Earlier this year, current NWA World Television Champion Zicky Dice and one half of The Wildcards, Royce Isaacs requested their release from the National Wrestling Alliance.
Originally, it was reported that both men were granted their wish to leave the company, but now Fightful have received information that at least one of the stars will have to stick around for a little longer.
With their NWA Powerrr programme ready to begin recording again according to owner Billy Corgan, the NWA has decided to hold onto Zicky Dice for a little longer. A decision that will undoubtedly have been unpopular in the camp of the champion.
Fightful’s report said:
“NWA seemed to change their mind on a name who was well on his way out of the company. Earlier this year, NWA told roster members that if they didn’t believe in the company’s vision, they’d be able to gain their releases. Zicky Dice asked for his release, but was informed recently that NWA has exercised his roll-over. As of now, Zicky Dice is still the NWA TV Champion, and is contracted through the end of 2020.”
It would seem the fact that Dice still holds the NWA World Television Championship is the overriding factor in the decision to roll-over his contract.
For former NWA World Tag Team Champion Royce Isaacs, the story is a completely different one. Despite being one half of the popular Wildcards with Thomas Latimer and joining forces with NWA World Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis prior to NWA’s break, the star has been granted his release from the company.
“In regards to Royce Isaacs, things worked out a lot better for another NWA name, than Zicky Dice. Although Zicky Dice wasn’t granted his release, Fightful has learned that former NWA World Tag Team Champion Royce Isaacs asked for and was granted his release from the National Wrestling Alliance, but as it turns out it was after his deal had expired. NWA could have chosen to roll over the contract, the same as Dice’s, but didn’t do that. Those we spoke to said Isaacs was well liked within NWA and trusted in a variety of spots on the card, but that NWA contracts were for “relatively no money.” Several we spoke to with knowledge of the situation said he’d be better off just not being under contract in the event an opportunity arises.”
Inside the Ropes wishes both men succeed in their respective careers both inside and outside of the NWA.