Following the announcement that NWA’s anniversary event has officially sold out, the promotion has announced a sponsorship deal for the event and the three others running that weekend.
Busch Light will sponsor Wrestling At The Chase, which sees NWA host a short residency at the Chase Ballroom – officially named Khorassan Ballroom at Chase Park Plaza. The weekender sees the iconic promotion run four shows starting with Empowerrr on Saturday 28th August, followed by the sold-out NWA 73 and two subsequent days of NWA Powerrr tapings on the Monday and Tuesday after.
“The National Wrestling Alliance, the longest-running professional wrestling brand in North America, has welcomed Busch Light as the official beer sponsor of the return of “Wrestling At The Chase”, rekindling a decades-old relationship between the brands that dates back to the original Television Broadcasts of the show, emanating from the Chase Park Plaza Hotel, that has become an iconic part of both wrestling and St Louis cultural history.”
Billy Corgan, NWA Owner and President, commented on the deal.
“We are thrilled to have Busch Light as the official beer sponsor of these events. To be able to return to the spiritual home of the NWA brand, St Louis, to be back at the Chase after thirty seven years and now to also have a major brand, and the original sponsor of Wrestling at the Chase is a tremendous honour.”
According to Ticketmaster, no seats remain for NWA 73, which celebrates the anniversary of the historic promotion, will take place at the iconic Chase Ballroom. As well as being on the same weekend as NWA Empowerrr, which is guaranteed to rock the wrestling world, there’s added significance around NWA 73 in particular with Nick Aldis surpassing 1,000 days as NWA’s World Champion. Aldis, of course, won the belt at NWA 70, and this year’s iteration would mark almost three years as champion for Aldis, although this year’s event is two months earlier in the year than the event Aldis won the title at.
Meanwhile following NWA’s move to FITE TV, Inside The Ropes recently learned that the promotion’s subscription rate is “far exceeding” the expectations of the global streaming company – both in terms of subscriptions and revenue. FITE TV will host both NWA EMPOWERRR and NWA 73.
Meanwhile, fans who can’t attend in person can watch the event via Fite TV here.