Billy Corgan and the NWA have filed for an interesting new trademark.
For those who haven’t been following, Corgan took ownership of the National Wrestling Alliance on October 1, 2017. Since then, the NWA has documented the travels of their world champion through the “10 Pounds of Gold” YouTube Series. From October until December this meant cameras followed then-champion, Tim Storm, as he traveled defending the belt. Once he lost the championship to Nick Aldis, however, the promotion began to center itself around him and his new manager, Auston Idol.
Aldis is traveling around the globe on a crusade to defend the NWA World Heavyweight Championship 20x within a 60-day window.
NWA matches, or matches pertaining to the NWA title, have been taking place on other promotion’s platforms. Championship Wrestling from Hollywood, CZW, and Tommy Dreamer’s House of Hardcore have all been involved. Corgan’s new trademark might lead some to believe the NWA is looking to begin broadcasting their own shows, however.
the Dumont Network
If you watched a lot of television during the 1940s and 1950s, you are aware of the Dumont Network. Otherwise, it could use some explaining.
The Dumont Network was the 3rd network on the air along with NBC and CBS during the early days of television. It was also the first network to broadcast professional wrestling. Billy Corgan has filed to trademark “the Dumont Network” name.
While Corgan’s exact intention for the name remains unclear, some assumptions can be made. Is this the name of a new web-based network which will air NWA programming in the future?
Using the name of an older television network to air matches pertaining to a world championship with a lineage going back that far would certainly be fitting.
Billy Corgan is a creative individual who loves professional wrestling. What he has in store for the NWA moving forward has many wrestling fans excited for the future.