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Sept. 11, 2018
NASHVILLE – Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday for the NWA 70th Anniversary Show at the Asylum at the Nashville Fairgrounds on Sunday, Oct. 21. After the historic moment at “ALL IN,” the main event will feature “The American Nightmare” Cody defending his newly won NWA World Heavyweight Championship in a rematch against Nick Aldis.
In honor of the 70th Anniversary of the National Wrestling Alliance being founded in 1948, ringside seats are $70 and general admission tickets are $19.48. Tickets will be available exclusively at nwa70.com.
The show, in conjunction with the NWA and Global Force Entertainment, also will be carried live on FITE TV, the premium digital streaming network.
The legacy of the NWA was forged by the fighting spirit of world champions such as Lou Thesz, Dory Funk Jr., Jack Brisco, Harley Race, Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, Ricky Steamboat, Sting, Ken Shamrock, AJ Styles, Jeff Jarrett, Adam Pearce, Colt Cabana and Tim Storm. The famed “Ten Pounds of Gold” is the most identifiable and historic championship in professional wrestling.
Ring of Honor Wrestling’s Cody won the belt from Aldis in an instant classic at the sold-out “ALL IN” show outside Chicago. It was an emotional moment as he donned a title first worn by his father, “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes, in 1979.
“It was such a touching moment. To be a part part of the lineage of great champions to hold the Ten Pounds of Gold including my father … it proves that we have a staying power as a family,” Cody said. “The match with Nick Aldis was a serious, competitive world championship fight. It had a big-fight feel, and this rematch is exactly what the 70th anniversary show calls for.”
Aldis had held the belt for 266 days.
“Cody and I are just getting started here,” Aldis said. “The match at ALL IN was more or less a home crowd for him, though. This time, it’s an NWA show, I’m a contracted NWA talent. It’s going to have a different feel, and I’ll be ready to reclaim that Ten Pounds of Gold.”
Billy Corgan purchased the NWA in 2017. “The Ten Pounds of Gold” video series was launched
then, documenting the path of champions Storm, Aldis and now Cody. It’s available at YouTube.com/NWA, including a recap of the “ALL IN” match.
Also on the card, a classic championship returns as a new NWA National Champion will be crowned. More matches and talents will be announced in coming weeks, as will the price to stream live on FITE.
About the National Wrestling Alliance:
The NWA was founded in 1948 in Waterloo, Iowa, as a governing body to establish a true world champion. The list of legends to hold the NWA World Heavyweight Championship includes Lou Thesz, Dory Funk Jr, Jack Brisco, Harley Race, Dusty Rhodes, Ric Flair, Kerry Von Erich and Ricky Steamboat. In October 2017, Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) purchased the NWA to carry forward the legacy with the Ten Pounds of Gold in a 21st century new media environment. For more information, follow the NWA on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. @NWA.
About FITE TV:
FITE is a premium digital live streaming network. With live programing from 250+ partners from over 30 countries, FITE delivers Professional Wrestling, Boxing, MMA and Kickboxing events live to close to a million registered viewers. Since its launch in February 2016, FITE has presented over-1,000 live events and offers over-10,000 hours of video library available to watch on demand. FITE proprietary instant streaming technology allows viewers to seamlessly cast premium live events to connected screens across the world. FITE is available as a mobile app on iOS and Android mobile devices, online at www.FITE.tv and on the Roku, Apple TV and Android TV box.
About Global Force Entertainment:
The Nashville based, Global Force Entertainment (GFE) was founded in 2014 by WWE Hall of Famer and professional wrestling veteran Jeff Jarrett. GFE specializes in developing and acquiring events that take place in non-traditional settings featuring the stars from the pro wrestling and music worlds. For more information go to http://globalforcewrestling.com/