Apparently after about a year or more of discussion & planning there is a second NWA promotion in my area now. Its first card was run May 21, 2011 & should have DVD's available soon. It features the current NWA National Heavyweight Champion Chance Prophet as its most notable wrestler. If you'd like to check out then here is the link & may be something to keep an eye on. My thought is do I really need a second NWA promotion here? I guess so, or someone did. Oh well, more wrestling.
If the women got treated with respect by the announcers, I think the fans would start to respect them. If the announcers treat a male wrestler as a joke or a comedy act, that's the way the fans will see them. It's all in the presentation.