The NWA (National Wrestling Alliance) recently issued a press release, where they announced that they released a newly discovered piece of NWA history, which is a clip from 1948, the year NWA was founded and established. It was also mentioned on the press release that the 1948 clip will serve as the cold open of the NWA EmPowerrr PPV on August 28th, which will be followed by the 73rd Anniversary Event on August 29th.
NWA President Billy Corgan also released the full card for both the EmPowerrr and 73rd Events.
Below is the full press release:
NWA Releases Newly “Discovered” Film from 1948 & Complete Card for Historic PPV
To celebrate the events at the Chase in St. Louis on August 27th and 28th, the National Wrestling Alliance is showing the ultimate time-traveling tribute, starring Aron Stevens, “Krusher” Kratos and May Valentine; Complete card announced
St. Louis, MO (August 25, 2021): The National Wrestling Alliance has released a newly “discovered’ piece of NWA history, film footage from 1948, the year of the promotion’s founding.
Unearthed receipts from the era indicate the original broadcast was shot and edited by Linda Strawberry, and due to this incredible find this film clip will serve as the cold open of the NWA EMPOWERRR pay-per-view August 28th on FITE; all from the historic Chase Plaza in St. Louis, Missouri; and to be followed the next night by NWA 73 on August 29th. Check out FITE’s special PPV bundle deal for the weekend now.
The surprise film-find stars host May Valentine, alongside National Wrestling Alliance Tag Champions Aron ‘Shooter’ Stevens and ‘Krusher’ Kratos. This amazing news follows a stunning week of announcements including the inclusion of Ric Flair in NWA 73 and NWA President William Patrick Corgan’s purchase of Mildred Burke’s belt and plans to pay homage to her at EmPowerrr.
President Corgan also released the complete card for both EmPowerrr and NWA 73.
The televised festivities kick off with a very special FITE in Focus episode on Saturday, August 28th at 1pm ET / 11am PT to preview EmPowerrr and prepare fans for everything they need to know. Next up is EmPowerrr, the promotion’s first ever all-women event, executive produced by legend Mickie James herself. The line up includes NWA Women’s Champion Kamille, AEW’s Leyla Hirsch, Lady Frost, Jennacide, Red Velvet, Jamie Senegal and many more. The event will also include the return of Mildred Burke’s belt to the ring for the first time since 1955.
On Sunday, another FTE in Focus will air free at 1pm ET / 11am PT on FITE to preview NWA 73, the epic anniversary event featuring Nick Aldis, Chris Adonis, Ric Flair, Trevor Murdoch, Aron Stevens, Tim Storm, Thom Latimer, Tyrus, Kratos, Da Pope and many more. It will also feature Mickie James vs. Kylie Rae.
Both events can be ordered at a special price with FITE’s NWA bundle option.
Viewers can enjoy the event on any of FITE’s mobile, Smart TV, or popular streaming devices as well as online. How to watch FITE.
NWA EMPOWERRR AUGUST 28TH. BELL TIME IS 7:30 EST
NWA WORLD WOMEN’S TITLE MATCH: (c) KAMILLE VS AEW’S LEGIT LEYLA HIRSCH
IMPACT KNOCKOUTS CHAMPIONSHIP: (c) DEONNA PURRAZZO VS MELINA
THE RETURN OF THE NWA WORLD WOMEN’S TAG CHAMPIONSHIPS; CROWNED IN A ONE-NIGHT TOURNEY: FEATURING THE HEX (ALYSIN KAY/MARTI BELLE) vs RENEE MICHELLE AND SAHARA 7 IN QUALIFYING AND MIRANDA GORDY, JAZZY YANG, HALEY J VS AEW’S RED VELVET AND KILYNN KING
THE NWA’S KYLIE RAE VS AAA’S CHIKA TORMENTA VS AEW DIAMANTÉ
SKYE BLUE VS CHRISTY JAYNES
PAOLA MAYFIELD W/ TARYN TERRELL VS KENZIE PAIGE
AND IN THE MAIN EVENT, THE FIRST EVERT NWA WOMEN’S INVITATIONAL: WHERE A SINGLE WINNER RECEIVES A SHOT AT THE NWA WORLD WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP AT NWA 73
FEATURING STARS SUCH AS JENNACIDE, CHELSEA GREEN, KIERA HOGAN, LADY FROST, MASHA SLAMOVICH, TOOTIE LYNN, DEBBIE MALENKO, THUNDER KITTY, BIANCA CARELLI, AND JAMIE SENEGAL W/ POLLO DEL MAR
PLUS! MILDRED BURKE’S FAMED WORLD WOMEN’S TITLE BELT RETURNS TO AN NWA RING FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1955
NWA 73 AUGUST 29TH. BELL TIME IS 7:30 EST
NWA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH
(C) NICK ALDIS VS TREVOR MURDOCH
NWA NATIONAL TITLE MATCH
(C) CHRIS ADONIS VS JAMES STORM
NWA WORLD TAG CHAMPIONSHIP
(C) ARON STEVENS/KRATOS VS AAA’S LA REBELION
A DEBUTING MICKIE JAMES VS KYLIE RAE
THOM LATIMER VS CRIMSON VS TIM STORM FOR A ‘BRAWL IN THE LOU’
IN 6-MAN TAG ACTION, NWA TV CHAMPION TYRUS W/ MANAGER AUSTIN IDOL PARTNERS WITH JORDAN CLEARWATER AND CYON VS POPE AND THE END’S ODINSON AND PARROW
ALSO, LEGIT LEYLA HIRSCH OR KAMILLE (WHOMEVER SHOULD WIN THEIR MATCH AT EMPOWERRR) FACES THE WINNER OF THE 1ST EVER NWA WOMEN’S INVITATIONAL.
A 12-MAN BATTLE ROYALE, WHERE A SINGLE WINNER RECEIVES A NATIONAL TITLE SHOT
FEATURING: SLICE BOOGIE, JTG, LUKE HAWX, MARSHE ROCKETT, NICK STANLEY, JEREMIAH PLUNKETT, MIMS, RUSH FREEMAN, EL RUDO, SAL RINAURO W/ DANNY DEALS, AND MORE
COLBY CORINO VS PJ HAWX
PLUS, AN IN-RING APPEARANCE FROM THE GREATEST NWA CHAMPION OF ALL, NATURE BOY RIC FLAIR
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