Kiera Hogan def. Christi Haynes, Jennacide and Kenzie Paige in an NWA World Women's Championship No. 1 Contender's Four-Way Match
I'm not sure if I've seen Haynes in action in the NWA before or elsewhere, but she's impressive and stood out to me in this match. Jennacide was easily the weak link, but even she was wisely limited with it being a multi-woman affair. They got a decent amount of time and everyone had a chance to shine. I'm all for Hogan getting a title shot, but I'm curious when she'll get it because I saw online that Kamille vs. Taryn Terrell for the NWA World Women's Championship was announced for the NWA's next even later this month.
Rodney Mack Attacked Jax Dane
Dane continued to talk trash Anthony Mayweather to Kyle Davis even though I thought we saw the last of that feud a while ago. Oh well. He also badmouthed the NWA legends for some reason, which led to Mack coming out in his wife Jazz's honor. He left him laying and that was about it. It was a short segment, likely designed to set up a bout between the two. I didn't think we'd be seeing Mack wrestle for the NWA in 2022, but here we are.
Anthony Mayweather def. Mims by Count-Out
Calling Crimson by his real name Anthony Mayweather is still going to take some getting used to. Dane revealed during his promo segment that he had this match made with management, hence why it was babyface vs. babyface. It seemed like an odd dynamic to go with when it started, but they played into it with Mims almost laying down for him at one point. He ultimately threw Mayweather back in the ring so he wouldn't be counted out and I can't say I've seen that before. It'll be interesting if they follow up on this at all.
Dirty Sexy Boys def. The Rude Dudes
Rude Dudes are an entertaining duo and their style meshed well with that of Dirty Sexy Boys. It wasn't the most exciting affair and I was definitely hoping for more, but it served to give Dirty Sexy Boys a win as they continue to feud with Aron Stevens and Kratos. Rude Dudes didn't necessarily need the victory considering Jamie Stanley just advanced in the NWA Junior Heavyweight Championship Tournament last week on Dynamite.
Kyle Davis Interviewed Aron Stevens
I'm not sure why Kratos wasn't by Stevens' side for this segment. Either way, there wasn't much to this at all. Stevens talked very briefly about nothing of importance and that was it. As noted in the prior paragraph, he and Kratos are in the midst of a feud with Dirty Sexy Boys, but it was odd Stevens didn't come out during their match at all or afterward. This felt more like filler than anything else.
NWA Television Champion Tyrus def. Jaden Roller
Tyrus should most definitely not be the Television Champion and the fact he'd held the title for this long is a joke. I know he's wearing it on Fox News and whatnot, but in the ring, the guy is awful and his matches are just the worst. This was no exception. Roller tried to do what he could, but Tyrus drags down anything he's involved in. Even for a three-minute match, this was longer than it should have been.
Cyon def. Judais by Disqualification
I really wish they'd give up on the Judais push. I love Father James Mitchell, but Judais has been as dull as dishwater since he showed up and has yet to have anything resembling an above-average match. There was yet another abysmal outing due to Judais' offense being so boring. Sal Rinauro attacked him but apparently isn't aligned with Judais and Mitchell even though he acted as if he was.
Matt Cardona & Mike Knox def. NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Trevor Murdoch & Tim Storm and Strictly Business (NWA National Champion Chris Adonis and Thom Latimer) in a Three-Way Tag Team Match
With there being so much talent in this match, you'd think they would have gotten more time than they did. That said, it was a well-wrestled main event and they made the most of the time they had. It also managed to further Murdoch's feud with Cardona and Knox as well as Storm's feud with Strictly Business. Cardona and Knox winning kept their momentum going ahead of Cardona's eventual opportunity at the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship.
This was a tale of two shows. The first half or so was solid, but the second half fell off a cliff once Tyrus and Judais were in action. It recovered just fine with the three-way tag team main event and it accomplished what it needed to. NWA really needs to be more consistent with these shows. The important thing is that we actually have several storylines coming out of Hard to Kill that have gradually progressed since then. They're not all engaging, but it's better than when the promotion was filling these shows with random matches and angles that didn't amount to anything.