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Billy Corgan On Reason For Low Key NWA Revival And When They Plan To Start Running Shows

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Billy Corgan On Reason For Low Key NWA Revival And When They Plan To Start Running Shows

Billy Corgan purchased the National Wrestling Alliance over the summer, but instead of over-hyping the return of the legendary promotion, the former TNA president and Smashing Pumpkins frontman is taking a more calculated approach.

Corgan has been involved in the wrestling business since 2011, so he knows the best way to build excitement is the present a product worth being excited about. Beyond the fact that Corgan now owns NWA’s name, rights, trademarks and championship belts, not much is known about Corgan’s plans for the company. When he spoke to Busted Open Radio on Monday, Corgan explained why he’e keeping information close to the chest.

“We don’t want to do what a lot of people do in wrestling, which is make a bunch of promises that never come true,” Corgan said. “We really see the NWA as a long-term thing, so we want to build it the right way. So we’ve been very cautious about the information we let out, not because there aren’t things to hype, there’s plenty of things to hype, but if they don’t come true we don’t want that coming back conversely on the NWA.”

Corgan did reveal that the company plans on releasing shows online for free starting in the spring. He’s hoping to create a promotion built on the strength of great wrestling that would attract fans. Once the fan base is established, Corgan is hoping future investors will take notice as well.

“Unless something changes in the near future, we’re on a path to start running shows probably in the spring. We’re gonna originally start with just being a television product, and what I mean by that is we’re gonna probably do shows for free on the internet,” he said. “We haven’t worked out the specifics yet, but we will be hopefully a weekly show that anybody can watch anywhere in the world for free behind no paywall, and we’ll start signing talent and we’ll start running our own shows. So we want to build up the brand by putting the wrestling first and the product first, and hopefully we;ll create a fan base and some momentum, and then if we make deals it’ll be based off what we’re doing, not what we hope to do.”

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Corgan also revealed that the NWA affiliate programs will be discontinued under the new ownership. He said the people running the affiliates weren’t receptive to the new direction of the company.

“When we took over officially in June or July, we reached out to every affiliate that was involved and said, ‘Look, we have a really open mind.’ And unfortunately most of our experiences weren’t positive,” he said. “People get used to running their little kingdoms, they couldn’t get behind the bigger vision. So we’ve let all the affiliate programs lapse, there’s no more NWA affiliates. So when you hear the NWA, it’s basically whatever we’re gonna do from center out.”

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‘I Should Have Left Them In Jail’ (Trump’s Juicy TWEET)

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‘I Should Have Left Them In Jail’ (TWEET)

 

President Donald Trump has regularly shown that he will lash out against people he feels do not show him the proper respect. Go ahead and add three players of the UCLA Men’s Basketball program to that list, all thanks to LaVar Ball, who is the father of one of those players, as well as our President’s tiny ego.

The three basketball players were arrested in China for shoplifting sunglasses. One of the players, LiAngelo Ball, is part of a high profile basketball family. His father, LaVar, had some controversial words concerning the President’s role in bringing his son home.

Appearing on ESPN Friday, LaVar was asked about the President’s role in keeping his son out of jail. LaVar responded in his typical braggadocio:

What was he over there for? Don’t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.”

In reality, the three athletes never actually went to jail. Trump spoke with the Chinese President Xi Jinping after hearing of their predicament, and they were allowed to return to the United States. They have since been suspended by the UCLA athletic program.

However, LaVar’s comments to ESPN appeared to strike a raw nerve with President Trump. He posted the following to Twitter, again making use of his newfound 280 character limit:

His tweet reads:

Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in jail, LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of what I did for his son and that shoplifting is no big deal. I should have left them in jail!”

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Just… unpack that.

The President of the United States is picking a fight with three college students, all because the father of one of those students brushed off the President’s role in keeping his son out of a Chinese jail for shoplifting sunglasses.

Meanwhile, the former President of the United States was apparently born in Kenya and is a secret Muslim spy. His handpicked predecessor is the leader of a tightly knit criminal conspiracy (and a WOMAN!). She also apparently raped children in the basement of a pizza parlor.

 

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Paul Heyman Praises AJ Styles After Loss to Lesnar at Survivor Series

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Paul Heyman Praises AJ Styles After Loss to Lesnar at Survivor Series

 

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AJ Styles‘ impressive showing against Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series received high praise from an unlikely source after the show … his opponent’s advocate, Paul Heyman.

Heyman cut a promo outside of Brock’s locker room in which he spoke from the heart about Styles and said, “If you’re not an AJ Styles fan, you shouldn’t even be watching WWE. He’s everything that Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart and Ric Flair were to their generation and he’s updated it.”

In case you missed it, Styles lost to Brock at Survivor Series following a stellar match.

“He’s evolved their styles to truly be the single most phenomenal in-ring performer I have ever had the honor, and pleasure, of watching up-close.” Heyman continued, “I’ve been doing this my entire life, no one in the ring has ever compared to what I witnessed tonight, when I had the best seat in the house.”

Considering the names dropped and the talent Heyman has worked with, it’s a massive compliment.

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WWE Survivor Series Free Live Video Stream

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WWE Survivor Series 2017 Match Card

5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match

Team Captain Kurt Angle, Braun Strowman, Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, Triple H vs. Team Captain Shane McMahon, Randy Orton, Bobby Roode, Shinsuke Nakamura, John Cena

5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match

Team Captain Alicia Fox, Nia Jax, Asuka, Sasha Banks, Bayley vs. Team Captain Becky Lynch, Carmella, Tamina Snuka, Naomi, Natalya

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WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar vs. WWE Champion AJ Styles

RAW vs. SmackDown

WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz vs. WWE United States Champion Baron Corbin

RAW vs. SmackDown

RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss vs. SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair

RAW vs. SmackDown

RAW Tag Team Champions Sheamus and Cesaro vs. SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos

RAW vs. SmackDown

The Shield (Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose) vs. The New Day (Kofi Kingston, Big E, Xavier Woods)

Kickoff Pre-show: WWE Cruiserweight Title Match

Kalisto vs. Enzo Amore

Kickoff Pre-show

Matt Hardy vs. Elias

Kickoff Pre-show

Breezango vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn

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