Thrillbilly Silas def. Brady Pierce
Silas has been firing on all cylinders for the last month or two and I'm happy he's been able to keep his momentum going. He completely killed Pierce here along with the rest of The Spectaculars (who attempted to interfere), so that makes him a babyface in my book. That's definitely the right role for him at this point since the crowd has been getting behind him as well. This was a great way to establish Silas as dominant.
Trevor Murdoch vs. Daisy Kill in an Unsanctioned Match Ended in a No Contest
Kill attacked Murdoch during his match with Beast Mode a few weeks ago. I liked that we got to hear from Kill briefly before this bout, but he simply sang a song and came across like a second-rate Elias. I have no idea why this was billed as an Unsanctioned match since the feud just got started and it didn't have a proper ending, anyway. Some dude named Talos helped out Kill before Mike Knox made the save. This whole thing was a mess and felt like a waste of time.
NWA World Women's Champion Kamille def. Angelina Love in a No Disqualification Match
This match actually made sense having a stipulation because they previously faced off at Nuff Said. I wasn't clamoring for a rematch, but to be fair, they exceeded my expectations here and had a fun brawl. Love hasn't had many memorable matches since coming to the NWA, but to her credit, she held her own. Kamille stood out more to me with how much she's improved and how she's able to gel with virtually every opponent she has. I still hope La Rosa Negra gets the next title shot.
Max The Impaler def. Taya Valkyrie in an NWA World Women's Television Championship Tournament Semifinal Match
I remember this match being hyped up last week, but I don't remember Valkyrie and Max winning matches in the first round of this tournament, only Kenzie Paige (who advanced to the finals) and Ashley D'Amboise. Either way, I appreciate that Valkyrie got a formal sendoff from the NWA and that she put over Impaler on the way out (obviously, she just debuted for AEW last week). Impaler dominated a majority of the match and Valkyrie scored just enough offense to make it competitive and interesting.
The Unsanctioned match served no purpose and I couldn't care less about Murdoch feuding with these unknown newcomers, but I honestly thought the rest of this show was perfectly solid. I love that Silas is picking up steam at the moment, the NWA World Women's Championship Tournament is progressing nicely, and Kamille vs. Love was better than I thought it would be. The women taking center stage on this episode was a refreshing change of pace. We also heard from Kevin Kiley Jr. backstage for the first time since Nuff Said, and for his sake, I hope he shakes off the ring rust before he steps in the ring next to avoid getting seriously injured.