David Marquez Interviewed The Rock 'n' Roll Express
As I've said before, Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson have a ton of momentum right now with all the appearances they've made lately in Ring of Honor, New Japan Pro-Wrestling, the NWA, and All Elite Wrestling (even as recently as Saturday's Full Gear pay-per-view). They interacted with Eddie Kingston and Homicide here and endorsed them going after the NWA World Tag Team Championship. The NWA tag team division will greatly benefit from having them around.
Trevor Murdoch def. Caleb Konley
Both of these guys have been built up a bit recently, so I was curious to see who would go over. Konley is much flashier in the ring than Murdoch, so he made this thing interesting for as long as it lasted for. Don't get me wrong, Murdoch is a perfect fit for the NWA, but I really question what his ceiling is, whereas someone like Konley deserves better than being used as an enhancement talent. He did enough of that in IMPACT, so the NWA should be different.
Aaron Stevens Quit the NWA
Stevens has now been beaten by Ricky Starks three times (once in a standard singles match and again in a 2-out-of-3 Falls matchup last week), so I was curious how he'd respond. He stormed out on stage, insulted the audience per usual, and declared he was done with the NWA so he return to Hollywood. I doubt that sticks, but hey, maybe this was their way of writing him off the program following a short stint. If so, it was a fun run while it lasted.
Thunder Rosa and Marti belle def. Crystal Rose and Brooklyn Creed
Well, it looks like Rosa and Belle have officially formed an alliance. I had no idea who Rose and Creed were, but it was clear they were brought in simply so they could be squashed by Rosa and Belle in the matter of a minute. Afterward, they called out NWA Women's Champion Allysin Kay. I wonder who among them will end up challenging for the championship at Into of the Fire, if not both.
Ricky Starks Interrupted NWA National Heavyweight Champion Colt Cabana
Cabana cut a fiery promo about beating James Storm for the National title two weeks ago and addressed Storm throughout, but based off what Storm said in a separate segment, Storm now has his sights on Nick Aldis' NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship, implying that there wouldn't be a rematch. Instead, it appears Cabana will be moving into a feud with Starks over the strap, which makes sense given Starks' recent wins over Stevens.
?The Question Mark? def. Dan Parker
Vignettes have been airing for weeks hyping up Question Mark's debut. They gave us zero insight on who he is, but obviously, that was the point given his gimmick. This was over in approximately one minute, so it was difficult to get a good grasp on what the guy is capable of, but it served its purpose in giving him a win in his debut, nonetheless. More importantly, the crowd loved him, for whatever reason.
NWA World Tag Team Champions The Wild Cards and Mr. Anderson Interrupted Eli Drake
Instead of hearing from Kamille, we heard from Drake, who said if anyone can get her to talk, it's him. I'm not sure what connection she has to either him or The Wild Cards, but I assume we'll find out soon enough. He also has his sights set on Aldis' NWA Worlds Heavyweight title, but before then, he'll probably face off with Mr. Anderson following their interaction in this segment.
Joe Galli Interviewed NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis
Aldis is an excellent talker and I always look forward to his promos on this show. After ignoring Storm's demands for a world title opportunity, he addressed Tim Storm and the little chat they had on last week's episode. He also declared he'd sit ringside for the main event, which may tie into why The Wild Cards went after Drake for mentioning Kamille earlier in the evening. Speaking of Kamille, Galli didn't attempt to bring her up in their interview here.
NWA World Tag Team Champions The Wild Cards def. Eddie Kingston and Homicide
Kingston and Homicide have been working toward a tag title shot for a while now and they finally got it here. They had quality chemistry with The Wild Cards and there was some suspense down the stretch. I appreciate that the championship matches on Powerrr are getting more time than everything else, even if they aren't 10 minutes long. With The Wild Cards retaining their titles, I assume The Rock 'n' Roll Express will be positioned as the next number one contenders.
This edition of Powerrr was more promo-heavy than usual, all of which I enjoyed for the most part. The matches were also effective in getting over certain talent and the NWA World Tag Team Championship main event was entertaining. It wasn't the most newsworthy episode, but ?The Question Mark? debuted, seeds were planted for upcoming matches on the show, and there was additional hype for next week's Into the Fire pay-per-view. I assume the card will start to take shape for that in the coming weeks.
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