May Valentine Interviewed The Rude Dudes
I legitimately knew nothing about this tag team before they made their debut as a team on Powerrr last week and advanced in the NWA World Tag Team Championship No. 1 Contender's Tournament. I've mentioned El Rudo before and he seems to have potential, especially on the mic. He carried most of this segment and did very well. I guess they could win the whole thing, but I don't see that happening considering La Rebelion are also heels.
The End def. Cyon and Jordan Clearwater in an NWA World Tag Team Championship No. 1 Contender's Tournament Quarterfinal Match
Cyon is what the Masked Man is going by now. I have no idea when or why that was established, but let's go with it. I guess they've given up on trying to figure out what his true identity is. Apparently it's not important. Nonetheless, this was a solid match with the right team winning. Cyon and Clearwater aren't even a team, so The End advancing made sense. Cyon taking the loss for his team was interesting.
May Valentine Interviewed Hawx Aerie
I can't remember too many times we've seen Hawx Aerie on Powerrr this year. This father-and-son team should featured way more often as they have stronger chemistry than most teams in this depleted division. They cut a quality babyface promo in this segment, promising to defeat the duo of Colby Corino and JTG (what an absolutely random team, by the way) in next week's NWA World Tag Team Championship No. 1 Contender's Tournament quarterfinal match.
Judais def. Jeremiah Plunnkett
Judais made his NWA debut at NWA 73 and won a Battle Royal to become the number one contender to the NWA World Television Championship. This marked his first singles match on Powerrr. I didn't know until someone pointed it out that he was actually Murphy in TNA years ago. He's a perfectly competent wrestler, so there's that. This was a standard squash otherwise. James Storm emerged afterward, so that looks to be a possible program for Judais before or after he contends for the TV title.
Kyle Davis Interviewed Crimson and Jax Dane
Crimson and Dane have been teasing tension for months, and much like Aron Stevens and Kratos, I'm pretty much over it by this point. It looks like their feud is going to last a little longer and I can't say I'm invested, but to their credit, this was a solid verbal exchange between the two of them. I'm glad Dane wasn't dumb enough to agree to put his guaranteed title shot on the line against Crimson, but they will face off in next week's main event.
Kylie Rae def. Tootie Lyn
Lyn really impressed me back at EmPowerrr with the showing she had in the show-closing Gauntlet Battle Royal. I'm glad NWA used her for this show and hopefully this wasn't the last we'll see of her. She and Rae had a nice little match, but I continue to be confused by the character Rae is going for. For starters, she's damn annoying, but I assume that's intentional because she exhibited heel tendencies in this match and got booed in the end. But then she'll act like a babyface other times, going so far as to show respect toward Mickie James at EmPowerrr. She needs to settle on a character and stick to it.
Kyle Davis Interviewed NWA Television Champion Tyrus, Blk Jeez and Jordan Clearwater
These Tyrus talking segments have quickly become one of the worst parts about Powerrr each week. Everyone gets a chance to talk and no one seems to really say anything at all. I enjoy Austin Idol, but he tends to ramble as well and he certainly doesn't make Tyrus any more bearable. Of all the interviews on this show, this was easily the most pointless and didn't serve any sort of a purpose.
Mims and Sal Rinauro def. Marshe Rockett and Slice Boogie in an NWA World Tag Team Championship No. 1 Contender's Tournament Quarterfinal Match
Rinauro teaming with Tim Storm would've made more sense given their history and what we saw on Powerrr involving them a few months ago, but Mims was a good second choice. As for Rockett and Boogie, maybe they've teamed up before, but I honestly can't remember. A lot of what happens on this show tends to blend together for me. At any rate, this was probably the best match in the tournament so far. It had a nice energy to it and was well wrestled and the correct team won.
Kyle Davis Interviewed NWA World Women's Tag Team Champion Marti Belle and Paola Blaze
Belle and Blaze got into it last week when Taryn Terrell, Blaze and Jennacide interrupted Belle and Allysin Kay with the heels challenging the babyfaces to an NWA World Women's Tag Team Championship match. They didn't get it, but we found out here that if Blaze can beat Belle next week or if Jennacide can beat Kay at a later date, then they'll get their shot. This segment was all over the place as they argued in Spanish for most of it, but at least they got their point across.
Nick Aldis Addressed NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Trevor Murdoch
We were told last week that Aldis would be taking some time off following his NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship at NWA 73. I guess a week constitutes as time off? I would have kept him off the show for a lot longer considering he's been heavily featured on NWA programming for years and needs a breather to avoid feeling more overexposed, but maybe he'll disappear for a bit after this. Despite that, this was a hell of a promo from Aldis. Yes, it was lengthy, but he remains the best talker in the promotion and he came off like a babyface for a change. This may have been designed to set the stage for a rematch between Aldis and Murdoch, and if that is the plan, here's hoping they don't take the title off Murdoch so soon.
On paper, it looks like there was a lot going on with this show, and there was, but it should be noted that the promos were relatively short (except for Aldis') and the action was better than usual on the whole. I still wouldn't try to cram so much into a show that's less than an hour as some things are bound to get lost in the shuffle, but I appreciate the attempt to move stories forward and hype up matches for next week. I also like that Powerrr will continue to emanate from The Chase for right now, though I don't know how much longer that's going to last.