Aron Stevens def. Ricky Starks
Starks was originally supposed to contend for Colt Cabana's NWA National Heavyweight Championship here, but Stevens demanded a title shot and faced Starks instead. Cabana promised Stevens a shot at the title if he beat Starks, and as a result of his victory, the belt will be defended in a three-way between Cabana, Starks and Stevens at Into the Fire. The actual match between Stevens and Starks was too short to be anything special and felt repetitive after all the other times they've faced off in recent months.
Melina, Thunder Rosa and Marti Belle Attacked NWA Women's Champion Allysin Kay
Melina spoke about how the women have become a "commercial break" since she's been gone, which Kay took exception to. I loved the fire and intensity Kay had here and how she was ready to take the fight to Melina before Rosa and Belle showed up. The heels stood tall over Kay to end the segment. There as no word on where Ashley Vox was, as she'll be teaming with Kay against Melina, Rosa and/or Belle at Into the Fire.
The Rock 'N' Roll Express def. The Wild Cards to Win the NWA World Tag Team Championship
The two featured matches on this show weren't anything worth writing home about, but the main event was significant for the title change. For those curious, Jim Cornette's commentary wasn't cut from the episode, and in fact, he was shown celebrating The Rock 'N' Roll Express' title win in the ring with them. Hell, Joe Galli even thanked him at the end of the episode for his time with the NWA. Weird. Anyway, the best part of this edition of Powerrr were the pre-taped promos from James Storm and Nick Aldis, hyping up their NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship clash for Into the Fire. Speaking of which, the build for the event in recent weeks has been excellent and this show left me looking forward to it next weekend, especially with the announcement that Stu Bennett (the former Wade Barrett from WWE) will be replacing Cornette on commentary.
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