Diamond Dallas Page, a close friend of “Mean Gene,” remembered the late WWE Hall of Famer.
A moving interview.
The NWA has announced the following matches for the January 5 “Pop-Up” event that will be held in Clarksville, Tennessee at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center.
-Nick Aldis vs. James Storm for the NWA Championship
-Jazz vs. Allie for the NWA Women’s Championship.
-Willie Mack vs. Matt Cross for the NWA National Championship.
The NWA also announced details on a “dine and meet” with Billy Corgan and NWA World Champion, Nick Aldis. Tickets start at $15. The Meet and Greet with Corgan and Aldis is $100, but capped at 20 tickets.
The 70th anniversary of the National Wrestling Alliance will be celebrated on 10/21/18 in Nashville, TN. The NWA Women’s Championship has now been added to the card as JAZZ returns to the national spotlight in a title defense.
Jazz is former WWE Women’s Champion with a lot to prove in 2018 representing the National Wrestling Alliance.
Current NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Cody Rhodes, teased an ALL IN 2 in his latest “Nightmare Family” vlog. At the end of the vlog, Cody talks about if there will be an All In 2 and basically teases that it will happen.
Rhodes said “what I can say is what we did felt revolutionary….and revolutions last more than one day”.
This episode of #TenPoundsOfGold is entitled “Thunder and Lightning.” As seen on Backstage of #BeingtheElite, #ALLIN has become an event that wrestling fans are still buzzing about. The NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship was contested between the man currently carrying the Ten Pounds of Gold Nick Aldis and the son of Dusty Rhodes, Cody.
ALL IN: ZERO HOUR was able to get 196,000 viewers and was ranked 85 out of the top 150 cable shows for Saturday.
ALL IN basically got 2/3rds the audience that IMPACT Wrestling does with much less TV time to promote.
The NWA is on the process of rebuilding itself back up. After ALL IN, the NWA is on the high of a lifetime. Cody Rhodes is the third NWA World Heavyweight Champion under the Corgan administration and has the world talking.
SEScoops.com has an article up reporting that the NWA is in the process of bringing back some titles.
The same report states that the NWA will be bringing back the NWA Tag Team Championships that have been vacant for a while.
One has to wonder what the plans are for Cody Rhodes as the NWA Champion. I personally believe that the NWA Anniversary show will have Cody defending the world title against former champion, Nick Aldis. I predicted that in my blog about the NWA needing Cody to be the NWA World Champion.
I wouldn’t be surprised if we see Cody, The Bucks, and those involved in
Time shall tell.
Saturday, September 1, 2018 will go down in history as the night that professional wrestling changed forever, even if the show was a one-off.
ALL IN was a massive success for everyone involved. And while i haven’t been able to finish all 4 hours of the show, what I have seen is enough to know that this show has changed the game (yes, I know I said that twice now).
The ALL IN – Zero Hour special on WGN America had some technical issues, but it’s forgivable for them to have those issues as this was the first show they’ve produced.
At the end of the night, I walked away extremely proud of the guys involved. They put on a massive show, had very little problems, and made the show feel special without having their own TV outlet to promote their show.
There is a ton of things that IMPACT Wrestling, WWE, and Ring of Honor can learn from the success of ALL IN.
The first lesson that can be learned is on story telling. The NWA World Championship Match with Cody Rhodes defeating Nick Aldis to become the new champion was a perfect story told perfectly without the two men ever fighting or without any major over-the-top trash talking.
The job that Billy Corgan, Dave Lagana, Cody Rhodes, and Nick Aldis told with a few promos, a camera crew, and a compelling story arc was impeccable. All the guys needed was an outlet to tell a story and the arc and the rest was done with the imagination of the fans, the desire to see these two men fight it out for the title, and the need for the babyface to come out as champion.
The story in the ring was just as epic. Seeing Nick Aldis take it to Cody, seeing what the title meant to Cody and his continued fighting effort to keep fighting even after his wife tells him that he
And in the end, a quick roll up gave Cody the win. We didn’t need to do a complicated finish or angle, we didn’t need run ins or weapons. All we needed was a story, a match, and a conclusion. And I can’t wait for Cody to defend the title against Aldis at the 70th Anniversary show in October.
The second lesson that can be learned is more for IMPACT and ROH and that is that production matters.
The stage set up that ALL IN had was amazing. It looked like something WWE or an MMA group would have set up. I kept thinking, “Man, this looks a lot like a big budget production being done” and in reality
The final lesson, give the fans what they want. Stop trying to push your agenda and ideas that don’t work. ALL IN was a fun show because there was no agenda. There was no one person that needed to get over. The people who needed to be over were and the ones who needed to not be over were not. The fans were able to choose.
I hope that if there is an ALL IN 2 that these principals are taken into account.
Cody Rhodes is, arguably, the biggest name in Independent Wrestling today. He is 1/3 the brainchild of the ALL IN event this weekend; he is the son of Dusty Rhodes, and he is the next NWA World Heavyweight Champion. Here’s why.
Let me start by saying that Rhodes doesn’t need the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, but the title and the NWA need him to hold that belt.
Famously, Rhodes is challenging Nick Aldis for the NWA Championship on Saturday and it is beginning to turn into the biggest independent feud on the map. Aldis has done an incredible job with holding the NWA Title. Aldis has been able to take the NWA title from almost nothing to being respected once again.
However, Aldis has taken the title as far as he can for now. I don’t doubt that the NWA title will find its way back to Aldis, but it’s time to let someone else to hold onto it. Rhodes is the man to beat Aldis.
Not only is this match happening in an event that Rhodes is throwing, but Rhodes will be making history to be the first person in NWA history to become a second generation NWA Champion. Giving Rhodes the title will help take the NWA to the next level.
The NWA is promoting a Nashville show coming up in October for their 70th anniversary. In order for that show to be able to draw a decent crowd and make even a 10th of the impact that ALL IN has done so far, Cody Rhodes needs to be defending the NWA World Championship against Nick Aldis.
With Rhodes walking into the NWA Anniversary show as champion, a few things will happen. The biggest thing is that Rhodes will be on nationally syndicated TV holding that NWA title week to week. That will give Rhodes a chance to discuss the NWA show in October while also giving them the opportunity to continue to build the Aldis/Rhodes feud into the show.
The other big thing that it does for the NWA is give them a big name holding their title. The NWA, so far, has had Tim Storm (a 50-year-old school teacher) and Nick Aldis (who was never able to make a big name for himself) hold that title since Billy Corgan took over the promotion. Having a Rhodes hold the title takes the NWA from a small blip on the independent map to the main attraction in indy wrestling.
Lastly, Rhodes will be able to defend that title in Japan, ROH, and wherever else his heart desires. I don’t think we would have seen Aldis on ROH TV if it werent for the fact that Rhodes was challenging for the NWA title. If Rhodes had been challenging for the ROH title at All In, Aldis would still be wrestling in small indy shows and the NWA would not really matter at this point.
You’re probably asking, “Why can’t Cody challenge for the title again at the NWA show in October?” It’s simple: No one will care for the rematch if Rhodes loses on Saturday. The only way people will care for a rematch is if Cody takes the title.
The NWA needs Cody Rhodes to be their next champion if the NWA wants to be a serious contender in independent wrestling. The NWA needs Cody Rhodes to survive.