The Bouncers def. The Dawsons
The Bouncers fit the vibe of the NWA perfectly and it's been cool to see them making appearances lately. I also like their alliance with Eddie Kingston, who is one of the best talkers in all of wrestling right now. This was a hard-hitting hoss fight and they made the most of the time they had. The post-match stuff with The Bouncers, Eli Drake and James Storm drinking beer out of the Crockett Cup.
Thomas Latimer def. Tim Storm
Storm's feud with Strictly Business continued, though Latimer was able to do what Royce Isaacs couldn't in beating Storm. His pre-match promo was actually better than the match itself and it was refreshing to hear from him for a change. Let the record show that Kamille still refuses to speak, which may be for the better as it helps her maintain mystique. Storm eventually getting his rematch with Nick Aldis will be a big deal when it happens.
The Question Mark Challenged Trevor Murdoch
Murdoch came close to beating Aron Stevens for the NWA National Championship last week before the time limit expired, so of course, he was making his case for a rematch here. He was instead confronted by The Question Mark, who is closely associated with Stevens. Question Mark spent some time singing the Mongrovian national anthem (or so we were told) before challenging Murdoch to a match next week. The crowd ate this up.
NWA World Television Champion Ricky Starks vs. Matt Cross Ended in a Time Limit Draw
These two had a super fun match at Hard Times last month, and while this wasn't quite as strong, it was an exciting affair, nonetheless. Cross is a hell of an athlete and I'm happy he's become a regular on Powerrr lately. He was about to put Starks away before the time limit expired, which felt a little too similar to Stevens vs. Murdoch last week. Despite this ending in a time limit draw, it still counts as a successful title defense for Starks. Five more and he'll earn a shot at the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship. Zicky Dice ran down Starks in a promo afterward, so it looks like their bad blood isn't over yet.
Melina def. Tasha Steelz
It quickly became apparent during this match why Melina doesn't wrestle all that often on this show. This was not good at all. Steelz had a solid showing, but Melina didn't look impressive whatsoever. She demanded a match with Thunder Rosa for the NWA World Women's Championship next week, so we'll see if Rosa is a miracle worker. For what it's worth, Marti Belle talked beforehand about how she doesn't think there's any dissension between herself and Melina, so expect that to lead somewhere at some point.
NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis and Royce Isaacs def. The Rock 'N' Roll Express
The Rock 'N' Roll Express matches are still a bit unbelievable to me, but at least Ricky Morton can go in the ring and is a blast to watch. This also made sense because of how Aldis defended his title against Morton on Powerrr a few weeks ago. This was a perfectly fine main event where Strictly Business utilized dirty tactics to pick up the win and maintain momentum. I was waiting for something to happen afterward, but no such luck.
Although Powerrr has been producing some excellent shows lately, this unfortunately wasn't one of them. Last week's episode didn't boast a ton of amazing promos, but at least the matches were memorable enough to make up for it. That wasn't the case here as the in-ring action underwhelmed on the whole. I enjoyed Starks vs. Cross, but that was about it. At least the angle advancement with Marty Scurll and Nick Aldis feud was well done, even though most of it transpired at ROH Free Enterprise. There will be no new episode of Powerrr next week as The Circle Squared will premiere in its place.
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