Earlier I wrote of the faux outrage that the higher ups at the NWA were throwing out in order to cover their own asses, for a line that they chose to leave in a show, that was recorded two months ago. Well after that was written the NWA released this on Twitter.
And with that I’m done watching. Let me be clear, I wish the company well. I hope they succeed and thrive, I hope the workers there earn more than enough to survive and thrive on but once I get the smell of bullshit in my nostrils it doesn’t go away easily. Once Again this was a single line of commentary recorded two months ago, everyone who heard that line in the editing process was fine with it until all of a sudden they pretend to be shocked that it had been made. That’s bullshit, plain and simple. This says nothing of the wrestlers or the talent that had nothing to do with the video production, but it’s a piss poor excuse of a production company that allows an employee to be tanked due to a line that could have been removed and dubbed over months ago.
Again, I do hope they succeed but my efforts will be spent elsewhere.
Today at 8am ET the NWA Announced a new program, scheduled to begin in mid September, The Circle Squared. This show will feature new talents trying out for a chance to win a contract with the National Wrestling Alliance. According to the NWA Website;
“This series will allow new talents an opportunity to put their money where their mouth is to get a chance to earn an NWA Talent contract. This competition show allows talents selected to step up to the circle of the podium to exhibit their talents on the microphone before stepping into the square of the ring to show their physical abilities in a wrestling match.”
-Billy Corgan NWA President
So from the information released today it seems to be some sort of American Idol contest for promo skills, and that’s why it fell flat for me.
First off let me point out that I’m calling this a flat announcement, meaning I don’t see it as good or bad but more or less a cup of warm but bland soup. While I’m incredibly excited to see new talents enter the NWA, and I believe that promo skills are absolutely crucial to a successful wrestling career, I don’t know that a promo contest is something that will really connect with me or the fan base that the NWA has grown so far. To me this shouldn’t have been used as a “Big Announcement” that had everyone talking, so in that respect I feel like they somewhat swerved us fans.
In truth, only time will tell whether this idea is a success or a failure on the part of the National Wrestling Alliance and the NWA President, Billy Corgan. What I can say is that this announcement didn’t persuade me to watch their current product any more or any less. I still see the NWA as the best professional wrestling program on air today and will be sticking around to see exactly what they have in store for us in the future.
Honest Thoughts Update: To be honest, this announcement seems like something exciting for professional wrestlers and not for wrestling fans. In the past this would have been a 30 second on screen graphic letting people know the promotion was holding a tryout. Instead we’re getting what more or less amounts to a reality TV program, for a promotion that’s built around taking things back to the basics. Sadly, given a couple of hours to contemplate this announcement, I have to increase this from falling flat to a complete letdown.
One question is on the minds of everyone who watches NWA Powerrr? Who is that masked man, The Question Mark? While little is known about this enigma, one thing is certain, he is the talk of the wrestling world today! With moves and a presence that is equal to greats like Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, Stan Lane, Harley Race, Frank Gotch, and Terry Funk, this masked man is capable of laying waste to the entire roster of the NWA.
We reached out to a fan at ringside, who wishes to remain anonymous, that had this to say;
“Everything seemed fine and then a heaviness filled the air, you could have heard a pin drop, and then we saw him. When he dropped his opponent an inaudible shriek was let out by everyone in the audience. I honestly thought he had killed the lad!”
While little is still known about this masked man we are sure to be seeing more of him on NWA Powerrr, Tuesdays at 6:05ET on YouTube! Tune in and stand in awe of this amazing physical specimen.