The new movie about NWA has caused a good amount of debates and some controversy. Mark Henry decided to add on to that. The former world heavyweight champion stated that he was boycotting USA Today because of an ignorant article that was written. He was not specific, so fans are left to guess which one pissed him off. For those that don't know, Henry was a big part of the racial controversy in WWE not too long ago.
August 19, 2015
Fox Sports interviewed Paul Heyman, and he decided to share a great story about himself and Dusty Rhodes. When the ECW founder was just 18 years old, he once sneaked into an NWA production meeting. Upon being caught by Rhodes, Heyman revealed to him that he was simply there to learn. Rhodes admired that and allowed Heyman to stick around.
August 17, 2015
To promote his Straight Outta Compton movie, Ice Cube went on ESPN and critiqued celebrity rappers. When asked about John Cena, the founding member of the NWA stated that the wrestling star was a fool but an impressive one. Cube also mentioned that Cena had a little bit of LL Cool in him. The rapper feels that the former world heavyweight champion needs to be a bit wilder with his music.
August 15, 2015
When it comes to working various promotions, the tidbit on Terry Funk blows just about everyone out of the water. The former world heavyweight champion in the NWA and ECW has worked in at least 63 different companies. During his almost 50 year career, he has worked for every major promotion in the United States and Japan.
August 13, 2015
For a couple of decades now, New Japan has been one of the most well known wrestling promotion in the world. Management is trying to increase their popularity by doing an international expansion. The company is going to send their top stars, such as Hiroshi Tanahashi, more frequently to the United States. They already have deals in place with GFW, ROH, NWA and a couple of other small promotions.
July 18, 2015
Some new rumors have popped up in regards to Lisa Fox Lee being fired by WWE despite being with the company for nearly two decades. It is being said that Vince McMahon had her released because she was not able to successfully negotiate a contract to acquire the rights to the NWA library. The company wanted to prevent them from being able to create their own online video streaming service.
July 12, 2015
Some bad news to report. Buddy Landel has passed away. He was involved in a car accident but was able to come back home. The following day, he was found unresponsive. For those that do not know, he was a star during the 1980s. Landel wrestled for several territories, but he is most known for his work in the NWA and Smoky Mountain Wrestling.
June 22, 2015
In what is being viewed as quite the bold move, the NWA has decided to follow in the foot steps of WWE and New Japan by offering an online video streaming service. Their content is going to include footage from the 1960s until the early 1980s. The company is promoting the fact that they have nearly 800 hours of content for fans of old school wrestling. The video library is the one that is owned by legendary promoter Paul Boesch.
June 8, 2015
In some sad news, Tommy Rogers has passed away. He was found in front of his computer in the middle of the night by his roommate. The initial belief is that the former NWA star might have committed suicide, as he was facing a prison stint after getting involved in a fight with a police officer. Reports have surfaced that there was no suicide note left behind. Rogers teamed with Bobby Fulton as the Fantastics, a very underrated tag team during the 1980s.
June 1, 2015