Angelina Love and Chelsea Green def. Paola Blaze and Rylee
Love recently said she wants to use the title shot Velvet Sky earned from her team winning the Champions Series last summer since Sky is retired from the ring. Unless Sky gets back in the ring (and I'm not clamoring to see that), that means we're not getting a Beautiful People reunion and it looks like Green may be filling in for her instead. Love and Green work well as partners and I'm all for them joining the NWA World Women's Tag Team Championship picture. This was far from a smooth encounter, but at least the win established Love and Green as a cohesive unit.
Jeremiah Plunkett Fired Rush Freeman From The Ill Begotten
The Ill Begotten have lost way more than they've won for as long as I've been watching the NWA and are the ultimate enhancement group. Thus, it's hard to care about one of their members being booted. What's weird is that Plunkett named Brady Pierce as his replacement, but Pierce denied it and apparently formed an alliance with Freeman instead. This was a strange segment and I can't say I'm interested in any of this drama within the ranks of Ill Begotten.
Tim Storm def. Larry D
Larry D formerly competed alongside Ace Romero as XXXL in IMPACT. We haven't seen him since he left the promotion many months ago (though he did make a one-off appearance at one point) and I never thought about him joining the NWA. He's a perfect fit for the promotion if he sticks around. This was a solid hard-hitting affair between two big guys. It was the best bout on this show, but it's not like there was a lot of strong competition.
NWA World Women's Champion Kamille def. Hayley Shadows (Non-Title)
Kamille has been in action quite a bit over the last few months and has been booked to look strong with this string of wins. They've been fairly competitive with her opponents getting more offense than they probably should, but Kamille has remained dominant, nonetheless. I wish we got more of a feud between her and Taya Valkyrie heading into NWA 74 because they've barely interacted (if at all) up to this point.
Rodney Mack def. BLK Jeez
BLK Jeez cut a promo beforehand, but it wasn't really anything out of the ordinary. Despite Mack's recent loss to Cyon, Aron Stevens was back to managing Mack this week. It was a straightforward match with Mack on offense for a majority of it before winning. I'm not really sure why the match happened, but it was serviceable. Tyrus and Mack were left standing in the ring while Mack and Stevens walk away afterward. I don't think it's leading to a tag team match since Stevens claims to have retired from in-ring competition, but that could end up being a ruse.
At roughly 37-minutes long, this was a significantly shorter show than usual. They tacked on a "bonus match" between Tyrus and Da Pope for the NWA Television Championship from last August at the end, but needless to say, it wasn't worth watching again. This was another random assortment of matches that did nothing to leave me looking forward to NWA 74 later this month. As I've said before, the build to the event has been abysmal and the NWA product itself hasn't been this cold since the relaunch in early 2021.