Impact Wrestling Pay Issues

Impact is now paying wrestlers six weeks after their appearances on shows, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

Impact also books some members of their roster for indie shows and some wrestlers are upset that they are now paid six weeks later for those shows, which sometimes causes them to miss other self-booked indie dates where they would be paid that night.

NWA Launches New Podcast Show Called NWA Network

The National Wrestling Alliance announced they have launched a new podcast show called NWA Network and episodes will feature exclusive interviews from their Ten Pounds of Gold series, interviews with NWA management, and special addresses made by current NWA World Heavyweight Championship Nick Aldis.

NWA’s official press release:

Lightning One is proud to launch the NWA Network to this historic brands ever growing media offerings. The NWA Network intends to bring unique content to the voice space as the journey into the 70th year of National Wresting Alliance is just beginning. This channel will feature original series like the inaugural Aldis Address, exclusive full interviews done for the Ten Pounds of Gold Series, archived media interview with NWA executives and staff, and so much more.

The podcast show and debut episode is currently available to listen to on iTunes, Podbean, and Soundcloud with more platforms planned in the future.

Indie & Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

EVOLVE announced that the card for their February 17th show in Queens, New York will feature Austin Theory vs. champion Zack Sabre Jr for the EVOLVE Championship and AR Fox vs. champion Keith Lee for the WWN Championship.

Big Time Wrestling announced James Ellsworth will be facing off against Emma in an Inter-gender match with Mick Foley as special guest referee at their March 30th show in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

New Japan Pro Wrestling announced the main event of their February 18th event in Sydney, Australia will be a six-man tag team match of CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada, Jay White, & Will Ospreay) vs. Bullet Club (Cody Rhodes & The Young Bucks).