Various News: NWA Status, Daniel Bryan, Nigel McGuinness, WCW Thunder
Billy Corgan to Take Over as New NWA Owner This Sunday
Billy Corgan is currently planned to take over as the new owner of the NWA on October 1st, according to the Wrestling Observer. While the paperwork and sale was made official weeks ago, Corgan delayed the start of his role as the new owner in order to finish up prior musical commitments.
In regards to new changes going forward, the Observer reports all affiliates will not be allowed to use the NWA name unless authorized by Corgan. NWA on Demand service will shut down on October 1st due to it being run by the previous NWA owner, Bruce Tharpe. The Paul Boesch Houston wrestling library streaming service will also shut down on October 1st due to Valerie Boesch owning the actual tape library although Corgan does own the licensing rights to market the tape library.
Daniel Bryan Teases at Wanting to Wrestle in Mexico Once His WWE Contract Expires
During a recent Q&A session held by Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella on Instagram, Bryan revealed he is currently growing out his hair in order to do a possible Hair versus Mask match in Mexico once his current WWE contract expires.
Bryan named Atlantis and Rush as two dream match opponents he wants to face in Mexico if given the chance to wrestle in CMLL.
“We don’t need to talk about why I’m growing my hair out. It may or may not be because I want to do apuestas matches in Arena Mexico. It may or may not be that.
Imagine a hair vs. mask match vs. Atlantis, or a hair vs. hair vs. Rush”
Rumor: Status of Nigel McGuinness in WWE Currently Unknown
When asked the current status of Nigel McGuinness as part of a recent Q&A article, PWInsider’s Mike Johnson stated none he asked in the WWE knew why McGuinness was not at 205 Live this week. Johnson stated the only answer he got was McGuinness might have recently requested some time off to deal with unknown personal reasons.
Johnson also stated if McGuinness doesn’t return to the WWE next week, it could be a sign of something bigger involving him outside of the WWE.
WWE Postpones Plans to Add Sunday Night Heat and WCW Thunder to the WWE Network
WWE is reported to have currently postponed all plans to upload episodes of WCW Thunder and WWF Sunday Night Heat to the WWE Network due to legal reasons, according to PWInsider.
PWInsider reported the on-going royalties lawsuit filed by Buff Bagwell and Scott Levy (Raven) against the company is likely the main reason for the decision to hold off adding these shows to the Network. Both are currently suing the WWE claiming the company is using the WWE Network as a way to avoid paying royalties to former wrestlers. They also claim the service itself should be treated the same as physical media, such as DVDs, which is subject to royalty fees.