Billy Corgan appeared on SiriusXM Rush earlier this week to provide an update on the National Wrestling Alliance. Corgan officially took ownership of the organization two weeks ago.
While Corgan was quick to point out he doesn’t want to make any promises he can’t deliver on, he did provide a timeline for when the promotion hopes to begin running shows.
Billy Corgan Interview Recap
On When the NWA Will Begin Running Shows:
“Unless something changes in the near future, we’re on a path to start running shows probably in the spring. We’re going to originally start with just being a television product, and what I mean by that is we’re going to probably do shows for free on the internet,” he said. “We haven’t worked out the specifics yet, but we will be hopefully a weekly show that anybody can watch anywhere in the world for free behind no paywall, and we’ll start signing talent and we’ll start running our own shows. So we want to build up the brand by putting the wrestling first and the product first, and hopefully we’ll create a fan base and some momentum, and then if we make deals it’ll be based off what we’re doing, not what we hope to do.”
On Keeping Some Plans Secret from the Audience:
“We don’t want to do what a lot of people do in wrestling, which is make a bunch of promises that never come true,”
“We really see the NWA as a long-term thing, so we want to build it the right way. We’ve been very cautious about the information we let out, not because there aren’t things to hype, there’s plenty of things to hype, but if they don’t come true we don’t want that coming back conversely on the NWA.”
On Using National Wrestling Alliance Affiliate Promotions:
“When we took over officially in June or July, we reached out to every affiliate that was involved and said, ‘Look, we have a really open mind.’ Unfortunately, most of our experiences weren’t positive. People get used to running their little kingdoms, they couldn’t get behind the bigger vision. So we’ve let all the affiliate programs lapse, there are no more NWA affiliates. So when you hear the NWA, it’s basically whatever we’re gonna do from center out.”
Listen to a clip of the interview below: