One week away from Prime Time Live on FITE.tv and InDemand pay-per-view, the acclaimed series Ten Pounds of Gold returns to take an in-depth look at the journeys of the champion, Nick Aldis, and the challenger, Mike Bennett.
Bennett re-emerged on the scene with an impassioned message to Aldis delivered via social media, where he said that he was “fighting for his life.” Now, he elaborates on that statement with the most candid and raw description of his struggles he has ever given; addiction, failure, disappointment and the desire to make his family proud have fueled Mike Bennett to be in the best condition of his life and extremely well-prepared for this showdown for the most prestigious prize in Professional Wrestling, the NWA World’s Heavyweight Championship.
Only one thing stands between him and his quest for redemption; the greatest World’s Champion of the modern era. Don’t miss the match-up that is sure to be an emotional roller coaster, live Tuesday, September 15th on Fite TV or InDemand PPV.
The challenge has been issued!
The full unedited, uncensored video will be available tonight for our $10 & $50 patrons at https://t.co/DDV3c72AAs.
— NWA (@nwa) August 28, 2020
Mike Bennett laid out a challenge to Aldis two weeks ago. The NWA has posted a new video in which Bennett challenged Aldis for the UWN PPV on September 15th.
United Wrestling Network (UWN), National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and Thunder Studios announced last month that they will partner to launch an all-new, live weekly professional wrestling pay-per-view series on national cable/satellite television and streaming on FITE. “United Wrestling Network’s Primetime LIVE” is set to be 90-minutes of hard-hitting, can’t-miss action, premiering Tuesday, September 15 at 9 PM EST and will originate LIVE from Thunder’s Long Beach Studios. This unprecedented new series will be a grand showcase of acclaimed talent and competitors from all regions and different promotions across the globe in their quest to settle real-life feuds and attain championship glory – with an emphasis on the NWA and UWN Championships. Each week on UWN Primetime LIVE, anything can happen, in the ring and behind-the-scenes.
“I’m pleased that we are finally able to announce some good news, and in partnering with United Wrestling Network we’ll be able to get back to work with what promises to be top-tier matchups, and soon. It goes without saying that 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, and our goal in re-establishing in-ring NWA action was to make sure that our talent would be protected working within the now established safety protocols, as well as delivering consistent, high-quality content like our vaunted shows NWA POWERRR, and ‘Ten Pounds of Gold’. But this will be more than just a weekly, live PPV broadcast, as we plan on shooting additional content for the NWA YouTube channel and our Patreon subscribers. My goal here is simple: to provide the best contests possible with the greatest talent available, carrying on the great legacy of the National Wrestling Alliance as an independent governing body. And in that we hope to feature at least one championship match on every live broadcast,” stated NWA Owner, William Patrick Corgan.
The series that started it all is back!
— NWA (@nwa) September 8, 2020
“To me, ‘UWN: Primetime LIVE’ is a pro wrestling fan’s dream come true. I’ve always wanted to produce a joint program that would feature the baddest and best pro wrestlers from different promotions on the same broadcast. This fan first way of thinking should allow us to present match-ups that you might not normally ever see on weekly television. There may be a time when you see someone from Championship Wrestling from Hollywood go against someone from Chicago’s Freelance Wrestling or even fighters out of the NJPW LA Dojo versus West Coast Pro Wrestling. A major goal we have is to take newer up-and-coming athletes and present them in a way that hasn’t been done on a nationally televised show before. With this incredible new platform and opportunity to let the greatest talent shine on a worldwide stage, we are poised to create new superstars! Factor in the NWA Champions and the stars of NWA POWERRR and beyond, all converging for some of the most exciting programming possible. In my 30 years in both television production and promoting wrestling, this project will be the biggest of my career.” said UWN: Primetime LIVE Executive Producer David Marquez.
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