This week, Billy Corgan agreed to terms to purchase the NWA name and brand. Unlike when he tried to purchase Impact Wrestling, this deal does not come with an actual wrestling company or promotion attached, nor any talent or tape library. So fans and insiders alike are all just sort of puzzling out what exactly he’s going to do with the letters “NWA.”
Eric Bischoff was one of the first to weigh in on what Corgan might possibly be doing. On the latest episode of his Bischoff On Wrestling podcast, he called Corgan a “smart and creative guy,” but can’t figure out what he’s going to do with the brand.
“He must have a plan. I don’t know what it could be though. Without the tape library, without the streaming library, without the revenue that generates or the value of the library itself. The NWA has been around a long time. It’s been run through the mill. I don’t want to call it damaged goods because it is a legacy brand. There’s an upside there. Depending on what Billy’s strategy is there is a way to build on that legacy and kind of resurrect that legacy, you never know, there could be a great opportunity there. For the life of me I can’t figure it out.”