An update on two recent champions in the NWA and their status with the promotion.
The National Wrestling Alliance has had a tumultuous 2020. Early in the year, they were celebrating major milestones such as pay-per-view events and the continued growth of their brand. Due to the global coronavirus pandemic and the #SpeakingOut movement oh, the brand is currently on hiatus as it looks to regroup and attempts to recapture the exciting energy they brought to the beginning of the year.
As part of the attempt to regroup, NWA has recently decided the fate of former NWA Tag Team Champion, Royce Isaacs, and current NWA Television Champion, Zicky Dice, as originally reported by Fightful Select:
NWA seemed to change their mind on a name who was well on his way out of the company. Earlier this year, NWA told roster members that if they didn't believe in the company's vision, they'd be able to gain their releases. Zicky Dice asked for his release, but was informed recently that NWA has exercised his roll-over. As of now, Zicky Dice is still the NWA TV Champion, and is contracted through the end of 2020.
In regards to Royce Isaacs, things worked out a lot better for another NWA name, than Zicky Dice. Although Zicky Dice wasn't granted his release, Fightful has learned that former NWA World Tag Team Champion Royce Isaacs asked for and was granted his release from the National Wrestling Alliance, but as it turns out it was after his deal had expired. NWA could have chosen to roll over the contract, the same as Dice's, but didn't do that. Those we spoke to said Isaacs was well liked within NWA and trusted in a variety of spots on the card, but that NWA contracts were for "relatively no money." Several we spoke to with knowledge of the situation said he'd be better off just not being under contract in the event an opportunity arises.
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