Chris Adonis def. Caprice Coleman
Coleman will be facing Colby Corino at NWA 74 while Adonis will be in action against Odinson. There was no rhyme or reason behind this bout, and you can say the same for those two pay-per-view matches as well. That said, this was an enjoyable opener between two veterans. This didn't tell much of a story, but they received some time and made the most of it. I'm glad Coleman has been keeping a presence in the NWA while ROH remains on hiatus until Tony Khan secures a television deal.
Kyle Davis Interviewed NWA World Women's Champion Kamille and Thom Latimer
I applaud Kamille for talking as much as she has been over the last year in an attempt to improve her mic skills, but she's still not a strong talker. She's definitely better than she was, but she gives off an intimidating presence and her promos take away from that. Nonetheless, this was pretty basic stuff as she put Taya Valkyrie on notice for NWA 74. Latimer spoke briefly as well, but not KiLynn King, who stood beside Davis and was silent the entire time. Why even have her there?
Jennacide def. Kayla Kassidy
I don't think there's been a single Jennacide match I've seen and have been a fan of. They're not all terrible by any means, but I simply don't find her to be very good. This also wasn't anything special, but it was wise to keep it on the shorter side and have Jennacide win in decisive fashion. In other words, it worked well as a squash. Jennacide will be taking part in the Burke Invitational Gauntlet at NWA 74, so this served as hype for that.
Kyle Davis Interviewed The Cardonas
Matt Cardona, Brian Myers, Mike Knox, VSK and Chelsea Green were all present at the podium with Davis and all of them had a chance to speak except for Green. They took turns addressing each of their opponents at NWA 74 and all of them were solid, though Cardona's was easily the best of the bunch. He mentioned that he's nearly cleared to compete and that they're the first family of the NWA. I'm glad he's had a presence on Powerrr while he's been out injured.
Hawx Aerie def. Rhett Titus & Gustavo Aguilar and The Dirty Sexy Boys in a Three-Way Tag Team Elimination Match
This match had no stakes, but it did feel like a showcase for some of the NWA's lesser-used teams. It's possible Hawx Aerie get a title shot coming out of NWA 74 and I hope they do because they're a talented team and haven't teamed a ton lately. This was a well-worked match featuring plenty of experienced wrestlers and quality action. Dirty Dango and Velvet Sky have been flirting for a while, but Sky rejected his kiss at ringside here. That was the most notable part of this.
NWA World Women's Tag Team Champion Ella Envy vs. NWA World Women's Tag Team Champion Kenzie Paige Ended in a No Contest; NWA World Women's Tag Team Champions Pretty Empowered def. Hayley Shadows and Jaylee (Non-Title)
Envy vs. Paige was set up on last week's episode of NWA USA. It was random because they're partners, so why would they want to face each other days before they're scheduled to defend their tag titles? It wasn't long before Mercurio emerged with Shadows and Jaylee, who challenged the champs to an impromptu non-title match. Pretty Empowered proceeded to win within a minute or two, so it was a nothing match. The Hex then attacked Pretty Empowered afterward ahead of their rematch at NWA 74. Truthfully, I would have been fine with just that and nothing else that came beforehand.
Kyle Davis Interviewed NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Trevor Murdoch
Thank the lord that Tyrus or anyone from Idolmania Sports Management appeared on this episode. It actually would have been logical considering it was the go-home show for NWA 74 (where he'll be in the main event with Murdoch), but I'm relieved he wasn't because everything involving him tends to be abysmal. Instead, Murdoch cut a quick promo hyping up his title defense. He's been acting heelish for months, so I'm not sure how he's supposed to be the babyface when he's in the ring with Tyrus. I really hope Murdoch can get at least a passable match out of Tyrus.
NWA World Tag Team Champions The Commonwealth Connection def. The Spectaculars (Non-Title)
The Spectaculars are a new team consisting of Brady Pierce, Rush Freeman and Rush's "older brother" (his name escapes me). Their split from Ill Begotten took place last week and already they find themselves facing the tag champs in non-title action. This was a decent main event and it gave Commonwealth Connection a win before their rematch with La Rebelion. I couldn't have cared less about the post-match drama with The Spectaculars, what's left of Ill Begotten, and The Miserably Faithful.
When this episode was announced as being a celebration of the NWA's 74th anniversary, I thought for sure it would be a clip show or at least shorter than usual. Rather, it was your average edition of Powerrr with a celebration theme, making it more worthwhile than I thought it would be. That isn't to say you need to check out Powerrr by any means because these shows remain fairly dull and uninspiring, but this had some adequate action and plenty of pay-per-view hype. The card on paper for both nights is very underwhelming, so fingers crossed it exceeds expectations.