NWA Powerrr Review - July 12, 2022
Thom Latimer def. Chris Adonis in a Race to the Chase Qualifying Match
The breakup of these two as a team has been bizarre. They went their separate ways a while ago, and although it looked like Latimer was the babyface and Adonis was the heel, Adonis apparently turned face and they randomly made up at some point. That said, they worked well together here and it was a quality contest. Latimer already failed to win the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship at Alwayz Ready, so I honestly would have rather seen Adonis advance to the number one contender's match.
Kyle Davis Interviewed Mike Knox
We found out at the start of the show that the fourth spot in the Race to the Chase four-way match was automatically awarded to Knox. He attempted to explain why in this segment and all he said was because William Patrick Corgan and Matt Cardona said so. Okay, then. The lack of logic was dumb, but the promo itself was decent. He acknowledged his attack on Bully Ray from last month, so it's possible that will be more than just a one-week angle.
Brian Myers def. Da Pope in a Race to the Chase Qualifying Match
I'm glad Myers is continuing to make appearances in the NWA despite being an IMPACT talent. It's nice to have some representation for The Cardonas in Matt Cardona's absence. Both of these guys are talented, so unsurprisingly, this was a very good match. Pope has barely been featured in the top title match, so Myers winning was unexpected. Pope hasn't done much of anything this year, which is disappointing.
KiLynn King def. Allysin Kay
King already challenged Kamille to a rematch for the NWA World Women's Championship, but Kay winning here probably would have knocked her out of contention. I honestly thought this was better than the match King had with Kamille at Alwayz Ready, which wasn't too shocking seeing as how Kay is a better worker than Kamille. This was well worked and allowed King to further her momentum.
Nick Aldis def. Tim Storm by Disqualification in a Race to the Chase Qualifying Match
Aldis and Storm have a ton of history over the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship. In fact, Storm was the man Aldis beat to become champion the first time five years ago. A stipulation was put in place years ago to ensure Storm could never challenge for the title again, but William Patrick Corgan lifted it so he could take part in the Race to the Chase. That's why he appeared devastated by the loss here. It was a solid main event and the storytelling was strong. Does that grin from Aldis at the end indicate he's going heel again already?
I have no idea why the NWA didn't space these qualifying matches out so we got one a week leading up to NWA 74 in addition to the actual number one contender's four-way match. Instead, they gave all of them away on one episode. Sure, it made this an above-average edition of Powerrr, but it leaves me wondering how they're going to fill the time before the pay-per-view at the end of August. On its own, this was one of the best Powerrr shows I've seen in some time.
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