Kyle Davis Interviewed NWA World Women's Champion Kamille, Thom Latimer and NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Trevor Murdoch
It was weird that we heard from Kamille and Latimer before the new NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion, but at least we got to hear from Murdoch at all. Kamille and Latimer didn't say much of note (and I maintain that less is more for Kamille on that front), but Murdoch's promo was terrific. He has excellent babyface fire, and although he's definitely in the twilight of his career, he plays the role of world champion in this promotion well. Hopefully he can get a decent reign and doesn't drop it right back to Aldis in the near future.
Da Pope, Jax Dane and Colby Corino Discussed Their Title Shots
I honestly completely forgot about the Champions Series that culminated about a month ago and who won. These three were among those that earned title shots and none of them actually revealed which championship they were choosing to contend for. In other words, this was a pretty pointless segment that did nothing other than remind people that the Champions Series existed. Some of the mic work was decent, if nothing else.
Kiera Hogan def. Skye Blue
It was really cool to see Hogan stick around for the Powerrr tapings following her appearance at EmPowerrr over the weekend. I'd say she'd be a great get for the NWA's women's division, but all signs point to her signing with AEW if she hasn't already. Blue also has plenty of potential and has impressed any time I've seen her in action. This was a nice little match and I would've been fine with either one of them winning.
NWA World Women's Tag Team Champions The Hex Interrupted Taryn Terrell
As annoying as she is, to her credit, Terrell does a great job of playing the loudmouth heel. The promos are going to get old at some point, but they're getting her fine heel heat for now. She called out The Hex and outright asked for her cronies to get a tag title shot, which The Hex declined, but they did seemingly set up Paola Blaze vs. Marti Belle for an upcoming episode. I don't have much faith that will be any good, but we'll see what they do.
The Rude Dudes def. The Ill Begotten in an NWA World Tag Team Championship No. 1 Contender's Tournament Qualifying Match
I'm not familiar with any of these guys except for El Rudo, who has appeared on Powerrr before and is the real-life brother of Corey Graves. It was a well-wrestled match for the most part even though nothing about it in particular stood out as special. We found out that the winners of this tournament will eventually fight for the NWA World Tag Team Championship, so there's that.
Kyle Davis Interviewed NWA World Tag Team Champions La Rebellion; Judais and James Mitchell Interrupted NWA National Champion Chris Adonis and Melina
La Rebellion winning the NWA World Tag Team Championship at NWA 73 was the right call. Aron Stevens and Kratos never felt like they fit that role well. They're probably the best team the NWA has at their disposal at the moment and they can cut promos to boot. We'll see who ends up winning the number one contender's tournament. The rest of this segment with Adonis, Melina, Judais and Mitchell was fine (Mitchell doing most of the talking was smart), though the Adonis and Melina pairing feels like came completely out of nowhere.
Kenzie Paige def. Chelsea Green
Green is another one I wasn't expecting to see work more with the NWA beyond EmPowerrr, but here we are. She's really making the rounds right now between the NWA, IMPACT, and Ring of Honor. I think she's on every promotion's flagship show this week, which is impressive. She and Paige had a nice little match and Paige winning was a surprise. That led to Green having a meltdown afterward, seemingly becoming her "Hot Mess" persona in the process. I was never a fan of the character in IMPACT (and the crowd was fairly quiet for it), but we'll see what she does with it in the NWA. Maybe it will make her more interesting.
NWA Television Champion Tyrus def. Blk Jeez
Austin Idol interrupted a James Storm interview before the bout, so it's possible Storm will eventually challenge Tyrus for the Television time. Jordan Clearwater looked like he thought he was getting the title show (with the commentators teasing that's why he aligned with Idol in the first place) only for Jeez to take his opportunity instead. As a Television title match, this had a time limit of six minutes and five seconds. Thankfully, it was even shorter than that with Jeez getting some hope spots before Tyrus destroyed him for the win. This didn't overstay its welcome, but putting Tyrus in the main event is always a questionable call.
As much as I enjoyed both of the NWA's pay-per-views over the weekend, the biggest problem with Powerrr is that virtually nothing happened on the show that had much to do with either event. The winners of the Champions Series were brought back up on this episode, but I'm still confused as to how that whole thing works and why Murdoch was able to use his title shot before anyone else and when exactly he made that decision (the video package made it look like Nick Aldis vs. Murdoch was announced for NWA 73 way before the finale of the Champions Series). Other than Tyrus being in the main event, I thought this was an above-average edition of Powerrr with some fresh faces mixed in and the different atmosphere at The Chase was appreciated. They just have to be able to maintain this momentum going forward.