The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) might return to the TBS network after well over three decades.
Former Impact Wrestling President, Billy Corgan is reportedly in talks with TBS to air NWA shows on TBS.
Corgan purchased NWA last May, as his purchase became official the following October.
Billy Corgan has embraced an aim to rejuvenate the organization. This includes creating a new YouTube series entitled Ten Pounds of Gold to promote the prestigious NWA world title.
He apparently plans to make NWA the empire it once was in the past. He has stated in an interview,
We want to be part of a new revolution of how wrestling can be consumed by fans and matches can be presented. This NWA brand dates back to 1948. The past few years have not been as kind as we would have liked, but we plan on building this into a powerhouse over time.
Citigroup analyst, Tom Rollins confirmed that NWA had been signed.
TBS Turner Sports president, David Levy has spoke about NWA,
We’ll look [into] late afternoons with the NWA broadcasting and any additional opportunities that become available..
TBS has also noted,
We’re talking to NWA as we speak and if the right model comes into play. Hopefully, we’ll be able to obtain it; it’s possible. We feel like we’re playing with the house’s money. We have the schedule that we wanted, [which is] late afternoons. Is it possible that we pick up a couple [of] extra broadcast? It’s possible. We are talking with NWA, but TBS are only interested in deals that provide good value. Late afternoons with the NWA broadcasting is what we are looking at; 5:00pm – 8:30pm.
Sources have claimed that NWA has demanded a fee for their content to be aired. TBS didn’t comment on this matter.