Billy Corgan Looking To Run More Matches Like NWA Hard Times 3 Main Event

Billy Corgan has outlined his vision for NWA after Hard Times 3

NWA Hard Times 3 could be set to be a pivotal moment for the NWA, with the crowning of Tyrus as NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion.

The decision to put the belt on Tyrus has divided fan opinion, amidst the backdrop of former Champion Nick Aldis branding the promotion ‘toxic’. However, NWA President Billy Corgan has revealed the direction he plans to take the historic promotion in, saying the following on the Stories with Brisco and Bradshaw podcast:

“Well first of all and it’s been very hard for the general wrestling community to understand is to me, the NWA is a mainstream product. I want to bring back a traditional mainstream product to television, national television or international television. It’s not complicated. In terms of the vibe, I like that old shooter vibe. I want you to watch people who you believe can beat your ass. That’s it and I want the toughest to win and I want the toughest to feel like they’re the stars of our company and it’s interesting because as I’ve pivoted to that over the last 18 months and really built the company around the toughest people, not always the biggest but the toughest people. I really see how it’s starting to really click. In essence, I finally connected that passion that I had for Bruiser [Brody] when I was a kid to the modern version of the NWA.

“A lot of people in the wrestling community and I know it’s a highly debated topic, you know, they like what’s going on with… I call it the ‘eight-star Meltzer matches’ and all that stuff and I like that stuff too but if we’re just talking business, just straight business, not fan stuff, I still believe in Brock Lesnar versus Bobby Lashley and in this [main event at Hard Times 3], Matt Cardona who’s recast himself on the independent scene as the star that he is versus Tyrus who’s, you know, 6’8, 375 pounds versus Trevor Murdoch who’s 6’3 and another 350, I wanna see that match… If you don’t wanna see stuff like that, don’t watch the NWA because that’s what I’m going to give you, more and more of that and as we climb and I’m kind of able to develop younger talent in the mould of the NWA, we will be the toughest, hardest-hitting wrestling promotion in the world. I know there’s the strong style in Japan but to me, that’s a different psychological — it’s hard to explain. I don’t mean it disrespectfully. It’s just a different psychology,” explained Corgan.

H/T: POST Wrestling

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