Kyle Davis Interviewed Strictly Business
All of Strictly Business were present here, but instead of going around the horn and each of them addressing their own issues (which is what usually happens), this segment mostly served to set up what we would get in the three-way main event with Chris Adonis and Thom Latimer. It was solid on the whole and didn't overstay its welcome. I still feel like these Powerrr shows focus too much on Strictly Business, but at least they're telling the story that they want all the gold.
Mystery Man def. Mims
He was introduced as Mystery Man but then was announced as The Masked Mystery when he won, so I'm not sure which name to go with. Either way, he had a pretty impressive performance here. I still don't know for sure who's under the mask, but it'll likely end up being someone I'm not too familiar with. Mims scored his fair share of offense, but Mystery Man was on offense for a majority of the match as he should have been.
Tyrus def. BLK Jeez and Jordan Clearwater in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match
Jeez and Clearwater have come out interrupting Tyrus' promos in recent weeks. I thought they were trying to recruit him, and maybe that's where this will end up going considering they willingly laid down for him here, but I was confused more than anything once this was over. Plus, Clearwater was hesitant at first and almost walked away before eventually joining Jeez on the mat. This felt like a waste of time, but we'll see where it goes.
Serena Deeb and Thunder Rosa Exchanged Words
I was digging this verbal back-and-forth early on, but then it quickly flew off the rails. The last time I checked, both of these women were babyfaces, but Rosa definitely had more of a heelish edge to her here than Deeb did. They basically staked their claim at the NWA World Women's Championship and that was enough to get me hooked on a rematch, but then they had to bring out Kylie Rae, Melina and even Skye Blue to make matters more convoluted than they needed to be. I have no idea why any of those other women were out there other than to showcase NWA's talented women's division.
Crimson def. Slice Boogie in a Grudge Match
Being billed as a "Grudge match," this had no disqualifications or count-outs. I haven't been as invested in this feud as I have been in other stories on the show, but it's been easy enough to follow, I suppose. It was a well-wrestled affair, but unfortunately, it didn't feel like a "grudge" match and wasn't as entertaining as it probably should have been. Meanwhile, Crimson having issues with his tag team partner Jax Dane is way too similar to what we've been getting from Aron Stevens and Kratos.
Chris Adonis def. Parrow and Thom Latimer in an NWA National Championship Qualifying Three-Way Match
Since we didn't technically get that Handicap match earlier in the show, I didn't mind this basically being a Handicap match in a different way. Adonis and Latimer teamed up against Parrow for a majority of the match before friendly facing off with each other. Parrow, who I thought was a heel, showed good babyface fire. Adonis eventually outsmarted Latimer and picked up the win. I believe it'll be him against JTG next week to determine the new NWA National Champion. Adonis was just champion (and shouldn't have lost it in the fashion he did), so I'm guessing JTG will win it.
Up until the main event, I wasn't digging this edition of Powerrr much at all. There were some solid storyline developments, but there were a lot of things that just felt like a mess, specifically the women's segment and the Handicap match. I understand that everything is leading somewhere, but they those segments didn't leave me clamoring to find out what's going to happen next. The main event was the sole highlight of the show for me. It was definitely one of the weaker episodes in recent memory.