PWInsider reports that Billy Corgan’s company Lightning One Inc, which owns everything related to the NWA after Corgan bought it last year, now has the trademark as well. The National Wrestling Alliance trademark was officially registered to Lightning One.
Corgan and NWA Vice President Dave Lagana have been trying to create an audience and restore credibility to the NWA title with their “Ten Pounds of Gold” Youtube series. It has featured current champion Nick Aldis, former champion Tim Storm, Austin Idol and Josephus. It blends the history of the title and character-building while setting up in-ring matches. Aldis is currently on a “crusade” to defend the belt twenty times in sixty days. His next defense is against Tommy Dreamer at the House of Hardcore event on March 24 in Philadelphia.
Lightning One also filed a copyright for The Dumont Network, which once was a rival to ABC and CBS and was the first channel to air pro wrestling. It will likely be used to distribute the NWA online at some point.