Kenzie Paige def. Ashley D'Amboise in an NWA Women's Television Championship Tournament Semifinal Match
I honestly thought this would be the finals of the tourney because I don't think a bracket has been shown yet and I don't remember any other tourney matches taking place. Obviously, with this being announced as a semifinal match, there are more matches to come. Both of these women are standouts and I would have been fine with either of them advancing. Of the two, however, Paige winning makes more sense just because she's in the midst of a push now that she's on her own and she deserves the singles spotlight. We'll see if she can go all the way and win the title, but I'd argue she has a pretty good chance. They had a quality contest.
Mike Knox def. Stacee Alexander
I never thought I'd see the day where Knox would work well as a babyface, but here we are. He showed great fire here and the crowd actually got behind him. This is exactly what he needed ahead of an eventual encounter with Matt Cardona, assuming that's coming at some point (perhaps after Cardona is done with Bully Ray). Meanwhile, Alexander was wearing a Control Your Narrative shirt at the beginning of the match, so that explains where he's from.
NWA Television Champion Thom Latimer def. Rhett Titus
I didn't think Jordan Clearwater got a fair shot as NWA Television Champion, but Latimer is a smart choice for that role as well, especially based on what we got here. I'm not a fan of the six-minute-and-five-second time limit because it really limits what can be done, but this was a nice sprint while it lasted and it meant something for Latimer to beat Titus because of his credibility elsewhere. More of this from Latimer as champ, please.
NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion Kerry Morton def. NWA World Tag Team Champion Mecha Wolf (Non-Title)
La Rebelion have done a whole lot of nothing as tag team champs this year. They've had no credible competition and no significant rivalries, though their issues with The Mortons may not be over. Kerry winning here may put an end to their mini feud, but I'd like to see them get a shot at the tag titles. Nonetheless, this was a well-wrestled main event that served as a reminder of what Kerry can do. It was cool to see the Junior Heavyweight champ featured in the main event for a change.
I was pleasantly surprised by how solid of a show this was. Most of the backstage interviews don't do much for me nowadays, but I'm glad we get them because the show can't solely consist of matches. We aren't seeing too much stuff at the podium anymore, which is what helped Powerrr stand out early on, but that's hardly the NWA's biggest problem at the moment. The in-ring action on this show was far from bad and everything seemed to serve a purpose. It wasn't an overly long episode, either, so it gets a thumbs-up from me.
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