Trevor Murdoch sees big things for the National Wrestling Alliance in the future.
Capturing the NWA World Championship from Nick Aldis at the NWA 73 Anniversary Show, Trevor Murdoch stamped his name next to his mentor, Harley Race, in the pantheon of NWA World Champions.
Speaking about this victory on the latest Battleground podcast, Trevor emphasizes how much it means to him to be the face of a promotion that cares about wrestling and that has the lineage of the National Wrestling Alliance.
“It was as real as it'll ever be, gentlemen. Like, I had a lot of fans in that building. A lot of fans that had seen some of my earlier matches, even before when I met Harley, but my wife and kids, they've seen it all. Yeah, so it was almost just as much of a payoff for them too, because they knew how important the NWA World Heavyweight Title is to me and they know how closely the NWA has kind of been embedded into my DNA throughout the years especially with Harley Race being my trainer and mentor they knew the significance of what it meant for me to be you know the real world champion.”
When asked what he foresees for the NWA as a promotion in five years, Murdoch would say that he isn't unrealistic and doesn't think he will be champion in five years but he does hope he would have had multiple reigns with the championship and he does see big things for the NWA in terms of distribution.
“Five years? NWA [will be] for sure on a major television network. As for me, I see myself at the very least, a two-time NWA World Champion. I'm not gonna sit here and try to gloat and say, ‘Oh, I'm gonna be a world champion in five years,’ you know? Let's, let's be realistic here, guys. Again, that goes back to NWA being real. What if I had one more, like a bucket list? I would like to find a tag team partner and become NWA World Tag Team Champion.”
He added, “I've got no plans on dropping the world title or losing anybody for a long period of time. But I'd also like to be able to help the company grow, you know, there's, there's gonna be a time where I'm gonna step out from a camera, like, I'm not gonna be in front of the camera anymore. I’m 43 years old gentleman. I've been in the business for a very long time. Physically, my body's gonna eventually Tell me one morning, and don't get me wrong. It gives me hints every day, but one day it's going to tell me when enough is enough. So I would like to be behind the camera, and helping some the next generation of guys, and helping create some of the next storylines and be able to just continue, what we've started and what we're, I want, I want to find guys that can carry on the legacy and feel as much pride in NWA as I do.”
NWA hasn't announced a major pay-per-view event for the near future but FITE will be airing “By Any Means Necessary,” co-promoted by Tried-N-True Pro Wrestling later this month.
Fightful will have results from By Any Means Necessary after it airs.
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