Trevor Murdoch (Team Pope and Sky) def. Thom Latimer (Team Pope and Sky) in a Champions Series Finals Match
Damn, it's the finals already? I'm not complaining because I wasn't a fan of the Champions Series concept to begin with, but I feel like I missed a few episodes' worth of matches. The point system has been difficult to follow, or at least for me personally, and the matches haven't been exciting enough for this whole things to be worthwhile. With all of that being said, this was one of the better bouts in the Champions Series. It was a competitive contest, both guys wrestled with a sense of urgency and didn't let the pace slow down, and I liked
Mims (Team Kamille and Idol) def. Jax Dane (Team Pope and Sky) in a Champions Series Finals Match
This was basically a hoss fight and definitely more enjoyable than Dane's recent match with Tyrus, which was a plodding mess. Dane hasn't been overly impressive so far, but he's decent. Mims has shown more signs of potential. The two of them had a solid, hard-hitting match and they received an ample amount of time. Mims has largely been positioned as a stepping stone up to this point, so this was a big win for him. The victory also gave Kamille and Idol some much-needed points.
Strictly Business (NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis and NWA National Champion Chris Adonis) def. Jeremiah Plunkett and Shawn Daivari
I feel like we hear from Strictly Business on almost every episode of Powerrr, so the latest promo from Aldis and Adonis wasn't anything out of the ordinary. Their interview only existed so they could be interrupted by Plunkett and Daivari and set up the subsequent tag team match. Daivari is in terrific shape and will also be in action on Thursday's edition of IMPACT! Wrestling. This was a solid tag team match, though I'm not sure what it was supposed to accomplish aside from killing time.
Colby Corino (Team Pope and Sky) def. Sal Rinauro (Team Kamille and Team Idol) in a Champions Series Finals Match
It's interesting that the alternatives would be slotted in the main event. Then again, given the issues these two have had with each other recently, I didn't have a problem with it. It had drama and was well wrestled, so I enjoyed it for what it was. Corino is clearly a heel, yet Team Pope and Sky winning should've been a feel-good moment (especially for Murdoch), so that was weird. I hope the NWA does more with Corino going forward because he's undergone a complete transformation since his days as an enhancement talent on WWE 205 Live.
This was supposed to air in its usual Tuesday night timeslot but had to be bumped to the same time on Wednesday due to issues with FITE TV being able to broadcast it. I'm not kidding. Ugh. I'm glad the Champions Series is over as quickly as it started, but I'm still confused with how the points were earned and how it worked just in general. The in-ring action has been better than usual and this was a serviceable episode, but this whole thing felt like a waste of time. You could probably tune into Empowerr and the 73rd Anniversary Show later this month and be up to date with mostly everything without having to endure this mess of a tournament.