The NWA has faced some challenges in recent months.
Not only did the impact of the coronavirus outbreak cause the promotion to halt its plans for shows but they also had to split ties with Dave Lagana after he was accused of sexual assault. Zicky Dice was granted his release and former NWA TV Champion Ricky Starks signed with All Elite Wrestling.
We noted earlier on the site that Raven said that he has heard that Billy Corgan will be shutting down the NWA.
Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful Select reports that the “NWA has no firm plans moving forward.” It was noted how the presentation was largely the vision of Lagana, and with him out, there isn’t much direction.
Per the report, “NWA World’s Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis was considered for a VP spot, but doesn’t have the same skill set that Lagana presented.”
The majority of the roster who has spoken with Sapp is said to be fond of Corgan and that he treats most people with respect. However, Corgan hasn’t been very active in the company of late.
It was said that Corgan was particularly a proponent of Dice, and he wanted Starks to chase Dice for the TV Title as a primary program. This was before the wrestlers departed from the company.
Regarding Lagana leaving the company, the roster largely found out about it when everyone else did via the statement issued by the NWA.
Before this announcement, there were weekly zoom meetings with about a dozen people to talk about the direction of Carnyland. That series has been nixed for the time being.
“Talent were told via e-mail that if they don’t believe in the vision of the NWA moving forward, they’re free to leave.” A non-disparagement clause is included in the deals for wrestlers.