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Billy Corgan says NWA Empower will return, not enough talent for this year

Corgan says there was not enough available female talent for the event this year.
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Billy Corgan says there was not enough available female talent to bring back NWA Empower this year but the event will return in the future. 

Corgan spoke with NBC Sports Boston and explained why the all-female pay-per-view is not taking place in 2022. 

"I saw a headline recently that said I don't plan on bringing Empower back and that's totally false," Corgan said. "What it was is we looked at Empowerrr for this NWA 74 pay-per-view and unfortunately, there's a paucity of female talent available on the open market because there's such a demand now for female talent both with WWE and AEW that there just isn't a ton of free agent talent available that can work at the television level. Is there enough talent? Absolutely, but you're talking about putting people on an international pay-per-view where you're asking fans to pay money."

"Let's all remember if that pay-per-view doesn't go well, you put people in positions they are not ready for, it's going to blow back not only on those talents but on the company."

"We will definitely run another Empower pay-per-view, absolutely, and hopefully next year. It's just one of those things where it has to be the right time and look at all the people under contract with AEW and look at all the people under contract with WWE and you recognize probably 80% to 90% of the top talent on the female side is already under contract with those companies." 

NWA Empower took place on August 28, 2021, in St. Louis. It was headlined by Chelsea Green winning an invitational gauntlet match and Kamille defeating Leyla Hirsch to retain the NWA World Women's Championship.