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NWA Hosting Events To Raise Money For Chicago Shooting Victims

The NWA is teaming up with a Chicago-area business to raise money for a good cause.

The National Wrestling Alliance announced it is partnering with Madame Zuzu’s, the Chicago tea house owned by Billy Corgan, to raise money for the families and victims of the July 4th mass shooting.


Madame Zuzu’s will host a book signing on Thursday, April 6, and the NWA will hold two nights of professional wrestling events at Studio One on Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8. The first night will feature the NWA 312 pay-per-view.

The beneficiary, the Highland Park Community Foundation, is a non-profit organization that “supports local programs and initiatives, which includes a special fund for the victims and families impacted by the July 4th shooting.” Highland Park is the neighborhood in Chicago where a mass shooting took place last year, and it is also where Madame Zuzu’s is located.

Fans will be able to meet NWA World’s Heavyweight Champion and FOX News personality Tyrus, and legendary women’s wrestler Madusa at the book signing from 7-9 pm local time. Tyrus will be signing his book, Just Tyrus, while Madusa will have her upcoming book, The Woman Who Would Be King: The MADUSA Story. Other NWA talents will also be on hand to meet with fans.

“This is a very important cause for me. This neighborhood is my home and I want to do whatever I can to help out,” said NWA President and co-owner of Madame Zuzu’s Billy Corgan. “NWA 312 will showcase some of the best professional wrestling talent in the world, and we hope that fans will come out to support the Highland Park Community Foundation.”

Corgan added, “This event is about helping this community heal after a devastating tragedy. That’s why we chose Studio One as the location for NWA 312. It’s right along the July 4th parade route and that was important to us. I’m from Chicago and we could have had this event anywhere in the city, but I want to make sure the people from the neighborhood get to enjoy the shows.”

A portion of the proceeds from VIP packages as well as tickets to the book signing will go directly to the Highland Park Foundation. Tickets and VIP packages for the meet and greet, NWA 312 and the NWA Powerrr and NWA USA television tapings will go on sale at 12 p.m. on March 11, 2023 and can be purchased at NWATIX.com.