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NWA Cyberspace: The Next Great Federation
January 8, 2006 by Winter Trabex


For those of you who aren't familiar with the independent wrestling scene, I want to call your attention to a little organization based out of New Jersey called NWA Cyberspace.

When TNA Impact showed up on Fox Sports Net in 2004, I became interested in the NWA. I learned that WCW used to be NWA-WCW and that TNA used to be NWA-TNA. The National Wrestling Alliance is never lacking for talent, and NWA Cyberspace follows this rule.

When I found their episodes posted on the internet for viewing, I decided to give it a try. I had always been a fan of big promotions, because I was of the opinion that the more money a company has, the more it can perform. NWA Cyberspace proved me wrong. I got to see Petey Williams face off against Elix Skipper, Rhino against Abyss, and, to my surprise, I learned of an incident at a Cyberspace show where Jeff Jarrett laid down in a title match against "The Wildcat" Chris Harris (who had earned the #1 Contendership to a title of his choice)...the backlash of this incident saw Jarrett suspended indefinitely from Cyberspace and Abyss as their Heavyweight Champion.

While it may be an unfortunate fact that indy promotions need established (in other words, televised) stars to thrive, they don't always have to use them in the same way as other promotions do. I was surprised to discover that Bobby Roode of TNA's Team Canada had a Japanese valet come with him to the ring, among other things. Even though these shows are held in gymnasiums, there is no doubt in my mind that Cyberspace's leadership (which consists of Billy Firehawk and Commissioner Jasmine St. Claire- yes, a woman Commissioner) has this company running on all cylinders.

After the NWA was able to produce two of the more competitive federations in wrestling history- WCW and TNA- I don't think it's a stretch to say that, with Rhino challenging Abyss for their Heavyweight Title on January twenty-first, fans actually want to see what's going on with this promotion. I, for one, will be very happy, though far from surprised, when Cyberspace secures itself a television deal.

Thank you for reading.

by Winter Trabex..


Editor's Note:
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Antonio Figueroa wrote:
I partially agree with what you have to say. I feel that Cyberspace is far superior to TNA- better storylines, better matches, better talent, although they share a lot of it. My problem with them is that they rely too much on TNA talent and not on their own. For example, Maven debuted for them in November, but the main event was Jarrett vs. Chris Harris vs. Abyss. Maven is a bigger star than anyone TNA has but Christian, they should be pushing him.
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