Notes from EMPOWERRR and NWA 73rd Press Confrence | NWA News

The NWA will return to the historic Chase Ballroom in St. Louis, Missouri. August 28th will be the the EMPOWERRR Pay-Per-View. August 29th will be the NWA 73rd Anniversary Show. The 30th and 31st will feature matches taped for the NWA’s programing on FITE and YouTube.


August 28th, 2021 the National Wrestling Alliance will present it’s first ever All Women’s Pay Per View. The event is being Executive Produced by former WWE Women’s Champion Mickie James-Aldis. The event will feature the first ever NWA Women’s Invitational Cup. Described as a Tournament that will feature the industry’s rising up-and-coming talent. The victor of the tournament will challenge the NWA World Women’s Champion the following night at the NWA 73rd PPV. The first participant announced is Tootie Lynn. The plans is to have the cup remain an on-going part of the NWA as part of the Anniversary Weekend.

Wrestling At The Chase

Wrestling at the Chase aired from 1959 to 1983 and it’s matches were promoted by the St. Louis Wrestling Club which was a member of the NWA. Sam Muchnick was the booker for the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion and Lou Thesz. Muchnick served as the NWA President for a decade from 1950 to 1960. In 1959, as the brain child of Muchnick and Hotelier and businessman, Harold Kopler.

NWA proprietor, William Patrick Corgan indicated he’d like the NWA to return to the Chase on a more regular basis. “[We] hope to be back here very regularly. If I get my druthers we’d be here, very regularly to perform our series from the Chase…” Outside of the winner of the Women’s Invitational receiving a shot at the Burke, no matches were announced for the PPV. Currently the NWA has started a YouTube SeriesRace To The Chase based on the history of the Chase and the build for the 73rd Anniversary Show.

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