The Southern 6 (Alex Taylor and NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion Kerry Morton) def. Joe Alonzo and Colby Corino
With Idolmania Sports Management officially no more (and thank God for that), Southern 6 seem to be the new dominant heel faction in the men's division. They obviously haven't been around long, but they're being featured weekly and are racking up wins, including here. This was a well-wrestled opener with good work from all involved, though the fact it pitted two heel teams against each other was weird.
Talos def. Judais
I've seen Billy Corgan make comments in past interviews how the NWA's identity revolves about the big men, and it's matches like this (and anything involving Tyrus) that make me fear for the future of the promotion. Building around big men is one thing, but they have to be talented, and these two are far from great. This was as slow and as lumbering as you'd expect from them, complete with interference from Sal the Pal and Gaagz the Gymp at the end. In other words, this was total throwaway.
Magic Jake Dumas and CJ def. NWA United States Tag Team Champion AJ Cazana and Natalia Markova
CJ and Markova have had bad blood in the past, but I can't recall any issues Cazana has had with Dumas. They were probably on opposite ends of a tag team match recently I'm forgetting about. Nonetheless, this was perfectly passable. CJ rarely wrestles, but she was okay whenever she was in there. What I don't understand is why Markova would lose on the same show where it was announced that she'll get another crack at Kamille's NWA World Women's Championship at NWA 75. I'm down for a rematch, but Markova losing here (despite not being pinned) made no sense with that being the case.
NWA World Women's Champion Kamille def. Kylie Paige
The aforementioned title rematch between Kamille and Markova wasn't announced in the form of a video package until after this was over. Airing it beforehand would have made the outcome even more predictable, but there was zero chance of Page taking the title from her, anyway. Paige is still coming along, but I thought she held her own just fine here in what was a decent match. Markova getting a rematch with Kamille makes me think Kamille is finally losing the title at the big anniversary show, or maybe they just want a big title match and no one else remotely feels like a threat.
Blunt Force Trauma def. Jordan Clearwater and NWA National Champion EC3
I understand this was intended to serve as a preview of NWA 75 in a way, but neither Blunt Force Trauma nor EC3 should have lost going into their respective championship matches at the event. Granted, Clearwater was the one pinned and that's fine because he isn't scheduled to compete on the card as of now, but I still don't think this match needed to happen. It wasn't anything special and felt like filler more than anything. A face-off between EC3 and Tyrus before their championship clash would have made more sense.
In typical NWA fashion, we know some of the matches happening at both nights of NWA 75, but a majority of the cards is unknown, and we likely won't know everything until that weekend. I'm not sure it'd make much of a difference anyway because pretty much every NWA pay-per-view this year has been forgettable, and the build so far has been nearly nonexistent. As a standalone show, this was solid by Powerrr standards, but the main event was pointless and I could have done without Talos vs. Judais.