Jennacide def. Lady Frost
Lady Frost made her Powerrr debut a few weeks ago, losing Taryn Terrell. That only served to give Terrell a win and didn't make Frost look very good, but thankfully, this was a bit more competitive (which is interesting because Jennacide is way more dominant than Frost). They had a solid opening match. Jennacide is clearly being built up for something, and although I'm not her biggest fan, I like her pairing with Terrell.
Colby Corino Attacked Sal Rinauro
We were apparently supposed to get Rinauro challenging Da Pope for the NWA Television Championship on this show, but Corino's attack on Rinauro caused the contest to be canceled (or at least delayed until another time). I don't know why Rinauro has been associating himself with Danny Deals (who I could have sworn was a heel manager), but otherwise, he's been playing his underdog role very well recently. Corino's attack on him was great and put heel heat on him right out of the gate.
NWA Television Champion Da Pope interrupted Tyrus and Austin Idol
Since Pope vs. Rinauro couldn't happen, Pope resorted to interrupting Tyrus and Idol instead. I figured the feud wasn't over when Tyrus beat Pope in that non-title Grudge match at When Our Shadows Fall, but there hasn't been a ton of follow-up since then. Tyrus and Idol have addressed Pope here and there, but they haven't outright demanded a title shot or gotten physical with him. This was fine, but I'm ready for what's next.
NWA World Tag Team Champion Aron Stevens, Mims and Captain YUMA vs. NWA World Tag Team Champion Kratos and Hawx Aerie Ended in a No Contest
I liked how the commentators mentioned that this match was made on the fly to make up for the television time lost due to Corino's attack on Rinauro. That said, I have no idea why Stevens and Kratos are still teasing tension. I realize this was supposed to be a "friendly exhibition" of sorts, but I don't think they would have been on opposing teams if they were completely on the same page. It wasn't long before La Rebelion crashed the contest and caused it to be thrown out. I assume they'll be next in line for a shot at the tag titles.
JTG and Chris Adonis Exchanged Words
JTG has gotten himself into fantastic shape recently and should be considered the favorite to win the NWA National Championship next week, especially since Adonis was just champ and shouldn't have been stripped of the title if he was just going to win back. This was a short and sweet verbal exchange from them with both men cutting quality promos. Funnily enough, it's a match I think we saw on SmackDown or Superstars over a decade ago, but I have no doubt it will be good with both guys in their element right now.
Melina def. Kylie Rae
Rae was so damn obnoxious during that talking segment on the show last week that maybe it's best that she's positioned as a heel going forward. I just don't remember her being that annoying in AEW or even in IMPACT. It's like Bayley's babyface character but a thousand times worse. Good lord. That said, she's a really good worker, so she was able to carry Melina to a competent main event and pick up a credible win. I'd like to see Rae go one-on-one with Thunder Rosa at some point, which is where we seem to be headed.
I enjoyed this show a little bit more than last week. The matches were better, the progression of some of the stories was better, and there weren't nearly as many confusing moments. It wasn't that notable of an episode on the whole, which is the biggest issue with Powerrr right now and is why not as many people are talking about it compared to when it first started in late 2019, but the hour always flies by. I will say, I know they take the old school approach with a lot of stuff and that works in most cases, but the constant non-finishes is lazy. WWE does it all the time and I doubt they'll ever change, but the NWA shouldn't get into the habit of doing it on a near-weekly basis as well.