On December 4, 2018, NWA President Billy Corgan announced the next National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) produced PPV, NWA New Year’s Clash, on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center in Clarksville, Tennessee. The event runs one day before IMPACT Wrestling‘s Homecoming PPV, held just under an hour away in Nashville. It marks the first of a series of “pop up events” the NWA has planned for the new year.
— NWA (@nwa) December 4, 2018
The first three matches have been announced, and it’s for all three titles currently active in the NWA. NWA World Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis, NWA Women’s Champion Jazz and NWA National Heavyweight Champion Willie Mack will all be in action and defending their belts. In the past week, the NWA has announced all three challengers for the championships.
“COWBOY” JAMES STORM
“Cowboy” James Storm is a TNA Original who departed IMPACT Wrestling last December following last year’s Bound For Glory. The 41-year old enjoyed a 15-year career with TNA/IMPACT Wrestling, where he was the company’s most dominant tag team wrestler, holding tag titles an astounding 14 times in the company – six times as part of America’s Most Wanted with “Wildcat” Chris Harris, five times in Beer Money Inc. with Bobby Roode, plus single runs with Christopher Daniels, Gunner and Abyss. In 2011, he finally solidified himself as a singles wrestler, capturing the IMPACT World Heavyweight Championship. While seven of his tag team reigns in TNA were with the NWA World Tag Team titles, this is his big chance to add the NWA World Championship to his impressive resume.
Jazz will be defending her NWA Women’s Championship against one of the most popular women’s wrestlers in the world, in IMPACT Knockout Allie. A former 2x IMPACT Knockouts Champion, Allie is a 13-year veteran of the indie circuit, working for SHIMMER, Shine, Smash Wrestling and others before signing with IMPACT in 2016. Formerly known as Cherry Bomb on the indie circuit, she held the Women Superstars Uncensored (WSU) Championship for 644 days, and as part of the Kimber Bombs (with Kimber Lee) she won tag team gold in both SHIMMER and Shine.
Willie Mack will be facing off against an indie veteran of 19 years in 37-year old Matt Cross. “M-Dogg 20” has been wrestling since 1999 and has worked for all the major indies, such as Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW), Absolute Intense Wrestling (AIW), Smash Wrestling, PROGRESS, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG), All American Wrestling (AAW), CHIKARA and more, and is former IWA Mid South Heavyweight Champion and first ever Smash Champion. His popularity grew after his debut with Lucha Underground in 2014 as the masked Son of Havoc, where he’s a 3x Lucha Underground Trios Champion.
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