Big Vision CEO Houston Curtis said, “We pride ourselves on bringing the best quality content to our fans and consumers and for almost 60 years, the NWA has been the measuring stick for quality in pro wrestling. Growing up a fan and watching NWA superstars both on TV and live in person, it is with great excitement that we enter into this deal and look forward to taking the NWA brand to new heights.”
The deal, which comes on the heels of the NWA stripping the TNA Wrestling organization of the NWA titles and name, calls for Big Vision to act as the NWA’s media partner for home entertainment, Pay-Per-View, emerging technologies such as digital downloads and Video-On-Demand, and merchandising as well as television development and distribution.
Robert K. Trobich, Executive Director of the NWA, said of the deal, “I am tremendously excited to be launching this relationship with Big Vision Entertainment. The NWA has always been on the cutting edge of bringing forward the best talent in professional wrestling. Together with Big Vision as our media partner, we will deliver that talent to wrestling fans around the globe.”
The NWA has enjoyed continuous international exposure over the past 5 years as part of their agreement with the TNA organization. During this time, the NWA has continued, separately from TNA, to promote events across the world including in the United States, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Australia, and throughout Europe. NWA Pro Wrestling shows have been the most successful independent wrestling shows in the United States in 2007 drawing more fans and box office dollars than any other independent wrestling organization.
The first BVE/NWA project will be the upcoming tournament to crown a new NWA World Heavyweight Champion. The 16 man tournament will take place as part of NWA sanctioned events throughout North America beginning on June 2nd and conclude with the crowning of a new Heavyweight World Champion in September. Big Vision will release a Special Edition 2-disk set titled “Reclaiming The Glory: NWA World Title Tournament” in stores worldwide in January. Big Vision will also be releasing two recent major NWA Pro Wrestling events “Copa De Lucha” (street date September 25) and “Fiesta Lucha” (street date October 30) this fall.
In addition to acting as the NWA’s media partner, Big Vision will be looking to the NWA for development of talent for their current and upcoming professional wrestling projects including future seasons of Wrestling Society X.
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