Effy weighs in on the NWA.
The National Wrestling Alliance moved to the CW App with select episodes of NWA Powerrr showing up on the app, allowing fans to stream the show. Billy Corgan stated that the NWA had signed two TV deals with a top 20 network and it was reported that the company had signed deals with the CW Network.
No deal between NWA and CW was officially announced, but CW did announce that WWE NXT would be moving to the network beginning in October 2024.
Effy previously revealed that he opted to not work for the NWA, and appearing on In The Weeds with Jeremy Lambert & Joel Pearl, gave further comment.
"I understand that for most of my career, I'm going to have to have dweebs as my temporary bosses. I worked for 40 companies last year, a lot of them were fantastic. A few times you're going, what am I doing with my life? It's sad to see how bad [Billy Corgan] fucked up a pretty easy silver platter of things. This is a guy who has been on record telling the talent, 'I picked that girl because she's really awkward to watch, and that's what I like about it.' I'm going, 'are you purposely trying to make a bad product?' It's confusing. Everyone had to stick it to me. 'Oh, we ruined our TV deal?' As they were bragging about being unceremoniously slapped on the fucking CW app, which has like 100,000 downloads. Granted, 100,000 is more than has signed up to watch Ring of Honor and it's behind a pay window. Getting slapped on the CW app is not the same as being a press release announced as being a huge part of the CW's future expansion and programming like NXT got. Clearly, you guys were put on some sort of a backburner and if you want to brag about that, that's fine, but this isn't where the future of wrestling is going to go. This isn't what's going to be the big national breakout for NWA. Maybe you guys should focus on trying to have good matches," he said.
Effy has become one of the top stars on the independent scene, working for various promotions, including regular appearances at GCW.
Effy also runs Big Gay Brunch, a series of wrestling events highlighting LGBTQ performers in wrestling.
Fans can watch the full interview with Effy in the video above.