The gold is back. One of the most surprising stories from late 2019 was the resurgence of the NWA. While the promotion did not reach any spectacular heights, it was a lot better than sitting around collecting dust and trying to remind people that they still exist. Their weekly Powerrr series gained a nice audience but it was shut down due to Coronavirus concerns. That put the brakes on the promotion but it is far from dead, and now we know where things are going next.
Earlier this month, news broke that the NWA would be teaming with the United Wrestling Network for a series of weekly pay per view events. The shows would include NWA champions, such as NWA World Champion Nick Aldis, but there were not many details beyond that. Now we know a good bit more, including when Aldis will be putting the title on the line.
According to PWInsider.com, the first edition of the Primetime Live series will take place on Tuesday September 15 and will feature an NWA World Title match with Aldis defending against Mike Bennett. The match will be the firs title defense since the January 24 Hard Times pay per view. The event’s price is not yet known but it is expected to be between $13-15.
The champ can work well in the ring. Check out what is waiting for Bennett:
Opinion: That’s a steep price for a weekly series, but at the same time you have to get the wrestlers in the ring at some point or nothing else matters. The NWA has not held an event in months and while this isn’t quite the same thing, it is a lot better than having nothing out there. Getting them in the ring in some way is an improvement and maybe it can lead somewhere bigger.
What do you think of the idea? How long will Aldis hold the title? Let us know in the comments below.
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