Nick Aldis Saved Tim Storm From Strictly Business
Storm has a rich history with Strictly Business that dates back a few years, so it was no surprise that his interview with the faction (sans Aldis) went sideways quickly. I liked how Storm didn't back down and instead challenged them to a fight in the ring. Other interviews could take notes from Storm, though I don't expect May Valentine to square up to Kamille. Before they could jump him, Aldis made the save. I was half-expecting Aldis to turn on Storm, and while it didn't happen here, I feel it's inevitable to set up Aldis vs. Trevor Murdoch III.
Chelsea Green Interrupted Melina
In an interview with Mae Valentine, Melina addressed Kamille's attack on her a few weeks ago before being interrupted almost immediately by Green, who is still doing the dumb "Hot Mess" gimmick. I know ta fair amount of people were favorable toward it when she did it in IMPACT years ago, but it's never been for me and I still find it to be awful. The audience simply seems to be confused by it. I guess we're getting Green vs. Melina at some point, which should be at least decent.
Hawx Aerie def. Colby Corino and JTG in an NWA World Tag Team Championship No. 1 Contender's Tournament Quarterfinal Match
When these two teams faced off a few weeks ago, I thought they said this match was happening on the show two weeks ago, but maybe I misheard them. If Corino can contend for any championship of his choosing because his team won the Champions Series, then why is he competing in a number one contender's tournament for the tag titles? Plus, I know he has established issues with PJ Hawx, but JTG was a random partner for him to have. JTG is amazing shape, but he's been directionless since coming into the company. The match was well wrestled and the right team advanced.
NWA Television Champion Tyrus, Austin Idol, Jordan Clearwater and BLK Jeez Addressed Cyon
I feel like we hear from Idol and his boys on every episode and I don't look at that as a good thing. Idol is a talented talker, but his pairing with Tyrus has never done anything for me because Tyrus is just awful at this point. Clearwater and Jeez don't add much to the group other than taking the occasional beating. This was designed to build toward Cyon vs. Tyrus for the TV title, but I'm not sure why we're supposed to care about a masked man that we know nothing about.
Jennacide def. NWA Women's World Tag Team Champion Allysin Kay
Marti Belle beating Paola Blaze a week or two made it obvious that Jennacide was winning here because the heels wouldn't have earned a shot at the NWA Women's World Tag Team Championship otherwise. Kay is skilled and carried Jennacide to a competent contest, but there wasn't anything about this bout that was particularly exciting. It's worth noting that Lady Frost distracted Kay from ringside, so I'm curious if she'll end up joining Taryn Terrell as well.
James Storm vs. Judais Ended in a No Contest
Storm and Judais have been feuding since NWA 73. I assume the point of this program is to keep Judais busy until he gets the shot at the NWA National Championship that he earned at the pay-per-view. I enjoy Storm and James Mitchell, but Judais has come across as generic to me thus far. The match itself was total throwaway because it got thrown out almost as soon as it started. Not much else to say about this one.
NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Trevor Murdoch & Da Pope def. Crimson & Jeremiah Plunkett and The End in a Three-Way Tag Team Match
What a strange main event. I was wondering why it was even happening when it was announced, but the reason why became clear afterward. It started late in the show and ended only a few minutes later, so in other words, this was a waste of time. Jax Dane then attempted to "cash in" his guaranteed title shot on an injured Murdoch at the end of the show but was thwarted by his rival Crimson. The whole angle was awkward because fans wanted to see an impromptu title match and were disappointed when it didn't happen. The final few minutes were bizarre because it dragged on and on until finally wrapping up.
I've been kind to Powerrr since the August pay-per-views and have praised the product for actually maintaining a sense of direction and furthering feuds from week to week, but this was a weird show. The main event and its aftermath was terribly booked, Storm vs. Judais wasn't much of a match, and the other matches were just kind of there. Plus, "Hot Mess" Chelsea Green is indeed a mess. This was easily the weakest edition in the last month. Hopefully they can get back on track ahead of their next pay-per-view on October 24th.