EC3, Thrillbilly Silas and Carnage (Team Tyrus) def. Colby Corino, Odinson and Joe Alonzo (Team Rebelion) in a Champions Series Second Round Match
It's interesting to note that Corino's contract with the NWA reportedly wrapped up at the end of 2022, so he's now a free agent and is able to appear wherever. I've read that he could be WWE bound and I'd personally love to see it after all the progress he's made over the years. Nonetheless, this was a perfectly solid six-man tag team match. It didn't matter much to me who won, but it was well worked for the most part.
Taya Valkyrie (Team Rock N' Roll) def. Angelina Love (Team Great) in a Champions Series Second Round Match
During her pre-match comments, Valkyrie took pride in intentionally injuring La Rosa Negra when we saw her last, which was only a few weeks ago. Clearly, she was the heel in this match, which was weird because Love got herself disqualified. That apparently resulted in a Grade 1 disqualification and then the contest continued. We saw this earlier in the Champions Series with EC3 and Thom Latimer and it's still unnecessarily confusing. The match itself was fine while it lasted.
Samantha Starr and Kayla Kassidy (Team Tyrus) def. Max The Impaler and Ashley D'Amboise (Team Rebelion) in a Champion Series Second Round Match
I fully expected Max to run through Starr and Kassidy with ease considering Starr isn't established yet and Kassidy was a random addition to the Champions Series to begin with. Although that's pretty much what happened, I didn't think Starr and Kassidy would pull out the upset victory in the end. It was a simple story, but it made for a nice match. Obviously, D'Amboise taking the pinfall loss instead of Max was the right call.
Natalia Markova and Missa Kate (Team Great) def. Jennacide and Madi (Team Rock N' Roll) in a Champions Series Second Round Match
This was more competitive than the previous women's tag team match and it was an enjoyable affair. Markova and Madi both have potential, Jennacide was decent and Kate held her own. Again, the outcome was irrelevant to me, so all I was hoping for was for this to be passable. Kate and Madi previously had a falling out as partners, so I liked how that added an extra layer of storytelling to this match as well.
The Mortons (Team Rock N' Roll) def. NWA National Champion Cyon and Sal The Pal (Team Great) in a Champions Series Second Round Match
This was the tie-breaker in the second round of the Champions Series, meaning the winning team would advance to the finals. Considering Cyon bores me to tears, I was rooting for The Mortons/Team Rock N' Roll in his one. This was the best bout of the night with The Mortons having to fight from underneath for a majority of it before getting that great hot tag. This was even better once they picked up the pace down the stretch. For all of the company's faults, the NWA has done a nice job of building up Kerry Morton this last year, and his father has been the perfect person to help elevate him.
Of all the Champions Series shows we've gotten in the last month on Powerrr and NWA USA, this had to be the strongest one yet. The tag team matches proved to be more entertaining than the singles matches. We did get one of those dumb non-finishes on this show, but otherwise, the rest of the matches had straightforward finishes and those were appreciated because it made the points easier to follow. The good news is that we're one step closer to the Champions Series being over. On a side note, props to the NWA for finally putting Powerrr back on YouTube for free. It never made sense to put it behind a paywall on FITE considering how cold the product has been since it returned during the pandemic.