Yabo the Clown def. Mecha Wolf in a Pick Your Poison Match
It's nice that there's a non-title feud going on in the tag team division at the moment, even though it still isn't isn't doing anything for me as I couldn't care less about The Brothers of Funstruction. That said, hopefully the idea is to blow it off at Samhain. This was decent enough and it helped that it had something at stake. Per the stipulation, Brothers of Funstruction can choose the stipulation for their upcoming match.
Thom Latimer def. Koa Laxamana
I liked the promo that Kamille cut in a video via social media that also aired right before this bout. She's improved on the mic, and while she's a nice addition in her husband's corner for his NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship match at Samhain, she's outgrown NWA's women's division at this point and should get a look by WWE or AEW. At any rate, this was a well-worked match, but it probably didn't need to last as long as it did since Latimer is the number one contender to the top title.
Kyle Davis Interviewed Ruthie Jay
Jay will challenge Kenzie Paige for the NWA World Women's Championship at Samhain, so it was great that they gave her some mic time here to hype that match up. I honestly can't remember many promos she's had in the NWA (if any), so this was necessary in establishing her as a credible contender to the title. Granted, there's zero chance she dethrones Paige, but I appreciate the effort, nonetheless.
NWA Women's Television Champion Max the Impaler def. MJ Jenkins
The six-minute-and-five-second time limit works well for Max's matches because they're booked like a monster heel and it shouldn't take them long to put their opponents away, anyway. However, it was cool to see Jenkins score an ample amount of time and take Max to the limit before eating defeat. I didn't think her work stood out in other promotions, but if she's going to stick around in the NWA (and I'm not sure that she will), she needs to be established as more than fodder for the other women and the showing she had here accomplished that.
Kyle Davis Interviewed Pretty Empowered
We heard from Jay earlier and thus it was logical for Paige to cut a promo of her own here. She discussed her title defense at Samhain while Kylie Paige and Ella Envy discussed their defense against Natalia Markova and Taylor Rising at Samhain as well. The mic work wasn't anything out of the ordinary, but the promos accomplished what they needed to. I don't see Pretty Empowered dropping their gold anytime soon.
Chris Adonis def. Zyon by Disqualification in an NWA National Championship No. 1 Contender's Match
Adonis failed to capture the vacant NWA Television Championship, but I'm glad he's shifting his focus back toward the National title instead. He held it twice two years ago and I'm curious what kind of chemistry he'll have with Silas Mason. There wasn't much to this match as Zyon is a total bore to watch in the ring, but it was a serviceable main event and Adonis winning was the correct outcome. Zyon was protected with the disqualification finish, but it's pointless to protect him if his wins aren't leading to anything. I'd ask if Cyon is ever coming back to resume their rivalry, but that would imply that I'd be interested in seeing it continue.
The shift in tone for Powerrr as part of the "new era" has definitely been noticeable and it's been a breath of fresh air. Storylines are progressing from week to week, the overall in-ring action has improved, and the pay-per-view build has been well done. The next step is cutting down on the amount of matches they book for the pay-per-views. This was a below-average episode by the new standard set in recent weeks, but at least the opening and closing matchups had stakes to make them more meaningful.