Are We Close To The NWA Returning?

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Are We Close To The NWA Returning?

Sometimes things are just slipped in interviews. A recent example of this is when NWA Women’s Champion Thunder Rosa appeared in AEW and won a match to challenge current AEW Women’s Champion Hikaru Shida at AEW All Out. 

Tony Khan Believes That The NWA Is Close To Returning 

It was during a media call while discussing how AEW All Out 2020 did against WrestleMania—among other things—he went a bit into Thunder Rosa wrestling AEW. 

She was the main person that Khan and Omega wanted in the company. As expected, he was going to address the possibility of an AEW-NWA partnership: 

The NWA has got great history, they aren’t really operating right now, I think we’re very different companies in a very different place. And I think the NWA, it sounds like they’re going to get back to running and I wish Billy the best with the stuff he’s doing.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the NWA hasn’t been that active. With no NWA Power, the company continued to put out content that kept the promotion from being totally dormant. 

That ended with the #SpeakOut and accusations of sexual misconduct on Dave Lagana. The company stopped putting out new content but there have been a few title defenses in that time. 

Expectations of A Comeback 

Well, NWA Power stopped off at the pending showdown between NWA World Champion Nick Aldis and his friend and Ring of Honor head booker Marty Scurll. 

The two faced off in April 2019 at the NWA/ROH Crockett Cup 2019 in a hellacious match. Their rematch was scrapped after Scurll was accused during the #SpeakingOut movement and NWA’s inactivity. 

So, what can we expect from an NWA comeback? Honestly, it should be a reboot. There’s a large gap of nothing between the spring and whenever it starts back up operations. 

This is like as if Lucha Underground went on hiatus. Even though NWA Power runs in TV seasons, there’s little downtime between the seasons.  

The show has been on hiatus for actual calendar seasons with little to keep those storylines active or to present new ones. 

Currently, only the NWA World Championship and the Women’s Championship has been defended during the hiatus.  

We could see a change in with National Championship even though Aron Stevens has been fantastic with it.  

Unless the promotion finds or makes new tag teams, the Tag Titles could be in the hands of Eli Drake and James Storm for a bit. The real wildcard is the TV Title which was vacated when Ricky Starks signed with AEW. 

I’m expecting all of this to resolved with a talent infusion from United Wrestling Network affiliates—particularly Championship Wrestling from Hollywood. 

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