The National Wrestling Alliance Is Formed

by Mark Long
Pinkie George -

Pinkie George

The National Wrestling Alliance, which for decades was the largest and most powerful governing body in the professional wrestling industry, is officially formed after founder Paul “Pinkie” George assembles a collection of Midwestern promoters in Waterloo, Iowa. The concept of the NWA, to unite various regional promoters under a single banner who then agreed to trade talent amongst each other and, more importantly, recognize just one World Heavyweight champion, was quite revolutionary at the time and proved to be a highly successful business model for decades to come.