New WWWA promotion (formerly NWA Ohio) gains ESPN TV deal, more

Reported by Adam Martin of
On Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at 12:05 PM EST

Marcus Cygy sent this info in: On August 21st, the World Wide Wrestling Alliance had their first show take place in Circleville, Ohio. The part owner of the WWWA, "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan became the first WWWA United States Heavyweight Champion by defeating Scott Powers and after his match he dedicated his win and the WWWA wrestling company to all the men and women of the United States Military. Shortly after, it was announced that ever wrestler with WWWA would receive exclusive contracts. Also announced was that WWWA would be having their first mega pay-per-view event on October 29, 2005. The card will be announced in mid-September. WWWA will also premiere on ESPN in late October, and will also be on tour in Iraq to entertain the troops.

Now, this is the same company that has David Nelson as one of the other part owners who claimed to be trying to purchase TNA Wrestling. With all this big talk from the WWWA now, my guess is that the ESPN timeslot will be a very early time in the morning. From there they would work up. I see that they do have Sid Vicious on their roster page; however, I am unaware as to if he has made any appearances for them yet or if he will be. Also announced was that the WWWA will be opening an office down in Orlando, FL as well as Columbus, OH. The office in Columbus will be maintained for production staff with television production facilities. The studio for some ESPN productions will be located in Orlando. I'm positive that all this will happen; however, right now I do think that they are making this all sound bigger than what it really will be to start out. Good for them though, you need to talk big and believe in yourself to make others believe. I only hope they don't fall, I hope they grow, the more competition, the better. If this really does succeed to some occasion. Don't forget though that there already is the WWE, TNA Wrestling, and Ring of Honor. All three will a big roster so it will be tough for the WWWA to build their roster with some talent that is known. They do have a big enough roster at the moment, but a lot of them are people that no one knows about. Many different factors are involved, not to mention that in October their PPV will go against WWE's No Mercy and TNA's Bound For Glory (Super Bowl type PPV). Time will only tell how far the WWWA goes. I can tell you one thing though, a lot of people have the image of WWWA being a complete joke due to Dave Nelson's remarks over the past few months. Again, time will tell if those people are proven wrong. I'm not going to jump on any sides right now, I'll just wait and watch.

Notes from Adam Martin: The new WWWA website currently features photos and video from this lastest event. The video included shows Jim Duggan's post-match speech regarding the formation of WWWA. For more, visit