I would like to thank the Indywebmaster for his knowledge of what the NWA currently is, and his defense of it, and the NWA Title Lineage.
The NWA currently has 14 members and 48 associates or affiliates all around the world in the US, Canada, Australia, Scotland, France and England. There are 5 NWA promotions in New Jersey and California, and 10 within the area of Georgia/Alabama and Eastern Tennessee.
There is a NWA television show that is based in Hollywood, CA. There are NWA Promotions with their own tv broadcasts. Those are NWA Mountain State, NWA Anarchy, NWA Hollywood, NWA Main Event, NWA Rampage Pro Wrestling, NWA On Fire, NWA Fusion and NWA Smoky Mountain. Yes, Chance Prophet has been on the NWA Mountain State program.
The NWA has never disappeared. Granted the membership numbers in 1993 were very low, but the promotion has never closed up.
BTW, for the majority of the people on this board, the WWWF/WWF/WWE was a couple times a member of the NWA. They became a member of the NWA for the second time while Ric Flair was NWA World Champ and Bob Backlund was WWF Champ. They were members from 1958-1963 the first time. Then they became members again between 1971-1983.
ECW was also a member of the NWA, as was the AWA, and World Class before splitting off.
So for some you claiming the WWE Championship belt is the lineage of the NWA World Heavyweight title you are incorrect. Buddy Rogers was the first WWWF Heavyweight Champ, when they left the NWA. This had to do with a match between Buddy Rogers and Lou Thesz. Rogers continued to be recognized as world champion in northeast even after losing NWA World Title to Lou Thesz on 63/01/24 in Toronto, ON because the promoters refuse recognize Rogers's one-fall loss in the title match; in some accounts, Rogers defeats Antonino Rocca in a fictitious tournament in Rio de Janeiro, BRA for the title in 63/03.