Two-time WWE Hall of Famer, 16-time world champion and professional wrestling legend Ric Flair is set to make his monumental return to NWA at the iconic promotion’s anniversary show, NWA 73, at the end of August.
NWA 73 is already officially sold out, and the Nature Boy is set to appear! While Ric Flair’s role has not yet been confirmed, Inside The Ropes has learned that the early suggestion was for Flair to serve in somewhat of an ambassadorial hosting role.
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.
It was always historic. But now #NWA73 at The Chase will be LEGENDARY. 🚨
— NWA (@nwa) August 19, 2021
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.
NWA’s short residency at the Chase Ballroom – officially named Khorassan Ballroom at Chase Park Plaza – 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.
Meanwhile, NWA fans who can’t attend in person can watch the event via Fite TV here.