Billy Corgan Talks about Long Term Plans for the NWA, Streaming, Future of Territory Affiliates

Billy Corgan is the latest to try and revitalize the National Wrestling Alliance, but will take it slow and focus on the long term.

He spoke to Busted Open Radio, where he stated that he was cautious about putting out too much information when it comes to his plans for NWA’s resurgence.

"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. We really see the NWA as a long term thing, so we want to build it the right way. 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. There’s still a healthy interest in the NWA.”

Corgan also said that they would be streaming their programs for free, possibly by next spring.

"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. 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.”

While he’s keeping quiet on some things, he’s made it clear that the era of affiliates is over, instead opting for a singular brand.

"When we took over officially somewhere 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. 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. We want to be a twenty first century content company.”

The first indication of Billy Corgan’s vision of the NWA was seen recently on Championship Wrestling from Hollywood, where current world champion Tim Storm made an appearance for the first time.

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