Empowerrr, the NWA’s Mickie James-produced all women’s PPV event, is coming up at the end of this month (Sat., Aug. 28). Until the last couple days, however, we didn’t have a lot of names booked for the show - and one of them was current NWA Women’s champion Kamille.
James and NWA head honcho Billy Corgan got busy this week, with an assist from their partners at AEW.
First, Mickie announced on Instagram that Impact and PBR commercial star Chelsea Green will be part of the first annual NWA Women’s Invitational Tournament. The former Knockouts champ joins Tootie Lynn and Jamie Senegal as announced entrants in the ten person field. The winner will challenge for the Women’s title at Sept. 29’s 73rd Anniversary PPV.
Green requested the main event spot on the show, and James said that was what she was getting. Mickie’s calling the entire tournament is being called the “main event” though, so it’s not clear if Chelsea is getting a bye or two. Let the Hot Mess have her moment. She’s gotta be a favorite to win the whole thing anyway.
Who will have the belt after Empowerrr? It’ll either be Kamille or AEW’s Leyla Hirsch. Hirsch defeated The Bunny on Dynamite last night (Aug. 4), then had a staredown... or stare-up in this case... with the champ.
It’s official! Thanks to @TonyKhan & @AEWonTNT, we have the NWA Women’s Championship match for #EMPOWERRR! #Kamille defends ‘The Burke’ against a women who proved her name tonight, @LegitLeyla!!— NWA (@nwa) August 5, 2021
Don’t miss it on Aug. 28th!
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The show - which will emanate from the Khorassan Ballroom of the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis, and stream on Fite - is also set to have a Knockouts title defense (either Deonna Purrazzo or Faby Apache, depending on who wins the title for title match at AAA’s Triplemanía 29 next Sat., Aug. 14). James previously announced the NWA Women’s Tag titles would be brought back and awarded to the winner of a match on Empowerrr, but teams haven’t been announced yet.
Excited for the NWA’s first all-women’s show?