Max the Impaler def. Ella Envy
Ring of Honor fans will be familiar with Impaler, as she competed in the ROH Women's World Championship Tournament last year and had several more matches in the promotion prior to Final Battle in December. She's certainly an interesting character, I'll give her that much. This was essentially an elongated squash as she took her time dismantling Envy. It'll be interesting to see if she sticks around in the NWA women's division.
Cyon def. Alonzo
This was so long that it actually required a commercial break. I have no idea who Alonzo is, but this marked his NWA debut and he took Cyon to the limit here. This was very competitive for a match that didn't mean anything, but I'll give them credit: the action was enjoyable and they worked really well together. Cyon feels like he's spinning his wheels because he failed to win the NWA Television Championship multiple times and there's been zero indication what's next for him.
Trevor Murdoch def. Mike Knox by Disqualification
The bad blood between Murdoch and Knox dates all the way back to Hard Times 2 in December when Murdoch beat Knox to retain the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship. Murdoch has been acting heelish since losing the title to Matt Cardona, but he was back in babyface mode here. It was a perfectly serviceable, solid match, but the disqualification finish was lame. I don't have much desire to see them run it back again.
These matches were a part of the PowerrrTrip 2 event from last month. Unless I missed something, there was zero hype for this episode in advance and didn't feel like a special show in the slightest. This felt like the bottom of the barrel from that taping because there's nothing worth seeking out and everything felt random and thrown-together. The main event was decent enough and Cyon vs. Alonzo exceeded expectations, but how much of this actually matters and where's the hype for Alwayz Ready next month?