NWA Television Champion Thom Latimer vs. NWA National Champion EC3 Ended in a Time-Limit Draw (NWA National Championship Was Not Defended)
This was a renewal of a rivalry from late last year. I was safe to assume Latimer wouldn't win to become a double champ, so that took away some of the drama surrounding the outcome. I think the six-minute-and-five-second time limit can work if the title defenses are booked as fun sprints, but we really haven't seen that with the NWA Television Championship in a while. This never had a chance to get going and ended up being underwhelming. It also feels like these matches end in a time-limit draw more often than not, so it's hard to care.
Yabo The Clown def. Ricky Morton
Man, this stuff with Yabo is just terrible. It was pretty bad when he wrestled at the 312 pay-per-view and I have no idea why he was booked for Powerrr. It's undercard crap that the Mortons shouldn't be involved in. I know Ricky is winding down his in-ring career, but I still would have rather seen him go over here. I just hope this isn't leading to Yabo challenging for the NWA Junior Heavyweight Championship. This was whatever.
Bully Ray def. Daisy Kill
This started off as Ray addressing Latimer following the non-finish to their random match at 312, so apparently we haven't seen the last of that "feud." Nothing I saw during their original encounter or during this promo made me want to see a rematch. At any rate, Kill interrupted him here, leading to an impromptu match that Ray won within seconds. In other words, it was exactly what it needed to be.
NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Tyrus and Chris Adonis vs. Blunt Force Trauma Ended in a Double Count-Out
The duo of Tyrus and Adonis are apparently official for the 2023 Crockett Cup. This comes after Tyrus beat Adonis to retain his title at 312, so although it's an interesting dynamic, I still have yet to see anything above average involving Tyrus. That includes this match. It was perfectly fine I suppose, but putting Tyrus in the ring with two opponents who are equally slow as he is was not going to be a winning combination. It was a fairly boring main event with a lame finish.
As I've said before, the build to the Crockett Cup itself has been the focal point of the program in recent weeks. I appreciate the effort to make it feel as important as possible, but there's nothing else remotely compelling about the product at the moment. There was nothing out of the ordinary about this edition of Powerrr and opening and closing the show with non-finishes didn't help matters. If Powerrr is going to consist of inconsequential matches that serve no purpose, what incentive do viewers have to continue tuning in?