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The Indy God, Matt Cardona, is the Wrestling Republic Wrestler of the Day for April 1st, 2024.  Matt Cardona Biography: Birth Name: Matthew Brett Cardona Age: 38 (May 14th, 1985) Height: 6’2 Weight: 224 pounds Debut: 2004 Place of Birth: Merrick, New York, USA Accolades: 1 x GCW World Champion, 1 x Impact Digital Media Champion, 1 x NWA World Heavyweight Champion, 1 x WWE Intercontinental Champion, 1 x WWE United States Champion, 3 x WWE Tag Team Champion, 2 x PWI Indie Wrestler of the Year (2022, 2023), #13 on the PWI 500 in 2022 This weekend on AEW…

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The NWA is a promotion that is commonly used as the butt of a joke in today’s landscape. And with good reason. A promotion that decides to have Tyrus as there champion for over a year deserves to be made fun of. However, there is a slight thing about it that somewhat grinds my gears. Sure, the promotion is prone to making a lot of mistakes, but we shouldn’t ignore the great talent left that the company possesses. Obviously, it’s not nearly as good as the 2019 roster, which featured stars such as LA Knight and Nick Aldis, but there’s…

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An all-time great and true pioneer of the sport, Lou Thesz is the Wrestling Republic Wrestler of the Day for April 24th.  Lou Thesz Biography: Birth Name: Aloysious Martin Thesz Age: 86 (April 24th, 1916 – April 28th, 2002) Height: 6’2 Weight: 225 pounds Debut: 1932 Place of Birth: Banat, Michigan Accolades: 3x NWA World Heavyweight Champion, NWA Hall of Fame (Class of 2005), 1x NWA International Heavyweight Champion, 2x World Heavyweight Wrestling Champion (original version), 1x Universal Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Champion, WCW Hall of Fame (Class of 1993), WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2016), Wrestling Observer Newsletter…

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“Carry yourself like a champion now so when you get there, it’s not a surprise” David Fizdale For the past 20 years, Nick Aldis has been in the wrestling business working his way up through the ranks of multiple promotions proving time and time again that he has the heart and passion for this business. Nick Aldis took the opportunity offered to him by Billy Corgan to be the new flagship star and champion of the once prestigious NWA. The initials NWA once symbolized the most prestigious wrestling championship in the world of professional wrestling. For many years, the brand…

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Adam Pearce, NWA World Champion turned WWE official, is today’s Wrestling Republic Wrestler of the Day.  Adam Pearce Biography: Birth Name: Adam John Pearce Age: 44 (June 24th, 1978) Height: 6’2 Weight: 241 pounds Debut: 1996 Place of Birth: Lake Forest, Illinois Accolades: 5x NWA World Champion, 1x NWA British Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion, 2x NWA Heritage Champion, NWA Hall of Fame (2015), #44 on PWI Top 500 in 2008 One year ago today, Roman Reigns interfered in a gauntlet match to ensure that WWE official Adam Pearce would win and become his next challenger. Despite this comedic turn of events,…

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The Great Muta, most notably of All Japan Pro Wrestling, is the Wrestling Republic Wrestler of the Day for December 23rd.  The Great Muta Biography: Birth Name: Keiji Muto Age: 60 (December 23rd, 1962) Height: 6’2 Weight: 243 pounds Debut: 1984 Place of Birth: Fujiyoshida, Japan Accolades: 3x AJPW Triple Crown Heavyweight Champion, 5x AJPW World Tag Team Champion, 1x NWA World Champion, 1x NWA World Television Champion, 1x WCW World Tag Team Champion, 4x IWGP Heavyweight Champion, 6x IWGP Tag Team Champion, #3 on PWI’s Top 500 in 2002 After a decades-long career, The Great Muta is going to…

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Just a month after Charlotte was honored, Ric Flair joins his daughter as Wrestling Republic’s Wrestler of the Day on December 10th.  Ric Flair Biography: Birth Name: Richard Fliehr Age: 73 (February 25th, 1949) Height: 6’1 Weight: 243 pounds Debut: 1972 Place of Birth: Memphis, Tennessee Accolades: 10x NWA World Champion, NWA Hall of Fame (2008), 7x WCW World Heavyweight Champion, 2x WCW International World Heavyweight Champion, 2x WWF World Heavyweight Champion, 1x WWE Intercontinental Champion, 3x WWE World Tag Team Champion, 2x WWE Hall of Famer (2008 and 2012 as a member of The Four Horseman) On this date…

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A multi-time world champion in the American Wrestling Association, WWE Hall of Famer, Larry Zbyszko, is Wrestling Republic’s Wrestler of the Day for December 5th.  Larry Zbyszko Biography: Birth Name: Lawrence Whistler Age: 71 (December 5th, 1951) Height: 5’9 Weight: 233 pounds Debut: 1971 Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois Accolades: 2x AWA World Champion, 1x AWA America’s Heavyweight Champion, 1x WCW World Television Champion, 1x WCW World Tag Team Champion, 1x WWWF Tag Team Champion, #38 on PWI Top 500 in 1991, WWE Hall of Famer (2015) Today, Larry Zbyszko celebrates his 71st birthday. In honor of this, he is…

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Billy Corgan and the NWA are traveling to Mexico once more with the Smashing Pumpkins.The Smashing Pumpkins revealed their March 4 homecoming to Mexico. The advertised contest pits NWA vs. AAA. The National Wrestling Alliance is owned by Corgan, the vocalist of the Smashing Pumpkins. The Smashing Pumpkins’ 1995 song “Bullets with Butterfly Wings” from Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness is the inspiration for the festival’s name. The Smashing Pumpkins’ Spirits on Fire Tour with Janes Addictions recently ended. The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California, hosted the tour’s final performance. Atum: A Rock Opera in Three Acts, the…

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After years in NWA, former champion Nick Aldis now believes the promotion is the most toxic in the wrestling industry. Nick Aldis has spent a significant portion of his wrestling career signed with NWA and was its biggest star. He spent over 1000 days as the NWA World Champion, adding prestige and legitimacy to the legendary belt. He’s faced almost everyone there is to face in the wrestling industry in its defense and brought eyes to the promotion. Nick Aldis’s contributions were so large that he became the unofficial face of NWA and gave up opportunities for it. Unfortunately, NWA’s…

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