National Wrestling Alliance

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The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is an American professional wrestling organization formed in 1948.wikipedia
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List of National Wrestling Alliance territories

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Under the control of the membership-based NWA Board of Directors (consisting of various prominent, regional promoters), it previously acted as a governing body for the NWA's national territory system which recognized one world champion, participated in talent exchanges, and collectively protected the territorial integrity of member promotions.
The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is an American professional wrestling organization.

Billy Corgan

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Billy Corgan's company, Lightning One, purchased the NWA on October 1, 2017, at which point the NWA's affiliate agreements were allowed to lapse.
William Patrick Corgan Jr. (born March 17, 1967) is an American musician and songwriter, who is the lead singer, primary songwriter, guitarist, and sole permanent member of The Smashing Pumpkins, in addition to being the owner and sole promoter of the National Wrestling Alliance.

Jim Crockett Promotions

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The largest remaining NWA member, World Championship Wrestling (WCW), which had been formed from the assets of Jim Crockett Promotions (which in turn had itself acquired other former NWA members), would leave the NWA for good in 1993.
Founded in 1931, the promotion emerged as a cornerstone of the National Wrestling Alliance.

NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship

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Beginning that October, the NWA began its first YouTube series, Ten Pounds of Gold, which focused primarily around the NWA World Heavyweight Champion and others in the division. During the reign of the second NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Lou Thesz (1949–1956), the title was further unified with several more previously competing world titles, such as those recognized jointly by the National Wrestling Association and the American Wrestling Alliance (in Boston), plus another version promoted from the Los Angeles Olympic Auditorium. Up until this point only the NWA World Heavyweight Championship and NWA Junior Heavyweight Championship had been national titles.
The NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship is a world heavyweight championship in the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA).

Black Saturday (professional wrestling)

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The NWA thrived in America until the late 1980s, by which time most original members had gone out of business as a result of the World Wrestling Federation's national expansion.
In 1976, GCW became the first National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) territory to earn a national cable television contract as the soon-to-be-renamed Superstation WTBS began to be carried by various cable and satellite providers nationwide.

NWA Power

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It's current weekly series, NWA Power, premiered on October 8, 2019.
NWA Powerrr is a professional wrestling web television program produced by the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA).

World Championship Wrestling

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The largest remaining NWA member, World Championship Wrestling (WCW), which had been formed from the assets of Jim Crockett Promotions (which in turn had itself acquired other former NWA members), would leave the NWA for good in 1993.
However, it was not until November 2, 1988 that an actual, National Wrestling Alliance (NWA)-affiliated promotion called 'World Championship Wrestling' appeared on the national scene.

Sam Muchnick

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In 1948, Paul "Pinkie" George, a promoter from the Midwest, founded the original version of the National Wrestling Alliance with the backing of five other promoters (Al Haft, Tony Strecher, Harry Light, Orville Brown, and Sam Muchnick).
He is often regarded as wrestling's equivalent of Pete Rozelle (the forward-thinking commissioner who revolutionized the NFL), and he was instrumental in establishing the National Wrestling Alliance, which became the industry's top governing body, in 1948.

Killer Kowalski

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The AAC recognized Killer Kowalski as world champion when he defeated Carpentier in Boston, and Nebraska recognized Verne Gagne as champion when he defeated Carpentier in Omaha (after winning the belt, Gagne tried for two years to work things out with the NWA, but finally left the organization in 1960 forming the American Wrestling Association.
Kowalski wrestled for numerous promotions during his career, including the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF, now WWE), and was a known villain professional wrestler.

Harry Light

In 1948, Paul "Pinkie" George, a promoter from the Midwest, founded the original version of the National Wrestling Alliance with the backing of five other promoters (Al Haft, Tony Strecher, Harry Light, Orville Brown, and Sam Muchnick).
He was one of the six founders of the National Wrestling Alliance, the body that dominated professional wrestling in North America for much of the latter half of the twentieth century.

American Wrestling Association

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The AAC recognized Killer Kowalski as world champion when he defeated Carpentier in Boston, and Nebraska recognized Verne Gagne as champion when he defeated Carpentier in Omaha (after winning the belt, Gagne tried for two years to work things out with the NWA, but finally left the organization in 1960 forming the American Wrestling Association.
The territory was originally part of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), becoming an independent territory in the late 1950s.

National Wrestling Association

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During the reign of the second NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Lou Thesz (1949–1956), the title was further unified with several more previously competing world titles, such as those recognized jointly by the National Wrestling Association and the American Wrestling Alliance (in Boston), plus another version promoted from the Los Angeles Olympic Auditorium.
The National Wrestling Association's NWA World Heavyweight Championship was later considered part of the historical lineage of the National Wrestling Alliance's NWA World Heavyweight Championship when then National Wrestling Association champion Lou Thesz won the National Wrestling Alliance championship, folding the original championship into one title in 1949.

Professional wrestling

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The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is an American professional wrestling organization formed in 1948.

St. Louis Wrestling Club

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Upon becoming the booker for Lou Thesz in 1950, Muchnick, who was the head of the St. Louis Wrestling Club, became the new NWA President and maintained that position until 1960.
The promotion was a flagship member of the National Wrestling Alliance, and promoted primarily in the St. Louis area.

NWA Hollywood Wrestling

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The promotion then left the NWA officially and became Worldwide Wrestling Associates (WWA) until it returned to the NWA in 1968.
It was founded in 1958 as the North American Wrestling Alliance, a member of the National Wrestling Alliance.

Lou Thesz

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During the reign of the second NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Lou Thesz (1949–1956), the title was further unified with several more previously competing world titles, such as those recognized jointly by the National Wrestling Association and the American Wrestling Alliance (in Boston), plus another version promoted from the Los Angeles Olympic Auditorium.
In 1948, the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) was formed, the purpose being to create one world champion for all the various wrestling territories throughout North America.

Georgia Championship Wrestling

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In 1984, McMahon bought NWA member Georgia Championship Wrestling (GCW) and merged it into the WWF, with the WWF taking over GCW's long-time TV slot on TBS.
The territory was affiliated with what had been the world's top sanctioning body of championship titles for decades before, the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA).

Al Haft

In 1948, Paul "Pinkie" George, a promoter from the Midwest, founded the original version of the National Wrestling Alliance with the backing of five other promoters (Al Haft, Tony Strecher, Harry Light, Orville Brown, and Sam Muchnick).
He founded the Midwest Wrestling Alliance and was one of the founding members of the National Wrestling Alliance in 1948.

NWA National Tag Team Championship

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With time, WCW became the main NWA territory with the JCP versions of the Tag Team, United States, and Television Champions being recognized on a national scale.
The NWA National Tag Team Championship was the major tag team title in the NWA-affiliated Georgia Championship Wrestling from 1980 until 1986.

NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship

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Up until this point only the NWA World Heavyweight Championship and NWA Junior Heavyweight Championship had been national titles.
The NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling world championship in the National Wrestling Alliance competed for by wrestlers in the Junior Heavyweight division.

Jim Crockett Jr.

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Accordingly, Jim Crockett, Jr. began buying out some of the other NWA member promotions or, in some cases, allowed them to quietly fold and moved into those territories.
From 1977 to 1989, he owned Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP), a wrestling company affiliated with the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA).

Fred Kohler (wrestling promoter)

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Muchnick's replacement at the NWA's helm in 1960 was Toronto's Frank Tunney; he in turn was succeeded by Fred Kohler, who was the main booker for the new NWA world champion, "Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers.
He was also president of the National Wrestling Alliance from 1961 to 1962.

World Class Championship Wrestling

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In February 1986, promoter Fritz Von Erich withdrew Dallas-based World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) from the NWA in a bid to become a national promotion.
Beginning as a territory of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), it went independent in 1986 in a bid to become a major national promotion, but was unsuccessful in its attempts and eventually went out of business in 1990.

Vince McMahon

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Vincent K. McMahon (who bought the WWF from his father in 1982) used these gathering trends plus an unorthodox marketing-and-merchandising-based business plan, to turn his family's Northeastern United States territory into the first truly national promotion.
In 1983, the WWF split from the National Wrestling Alliance a second time, after initially splitting from them in 1963 before rejoining them in 1971.

Continental Wrestling Association

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He teamed with another former NWA member, the Memphis-based Continental Wrestling Association (CWA), and the AWA to try to compete with the WWF, but the arrangement soon fell apart due to inter-promotional politics.
The CWA was a member of the National Wrestling Alliance until 1986 and affiliated with the American Wrestling Association until 1989.