Nick Aldis def. Mike Bennett
These two originally faced off for the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship in late 2020 when the NWA was doing that Shockwave show, so it was cool to see them run it back again here. This was another really well-wrestled match with great action. Bennett is a consummate pro and Aldis is always a treat to watch. This kept Aldis' winning ways alive over a credible opponent as we wait to see what's next for him.
The Fixers def. The Rude Dudes in a No Disqualification Match
The last time I checked, both of these teams were heel, so I'm not sure who the crowd was supposed to cheer for in this match or why the No Disqualification stipulation was necessary. That said, they ended up having a pretty good match, even though they hardly utilized the stipulation. The Rude Dudes are as fun as The Fixers are, but The Fixers are featured so prominently and so often that I'd like to see them in the mix for the NWA World Tag Team Championship before long.
Kyle Davis Interviewed Da Pope
Pope feels like he's stuck in a holding pattern now that he's unsuccessfully challenged Matt Cardona for the top title. He cuts killer promos and this was another example of that, but I have no idea where this stuff is supposed to be headed. This was brief and he basically said that he's motivated, but again, he gave no indication as far as what he has his sights set on next. At least he's still being featured on the show and didn't just disappear.
Mims def. NWA Television Champion Tyrus in an Idolmania Slam Challenge (Non-Title)
This Idolmania Slam Challenge has been used at least once before with Cyon to determine Tyrus' next challenger (and of course Cyon lost). I was not looking forward to this in the slightest because almost everything involving Tyrus tends to be terrible, but I was pleasantly surprised how this wound up being short and sweet. I was even more shocked that Mims actually won. We can only hope and pray Mims will beat him for the belt.
Mickie James def. Kenzie Paige
Paige is more than competent in the ring, so I figured this would be an enjoyable main event and it was. She had a chance to shine here and prove herself against one of the best women's wrestlers ever and I thought she looked credible in defeat. As for James, I'm curious if she's going to become more of a regular on Powerrr now that she's lost the Impact Knockouts World Championship. I've pitched Natalia Markova in the past, but I'd be all for James being the one to eventually dethrone Kamille as NWA World Women's Champion.
Powerrr has found a formula that works as of late, which has made the shows significantly stronger in my opinion. You're not missing much if you're not tuning in and it's nothing compared to what the NWA was doing with Powerrr back in 2019, but I personally appreciate the focus on the in-ring action and longer matches as opposed to the old format where it felt like a million things were being crammed into the hour-long show. This was quality stuff and one of the NWA's better efforts in recent weeks.