Billy Corgan has explained why NWA isn’t planning on another EmPowerrr pay-per-view.
The NWA EmPowerrr event was a historic event for wrestling being one of the few all-women pay-per-views and also being produced by a group of legendary stars with Mickie James, Gail Kim and others.
In a new interview with Fightful (subscription required), NWA President Billy Corgan discussed the event, how it was to have a working relationship with other companies and why it is not likely they are planning another EmPowerrr show.
“I love that stuff. Unfortunately not everybody loved it as much. I get it. It’s a business, always, about leverage whether it’s a talent, whether it’s a company and people like to throw their elbows around depending on what’s happening. That’s totally fine. That part doesn’t bother me. I just am not in the position of going and begging and certainly there have been times in the past couple of years where people put me into a position of begging.”
Corgan continued on to address his approach to a partnership with other companies and not wanting to throw his weight around.
“I’m gonna try to say this without sounding like I’m cutting a promo, but when I’m the most famous person in the room, it’s a little of funny that I’m supposed to grovel. I don’t think like that. Because I’m not a person who throws my weight around, I don’t necessarily need people to throw their weight around with me. I like to think of us as partners in a particular moment until we find good partnership. So when I feel that people have been good partners, like Scott D’Amore, who’s been a good partner recently, I love it. I’m more than happy to bend over backwards to try to get Scott what he would need from our end of the street and hopefully he can do the same. Unfortunately, that’s not always been the case with everybody and that’s totally fine. Again, I don’t have a problem with adversity. But it does get a little weird sometimes when it’s this ‘who’s got the bigger dog on the block’ type of stuff. I just don’t see business that way. I think, ultimately, you want to make the best show for the fans.”
The National Wrestling Alliance will hold their next pay-per-views, NWA 74 on August 27 and 28, which will be available on FITE TV.
Former NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Matt Cardona will make his in-ring return on the first night of NWA 74.
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