British Invasion def. Fable Jake and Jaden Roller
It's been a while since we last got British Invasion in action, so it was great having them back as they're one of my favorite teams. The timing seemed odd with Aldis' grudge match against Thom Latimer coming up, but oh well. Jake and Roller aren't exactly a credible tag team, so although I didn't think this needed to last as long as it did, it was well wrestled and gave British Invasion a momentum-building victory. I hope they're in line for a shot at the NWA World Tag Team Championship soon.
Tootie Lynn def. NWA World Women's Tag Team Champion Marti Belle
Kylie Rae beat Allysin Kay a few weeks back and Rae is partners with Lynn, so that's where this stemmed from. I've made it quite clear in the past that I don't find Belle to be very good in the ring at all, so this match certainly wasn't a mat classic. However, it could have been worse, so at least that's a positive. Lynn winning will presumably set up her and Rae challenging for the NWA World Women's Tag Team Championship in the near future.
Natalia Markova vs. Jennacide Ended in a Double Count-Out
Similar to Belle, I don't think Jennacide is very good, so I had low expectations for this outing. To their credit, they exceeded them and gave it a commendable effort. Markova impresses me more and more I see her wrestle and the fact she was able to pull a passable match out of Jennacide is quite the feat. The double count-out will likely lead to a rematch, so fingers crossed it's along the same lines as this encounter.
Melina def. Christi Jaynes
Getting three straight women's matches on this show was very cool. NWA's women's division is deeper than some may think. I believe this was Melina's first match on NWA TV since her return at WWE's Royal Rumble and I was hoping they'd bring her back for a one-off on Raw that Monday to make up for the embarrassing botch at the beginning of the women's Rumble. Maybe next year. Nonetheless, this was a simple showcase for Melina. I'm not sure what's next for her since she was already unsuccessful in winning the NWA World Women's Championship from Kamille unless a rematch is what they're building to.
Matt Cardona def. Victor Benjamin
Cardona is killing it everywhere he's going right now, and ahead of his upcoming NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship clash with Trevor Murdoch, it's cool he was in action on Powerrr for a change. Benjamin didn't stand a chance, of course, but I thought he had a nice showing and gave Cardona a good fight before eating defeat. Cardona vs. Murdoch has already been taped and I assume it will air on Powerrr one of these weeks.
El Rudo and Strictly Business (NWA National Champion Chris Adonis and Thom Latimer) def. Rodney Mack and The End in the Finals of Team War
The whole Team War concept is still silly to me and I'm not sure why viewers were supposed to care about one of the trios winning $30,000, but I will say that this was much less of a mess than either of last week's Team War matches because fewer people were involved and it was easier to follow. Keeping Mack limited was wise and the rest of this was pretty solid. They kept the pace consistent throughout and the final few minutes were well done. Again, I don't know what any of this is supposed to mean in the long run, but it was filled some television time across two weeks' worth of shows.
I loved the emphasis on the in-ring action on this show. I know the abundance of promos is what makes Powerrr stand out from other wrestling programs, but it was refreshing to have so much actual wrestling this week and a majority of it was quality stuff. As previously noted, the Team War stuff was pretty pointless, but the main event itself was well worked. I thoroughly enjoyed the rest of the show and thought this was one of the stronger editions of Powerrr in recent memory. From what I understand, everything taped at the NWA's most recent live event will be airing on upcoming episodes of Powerrr, so I'm looking forward to that.