This Friday, NWA Big Apple will be presenting their upcoming show at the Wayne PAL in Wayne, New Jersey. In a press release, the promotion has undergone a re-organization process, when promoter Andrew “The Reinforcer” Anderson, who also wrestles for the National Wrestling Alliance, brought in Sal “Da Zip” Scalogna as a partner and they’ve brought in longtime wrestling referee Billy Caputo as the Commissioner of New York’s NWA franchise.
I’ve been a proud supporter of this organization as well as the NWA, which has reportedly been purchased by former IMPACT Wrestling President Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins. Corgan at one point wanted to purchase IMPACT Wrestling from Dixie Carter all for the sake of storylines and wrestling. But that attempt backfired when the courts ruled in favor of Dixie, but then she sold the majority of the company to Anthem Sports & Entertainment, which is based in Canada. Buying the NWA is something good for the future of the legendary brand, while some promotions might be in limbo for the time being, but they will put on great shows nonetheless.
NWA Big Apple promised fans a great show, and I hope they can pull it off.
Here’s the press release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Pro Wrestling Comes to Wayne This Friday
NWA’s Big Apple Franchise Promises Action-Packed Card
Wayne, New Jersey, June 3, 2017 – NWA North American Champ Mustang Mike will defend his title from Nasty Boy Jerry Sags at the inaugural show of the newly re-organized NWA Big Apple at the Wayne PAL this Friday evening, June 9th.
The eight-match slate also includes Kevin Sullivan, Rodney Mack, Mike Knox, Crowbar, Tokyo Monster, and NWA Big Apple promoter Andrew “The Reinforcer” Anderson.
The Big Apple division of the National Wrestling Alliance was taken over last fall by Anderson, a fixture of the pro circuit for twenty years. Anderson brought in collaborator Sal “Da Zip” Scalogna as a partner in March, and they’ve signed on longtime pro wrestling referee Billy Caputo as the outfit’s Commissioner. The NWA has reportedly been purchased by Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins.
“We’re incredibly excited about doing our first show together,” says Anderson. “I’m honored to be asked to re-invigorate the Big Apple franchise. Sal and I have a vision, and that’s to bring old-school live wrestling to the tri-state area and amp up the excitement level at every show. We have some big surprises in store for the fans on Friday night.”
Scalogna says, “Friday’s show is called “Heat Wave” because the lineup of talent we’ve booked is dynamite. Our aim is to give the audience a great class of performers, while also giving up-and-comers a chance to prove themselves and build a fan base here in the New York area.”
Director of Operations Ray “Kuvatro” Morales, also performing Friday night, adds, “Plans are in the works for shows in New York and New Jersey in September, and possibly another down the shore.”
Tickets for the June 9th show can be purchased at the website or at the door. First-row “VIP” seats include a pre-show Meet & Greet, with the opportunity to chat with and take photos with the wrestlers.
The Wayne PAL is located at One PAL Drive, Wayne, New Jersey.
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