NWA Powerrr Review - June 14, 2022
The Cardonas Attacked Bully Ray
Bully was named the "master of ceremonies" for this Knox Out taping, but he was quickly interrupted by Mike Knox and VSK. Knox proceeded to cut the best promo of his career, calling out Bully on his crap and claiming he left him and the rest of Aces & Eights in the dust when he took his "Legends deal." I liked that he brought up their history together and spoke with passion in his voice. The subsequent attack on Bully where they put him through a table was also well done.
Taya Valkyrie def. Taryn Terrell
Fun fact: both Valkyrie and Terrell are former Impact Knockouts World Champions. Valkyrie lost in her NWA debut at Alwayz Ready against Natalia Markova due to interference from Terrell. Markova made it clear on this show she doesn't care about Terrell and that she didn't need her help, so thankfully, that alliance was short-lived. I didn't think this match was very good as their chemistry wasn't the best, but the important thing is that Valkyrie avenged her loss from the pay-per-view and got back on the right track. I'd be curious to see how she and Kamille would match up.
Strictly Business def. The Cardonas
Did I miss something? Thom Latimer and Kamille ditched Chris Adonis a few months ago, effectively ending Strictly Business. They then randomly reunited on this show without explanation. I assume they're both babyfaces at this point because that's the role they played in this match, but it would have been nice if we got a backstage segment with them prior to this explaining why they're back to being partners. It was a well-worked main event, though it is a little weird they'd put heat on The Cardonas in the opening segment only to have them lose decisively later on.
The NWA tends to stack their post-pay-per-view shows, but there wasn't much to this at all. Yes, there were a few backstage interviews and a weird angle with Trevor Murdoch and Rush Freeman in an empty arena, but obviously not a lot happened in the ring. We only got that opening segment and the two matches, so it was a short show by the usual Powerrr standard. The episode wasn't very newsworthy and I wouldn't recommend checking it out if you missed it, but at least the layout was simple, which I appreciated.
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