NWA Announces Brackets to Crown New Heavyweight Champion

The NWA announced on Tuesday dates and participants for the first round of a 16-man tournament to crown a new NWA champion. First round match-ups will take place in the month of June, beginning on Saturday, June 2.

Notable matches from June 2 include Aaron Aguilera vs. Adam Pearce in Thayer, Mo. and Brent Albright vs. Osamu Nishimura, formerly of New Japan, in Salyersville, Ky.

Bryan Danielson’s first round match is June 16 against Nelson Creed in Vancouver, B.C. Also on June 16, Claudio Castagnoli faces Pepper Parks in Danvers, Mass.

“Prince” Fergal Devitt and Sicodelico, Jr. round out the notable wrestlers with first round matches on June 30. Devitt wrestles in Quincy, Mass. and Sicodelico, Jr. wrestles in Lebanon, Tenn.

Full bracket and wrestler profiles can be found on the NWA website.

Source: PW Torch

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