NWA Powerrr Review - May 31, 2022
Matt Vine def. Eric Jackson
I knew nothing about either guy coming into this contest, though Joe Galli mentioned on commentary that Vine is a standout from Ohio Valley Wrestling. This felt like a match you'd see on NWA USA, but it's cool they got some exposure on Powerrr. To their credit, they worked hard and had a nice little match. Hopefully we'll see more of Vine in the NWA so this match wasn't completely pointless in the long run.
Thom Latimer def. Rhett Titus
They're definitely turning Latimer babyface based on his mannerisms before and during the bout as well as what the commentary team said about him. We'll see if it works because he's a natural heel, but it wouldn't hurt for him to try something new since I don't know what he does otherwise. This was a really solid match between two guys who have been doing this a while. Titus continues to be a quality pickup for the NWA while Latimer begins to build momentum with this win.
NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion Homicide def. Colby Corino
I liked how they played up Homicide's history with the Corino family coming into this championship clash. They have been building this up for a while and I've been saying for some time that Corino would be the perfect person to take the title from Homicide, who has been nothing short of a fighting champion in recent months. Unfortunately, the title change didn't happen here, but it was a very entertaining main event with some strong nearfalls, nonetheless. Homicide won in such a way where I could see them revisiting this eventually and I really hope we get more matches from them.
These were more matches from last month's PowerrrTrip 2 event. I wish they aired a lot earlier since they're about to be outdated with Alwayz Ready happening next weekend. This was an enjoyable episode with two well-wrestled matches and an excellent main event. It was revealed during this episode that NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Matt Cardona was injured recently in Las Vegas and his title defense for the pay-per-view against Nick Aldis is likely off, which is awful news for the company considering that's what the entire event was built around. It was said he should still be able to appear, but no word on what the new main event will be assuming Cardona vs. Aldis is off.
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