Various: David Lagana on NWA Business Model Concerns, Hidden Gems, WWE Tryouts, Indies

NWA Vice President on NWA’s Current Business Model Not Being Sustainable

A recent episode of the Prime Time with Sean Mooney podcast had NWA Vice President David Lagana as the guest and one of the comments discussed included his thoughts on NWA’s current business model not being sustainable for the company.

“This is not a sustainable model. Meaning spending what we spend per episode, and putting it on YouTube…. I’ll be transparent; the production is not being paid for right now on YouTube money alone. But what has happened since we launched was, the audience has grown so quickly, that we are a lot closer to being sustainable than when we started.

Paying for this is ticket sales, merch and YouTube ad money. Our breaks will evolve…as long as it fits the genre, and we produce the content so it fits inside of our world, this show can be a marketing tool to anyone who wants to sell to this kind of audience.”

WWE Network Hidden Gems Addition

This week’s addition to WWE Network’s Hidden Gems series is Georgia Championship Wrestling themed, featuring one classic event.

This gem is the entire November 6, 1983 event from Georgia Championship Wrestling featuring a NWA National Heavyweight Championship match of Tommy Rich vs. Ted DiBiase (c). This event is notable in wrestling history for being the first held by GCW in Atlanta, Georgia following the legendary “Last Battle of Atlanta” event in the city the previous month.

WWENetworkNews reported that this gem features a warning label stating that it is the most complete form of the event possible and does not include commentary during matches.

Georgia Championship Wrestling 11/06/1983 – At The Omni after The Last Battle of Atlanta

Tommy Rich battles Ted DiBiase, Buzz Sawyer clashes with Abdullah the Butcher, and more as GCW returns to the site of The Last Battle of Atlanta at the Omni Coliseum.

The Tate Twins Reportedly Invited to a WWE Tryout

Former Ring of Honor wrestlers The Tate Twins, Brandon and Brent Tate, reportedly have been invited by WWE for a tryout at their Performance Center next month, according to Squared Circle Sirens’ Casey Michael.

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

“Goldenboy” Alex Mendez recently announced on Twitter that he will be joining commentary for AEW’s Full Gear event this Saturday in Baltimore, Maryland.

WWE announced that WATER will be making appearances for EVOLVE at their EVOLVE 141 event on December 6th in Livonia, Michigan and EVOLVE 142 event on December 7th in Chicago, Illinois.

MLW announced a new match for the card of their Blood & Thunder event on November 9th in Orlando, Florida:
– MLW World Middleweight Championship – Myron Reed vs. Teddy Hart (c)

PROGRESS WRESTLING announced a new match for the card of their Chapter 98 event on November 24th in London, England:
– PROGRESS Tag Team Championship – Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch vs. Jordan Devlin & Scotty Davis (c)