Odinson def. AJ Cazana and Judais in an NWA Television Championship No. 1 Contender's Three-Way Match
This was quite the random array of talent, though I suppose that did make the outcome more unpredictable. I thought for sure Judias was winning, but he didn't actually factor into the finish with Odinson pinning Cazana instead. I have yet to see an above-average match from any of these men, so to their credit, this was a well-worked three-way and I'm interested to see what kind of match Odinson and Jax Dane can have for the TV title.
Kyle Davis Interviewed NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion Homicide
Homicide has been a fighting champion since capturing the championship a few months ago and it's been refreshing since no other champion in the NWA defends their title as regularly. He's had a lot of quality matches in that time, and in this segment, he vowed to defend against Kerry Morton at NWA 74 if he's still champion by then. I assume he will be if he's making a challenge this far in advance, and based on how enjoyable their original encounter was, I'm looking forward to that rematch and hope Morton will be the one to dethrone him as champ (if it's not going to by Colby Corino and it's clear by this point it won't be).
NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Trevor Murdoch def. Thrillbilly Silas (Non-Title)
Silas recently made his NWA debut on NWA USA. He had a solid showing, but I can't say anything I saw from him stood out as special in any way. Thus, I was totally fine with Murdoch making short work of him here. Interestingly, Da Pope tried to confront Murdoch afterward, but Murdoch walked out. I'd be all for Pope vs. Murdoch since that'd be a fresh feud and I've been waiting for Pope to get a prolonged push in the top title picture.
Kerry Morton def. Jay Bradley
The Mortons have been feuding with The Fixers for months and I liked that their history was recapped in the formed of a few replays before this bout. I liked the size dynamic here as they ended up having great chemistry with Morton having to fight from underneath and bouncing around for Bradley's offense. It wouldn't have made much sense for Morton to lose after being called out by Homicide earlier, so that was the right result.
William Patrick Corgan Announced Race to the Chase
We don't see or hear from Corgan often on NWA programming and I hope it stays that way. Sure, he's a notable name, but he's always so damn awkward in my opinion and that was once again the case here. This was beyond disjointed and it was obvious none of it was scripted. On the bright side, he announced that there will be a "Race to the Chase" in the coming weeks to determine the number one contender to the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship at NWA 74. The matches will consist of Da Pope vs. Brian Myers, Chris Adonis vs. Thom Latimer, and Nick Aldis vs. Tim Storm (whose NWA Worlds Heavyweight title ban has been lifted by Corgan). This is a vast improvement over the confusing Champions Series the NWA did around this time last year.
Corgan's interview with Davis at the end was a mess, but the announcement itself was worthwhile because it adds stakes to several matches we're going to see in the weeks leading up to NWA 74. Powerrr has been missing stakes for a while now, so that improve the quality of the program (if only temporarily). I didn't think there was anything particularly great about this episode, but it was a serviceable show with everything serving a purpose. We also have a better idea of what the buildup to NWA 74 is going to consist of.