NWA owner Billy Corgan explains the lack of an EmPowerrr follow-up.
On August 28, 2021, the National Wrestling Alliance would hold its first ever all-female PPV, NWA EmPowerrr. The history-making show was mostly well-received by fans and critics with AEW, AAA and IMPACT Wrestling talent taking part in the event, as well as the legendary Awesome Kong announcing her retirement.
In a recent interview with Fightful Select, Billy Corgan would reveal there’s no current plans to bring back EmPowerrr.
“I love that stuff. Unfortunately not everybody loved it as much. I get it. It’s a business, always, about leverage whether it’s a talent, whether it’s a company and people like to throw their elbows around depending on what’s happening. That’s totally fine. That part doesn’t bother me. I just am not in the position of going and begging and certainly there have been times in the past couple of years where people put me into a position of begging.”
EmPowerrr was produced by Mickie James and saw Kamille successfully defend her Women’s Championship against AEW star Leyla Hirsch. IMPACT Knockout’s champion Deonna Purrazzo defeated Melina, and The Hex (Allysin Kay and Marti Belle) beat AEW’s KiLynn King and Red Velvet to win the recently-revived NWA World Women’s Tag Team Championship.
NWA is currently scheduled to celebrate their 74th Anniversary with a two day event on August 27 and 28. The event will see Trevor Murdoch defend the NWA World title against Tyrus, Kamille take on Taya Valkyrie in an Women’s World Championship match and the in-ring return of former World Champion Matt Cardona.
h/t Fightful Select