NWA PARTNERS WITH RING OF HONOR TO CARRY ON THE HISTORY OF THE CROCKETT CUP IN NORTH CAROLINA
Ring Of Honor issued the following press release this afternoon announcing the return of The Crockett Cup in 2019. The promotion has teamed up with The National Wrestling Alliance, and The Crockett Foundation to bring the classic tag-team tournament.
BALTIMORE/NASHVILLE — Thirty-three years ago, Jim Crockett Promotions partnered with Mid-South Wrestling to present the first ever Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup in New Orleans, Louisiana. On April 27th, 2019, The National Wrestling Alliance (in association with The Crockett Foundation) will partner with Ring of Honor Wrestling to bring the classic tag-team tournament, The Crockett Cup, back to North Carolina at the Cabarrus Arena in Concord, NC.
The NWA originally announced the return of the Crockett Cup in October at the NWA 70th Anniversary Event. On that night, Nick Aldis defeated Cody Rhodes to regain the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship in the highest-grossing event in the history of the Nashville Fairgrounds. NWA President Billy Corgan made a commitment to honoring the tradition and legacy upon taking control of the famed organization.
“The NWA is known for the legends who have carried the famous Ten Pounds of Gold,” said Billy Corgan. “Jim Crockett Promotions built a foundation in the Mid-Atlantic region with their tag team wrestling in the 70s and 80s. The Crockett Cup in 1986 brought together the best tag teams in the world under one roof. It’s our honor partnering with Ring of Honor to bring this tradition back to North Carolina while supporting the Crockett Foundation with their philanthropy for veterans.”
The Crockett Cup comes three weeks after Ring of Honor’s successful partnership with New Japan Pro Wrestling to sell-out Madison Square Garden in New York City on April 6th, 2019. For the last seventeen years, ROH has given opportunities to the biggest names in the history of wrestling to create career-defining moments.
“Our utmost important stakeholders, investors, or partners in this business are the wrestling fans”, said Greg Gilleland, General Manager (ROH). “Partnering with The NWA to bring back this prestigious tournament and truly create a special event is a responsibility that we have to all fans, and is one of many other special events to come.”
The first qualifying match for The Crockett Cup takes place this coming Saturday at the NWA Pop Up Event in Clarksville, TN. Ring of Honor will also present “Honor Reigns Supreme” in Concord, NC on Sunday, January 13th with a full night of action including Jay Lethal defending the ROH World Championship against former Champion Dalton Castle in an event to be streamed live for HonorClub.
More information on the Crockett Cup, promotions affiliated, the field of tag teams and when tickets and VIP experiences go on sale will be announced in the next few weeks.
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 RING OF HONOR WRESTLING
Founded in 2002, Ring of Honor Wrestling has grown into one of the world’s premier professional wrestling promotions. With a focus on cutting-edge, in-ring action, ROH has produced many of the top stars in the industry today. The company tours internationally, presenting live streams and pay-per-view events through its HonorClub subscription platform on the ROH App. “Ring of Honor Wrestling” is a weekly television program available in over 500,000 Sinclair affiliate homes, plus NESN in New England, Cox Sports in the South, over 79 million homes via the Charge! TV Network, and through numerous international and digital affiliates. For more information, please visit ROHWrestling.com
Becky Lynch Announces Engagement To Seth Rollins
Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins are planning to get married.
Lynch took to Twitter to announce her engagement with the following caption – “Happiest day of my life. For the rest of my life.”
Rollins and Lynch have been publicly dating since Wrestlemania 35, although the two have been rumored to have been together for several months prior.
No date has been set for the marriage.
— The Man (@BeckyLynchWWE) August 22, 2019
Report: CM Punk’s Agent Reached Out To FOX To Become Co-Host on WWE’s FS1 Show
WWE is moving SmackDown Live to FOX this October, and has a scheduled in-studio talk show on FS1 every Tuesday. One interesting name has come up to co-host the show, CM Punk.
Creative Artists Agency (CAA) represents both CM Punk and WWE. The agency reached out to FOX about having CM Punk co-host the up-coming WWE in-studio show according to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
If accepted, CM Punk would be working for FOX, and not WWE. The Observer speculated that WWE would absolutely hate this idea. So far no actual negotiations between FOX and CAA have taken place, all that is known is that an agent from the company reached out to FOX regarding the FS1 show.
WWE’s new in-studio show on FS1 is scheduled to begin airing this fall.
WWE Teams With Endeavor Audio To Launch ‘WWE Podcast Network’
WWE announced today plans on launching the WWE Podcast Network. The company has teamed up with Endeavor Audio for the venture, which will have several Superstar-focused series.
WWE will be looking to enter the market, which currently has a number of wrestling focused podcasts available. The Bella Twins already have a podcast hosted on Endeavor Audio.
More details will be announced in the coming weeks,
WWE issued the following press release today.
WWE® PARTNERS WITH ENDEAVOR AUDIO TO DEVELOP PODCAST NETWORK
NEW YORK, NY AND STAMFORD, CONN., (August 22, 2019) – Endeavor Audio, Endeavor’s audio-first entertainment studio, and WWE (NYSE: WWE), a global media and entertainment company, today announced plans to launch a new WWE Podcast Network with several Superstar-focused series. The move into the audio space marks a first for WWE and is Endeavor’s latest foray into exploring new podcast formats.
‘Storytelling is at WWE’s core and we are eager to add the audio genre to our portfolio,’ said Jayar Donlan, Executive Vice President, WWE Advanced Media. ‘Partnering with Endeavor Audio, an expert in podcasting, will enable us to provide our fans with unique content and reach new audiences across the platform.’
‘We’re always looking to pair dynamic content with the best formats for listeners,’ remarked Moses Soyoola, Senior Vice President, Endeavor Audio. ‘Through our new partnership with WWE, we’re looking forward to tapping into their iconic event portfolio and talent base to create compelling audio content for their fans.’
Additional details, including launch timing and content creative, will be announced in the coming weeks.
Endeavor Audio is a full-service operation offering content development, financing, production, distribution, marketing, and monetization. The studio has produced BLACKOUT, the hit audio drama, with Academy Award winner Rami Malek (also starring) and QCode; The Bellas Podcast, the popular weekly lifestyle chat show hosted by WWE Superstars, The Bella Twins®; and Freaknik, a podcast about Atlanta’s infamous spring break, as part of a larger content partnership with Mass Appeal that also includes Drink Champs, the popular hip hop podcast show, and the upcoming re-launch of Juan Ep hosted by Peter Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds.
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Endeavor is a global entertainment, sports and content company, home to the world’s most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events and experiences. The company is comprised of industry leaders including entertainment agency, WME; sports, fashion, events and media company, IMG; and the premier mixed martial arts organization, UFC. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation; marketing and licensing; content development, distribution and sales; event management; and a number of direct-to-consumer offerings.
WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE’s TV-PG, family-friendly programming can be seen in more than 800 million homes worldwide in 28 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 180 countries. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo.
Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/.
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