Dax Draper def. Brian Myers in an NWA National Championship Tournament Semifinal Match
Draper just arrived in the NWA a few weeks ago and in his debut, he advanced to the semifinals of this tourney. Granted, it wasn't exactly impressive since Jax Dane got himself disqualified, but Draper is a good get for the NWA, nonetheless. He's a big dude with potential from Ring of Honor and had more of a chance to showcase his skills here. Myers was a smart opponent for him and they had a quality contest. The right man went over.
Chris Adonis def. Magic Jake Dumas in an NWA National Championship Tournament Semifinal Match
I'm glad Dumas has been winning more matches lately after embarking on a bit of a losing streak. He can hold his own in the ring and he's been getting more mic time lately, too. He and Adonis worked well together and had a decent match. I was fine with either of them advancing, but there's a better story to be told with Adonis chasing the title he previously held. He wasn't doing much prior to this tourney, so at the very least, it's given him something to do.
Marshe Rockett def. Joe Ocasio and Eric Jackson in a Three-Way Match
Rockett cut a promo with his stablemates backstage beforehand, which pretty much foreshadowed the finish to this bout. Then again, considering who his opponents involved, I would've expected him to win, anyway. He hasn't gotten much focus since joining Idolmania Sports Management, so I hope that changes because he's talented. This was a well-wrestled three-way match that served its purpose in giving Rockett an overdue victory.
Thom Latimer and Bully Ray def. The Cardona Family (Mike Knox and VSK)
Bully Ray was advertised as having a mystery partner, but he started the match on his own before Latimer jumped on the ring apron halfway through (similar to what Joe Gacy did with Cameron Grimes last week on WWE NXT). I don't know what Latimer has to do with any of this, but I liked that he was the one who picked up the winning fall for his team. This was a solid main event, though The Cardona Family continue to be booked like losers.
I appreciated the clear focus on the NWA National Championship Tournament in the first half of the show as we get closer to crowning a number one contender to the title (currently held by the boring Cyon). The three-way wasn't anything out of the ordinary, but it gave Rockett a win and the main event was adequate. The show is still suffering from not having many overly intriguing storylines or above-average action, but this was a perfectly passable episode.