NWA’s Mickie James took to her Instagram account earlier to post an Instagram video to help promote ticket day as later today at 6:00 pm est., tickets for NWA 73, NWA Empowerrr, and 2 days of tapings for NWA Powerrr go on sale. During the video, The President of NWA, Billy Corgan, and the NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Nick Aldis were on hand as well. During the video, Mickie James announced that the NWA World Women’s Tag Team Championship would be returning to the company. Here’s what Mickie James said:
“This was obviously something that we both had kind of discussed and I felt like this was obviously the perfect place to do that was to bring back the NWA women’s Tag Team Championships which haven’t been represented haven’t been seen since 1984 (1983)”
Billy Corgan went on to say the titles are currently being made and will be up by the time of the NWA Empowerrr. Billy also mentioned Mildred Burke being a champion in the company but never being recognized and mentioned this due to the importance of wanting to correct the historical record of Mildred Burkes’s legacy as champion along with the Tag team championships as well. Corgan says the following about the rebuilding the NWA into the present:
“Part of rebuilding NWA into the 21st century is sort of, you know, kind of rebalancing our approach as a company”
The tag titles were last seen in the NWA in 1983 in Calgary, Alberta Canada with Princess Victoria and Velvet McIntyre being the last NWA World Women’s Tag Team champions. In 1984, the championships were sold to the WWF in order to establish the promotions women’s tag team division. Velvet McIntyre and Princess Victoria were then recognized as the first WWF Women’s Tag Team Champions in April of 1984. Those set of titles were last defended on June of 1988 by The Glamour Girls, the team of Judy Martin and Leilani Kai. The titles were then deactivated in 1989.
While no names have been announced yet for a chance at the NWA World Women’s Tag Team Championship, it will be interesting to see who will step up and take the opportunity to challenge for the revamped tag team titles. Tickets for the shows are on sale at 6:00 pm est. today and the local buzz has been really high for it, tickets are limited so if you are interested in looking to attend live, tickets are exclusively being sold through Ticketmaster. If you cannot make the show then you can purchase the events on Fite TV at a bundled price of $39.99.
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