Marti Belle def. Crystal Rose
Belle has never impressed me from what I saw of her in IMPACT and WWE's Mae Young Classic, but I guess NWA's women's division needs names. She isn't world-renowned or anything, but at least more fans are familiar with who she is than Crystal. This was a fine win for Belle, and on the bright side, she wasn't terrible here and the match didn't overstay its welcome.
The Dawsons Addressed Eddie Kingston and Homicide
Kingston kicked off the show by crashing the commentary table and immediately calling out The Dawons after what transpired last week. It was a hell of a promo and The Dawsons' response was solid. They basically said that they're willing to fight anybody in the NWA, except for Kingston and Homicide. I'm curious if they're going to hold off on having them face each other until December's pay-per-view or if they'll clash before then.
Joe Galli Interviewed Aron stevens
I am absolutely loving this new character of Stevens'. It's a mix of what he was doing in WWE as Damien Sandow, what he was doing in TNA as Aron Rex, and some of what The Miz was doing as The A-Lister a few years ago. He showed a clip of his "new movie" and it was so hilariously cheesy. Fans want to cheer him, but he does an amazing job of turning them against him. This gimmick fits perfectly in the NWA and I'm looking forward to seeing it develop.
Caleb konley def. Dan Parker
Konley lost to Eli Drake two weeks ago in what was essentially a showcase for Drake, so it was nice to see him bounce back with a victory. I'm hopeful he'll be more than a good hand in the ring in the NWA that puts everyone else over (similar to his role in IMPACT) and this got him back on the right track. Then again, it's entirely possible he's being built up just so he can lose to a guy like Ricky Starks.
Eli Drake Interrupted Tim Storm
Storm was interviewed by Joe Galli about losing to NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis two weeks ago and now he'll no longer be able to go for the gold as long as Aldis is champion. He cut a great promo about how his mom still loves him despite the loss before Drake emerged to ask him about teaming up. Storm said he'd think about it and that was how the main event was formed. Drake has been all over these episodes and has been spotlighted nicely through his promos. It's cool that we don't really know where he'll be slated on the card yet after teasing stuff with James Storm and now Tim Storm.
Ken Anderson Saved Colt Cabana From NWA National Champion James Storm
All right, so this segment slightly confused me. If you can recall, James Storm beat Jocefus within seconds on the show two weeks ago. Jocefus was out to apologize to Storm here but was interrupted by Cabana, who mocked Storm. Offended by his actions, Jocefus went after Cabana, only to eat a Last Call from Storm. I honestly didn't understand what was going on here, except for maybe how it was supposed to plant the seeds for Storm vs. Cabana.
Joe Galli Interviewed NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis and Kamille
Galli tried for a third time to get answers out of Kamille as to what she thinks of the recent developments between herself and Aldis, but was once again unsuccessful. Aldis addressed all of his potential challengers before shutting down Galli down before Kamille could speak. I guess you could argue that they've run this angle the past two weeks and nothing new has come out of it, but I appreciate the slow build and am excited to see the eventual payoff.
The Dawsons def. Eli Drake and Tim Storm
These main events on NWA Powerrr never last long, but at least they've been entertaining. This was well wrestled and enjoyable. Drake and Storm remained a cohesive unit throughout, but it wasn't enough to earn them the victory. Afterward, King and Homicide brawled with The Dawsons to further that feud. As previously noted, I'd prefer to see their inevitable encounter saved for Into the Fire, but it wouldn't mind if it happened before then.
The stuff with Kingston, Homicide and The Dawsons seemed to be the primary focus of this show and was fun to follow. Everything is starting to fall into place nicely and I like the week-to-week progression of the storylines even though the episodes are under an hour long. Similar to the first two episodes, the in-ring action wasn't anything outstanding on the whole, but each match served a purpose and the promos in particular were super strong.
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