Da Pope def. Zicky Dice to Win the NWA Television Championship
Dice requested his release from the NWA months ago, so it was fairly obvious that he was going to drop the NWA Television Championship. Pope was the perfect person to take it from him because of how terrific of a talker he is. The match itself was entertaining and Dice played his role well as the cowardly heel champion doing what he could to retain his title, only to end up unsuccessful. I'm honestly surprised WWE hasn't attempted to bring back Pope for another run in recent years.
Allysin Kay def. Nicole Savoy
I've seen Savoy make appearances for both AEW and Ring of Honor over the last year and I'm honestly she hasn't signed anywhere yet. She'd be a great fit for the NWA, assuming the promotion officially relaunches at some point. Interestingly enough, Kay is no longer with the NWA, which is why she was able to appear back at AEW's Full Gear pay-per-view on the Buy In. This was a quality contest for the time given that allowed Savoy to showcase her skills before eating defeat.
Kamille def. Simone Sherie
As I mentioned in my review of last week's show, Kamille is coming along nicely and has already improved in the ring from where she was earlier this year. This squash will similar to that one in that Kamille mostly dominated and that Sherie (who I wasn't at all familiar with prior to this bout) scored some offense before eating defeat. The only thing Kamille needs to work on is her mic skills, but it's probably better she stay silent more often than not and be booked to look dominant.
NWA World Tag Team Champion Eli Drake def. Jordan Cruz
As far as I know, Drake and James Storm are still the NWA World Tag Team Champions, though Drake didn't come out with the title here. I've missed seeing him in action and I hope he pops up elsewhere one of these days like other NWA talent have during the pandemic (Thunder Rosa in AEW, James Storm in IMPACT, etc). I'm not familiar with Cruz whatsoever, but he had a solid showing for himself here. This was an enjoyable little opener that didn't go longer than it needed to.