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For  those  who  haven’t  heard,  Billy  Corgan,  the  lead  singer  of  The  Smashing  Pumpkins  and  Zwan  has  bought  the  National  Wrestling  Alliance  (NWA).  This  is  a  real  shock  for  professional  wrestling  after  his  failed  attempt  last  year  to  assume  control  of  Total  Nonstop  Action  (TNA)/Impact  Wrestling.  There  are  people  who  are  really  divided  over  this  at  the  NWA  celebrates  its  69th  anniversary  this  year.  Some  believe  that  he  will  succeed  others  believe  that  he  will  fail.  I  believe  that  he  will  succeed.

I  know  what  some  of  you  are  thinking,  “WHY?!  WHO  CARES  ABOUT  THE  NWA?!  THEIR  CHAMPIONSHIPS  WEREN’T  IRRELEVANT  FOR  YEARS!!!”.   What  some  of  you  don’t  understand  is  that  in  today’s  American  pro-wrestling  scene,  if  there’s  one  group  that  can  make  a  HUGE  comeback  is  the  NWA.  The  group  was  around  since  1948,  and  in  spite  of  many  promoters  who  had  their  own  view  of  the  NWA  World  Heavyweight  Championship  and  Vince  McMahon’s  callous  view  of  the  company,  their  style  of  wrestling  and  its  fans,  it  has  survived.  Also,  a  lot  of  promotions  (WWE,  AWA,  ECW,  Impact,  World  Class  Championship  Wrestling,  Southwest  Championship  Wrestling,  United  States  Wrestling  Association,  Mid-South  Wrestling)  evolved  out  the  NWA.  The  group  was  also  the  catalyst  for  what  would  become  World  Championship  Wrestling  (WCW),  and  with  the  combined  power  of  Jerry  and  Jeff  Jarrett,  Impact  Wrestling.

The  NWA  was  also  responsible  for  a  lot  of  stars  who  became  Hall  of  Famers  (“The  Nature  Boy”  Ric  Flair,  “The  Enforcer”  Arn  Anderson,  The  Windhams,  The  Von  Erichs,  The  Funks,  The  Rock  and  Roll  Express,  The  Road  Warriors/Legion  of  Doom,  Ron  Simmons,  Jim  Cornette)  and  for  its  dominance  on  TBS.  They  have  the  talent  and  the  championships  to  create  new  nationwide  television  shows,  and  there  are  promotions  that  they  can  work  with  like  Lucha  Libre  Elite,  What  Culture  Pro-Wrestling  (WCPW)  for  exchanging  talent.  There’s  a  whole  lot  of  good  that  can  come  from  this.  The  NWA  has  endured  so  much  throughout  the  years.  Never  count  them  out.

 

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Here’s  the  Thanksgiving  broadcast  of  Impact  in  case  you  missed  it:

From  The  IMPACT  Zone  at  Universal  Studios  Orlando  in  Orlando,  Florida.

Hosted  by  Todd  Keneley,  “The  Professor”  Mike  Tenay,  and  Tazz.

This  week,  all  of  the  winners  of  Gut  Check  (Alex  Silva,  Sam  Shaw,  Christian  York,  and  Taeler  Hendrix)  returned,  and  new  contestant  arrived  for  a  tryout.

1.  A  GUT  CHECK  OPENING  BOUT:  Wes  Brisco  vs.  Garett  Bischoff.

Wes  Brisco  is  the  son  of  wrestling  legend  and  WWE  Hall  of  Famer  Gerald  Brisco,  and  the  nephew  of  the  late,    legendary  NWA  World  Heavyweight  Champion  and  WWE  Hall  of   Famer  Jack  Brisco.

THE  WINNER:  WES  BRISCO!!!!!!!!

NOTE:  Wes  Brisco  became  the  first  Gut  Check  competitor  to  win  a  Gut  Check  match!!!

2.  Joey  Ryan  vs.  TNA  World  Tag  Team  Champion  Chavo  Guerrero,  Jr.

NOTE:  TNA  Senior  Referee  Earl  Hebner,  Sr.  disqualified  Joey  Ryan  when  Matt  Morgan  interfered   and  chokeslammed  Chavo  Guerrero,  Jr.  so…

THE  WINNER  VIA  DISQUALIFICATION:  CHAVO  GUERRERO,  JR!!!!!!!!

3.  Sam  Shaw  vs.  Alex  Silva.

THE  WINNER:  SAM  SHAW!!!!!!!!!!

4.  A  NON-TITLE  MATCH:  Christian  York  vs.  TNA  World  Heavyweight  Champion  Jeff  Hardy.

THE  WINNER:  JEFF  HARDY!!!!!!!!!

NOTE:  After  the  match,  Bobby  Roode  slid  into  the  ring  and  attacked  both  Christian  York  and  Jeff  Hardy.

5.  A  NON-TITLE  KNOCKOUTS  MATCH:  Taeler  Hendrix  vs.  TNA  Knockouts  Champion  Tara  with  Jesse.

THE  WINNER:  TARA.

6.  A  TURKEY  SUIT  MATCH:  TNA  Knockouts  Tag  Team  Champion  Eric  Young  with  TNA  Knockouts  Tag  Team  Champion  ODB  vs.  Jesse  with  TNA  Knockouts  Champion  Tara  vs.  Robbie  E.  with  Robbie  T.

THE  RULING  FOR  THIS  MATCH:  The  loser  must  wear  the  turkey  suit.

THE  WINNER:  ERIC  YOUNG!!!!!!!!!

Eric  Young  defeated  Jesse,  and  Jesse  had  to  wear  the  turkey  suit.  After  the  match,  Devon  and  Aces  and  Eights  handcuffed  ODB  to  the  bottom  turnbuckle  and  Doc  hit  Eric  Young’s  right  knee  with  a  hammer.

7.  Kazarian  vs.  “The  Phenomenal”  A.J.  Styles.

THE  WINNER:  “THE  PHENOMENAL”  A.J.  STYLES!!!!!!!!

Before  the  show  ended,  Austin  Aries  felt  that  he  was  not getting a  fair  shot  in  TNA,  and  placed  the  blame  on  the  Hogan  family.  He  called  out  the Executive  In  Charge  of  the  Knockouts  Brooke  Hogan,  not  for  a  match,  to    tell  her  that  he  is  sick  of  the  name  Hogan.  He  also  told  her  that  she  is probably  sick  of  the  name,  and  he  stated  that  her  family  name  is  one  of  the  reasons  why  she  wants  to  become  Mrs.  Bully  Ray  (there  are  reports  that  Brooke  Hogan  and  Bully  Ray  are  dating).  TNA  General  Manager  Hulk  Hogan  arrived,  so  did  Bully  Ray,  and  Bully  Ray  zoomed  into  the  ring,  fought  Austin  Aries,  and  ran  him  out  of  the  ring.

ANALYSIS:  The  whole  show  was  great!  Enough  Said.