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 Your Heading Goes Here
Louis, the National Wrestling Alliance could exist as a virtual monopoly as long as they agreed not to restrict the free flow of wrestling talent which is what they promised they wouldn't do but often promoters did try to restrict the flow of talent.
A requirement of promoters joining the National Wrestling Alliance and enjoying the protection is that they recognize and publicize one and only one world heavyweight champion, that being the NWA world champion.
The other function of the National Wrestling Alliance was the recognition and promotion of the NWA World Champion. /today-10.html   (1799 words)

 N.W.A. World Heavyweight Title
Holder of the Midwest Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Title in Kansas City, recognized as a world champion in Des Moines, IA by Pinkie George, who later founds the current version of the NWA in 48; said to have been the "National Wrestling Alliance" World champion for seven years before losing to Sonny Myers in 47/11.
Holder of the Wichita-based National Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Title, recognized as champion in Des Moines, IA by Pinkie George in 43/06 and 43/08.
Huntsville, AL Defeats Malice after the two become the finalists of a battle royal; Total Nonstop Action Wrestling is given a control of the title by the NWA Board of Directors after this point. /nwa/world/nwa-h.html   (623 words)

 The New England Independent
Renamed the National Wrestling Alliance-New England, the "Boston Bad Boy" was ready to continue the tradition of professional wrestling in New England and take it into the next century.
Promotions like Power League Wrestling, Eastern Wrestling Alliance, the New England Wrestling Alliance, and the All-Star Wrestling Association have been around between 8 and 12 years.
New fans might not realize that, before there was NWA-NE, there was Century Wrestling Alliance, a promotion owned and operated by the original "Boston Bad Boy" Tony Rumble. /~jjakan/features-misc-tradition.html   (837 words)

 Solies' Classic Wrestling Images from the NWA
The National Wrestling Alliance started out as a loose confederation of a number of independents throughout North America in 1948 under the leadership of P.L. "Pinky" George and Sam Muchnick.
The Minnesota Wrecking Crew (II) consisting of Ole Andersen and his son-in-law Arn (the original team was Ole and his brother Gene) were the NWA National Tag Team Champions when this photo was taken in 1985.
Koloff was a former WWWF (World Wide Wrestling Federation, the precurser of the WWF) Heavyweight Champion, having unseated the "Living Legend" Bruno Sammartino in January of 1971. /Solie/nwa.html   (532 words)

 The History of the Belts
Most wrestling fans have only seen a World title list which tries to trace the championship from Frank Gotch to the National Wrestling Alliance titleholder in the 1980's.
The National Wrestling Association stripped John Pesek of the title.
The National Wrestling Association recognized John Pesek as their World Heavyweight wrestling champion. /columns/guests/gcol05.htm   (777 words) Wrestling Superstars Live AWA Wrestling Entertainment, Inc
During his time with the National Wrestling Alliance, Todd was integral to the NWA's success, from ensuring that the crew was not locked out of the arena at the NWA's 50 th Anniversary show to negotiating with Jerry Jarrett and TNA.
From the start of his tenure on the National Wrestling Alliance Board of Directors in 1998, Todd was essential to directing the NWA's worldwide expansion, culminating in an affiliation with Total Nonstop Action in 2002.
Todd feels that his entire tenure as NWA President has been unfairly written off by many wrestling fans. /col_todd.html   (787 words)

With NWA outlets in Japan, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Canada, Santa Domingo, Singapore and elsewhere by the 1970's, the NWA World title was easily the most prestigious and well-known wrestling title in all the world.
Eastern Championship Wrestling died and was reborn as Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW).
Severn was stripped of the NWA World Heavyweight Title on May 28, 2002 by unanimous vote of the NWA Board of Directors for not being able to schedule a title defense on June 19, 2002 in Huntsville, Alabama. /nwa.html   (2062 words) WWE, NWA-TNA, UFC News & Rumors, Women, Wrestling, Headlines, Spoilers, Discussion, Editorials, Wrestler Photos, Video Games, Live Play By Play, Indy News, Wrestling Information & More!
Though The National Wrestling Alliance (which is the father of World Championship Wrestling) name itself did not come into existance untill it was officialy created in 1948.
Then on July 14th, in 1947, the National Wrestling Alliance was formed by several Wrestling promoters in North America.
Orville Brown, the reigning Midwest Wrestling Association World Heavyweight champion, is then known to be the first NWA World champion, as the MWA joines the NWA. /index.php?section=almanac&id=hist   (1067 words)

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - October 26, 2002- The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) announced the election of the new Board of Directors for the period running October 2002 to October 2003 during the 54th Anniversary Convention held this year in Corpus Christi, Texas on October 25, 2002.
The NWA is an integrated media organization primarily engaged in the development, production and marketing of live events featuring professional wrestling, which are filmed for pay-for-view, Internet, video and worldwide television broadcast; and the licensing and sale of branded consumer products featuring the NWA brand.
Minnick is entering his 19th year of being involved with professional wrestling including the last eight years as a promoter. /news/newsline.asp?news=11104   (656 words)

 Gene Tunney's Magazine Article - Wrestling Heavyweight Champion
At this writing, Lou Thesz of St. Louis is acclaimed heavyweight wrestling champion of the world by the National Wrestling Alliance, but his claim is being vigorously disputed by Don Eagle, and others.
Now, with the leading bookers and promoters of the nation agreeing on one man as the champion to defend the title until beaten by a challenger, professional wrestling takes its rightful place as leader in the sports world.
Trying to decide who was the greatest wrestling champion since the beginning of civilization is about as futile a pastime as I can imagine. /magazine14.html   (603 words)

 July 20, 1973 - Harley Race vs. Jack Brisco
With the national spotlight of pro-wrestling focused on Sam Houston Coliseum Friday night, National Wrestling Alliance president Sam Muchnick has decided to use the occasion to come here and present world's champion Harley Race with the new title belt that has been created by a group of artists working in gold.
He continued to refuse the long distance explanation of the Funk family that Junior's shoulder had not healed and although Jack was joined by pressure from the National Wrestling Alliance there was little, and often no, word from the Panhandle on the future of the champion.
Sam Muchnick, long time president of the National Wrestling Alliance, will be in Houston for next week's all important title match between Jack Brisco and Harley Race. /programs/hou72073.htm   (2258 words)

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NATIONAL WRESTLING ALLIANCE FANTASY FEDERATION is a licensed trademark of Prime Time Sports and Entertainment, a Sports Entertainment Productions company, and is copyrighted to World Professional Wrestling.
Check back as we present to you the National Wrestling Alliance, where the main goal is wrestling...and all else is a bonus.
  It is intended to provide entertainment to wrestling fans around the world. /NWA_UKHammerlock/NWAhome.htm   (105 words)

 Mid-Week Report
Rogers is subsequently recognized as WWWF World champion by a group of former NWA promoters in the northeast, who bill their new organization as the World Wide Wrestling Federation (later known as the World Wrestling Federation).
The match is presented by Maple Leaf Wrestling.
The match is presented by the St. Louis Wrestling Club. /updates/1999123b.htm   (1006 words)

 National Wrestling Alliance Anniversary Shows
NWA National Champ Ricky Murdoch beat Shane Sommers to win the NWA Missouri Title.
NWA Battlezone Junior Heavyweight Champ The Psycho pinned Rick Morgan (7:55).
NWA PWX Champ Scottie Gash beat Nikita Allanov and Chris Taylor (12:30) in a "three way dance" when he forced Allanov to submit. /supercards/usa/misc/nwa/nwaanniv.html   (1567 words)

 Obsessed With Wrestling
was a member of the National Wrestling Alliance, and was the promoter for Virginia and the Carolinas..
With a total of six NWA territories under Jim Crockett Promotions, and Crockett's position as NWA President, wrestling fans were convinced that the Jim Crockett Promotions was the NWA.
1987: Jim Crockett added Championship Wrestling Florida & Universal Wrestling Federation to its growing empire.. /promotions/jcp.html   (407 words)

NWA BOD Member and NWA Virginia Owner Rick OBrien responded, "I want the fans of Virginia to see good wrestling, and UWF is going to help bring that all over the Commonwealth.
With NWA Virginia promoter Rick O'Brien holding the title belt ringside, Jarrett and top contender AJ Styles were putting on a wrestling clinic.
Vaughn slapped NWA Board Member Rick OBrien and complained that his hands were entangled in the ropes and the pinfall should not have counted.   (5732 words)

 SoCal UNCENSORED Forums - History of the Triple Crown
AJPW had recently pulled out of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA).
The unification of the three titles (PWF Heavyweight, NWA International and NWA United National) came about due to discontent within All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) regarding the amount of titles in the promotion.
The decision was made to unify the PWF Heavyweight, NWA International and NWA United National titles. /board/showthread.php3?t=65   (1697 words)

 Professional Wrestling Online Museum - Ring Chronicle Hall of Fame Inductee - Lou Thesz
It was during his reigns as NWA World Champion between 1949-1964 that Thesz went on a quest to unify the different World titles being recognized at the time, with the goal of making the National Wrestling Alliance title into pro wrestling's only World Championship.
Next was the National Wrestling Association World Title which he won on three seperate occasions in 1939, 1947, and 1948.
Very few wrestlers ever had the skill and wrestling knowledge to attain the status of "hooker"...and the ones who did were treated with extra respect in the dressing room. /pages/bios/halloffame/theszbio.html   (694 words)

 Anderson, Gene Wrestleinfo
However Gene’s tag team legacy really began when he teamed up with Ole Anderson and terrorized the National Wrestling Alliance’s tag team ranks throughout the 1970’s.
COPYRIGHT 2005 by Mike Rickard II A member of the fictional Anderson wrestling family (with “brothers” Ole and Lars, and cousin Ric Flair), Gene Anderson was best known as one half of the legendary tag team known as the Minnesota Wrecking Crew.
Gene Anderson retired from wrestling in the ring but he continued to participate in wrestling as a heel manager in Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling. /Page5.html   (199 words) > Indy Zone > NWA East Disbands From the NWA Alliance
One a press release from Richard Arpin, dismissing NWA East from the National Wrestling Alliance.
As the day has progressed I have been in contact with various sources within the NWA and what has been revealed is a Alliance in the midst of a power struggle. broke the news earlier today about the conflicting reports coming out of the NWA. /articles/indy/1103.shtml   (998 words) Wrestling Superstars Live AWA Wrestling Entertainment, Inc
Founded by wrestler/promoter Verne Gagne and associate Wally Karbo, Minneapolis Boxing and Wrestling Club, Inc. originally held membership in the National Wrestling Alliance until a dispute recognition of the NWA World heavyweight championship.
Wrestling legends who have competed at some point during there career in the AWA include Hulk Hogan, Jesse Ventura, Nick Bockwinkle, Harley Race, Curt Hennig, Road Warrior Animal, Road Warrior Hawk, Fritz Von Erich, Pat Patterson, Shawn Michaels, Jerry Lawler, Larry Zbyszko, Rick Martel, Stan Hansen, and Sgt. Slaughter to name just a few.
His name is among the most well-known in wrestling and for years, wrestling fans knew something exciting was about to occur if they saw Apter and his cameras taking shots at ringside.   (1277 words)

 Wrestling Digest: Fashion statement: for NWA/TNA's high-flying A.J. Styles, title belts are all the rage this season - National Wrestling Alliance
Wrestling Digest: Fashion statement: for NWA/TNA's high-flying A.J. Styles, title belts are all the rage this season - National Wrestling Alliance
I truly believe we have the best athletes in professional wrestling.
FindArticles > Sports > Wrestling Digest > Dec, 2003 > Article /p/articles/mi_m0FCO/is_4_5/ai_110263393   (1262 words)

 NWA Tribute : National Wrestling Alliance, history of wrestling, legends...
NWA Tribute : National Wrestling Alliance, history of wrestling, legends...
With NWA no longer operating as an organization, Flair is recognized as the first WCW World Heavyweight champion.
The signings for many are for only one show as the roster at this point has several full-time workers. /nwa.html   (680 words)

 Nwa Tna Wrestling
TNA Wrestling was originally a member of the National Wrestling Alliance and was also known as NWA: TNA.
NWA BattleZone NWA Bluegrass NWA Blue Ridge NWA California NWA Championship Wrestling NWA East NWA ECCW NWA Florida NWA...
Ontario Indy Wrestling - WWE and NWA TNA /wrestling/Nwa-Tna-Wrestling.html   (485 words)

 NWA Wrestling: National Wrestling Alliance 56 Years of History and Tradition
The NWA Wrestling Legends Fanfest takes place Friday through Sunday, August 19-21, at the beautiful Hilton University Place Hotel in Charlotte, NC.
It is with great pleasure that I announce two of the greatest minds (and mouths) in all of wrestling, Jim Cornette and Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, will be making their way to next month’s NWA Wrestling Legends Fanfest in Charlotte, NC!
A real icon in the wrestling industry, “The Brain” will be our celebrity emcee for Sunday’s fanfest and will also sign autographs and take pictures with fans. /nwanews/index.php?p=213   (8620 words)

 The World Wrestling Alliance
The World Wrestling Alliance was based out of Springdale, Arkansas, and ran by Ron Fortune, AKA The Original Dr. X.
I didn't know that it would cause any confusion, but The Jackal and The Rock that wrestle in The World Wrestling Alliance are NOT the WWF Superstars of the same name.
Go to Rob's Wrestling World to find out more about that card. /tonyd/wwa.htm   (1310 words)

 The FAQ: How did the National Wrestling Alliance begin?
In the period immediately following World War II, a St. Louis promoter named Sam Muchnick organised around 14 regional wrestling promoters around the United States (although largely based in the mid-west) to form the National Wrestling Alliance.
The FAQ: How did the National Wrestling Alliance begin?
The NWA expanded rapidly over the following decade, with each regional organisation absorbed into the NWA merging its local version of the World Title with the NWA belt held by Lou Thesz. /faqomatic/cache/234.html   (79 words)

 National Wrestling Alliance Fantasy Federation
It is solely intended to provide entertainment to wrestling fans around the world.
We mourn for this loss inside the Hart Family, one of the true first families of professional wrestling.   (220 words)

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