The NWA 73 PPV is scheduled for Sunday, August 29 from St. Louis, MO. The event had been lacking a card until Billy Corgan announced the official lineup in its entirety.
NWA 73 will include:
- NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship: Nick Aldis (c) vs. Trevor Murdoch
- NWA National Championship: Chris Adonis (c) vs. James Storm
- NWA World Tag Team Championship: Aron Stevens & Kratos (c) vs. Mecha Wolf & Bestia 666
- Mickie James vs. Kyle Rae
- NWA World Women’s Championship: Kamille (c) or Leyla Hirsch vs. NWA Women’s Invitational Cup winner
- Brawl in the Lou: Thom Latimer vs. Crimson vs. Tim Storm
- Tyrus, Masked Man, & Jordan Clearwater vs. Pope, Parrow, & Odinson
- NWA National Championship #1 Contender Battle Royal: 12 participants
Nick Aldis is headlining against Trevor Murdoch once again with the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship on the line. Their title match at the When Our Shadows Fall PPV was marred by controversy when the referee disqualified Murdoch. It was a case of Murdoch paying Aldis back for cheating but getting his hand caught in the cookie jar. Aldis prevailed clean in a championship rematch at the indie show The Gathering 2. Murdoch earned his third title opportunity through NWA’s Champions Series gimmick on Powerrr. The format was a team contest with the winners each receiving future title shots. Murdoch cashed his prize in to call out Aldis for NWA 73.
James Storm returned to the NWA due to a fondness for the show’s sponsor, Busch beer.
It's so weird. @BuschBeer became a sponsor and the very next day, @JamesStormBrand called and said "Who's ass do I need to kick?"— NWA (@nwa) August 13, 2021
Well, @ChrisAdonis needed a match...
It's destiny really... #NWA73 https://t.co/Kejf5vLSUq
The setup is a joke, but a good one at that. In actuality, there is no storyline for Storm challenging Chris Adonis for the NWA National Championship.
When I heard Corgan say brawl in the loo, I thought it was strange to have a bathroom brawl. It turns out that Corgan meant Brawl in the Lou with Lou being short for St. Louis. Indications point to it being a hardcore match.
The NWA World Women’s Championship contest is tied into the NWA’s Empowerrr PPV on Saturday, August 28. The all-women show will feature a title match between Kamille and AEW’s Leyla Hirsch. The winner will advance to NWA 73 to defend against whomever emerges victorious from the 10-wrestler NWA Women’s Invitational Cup.
Speaking of Empowerrr, a few more additions were announced to the lineup. Sahara 7 & Renee Michelle were added to the tag team tournament, while Jennacide and Masha Slamovich were added to the invitational cup. With a name like Slamovich, she is automatically my pick to win. I hope that is her real last name, because it would be destiny to become a professional wrestler.
As an all-women PPV, NWA picked up a referee crew to fall in line with the theme of the show. Beckie Phillips, Yali Sapphire, and Claudia Reiff will be the officials.
Ladies & Gentlemen, a show like #EMPOWERRR needs top-notch referees!— NWA (@nwa) August 13, 2021
So please, allow us to introduce your Officials!
Beckie Phillips, Yali Sapphire & Claudia "The Claw" Reiff!
➡️ https://t.co/EwS9rKtwdZ@beckietheref @thefemaleref @femalereferee pic.twitter.com/yyUbpJXnQE
The NWA Empowerrr card for August 28 currently stands at:
- NWA World Women’s Championship: Kamille (c) vs. Leyla Hirsch
- Impact Knockouts Championship: Deonna Purrazzo (c) vs. Melina
- NWA Women’s Invitational Cup: Chelsea Green, Tootie Lynn, Jamie Senegal, Lady Frost, Debbie Malenko, Bianca Carelli, Jennacide, Masha Slamovich, plus two more
- NWA Women’s Tag Team Championship tournament: Allysin Kay & Marti Belle, Sahara 7 & Renee Michelle, plus two more teams
NWA 73 and Empowerrr will be available for viewing through Fite TV. Options include Empowerrr on Saturday, August 28 and NWA 73 on Sunday, August 29 as standalone events or a two-pack bundle for both PPVs to save some money.
How does the NWA 73 card stack up in your eyes? Which matches are most intriguing?