NWA Powerrr Review - December 14, 2021
Strictly Business Addressed Nick Aldis
Although it looked like Aldis was already onto new things last week by reuniting with Doug Williams, I got the sense from Thom Latimer's promo on that same show that he had unfinished business with him, and the finish to their match at Hard Times 2 reinforced that. Well, we got our answer here. My guess is that this leads to Latimer and Chris Adonis against British Invasion. This was a fine promo from Latimer that accomplished what it needed to.
Sal Rinauro Interrupted James Mitchell and Judais
Mitchell was ranting about Judais losing to Adonis at Hard Times 2 when they were interrupted by Rinauro, who now appears to be doing a crazy person gimmick. I'm not sure why, especially when he seemed to be playing the role of underdog babyface so well. Whatever happened to his alliance with Tim Storm? Anyway, this felt like it was all over the place and didn't need to happen. I would've just settled for Judais attacking Rinauro later on instead.
Aron Stevens and Kratos def. The Dirty Sexy Boys
Dirty Dango (f.k.a. WWE's Fandano) and JTG are the latest addition to the NWA's tag team division and they're going by The Dirty Sexy Boys (or DSB for short). It's an odd tag team name, but then again, Dango is an odd guy, so I probably shouldn't be surprised. Either way, I like them as a duo. I wouldn't have had them lose their first match as a team, and Stevens could've lost his mind even more with another loss, but it didn't bother me too much. The match had its moments and was enjoyable enough for his antics alone.
Judais Attacked Sal Rinauro
This was basically an extension of what we saw from these men earlier in the episode. Like I said with that segment, this was a waste of time. I assume the intention was for Judias to get his heat back following his loss to Adonis, but I'm sorry, I just can't bring myself to care about the dude. At least it's an excuse to get Mitchell on TV in a regular role, but I wish he was paired off with someone else because there's nothing remotely interesting about Judais and this did nothing to change my mind.
May Valentine Hosted Heart 2 Heart with Melina
Is Valentine going to get her own talk show consistently? I'm honestly surprised it didn't happen sooner, and although she's a likable personality, I find her to be abysmal as an interviewer. She's improved a bit but is still far from great, so I don't know how long this is going to last. If nothing else, this did give Melina a chance to discuss her loss from Hard Times 2. I'm curious what's next for her, but if she sticks around, she should probably win her next program to maintain some credibility.
The End Aligned with Jax Dane
The End mentioned something about a six-man tag team division and that's the first I'm hearing of anything along those lines. I know we got a six-man tag team match at the start of last week's show, but I don't think that's what the NWA needs more of. That said, The End aligning with Dane feels logical because their characters mesh together nicely. Maybe this will make Dane more of a threat before he eventually contends for the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship.
NWA World Women's Tag Team Champions The Hex def. Impact Knockouts Champion Mickie James and Kiera Hogan
For the record, James has beaten Hogan twice now: once on that EmPowerrr edition of Powerrr in late October and again at Hard Times 2. You'd think that was the end of their storyline, but apparently not because they teamed up here and teased tension at the end. The match itself was well wrestled, but I would've liked to see James and Hogan tried to coexist for a while and get a shot at the titles down the road before finally imploding if they were going to continue feuding.
Tyrus, Austin Idol, BLK Jeez and Jordan Clearwater Recruited Marshe Rockett
Without a doubt, my least favorite part of Powerrr every single week is whenever Tyrus and his goons get mic time. Idol can be a fun personality, but even he rambles on for longer than he should. This was another one of their talking segments that accomplished nothing other than introduce Rockett as the newest member of their posse. It gives Rockett something to do, but the group is just awful. There is no reason for them to get as much screen time as they do every single week.
Billy Corgan Addressed Mike Knox
Corgan doesn't appear on the NWA shows too much, but I really hope he doesn't become a permanent fixture on the program going forward. There's simply no reason for it and, quite frankly, I'm not sure what the reasoning behind this segment was, either. I realize he took responsibility for bringing Mike Knox and Matt Cardona into the NWA, but a quick interaction with him and them would have been better than giving Corgan his own interview at the panel. Even a brief backstage interview would have sufficed.
Mike Knox def. Mims
Cardona and Knox talked about what they did at Hard Times 2 and Cardona explained his motives for coming to the company. That was when Mims stepped up to face Knox in an impromptu main event match. This lasted longer than I thought it would, especially considering Dane defeated Mims in quick and decisive fashion on last week's show. However, I was happy Mims scored as much offense as he did and got to shine in defeat.
I thought this week's edition of Powerrr was much weaker than last week's. They tried to cram a lot into the episode and I think they could have saved some of this stuff for next week or just not done some of the stuff at all. None of the matches stood out in a major way, but Powerrr is more about the promos, anyway. There was a ton going on with this show and it felt like a mess at times, but I do appreciate the effort to further stories and put the spotlight on as many people as possible.
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