Tim Storm def. Jaden Roller in a No Disqualification Match
Roller wrestled on Powerrr once before as The Heartthrob and he jumped Storm before the bell here. There wasn't any reason for this match to happen, but it served its purpose as an enjoyable midcard affair (remember, this show was the second half of the By Any Means Necessary event and not an individual episode of Powerrr). Roller had a solid showing and I wouldn't mind seeing more from him in the future. Meanwhile, Storm can still go at the age of 56.
NWA World Women's Champion Kamille def. Kenzie Paige in a 2-Out-of-3 Falls Match
It was weird seeing Paige get a title shot despite Melina earning one on last week's show, but I understand they're likely saving that for Hard Times 2 and wanted another title defended at this event. You don't see two-out-of-three falls matches often in the NWA, but I thought this had a very good layout. It didn't get to the third fall as most of these matches do (and it would have been dumb for Kamille to suffer a rare pinfall loss in such a random match), but Paige gave Kamille a hell of a fight and looked good in defeat. Kamille continues to improve and I thought she and Paige worked well together here.
NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Trevor Murdoch and Nick Aldis def. Strictly Business (NWA National Champion Chris Adonis and Thom Latimer)
Even with the fiery promo he cut beforehand, I was still skeptical that Aldis wouldn't turn around and betray Murdoch to reveal that he was in cahoots with Strictly Business the whole time. Thankfully, that did not happen. Aldis has proven in the past he can be a great babyface and that was on full display here. He and Murdoch made for a terrific team and I really liked the story they told with Aldis saving his interaction with Thom Latimer until the end. Kamille interfering and accidentally costing her stablemates the win was also a nice touch. This was simple yet strong stuff.
Jax Dane def. Crimson in a Steel Cage Match
I didn't care about these two as partners originally, but they've done a commendable job of building up their feud in recent months. Both men have played their roles well and the cage stipulation felt justified. Dane specifically has really shown that he can do well on his own again and that's why I was happy when he won. Crimson was protected in defeat with everything Dane did to secure the victory and the action was entertaining. This was a worthy payoff to the feud, so I hope this was it for them.
I was ready to praise this entire episode because I thought all four matches delivered, but then Velvet Sky and Austin Idol bickered on commentary from start and finish and wouldn't stop. Sky is a competent commentator, but they need to keep Idol the hell away from the booth if Sky is going to be there because their constant arguing is annoying and distracting. Otherwise, this was an easy thumbs-up show, and combined with last week's edition, By Any Means Necessary was a success overall. Taping an event like this and breaking it up into two episodes of Powerrr was a smart call as I'm not sure how many people would have paid for this card on paper even though it ended up exceeding expectations.