Dralistico Announces Departure from AAA
AEW and Lucha Libre AAA talent Dralistico announced earlier today on Twitter that he has left AAA and will now be working as a fully independent talent in Mexico.
“Thank you AAA! I was in the best events and starred in some (Tijuana and Guerra de Titanes), I was a tag team champion. From today I am totally independent in Mexico and I want to face the best that the Independent roster has, see you maybe in the future!”
Gracias @luchalibreaaa Estuve en los mejores eventos y protagonice algunos(Tijuana y guerra de titanes) , fui campeón de parejas . Desde hoy soy totalmente independiente en 🇲🇽 y quiero enfrentar a lo mejor que tiene el roster Independiente nos vemos tal vez en un futuro 👊 pic.twitter.com/oMArk7GvQl— DRALISTICO (@DRALISTICO_LFI) December 5, 2023
Prior to his departure, Dralistico had been working for AAA since October of 2021.
TNA Wrestling Announces Date & Location for No Surrender 2024
Impact/TNA Wrestling recently announced that they will be holding next year’s No Surrender event on February 23, 2024 at the Alario Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
It was also announced that they will also be holding a new set of Impact! television tapings called Bayou Blast on February 24th at the same location.
Tickets for these upcoming shows were announced to officially go on sale starting on December 9th.
TNA Wrestling Returns To New Orleans For Back-to-Back Nights Of Live Pro Wrestling, February 23-24 At The Alario Center
Action-packed TNA shows – NO SURRENDER and BAYOU BLAST – are the first in NOLA in 2 years with championship matches set for both nights
Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling makes its long-awaited return to New Orleans for 2-nights of high-energy live pro wrestling, February 23-24, 2024, at the Alario Center.
The Friday night show, NO SURRENDER, will stream live on IMPACT + and YouTube for IMPACT Ultimate Insiders. The Saturday night show, BAYOU BLAST, will be taped for the company’s flagship weekly TV show, iMPACT! (Thursday, 8 p.m. EST on AXS TV). Both shows will start at 7 p.m., and the doors open at 5:45 p.m.
There will be pre-show and post-show Meet & Greet opportunities with different wrestlers both days. Names for the Meet & Greet guests will be announced in early-February.
Tickets for both New Orleans show will go on-sale at 10 a.m. CST on Saturday, December 9, at TNAwrestling.com.
NWA Announces JCP Southeast as Newest Official NWA Affiliate Territory
The National Wrestling Alliance recently announced that they have signed a partnership deal with Joe Cazana Promotions Southeast for JCP to become their next official NWA affliated territory.
JCP Southeast joins Exodus Pro Midwest as the current official modern era NWA territories.
Official press release:
NWA JCP SOUTHEAST ELEVATED TO SECOND OFFICIAL NATIONAL WRESTLING ALLIANCE TERRITORY OF THE LIGHTING ONE ERA UNDER PROMOTER JOE CAZANA
KNOXVILLE, TN — Dec. 4, 2023 — The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) proudly announces the elevation of NWA JCP Southeast as the second official territory of the Lighting One Era. Spearheaded by legendary wrestling promoter Joe Cazana, this development marks a significant milestone in the rich history of the NWA.
Over the past two years, Joe Cazana and his family have played a pivotal role in the success of the modern era of the NWA, particularly with their contributions to pay-per-views and television tapings in Knoxville and Nashville. The official announcement was made by NWA President William Patrick Corgan before a sold-out crowd at the ‘How Coalfield Stole Christmas’ wrestling event on December 2.
This collaboration not only signifies a mutual partnership but also symbolizes a shared commitment to the growth and evolution of professional wrestling.
Joe Cazana Promotions has been a driving force in the Southeastern wrestling scene since 2009, consistently attracting top-tier talent and capacity crowds across various venues. As a third-generation professional wrestler and promoter, Joe Cazana’s passion for the sport began at an early age, setting up rings with his father and stepping into the ring for his first match in 1985.
The Cazana family has been a cornerstone of the NWA in the past in this area with Joe Cazana’s grandfather, John Cazana, being the original promoter of Cazana Sports Management the Wide World of Wrestling beginning in 1953 out of Knoxville. With NWA JCP Southeast now being an officially recognized territory, this is a full circle moment for the Cazana family.
Cazana Sports Management would eventually become Southeastern Championship Wrestling in 1974 to 1985 and then would later become known as Continental Championship Wrestling from 1985 to 1989. The territory attracted major wrestling stars of its time including Andre the Giant, Ric Flair, Jerry Lawler, Mr. Wrestling II, Austin Idol, Dutch Mantell, Arn Anderson, Tom Prichard, and countless others.
“I am thrilled to announce that NWA JCP Southeast is now the second official territory of the Lighting One era,” said William Patrick Corgan, President of the NWA. “Joe Cazana and his team have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the NWA, and their dedication to delivering high-quality wrestling events aligns perfectly with our vision for the future. This expansion reflects our confidence in the Southeastern wrestling market and our belief in Joe Cazana’s ability to continue elevating the NWA brand and find the newest talent available in his area.”
In a statement echoing the sentiment of many wrestling enthusiasts, Cazana shared his excitement for this new chapter: “Being born into the NWA as I was, and to be able to wrestle for the NWA my entire life, I couldn’t be more thankful to Corgan and the NWA. In my opinion, the NWA is the best wrestling around. NWA JCP Southeast will remain the same promotion our fans have come to know and love, and now we are going to prove we are the best in the Southeastern United States. Doubt us? Try us!”
The Cazana legacy continues inside the ring with Joe’s sons AJ Cazana and KC Cazana being active wrestlers as the Country Gentlemen tag team. AJ Cazana is also a former NWA United States Tag Team Champion.
As part of this expansion, the top title in the promotion will now be known as the NWA JCP Southeastern Heavyweight Championship and is officially recognized as an NWA title. The current champion, Thrillbilly Silas Mason, also holds the prestigious NWA National Heavyweight Championship.
Fans can expect the same level of passion, excitement, and top-tier wrestling as NWA JCP Southeast continues its journey as a key player in the NWA’s Lighting One Era.
In addition, fans can expect to see NWA Champions and stars having matches and defending titles at upcoming NWA JCP Southeast shows. Current NWA champions include: NWA World Heavyweight Champion, “The Over Champ” EC3, NWA World Women’s Champion Kenzie Paige, NWA National Heavyweight Champion Thrillbilly Silas Mason, NWA World Women’s Tag Team Champions Kylie Paige & Ella Envy, Pretty Empowered, NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Colby Corino, Aron Stevens and his NWA World Tag Team Champions Blunt Force Trauma, NWA Men’s Television Champion Big Strong Mims, NWA Women’s Television Champion Max the Impaler, and NWA United States Tag Team Champions Odinson and Kratos, the Immortals.
In October, Corgan announced NWA Exodus Pro Midwest as the first official territory of the modern era. This promotion is under the stewardship of none other than the NWA World’s Heavyweight Champion, EC3.