Jim Cornette Shares His Thoughts On The Resurgence Of The NWA

Jim Cornette will be on the call tonight.

Tonight the NWA will celebrate 70 years as a company with their 70th Anniversary Show that will be live on FITE TV from Nashville, Tennessee at the 'Tennessee State Fairgrounds Arena'. There are currently several matches set for the show with the main event being the 'All In' rematch featuring Cody defending the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship against Nick Aldis. To boot, a new NWA National Heavyweight Champion will be crowned and Jazz is defending the Women's Championship against "The Bad Girl' Penelope Ford. 

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On the call for the action for tonight's show is former 'Smokey Mountain Wrestling' owner Jim Cornette. Dave Lagana put together a piece featuring comments from Jim Cornette in-which Cornette discussed the legacy of the National Wrestling Alliance, recalled some of his favorites moments from the history of the NWA and also gave his take on why the the organization has had this resurgence.

“If you have a great champion that holds your belt, then that can be the cause of it being a prestigious belt but what really makes a championship in wrestling important is the number of top-level people from different places that are trying to win it so the NWA is a promotion that never died because it never existed as one particular promotion but I think overall the reason why the NWA has remained an entity and is now poised to be - well it’s gonna draw the biggest gate that it’s drawn in quite some time for the 70th anniversary and there’s been a resurgence [is] because the idea of the NWA is, the same basic concept that Sam Muchnick had in Waterloo, Iowa 70 years ago." Cornette detailed. "He thought there should be one champion. Now with the NWA putting the emphasis back on who is the NWA Champion and we’re going to allow him to travel different places and expose that title and expose his skills and meet the best that these different areas have to offer, it’s the same principal, its always worked.”


Fightful's coverage article of NWA's 70th Anniversary Show will go up one hour before the event commences so keep an eye on the lookout for that to keep up with what transpires during the show.

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