NWA National Champion Trevor Murdoch Interrupted NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis Before Chris Adonis Attacked Murdoch
It was sometimes hard to tell during Powerrr's original run what Aldis' role was supposed to be, but I'm glad he's been firmly established as a heel over the last two weeks. This was a hell of a promo from him and I love the idea of him feuding with Murdoch at some point. They had a quality exchange here and Adonis' attack on Murdoch set the stage for the night's main event nicely with Murdoch selling a shoulder injury.
Slice Boogie def. Jeremiah Plunkett
Boogie picked up a four-way win at Back for the Attack, so it's smart that the NWA is following up on that with him. I honestly don't know much about him and haven't been exposed to a lot of his work, but this was an effective showcase for him. Plunkett looked good as well, but I was surprised that this was so competitive. Hopefully Boogie can maintain this momentum going forward.
Tyrus def. Matthew Mims
Can we please get Tyrus off Powerrr? That would be wonderful. Other than the fact he's problematic in reality and has a sexual harassment against him still pending, he's just not very good in the ring and has no business being on the show. Squashes such as this one are probably the best use of him at this point, but I have no desire to see him featured prominently on the show. Austin Idol shouldn't be stuck managing him.
NWA Television Champion Pope and Fred Rosser Went Face-to-Face
It was announced earlier in the episode that the NWA Television Championship clash between Pope and Rosser that was originally scheduled for this show was bumped back one week due to Murdoch vs. Adonis taking place instead. I liked that Pope and Rosser had a chance to go back and forth on this show and it was well done despite being brief. Thom Latimer clearly isn't done with the TV title, so I expect him to interfere.
Thunder Rosa and Alex Gracia def. Skye Blue and Jennacide by Disqualification
Gracia lost on last week's show to Kamille, so it was cool to see her back in action alongside her trainer Thunder Rosa. Gracia wrestles almost every week on AEW Dark and Dark: Elevation, so I'm glad she's getting more exposure on Powerrr and it makes sense given her connection to Rosa. This was a decent match that ended in disqualification following interference from Kamille. Despite Rosa turning down Melina's help last week, Melina came to her aid anyway, so I'm curious if she's acting desperate just so she can turn on her again.
Chris Adonis def. Trevor Murdoch in a No Disqualification Match to Win the NWA National Championship
I have no idea why Adonis hasn't been signed by a major company in several years because he still looks great, has value and can go in the ring. Murdoch's title reign was short considering the NWA has only been back on the air for a few weeks, but it's fine if he can either go back to being in chase mode or move on to challenge Aldis for his title. The match itself told a simple story that worked and Adonis capturing the championship was a pleasant surprise. I feel like we should have gotten this last week so Powerrr could have come back with a bigger bang.
It's going to take a while for Powerrr to regain the same steam it had before the hiatus, but they're off to a pretty good start by setting some storylines in motion and establishing the key players on the show. Strictly Business is a focal point again and I honestly feel Adonis is a better fit for the faction than Royce Isaacs ever was. There was hype for next week, several people were properly showcased and the in-ring action was solid on the whole, making this an enjoyable and efficient edition of Powerrr. All I ask for is for less of Tyrus and the show would be even better.