Marti Belle announces departure from the NWA
Marti Belle announced this morning that she was no longer under contract with the NWA joining a list of at least eight competitors who are no longer with the brand from last year.
Thank you @nwa for giving me the opportunity to be a part of the talented locker room & create some amazing moments. I met incredible people that I’m sure I’ll see again. I am no longer signed to a contract with NWA. I am not sure what’s next for me, but I am excited to find out.
The National Wrestling Alliance last taped NWA POWERRR on January 26th, 2020. Due to the World-Wide Global Pandemic, the National Wrestling Alliance would cancel all of their live events including the Crockett Cup 2020 on March 16th. The final episode of POWERRR would be released on May 12th, 2020. After a six month pause, the National Wrestling Alliance announced strategic partnerships that would see their titles defended on the United Wrestling Network’s Prime Time LIVE and on AEW’s Dynamite.
Marti Belle has joined an ever-increasing list of names who one year ago were a part of the National Wrestling Alliance who are no more. Marti Belle’s first foray into the National Wrestling Alliance was nearly seven years before NWA POWERRR started up when she would challenge Leva Bates for NWA Florida Underground in 2012. Her next NWA match would actually take place in Ring of Honor challenging then Woman’s World Champion Allysin Kay. Belle would become a regular for the show on the first night of television tapings where she would defeat Crystal Rose. Her story with the show is that she would grow increasingly frustrated with her real-life friend Allysin Kay, turning on her and joining former WWE Star Melina and Thunder Rosa.
Since the hiatus, at least eight competitors have either had their contracts expire, negotiated to get out of their contracts, retired, or signed elsewhere. Tasha Steelz signed with Impact, Ricky Starks opted out of his contract to sign with AEW. CW Anderson announced his retirement. Eddie Kingston signed with AEW. Royce Isaacs asked for his release. And the contracts for both James Storm and Kay both expired. It was also rumored that Zicky Dice had asked for his release, but nothing has been entirely substantiated with his status.