The Hex def. Taryn Terrell and Natalia Markova
I thought Terrell and Markova ended their alliance months ago, or am I imagining things? Either way, this was a perfectly fine match. The Hex always work well together and Terrell and Markova held their own. I don't know purpose this was supposed to serve, but The Hex may be in line for another opportunity at the NWA World Women's Tag Team Championship soon. Yes, they lost their rematch to Pretty Empowered at NWA 74, but it's not like the NWA has any other teams waiting in the wings to challenge them.
Kyle Davis Interviewed NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion Homicide
Davis questioned Homicide's recent nefarious actions and Homicide acted as if he hasn't changed at all, essentially confirming his heel turn. It's a logical character change for him now that he's held the title for so long, though I don't think promos have ever been his strong suit. This was a pretty abysmal promo, but he got his point across. I maintain Kerry Morton should be the one to dethrone him.
Question Mark II def. KC Roxx
Question Mark II may be Rodney Mack for all I know, but I don't care enough to speculate who's under the mask. Regardless of who it is, they're pretending to be the brother of the original Question Mark (or something along those lines) and are apparently trying to carrying on their legacy. Again, this storyline does nothing for me, but on the bright side, this match was kept relatively brief.
Dak Draper def. Thrillbilly Silas and Chris Adonis in an NWA National Championship No. 1 Contender's Three-Way Match
This was the finals of the mini tournament we've gotten lately to determine the next challenger to Cyon's National title. Surprisingly, this was good stuff. They worked a nice pace and kept the action interesting throughout. Of the three, Draper was who I wanted to win because he's a fresher face and is competent in the ring. Unfortunately, I don't envision him capturing the championship this early into Cyon's reign.
KiLynn King def. Taya Valkyrie in an NWA World Women's Championship No. 1 Contender's Match
The NWA World Women's Championship picture has been a mess for a few months now. King took Kamille to the limit back at Alwayz Ready and they teased a rematch, but it never came to fruition. Valkyrie unsuccessfully challenged for the title at NWA 74 and earned another shot soon after, only to lose that shot here to King. I'd rather see Kamille vs. Valkyrie again over Kamille vs. King, but oh well. This was a well-wrestled main event as you'd expect.
The first half of this show was nothing notable and was par for the course for the NWA in 2022, but the second half made it a somewhat eventful episode with Draper becoming the number one contender to the NWA National Championship and King taking Valkyrie's shot at the NWA World Women's Championship. Both bouts were enjoyable and prevented the show from being completely skippable. On the bright side, I like that they're setting up the card for Hard Times 3 early.