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Does NWA Empowerrr II Have Enough Tv Ready Talent?

Billy Corgan plans to bring Empowerrr back to NWA when the time is right.

NBC Sports’ Steve Fall asked Corgan before NWA 74 whether a second all-women PPV is still planned. Corgan says he just saw a story that there won’t be a second Empowerrr, but that’s not true.

“We looked at Empowerrr for this NWA 74th PPV, and unfortunately, there’s a paucity of female talent available on the open market because there’s such a demand now for female talent both with WWE and AEW,” Corgan said. “There just isn’t enough free agent talent available that can work at the television level.

Is there enough talent? Absolutely, but you’re talking about putting people on an international pay-per-view where you’re asking fans to pay money. Let’s all remember if that pay-per-view doesn’t go well, you put people in positions they are not ready for, it’s going to blow back not only on those talents but on the company.”

 

“We will definitely run another Empowerrr pay-per-view, absolutely, and hopefully next year. It’s just one of those things where it has to be the right time and look at all the people under contract with AEW and look at all the people under contract with WWE and you recognize probably 80% to 90% of the top talent on the female side is already under contract with those companies.” 

NWA Empowerrr occurred in St. Louis, Missouri on August 28, 2021. Chelsea Green’s invitational gauntlet win and Kamille’s victory against Leyla Hirsch to retain the NWA World Women’s Championship headlined the event.

One of the hosts of Women’s Wrestling Talk, Ella Jay, tweeted a list of TV-level free agents like former AEW star Big Swole, Trish Adora, Willow Nightingale, Lady Frost, Shazza McKenzie, Hyan, Renee Michelle, Mazzerati, Laynie Luck, and more.

As a lover of women’s wrestling, NWA, and Billy Corgan’s music, I hope he signs TV-ready free agents.

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