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Billy Corgan buys the NWA

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On 2017-5-2 at 5:41 PM, Statto said:

I'd not be astounded if he paid for the privilege.

People have done worse to hold that belt......... 

 

 

Allegedly

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From PWInsider:

– Billy Corgan’s plan to buy the National Wrestling Alliance may have a serious bump in the road. PWInsider reports that the deal is “in jeopardy” according to multiple sources due to issues surrounding the transfer of the promotion’s existing copyrights and trademarks.

According to the site, the copyright and trademarks on the brand name lapsed last year. Bruce Tharpe’s International Wrestling Corp, LLC, which bought the NWA in 2012, re-applied for the trademarks on March 30th. The application has yet to be officially approved, meaning that it isn’t possible for them to be transferred to Corgan. Corgan has been in the process of buying the company from Tharpe including the name, rights and trademarks along with as the NWA Championship title belt, Tharpe’s stake in the NWA on Demand VOD service and licensing of the Paul Boesch wrestling library.

If the deal somehow does not go through, the future of the NWA is unknown although Tharpe would very possible continue the On Demand service as well as licensing the NWA brand name out to indy promoters. Corgan and Dave Lagana have been seeking to establish relationships with promotions which have licensed the NWA name

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Shame Bigelow's not around any more, would've liked to see him give away even more results in his promos. And more of the no-selling jobber Firekat!

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1 hour ago, PunkStep said:

I should've put money down on you being on board with that idea!

"WOOOOOAH, THE WORLD'S TURNIN'!"

 

I miss my spinning Dr Death avatar

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20 hours ago, PowerButchi said:

"WOOOOOAH, THE WORLD'S TURNIN'!"

 

I miss my spinning Dr Death avatar

So do we.  For several years I thought the current one was Timothy Claypole, not Gary Bushell.

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I hope he succeeds.

It may not mean much to anyone nowadays, and as a WWF kid in the UK I missed out on its heyday first hand, but I love the fact that the NWA still exists. And I'd love even more to see it become relevant again. They might be just letters, it might be just a belt, and I might be just a mark, but to preserve and restore a living, tangible, and recognisable link with pro wrestling's roots and heritage is a commendable aim in my book. A sound investment? That's another story. But my fingers are crossed for him.

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I think the nwa name still holds up and still has a small bit of name value..TNA used it and I think it bought them a little bit of street credit when they started out

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