Natalia Markova and Taylor Rising def. M95 in an NWA World Women's Tag Team Championship No. 1 Contender's Match
Markova and Rising worked well together as partners here and are a nice addition to NWA's shallow women's tag team division. They're a heel duo, so it will be a weird dynamic when they face fellow heels Pretty Empowered for the tag tiles, but they're fresh opponents for Pretty Empowered, who should be moving on from facing M95. This was perfectly fine and sets up another match for Samhain.
NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion Colby Corino def. Matt Vineâ
Corino shouldn't have a tough time continuing the momentum Homicide and Kerry Morton had while champ if he defends the title regularly on Powerrr and pay-per-views. Granted, Vine was no threat to the title, but for whatever it was worth, this was a well-worked affair. Corino will defend against Joe Alonzo at Samhain, and that should be great given what both guys are capable of.
Aron Stevens Granted Knox and Murdoch Another NWA World Tag Team Championship Opportunity at Samhain
Blunt Force Trauma (who did not accompany Stevens to the podium for his promo this time) have escaped with the NWA World Tag Team Championship against Knox and Murdoch twice now, but I suppose a third match at Samhain shouldn't be too shocking because it's not like the division has a ton of depth at the moment. This segment set that match up, and it was noted that it will be a "Knights of the Round Table" Tables match, which is an interesting stipulation.
Jax Dane def. Chris Silvio Esq.
Silvio previously served as Dane's manager when SVGS were still a thing. Dane is better off on his own, so hopefully this marked the end of any association he'll have with Silvio and Blake Troops. This actually marked Silvio's first match on Powerrr, but there was no need for it to be anything more than what it was: a straight-up squash. I don't know where Dane goes from here, but at least this allowed him to showcase his dominance.
Kyle Davis Interviewed Mims and Zicky Dice
I assumed the finals of this mini NWA Television Championship tournament would culminate at Samhain, but apparently not as it was announced Mims vs. Dice will instead take place on next week's Powerrr. I suppose that makes sense with it being the Television title after all. I thought both men cut good promos here, but Dice is definitely the better talker of the two. Mims is well spoken, but he was way too quiet for most of his promo.
NWA National Champion "Thrillbilly" Silas Mason def. Dak Draper
This is another match I'm surprised didn't happen at Samhain considering it could have been pay-per-view worthy. Both guys can go and had a quality big-man main event as expected. Mason just captured the title, so it would have been too soon for Draper to dethrone him. It was nice to see the NWA National Championship spotlighted in the main event, even though this wasn't built up ahead of time.
NWA is actually doing a pretty decent job of building toward Samhain at the end of the months. Matches are being announced weeks in advance and Powerrr has been effective at hyping each of them up. If this is what the "new era" of NWA is about, then I'm digging it. This episode in particular was rock solid with two title matches, a quick squash, an announcement of a tag title match at the pay-per-view, hype for next week's Television title match, and contenders being crowned for the NWA World Women's Tag Team Championship. Basically, everything mattered and it's a formula Powerrr would benefit from continuing to follow.