La Rebelion Attacked The OGK
There's a lot of synergy between all of the companies right now (maybe excerpt WWE), which is why I continue to find it bizarre that Matt Taven and Mike Bennett are still babyfaces in the NWA despite being a part of a big angle in IMPACT where they're heels. Don't get me wrong, they work well in this role, but it's slightly strange considering the stuff with The Cardonas is consistent between the two promotions. Nonetheless, this was a good verbal exchange between the two teams to set up a rematch between them soon, possibly even at the NWA 74 pay-per-view.
Cyon def. Rodney Mack in an NWA National Championship No. 1 Contender's Match
Cyon has been boring as a character for a majority of his run in the NWA (his alliance with Idolmania Sports Management was more of a downgrade than anything) and Mack hasn't had anything resembling a good match since coming to the company. Thus, this was the recipe for disaster. I came away from it thinking it could have been worse, but it certainly wasn't a five-star mat classic. Cyon challenging Dane for the National title at NWA 74 does nothing for me.
The Miserably Faithful (Judais, Sal the Pal and Gaagz the Gimp) def. The Ill Begotten (Alex Taylor, Rush Freeman and Jeremiah Plunkett) in Team War
We've gotten Team War before on Powerrr, but I don't know if this had the same rules because this only had two teams and not three trios, or whatever it was previously. Unsurprisingly, this was more of a mess than anything else. None of the mini matches were worthwhile and the eliminations were rushed, so this was a waste of time. It's well documented that Miserably Faithful is far from my favorite faction, so them going over was expected yet disappointing.
NWA Television Champion Tyrus def. Odinson
Tyrus doesn't belong in a major wrestling company in 2022, let alone in the main event of any show. Despite that, he headlined this show and will be headlining NWA 74 with Trevor Murdoch for the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship. Ugh. Why is he still Television Champion if he's going after the top title? I'm not saying I want Odinson as champion, but he most definitely shouldn't have the chance to leave NWA 74 with two titles. This was as plodding as you'd expect and hardly an exciting main event.
NWA programming hasn't been must-see by any means this year, but it feels like the quality of the show has regressed significantly as of late. I mean, this show sucked. There's no sugarcoating it. I had hope after that opening segment, but it was all downhill from there. The NWA 74 card doesn't look very appealing on paper, and while it may exceed expectations, there's no denying that the product is severely lacking at the moment.