Kamille Interrupted Tim Storm
Storm hyped up his involvement in the continuation of the NWA Television Championship Tournament and took exception to how Nick Aldis backed out of their match last week. Kamille then confronted him and just as it looked like she was about to say something finally, she slapped Storm instead. This was a great segment that made me want to see Storm vs. Aldis that much more. Storm's promos continue to be among the highlights of this show.
David Marquez Interviewed The Dawsons and Trevor Murdoch
We found out here what the remaining matchups will be in the NWA Television Championship Tournament: Dave Dawson vs. Zane Dawson and Murdoch vs. Thomas Latmier. I'm not a big fan of the Dawsons facing each other, but it does make for an interesting matchup. That will happen next week. I'm not sure about Murdoch vs. Latimer, but I assume that will also happen next week as Hard Times is fast approaching. Good promo work from Murdoch here, too.
Zicky Dice def. Caleb Konley in an NWA Television Championship Tournament Qualifying Match
I don't know much about Dice other than what we've seen from him on Powerrr, but he had a solid showing. I'm far more familiar with Konley and what he can do, so I was a bit disappointed he lost and won't be advancing in the tourney. As a match, this was enjoyable while it lasted and I was glad they tried to make the most of the minutes they had. Dice is headed to Hard Times to compete for the championship.
Joe Galli Interviewed NWA National Champion Aron Stevens and The Question Mark
Question Mark wore Stevens' signature robe throughout this entire interview as Stevens talked about how he took Question Mark in, fed him and clothed him, which was hilarious. He also said he needs to be both NWA National Champion and NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion and glossed over his lack of title defenses so far. No indication was given of who his first challenger will be, but I still enjoyed the hell out of this.
Thunder Rosa def. ODB
I haven't seen a quality ODB match in forever, at least not until now. This was much better than I thought it would be. I'm sure part of that is because Rosa was involved and she's a terrific talent, but I have to give props to ODB as well for giving it a really nice effort. They had time and constantly kept things moving. Rosa's victory should set her up for a shot at the NWA Women's Championship, probably at Hard Times.
NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis vs. Ricky Starks Ended in a Time Limit Draw (Non-Title)
Before the bout, Aldis spoke about how he didn't lie about Kamille: she is in fact no longer his insurance policy, but she is a part of Strictly Business. He did an awesome job of addressing Storm and Ricky Morton (who he called "relics") while also hyping up his exhibition with Starks. Speaking of which, it had a time limit of six minutes and five seconds, which is why it ended in a time limit draw. This was an action-packed match with an excellent sense of urgency. I loved how Starks wasn't formally defeated and how he lasted the full six minutes and five seconds with Aldis, looking credible in defeat. Morton came out afterward and demanded five minutes from Aldis, but Aldis refused.
Eli Drake and James Storm def. Ken Anderson and Colt Cabana by Disqualification; Strictly Business Called Out NWA World Tag Team Champion Ricky Morton
Although The Wild Cards were advertised to be a part of this main event, they never showed up to compete. We were left with these teams going at it instead. Anderson is a full-fledged heel after his attacks on Drake last month, but Cabana still sees the good in him. This was an entertaining main event with a strong focus on the storytelling between Anderson and Cabana. I don't usually love disqualification finishes, but it made sense here. To close out the show, Aldis called out Morton and challenged him to a six-man tag team match (which will not feature either of them) where if Morton's team wins, he will receive a shot at Aldis' title. The third member of Aldis' squad was revealed to be Scott Steiner, oddly enough. I thought the main event of Hard Times would be Aldis vs. Marty Scurll, but we've heard nothing about Scurll in recent weeks, so I'm not sure that's the case anymore.
It's hard to believe that Hard Times is coming up in less than three weeks. Nothing has been announced yet except the finals of the TV title tourney, but a card is quietly coming together through what has been teased. From an in-ring standpoint, this was a better edition of Powerrr than usual and there were some above-average promos as well. Steiner's debut was the cherry on top of what was a super strong show.
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