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NWA SCORES WITH FIRST TITLE MATCH, MORE ON HOMICIDE'S WRESTLING ACADEMY, FORMER TNA KNOCKOUT EXPECTING FIRST CHILD, ROB TERRY WINS BIG IN VEGAS AND MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2017-11-13 11:45:00

The NWA title bout between Tim Storm and Nick Aldis has already been viewed by over 33,000 on Facebook, which has to be seen as a victory.  Whether anyone wants to publicly admit it or not, the NWA was barely a blip on a blip of a radar screen in recent years.  In just five weeks, the Five Pounds of Gold series has gotten people at least remembering and interested in seeing what Billy Corgan and Dave Lagana were going to do with it. 

The first step appears to be trying to add luster back to the championship.  The match itself was a good, solid bout that unfortunately had a finish that went a little wonky.  It appeared Storm blew up towards the end, which given it was the highest profile match of his life, is understandable.  It was one of those things where timing was a tad off and it could have happened to anyone. 

However, I think for the most part, the build, the presentation and the surprise of the match streaming live were all positives and it's a nice start to building a foundation.  Seriously, when's the last time anyone cared about a NWA title bout?  Over the weekend, thousands did and they cared about one that featured a 53 year old champion with no national recognition and a challenger who hasn't been on TV in some time.  Any way you look at it, that's a huge plus, especially if there is a way to figure out how to monetize that interest down the line.

The Squared Circle Sirens website is reporting that former TNA Knockouts champion Shantelle Taylor is expecting her first child.  Our best wishes to all involved!

Homicide will be opening a training school in Blackwood, NJ in conjunction with New Jersey's Gamechanger Wrestling.  Nick Gage will be the other head trainer.    There will be an open house this Thursday 11/16 with both Homicide and Gage on hand.  For more details, email GamechangerWrestling@yahoo.com.

Former Impact star Rob Terry recently won the 2017 Natural Olympia bodybuilding competition:

 

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The next Big Event convention in NYC will be 3/8/18.

Former WWE star Heidenreich made his first independent wrestling appearance I can remember in some time, capturing the 302 Wrestling championship from Louis D. Rich in Camden, Delaware. WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy Hart is coming in for the promotion's 2/10/18 event in Harrington, Delaware.

Jesse Godderz announced the following:

 

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