NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion EC3 and Jordan Clearwater def. Kal Herro and Luscious Lawrence
Apologies if those names aren't accurate. The commentators only mentioned Herro by name, but I deduced that Lawrence was his partner based on a social media post from Herro earlier today. Herro took a majority of the offense as this was basically a showcase for the Worlds Heavyweight champ and his protege. I wish they had done more with EC3 and Thom Latimer on this go-home show, but I suppose we've seen enough from them in the last year with the feud being done to death.
Knox and Murdoch def. The Fixers
Knox and Murdoch will get one more opportunity at the NWA World Tag Team Championship on Saturday night, so there was no way The Fixers were winning here. That said, this was a well-worked, hard-hitting affair. The Fixers are former champions in their own right, so it meant something for Knox and Murdoch to beat them. This didn't overstay its welcome and accomplished what it needed to.
Pretty Empowered (NWA World Women's Champion Kenzie Paige and NWA World Women's Tag Team Champions Ella Envy and Kylie Paige) def. The WOAD, Samantha Starr and Ruthie Jay
Jay (who we thankfully finally heard from in a backstage interview later in the episode) will challenge Paige for the NWA World Women's Championship at Samhain, but I assume the reason she didn't team with the number one contenders to the tag titles, Natalia Markova and Taylor Rising, is because they're heels and it would have been an odd dynamic. Jay having two random partners pretty much foreshadowed the finish, but it was fine while it lasted and gave Pretty Empowered another win to establish their dominance in the division.
Magic Inc. def. Mario Pardua and Jeremiah Plunkett
To my knowledge, none of these guys are on the Samhain card, so I'm not sure what purpose this was supposed to serve. Sure, it gave Magic Inc. an overdue victory and potentially gets them one step closer to a tag team title shot, but this could have been saved for another time since it had no barring on pay-per-view. This was perfectly passable, though. Magic Inc. feel too similar to The Brothers of Funstruction, just without the clown makeup.
Kyle Davis Interviewed The Southern Six
Kerry Morton and Silas Mason did the talking for the group while Alex Taylor stood there. Morton's still finding his footing on the mic as a heel, so his promos aren't convincing yet, but I appreciate the effort. Mason is more of a complete package and I'm glad he's getting the chance to cut more promos. Mason effectively hyped his NWA National Championship defense against Chris Adonis at Samhain while Morton hinted going after the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship, and it's way too soon for that I think.
NWA World Tag Team Champions Blunt Force Trauma def. KC Roxx, Luke Kurtis and Sodapop in a 3-on-2 Handicap Match
The names of Blunt Force Trauma's opponents weren't officially disclosed beforehand, but Joe Galli briefly mentioned them by name when they were in the ring. At any rate, this was a total squash for the champs as it should have been and was wisely kept short and sweet. Knox and Murdoch showed up afterward and nearly laid out Aron Stevens (who spoke during the entire match at ringside) but would have lost their title shot if they did per the stipulation they agreed to.
For the first time in a long time, I'm actually looking forward to this NWA pay-per-view coming up on Saturday night. That's not a knock on the talent as the NWA has always had a solid roster, but the builds to these shows were always uninspired and the weekly product hardly mattered. NWA has done a better job in this "new era" of making Powerrr more worthwhile and the hype has been well done. I wish it wasn't a bloated card, but it has potential. This wasn't the most memorable go-home show, but it was a decent effort on the whole.