As previously reported, the National Wrestling Alliance will make its return from hiatus on March 21st in the form of a pay-per-view event, Back for the Attack. This event will stream exclusively on FITE TV. However, It has now been confirmed via a press release by FITE that their streaming service will now be the home for the NWA programming moving forward.
“FITE, the premier global digital platform for sports and entertainment, announced today that the National Wrestling Alliance will return on March 21st at 4 pm ET with a live Pay-Per-View event; relaunching the promotion since it went on hiatus due to the global pandemic. Following the ‘Back to the Attack ‘ PPV, the NWA will resume a full schedule of NWA POWERRR events on Tuesdays.”
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The @nwa will resume a full schedule of #NWAPowerrr events on Tuesdays at 6:05pm ET (everyone's favorite time) beginning on March 23rd which will be available via a low-cost subscription bundle on #FITE! pic.twitter.com/nZjeOe0yke
— FITE (@FiteTV) March 2, 2021
This comes after speculation that the NWA would be closing its doors, with the company removing all of its content from its YouTube channel, including every episode of Powerrr. This has now been confirmed to have been due to an exclusive streaming rights deal that NWA has signed with FITE TV, effectively moving all of the formerly free content to a “low-cost bundle package” in the weeks to come. Inside the Ropes, who initially broke the news of NWA’s partnership with FITE, also confirmed that NWA Powerrr will shoot in Atlanta once again, with episodes returning to Tuesdays at 6:05 PM.
The last episode of NWA Powerrrtook place on May 12th of last year as Super Power. This show was initially taped to air in March of 2020 but was delayed due to the pandemic. The show included Strictly Business (NWA World Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis and Thomas Latimer) defeating ROH‘s Villian Enterprises (Marty Scurll and Brody King), as well the Rock N’ Roll Express against Aron Stevens and the late Josephus (Question Mark). This show was famous for its use of a classic 70s and 80s studio, calling back to the cheesy yet endearing roots of wrestling television’s past. It will be interesting to see if they are able to incorporate this theme with pandemic restrictions.
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