Billy Corgan, the president of NWA, recently spoke with Fightful Select about why the company has no plans to host another EmPowerrr pay-per-view featuring just women in the future.
On August 28, 2021, NWA EmPowerrr featured wrestlers from the NWA, AEW, Impact, ROH, and other promotions. Corgan discussed how it was to collaborate with various companies and why another pay-per-view of that nature is unlikely to occur anytime soon.
“I love that stuff. Unfortunately not everybody loved it as much. I get it. It’s a business, always, about leverage whether it’s a talent, whether it’s a company and people like to throw their elbows around depending on what’s happening. That’s totally fine. That part doesn’t bother me. I just am not in the position of going and begging and certainly there have been times in the past couple of years where people put me into a position of begging,” Corgan said.
Corgan proceeded by stating that, when it comes to relationships, he doesn’t want to overstep his bounds.
“I’m gonna try to say this without sounding like I’m cutting a promo, but when I’m the most famous person in the room, it’s a little of funny that I’m supposed to grovel. I don’t think like that. Because I’m not a person who throws my weight around, I don’t necessarily need people to throw their weight around with me. I like to think of us as partners in a particular moment until we find good partnership. So when I feel that people have been good partners, like Scott D’Amore, who’s been a good partner recently, I love it. I’m more than happy to bend over backwards to try to get Scott what he would need from our end of the street and hopefully he can do the same. Unfortunately, that’s not always been the case with everybody and that’s totally fine. Again, I don’t have a problem with adversity. But it does get a little weird sometimes when it’s this ‘who’s got the bigger dog on the block’ type of stuff. I just don’t see business that way. I think, ultimately, you want to make the best show for the fans,” he said.