Dave Lagana Says NWA Is More Like A Boxing Promotion Than Wrestling Company

NWA's Dave Lagana was a guest on Sean Waltman's X-Pac 12360 podcast recently, where he discussed the direction of the National Wrestling Alliance. You can see submitted highlights below, and the full podcast at this link or above.

David Lagana Talks About Where the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship Will Be Defended At Next

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We did a 10 Pounds of Gold when Billy sold out the Garden {MSG}, and we would love the NWA’s Worlds Heavyweight Championship to be available and defended on any stage imaginable so if it’s Madison Square Garden  if it’s the Barclays Center, if it’s Wrestlemania, if it’s the Tokyo Dome, we have put zero limits on how and where and I think each time we get an at bat were proving our value to be on that stage. Because I remember when the announcement happened at All In, everyone was like ‘oh, Aldis vs. Cody, I mean I guess the moment when Cody wins will be something’ and we over delivered in that moment and I know we can over deliver on any stage. Because I think our success in what we’ve been able to do has proven that.


 

David Lagana Talks About What Type of Promotion the NWA Is:

Were not a traditional wrestling company with 50 guys under contract, running all these live events we're a promotion more like a Money Mayweather promotion or De La Hoya, you know what I mean? We promote fights and have successfully now promoted I would say two really big ones. Like the first was the Tim Storm fight with Nick {Aldis}, we got the attention on two people that they didn’t expect they wanted to see and now with the Cody one we’re a promotional machine. And in reality entertainment is not defined. Go look at traditional entertainment right now and the shifts going on, a sitcom in 1998 had a lot more value than a sitcom in 2010, 2018. So it's all about what the audience wants to watch and how they want to watch it. And the fact that there are a lot of wrestling companies producing a lot of content that people aren’t paying attention to and we've been able to succeed by producing less content, making the content more important.

 

Making Money and Gaining Experience In The Pro Wrestling Industry:

Too many guys worry about what they’re gonna get paid instead of the opportunity they have. My opportunity to work for Vince McMahon when I was 24 years old was worth more than the hundred thousand dollars I paid to go to college. The exposure you get by learning with someone like Sean {Waltman} or anybody is worth more than the pay day. And if you can understand that you can get a lot further… And trust me I understand the economics of being a Pro Wrestler. And trust me people pay their dues. But I don’t think they really understand the opportunity in front of them when they’re around really smart people.

 

You can see Fightful's interview with Dave Lagana below:

 

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