October 14, 2011
Co Released by: NWA Lone Star and NWA World Class
By virtue of a unanimous vote on October 7, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina, the National Wrestling Alliance board of directors awarded full membership status to the ownership groups that currently run NWA Houston and NWA World Class (Brownsville, TX). Both memberships become active immediately. NWA Southwest, which previously managed the entire Texas territory as well as Oklahoma, resigned its NWA membership in late September.
The Houston based membership, which will be known as “NWA Lone Star”, was assigned the Dallas, Fort Worth, Waco, College Station, Galveston, Beaumont and Houston territories, including all neighboring communities. The current “NWA Houston” promotion’s name will not change, but the promotion will run under the NWA Lone Star umbrella.
The Brownsville based territory consists of their home market along with Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Laredo, Odessa and El Paso, including all neighboring communities. Like the home promotion in Brownsville, the territory will be known as “NWA World Class”.
The Texas panhandle, which includes Amarillo and Lubbock, will be co-managed by the Lone Star and World Class organizations until further notice. NWA Amarillo, an NWA Associate Member, will continue to run NWA shows in the Amarillo market.
Shortly after the memberships were approved, NWA Executive Director Robert Trobich offered the following, “The NWA is thrilled with the addition of NWA Lone Star and NWA World Class to our ranks. Both organizations are an excellent combination of business-savvy and wrestling experience. The NWA in Texas has traditionally been the home of multiple promotions and with Lone Star and World Class working together, the eyes of the wrestling world will again be on Texas.”
NWA Board of Directors member Bill Behrens added, “Texas wrestling fans will remember that the NWA brand was promoted all over that great State by such legendary promoters as Paul Boesch, Fritz Von Erich (Jack Adkisson) and Dory Funk, Sr, each committed to great shows in their areas. Now with two promoters joining the NWA, both committed to growing their part of the State, wrestling fans will again have more opportunities to see great NWA wrestling events throughout the entire Longhorn State.
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