan also discussed the importance of the Mid-Atlantic region, and whether he sees the NWA heading, whether he considers himself a fan. Join me on Saturday night for my live review of the NWA Crockett Cup as the event airs on pay-per-view television, FITE TV, and HonorClub at 6CT/7ET from Concord, North Carolina at Cabarrus Arena.
Check below for the latest Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell and guest Dave Lagana discussing Saturday’s NWA Crockett Cup pay-per-view, the NWA’s relationship with Ring of Honor, the future of the NWA, and more.
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