Following NWA’s move to FITE TV, the promotion’s subscription rate is “far exceeding” the expectations of the global streaming company, Inside The Ropes has been told.
Sources close to FITE told ITR that, following an assessment after the first month of broadcasting, the expectations the broadcasters had of NWA have been vastly exceeded in terms of both subscribers and revenue.
At the beginning of March, Inside The Ropes confirmed that NWA had signed an exclusive rights deal with FITE – the first deal of it’s type for the streaming company – after another sports streaming service had actually made an substantial offer for exclusive rights, which almost swayed Billy Corgan. In response, FITE’s Chief Operating Officer, Mike Weber, is said to have issued an offer above and beyond the initial “substantial” offer, and NWA accepted.
NWA’s return pay-per-view, Back For The Attack, was broadcast on FITE, and also via Virgin Box Office – who are locked in to show the four PPV events, while NWA POWERRR is now exclusive to FITE.
“FITE, the premier global digital platform for sports and entertainment, announced today that the National Wrestling Alliance will return on March 21st at 4pm ET with a live Pay Per view event; relaunching the promotion since it went on hiatus due to the global pandemic. Following the Back For The Attack’ PPV, the NWA will resume a full schedule of NWA POWERRR events on Tuesdays.”
June 6 | 4pm ET⏰
— FITE (@FiteTV) April 23, 2021
NWA’s next pay-per-view, When Our Shadows Fall, was also recently announced – and will feature NWA stars such as World’s Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis, National Champion Chris Adonis, Women’s Champion and AEW star Serena Deeb, NWA Tag Champions Aron Stevens and Kratos, and TV Champion Pope all in action – as well as Kamille, Trevor Murdoch, Thunder Rosa, Taryn Terrell, and Melina. The show will also feature an exclusive and newly recorded effort from Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder, who was asked by NWA President William Patrick Corgan to write a song representing the PPV’s dark and ominous circus-like theme.