Kyle Davis Interviewed NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Matt Cardona
It was a smart call to open the episode with the man who left Crockett Cup with the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship, especially since it was such a polarizing finish. This didn't make up for how dumb that was, but at least the follow-up was logical on Cardona's end with boasting about the tainted title defense. Cardona continues to kill it in his current role and I'm sure we'll get another round of Aldis vs. Cardona soon enough.
The Briscoes def. The OGK
I thought we had seen the last of The OGK because they failed to qualify for the Crockett Cup and because they've since joined IMPACT as part of Honor No More, but apparently not. I don't think anything is going to top the barn burner these teams had for the ROH World Tag Team Championship back at Final Battle in December, but this was still an entertaining affair. Briscoes winning was the right call coming off their Crockett Cup victory.
Trevor Murdoch def. Brett BuffShay
I have no clue who BuffShay is, but Murdoch wasted no time in putting the poor dude away. He showed way more aggression than usual. If that wasn't enough, Kyle Davis interviewed him afterward and he showed even more frustration and intensity, talking about how he's been left out of the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship picture as of late and something has to change. It sure sounded like a heel turn, but I'm not entirely sure they're taking that route. Either way, I'm invested and I applaud Murdoch for his excellent character work. That's exactly how someone should act if their world title was stolen from them.
Kyle Davis Interviewed NWA Television Champion Tyrus and Austin Idol
Seeing as how Tyrus' title defense against Rodney Mack at the Crockett Cup was bad enough, did we really need to hear from Tyrus and Idol on this episode? The answer is obviously no, but that hasn't stopped the NWA from featuring the two of them every week, anyway. Idol is so damn obnoxious it's unbelievable and Tyrus adds nothing to the program. Tyrus mentioned something about how the next person to slam him will earn a title shot, but I care so little that I'm not even sure that's what this was supposed to establish.
NWA World Women's Tag Team Champions The Hex def. Paola Blaze and Jennacide
As I've said before, it's hilarious how The Hex have defended more than any other set of women's tag team champions (WWE, NXT, and IMPACT) combined. That's a real statistic. Good for The Hex, though. We've seen this match at least once or twice before, but I was pleasantly surprised that this wasn't terrible considering Blaze and Jennacide are a subpar team. Hopefully their latest loss puts an end to their alliance finally.
Kyle Davis Interviewed Thom Latimer and NWA World Women's Champion Kamille
Latimer announced here that Strictly Business is officially no more following their loss in the Crockett Cup and that it will "personal" business with himself and Kamille going forward, therefore severing ties with Chris Adonis. They went back and forth taking shots at Adonis, so it seems like a Latimer vs. Adonis feud is likely. I'm honestly surprised it took them this long to break up what was left of Strictly Business and I don't have high hopes for Adonis on his own considering he also lost the NWA National Championship not too long ago.
NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion Homicide def. Austin Aries
This was quite an eventful first title defense for Homicide. Both men are notable names and can still go in the ring at this point, so I enjoyed this main event and it was cool to see the title positioned so strongly on the show. As I've mentioned before, however, I'd like to see guys like Colby Corino and Darius Lockheart built up to be the faces of this division eventually. Homicide has that nice veteran presence, but Corino and Lockheart are the ones who will benefit the most from holding that title in the long run.
The last few follow-up editions of Powerrr coming out of a pay-per-view have been some of their best shows and this was no exception. The limited mic work we got was strong, there were two title matches, and the in-ring action was enjoyable on the whole. Most importantly, everything mattered and there was no filler. I wish we got episodes like this more often, but at least they were able to maintain the momentum from the Crockett Cup for this week.