NWA In Crisis, Major Talent & Production Cuts Planned

NWA believed to be in crisis ahead of expected budget cuts

It’s been a turbulent year for the NWA, with the promotion courting controversy with their booking of Tyrus as NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion, the fallout with former top star Nick Aldis, and the controversial ‘cocaine’ spot at Samhain that saw planned NWA broadcast deals allegedly nixed.

A new report from Haus of Wrestling suggests the historic brand is ‘in crisis’ with cuts to talent and production expected soon.

The report alleges that NWA President Billy Corgan is expected to make cuts ‘at every corner’, with the next set of NWA Powerrr tapings set to be ‘bare bones’ from a production crew standpoint, whilst only NWA contracted stars are set to wrestle on the shows, bar two or three exceptions.

Corgan has been funding the NWA out of his own pocket for years, with little to no major sponsorship or broadcast deals to help cover costs. 

As part of expected budget cuts, a roster review will likely take place in early 2024 after the round of TV tapings in January. Various NWA contracts are believed to be expiring in June 2024, and it has been stressed to HOW that ‘contracted talent was under review and their benefits to the company were being weighed’.

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