Rodney Mack def. D'Vin Graves
I haven't seen many Roderick Mack matches in my time and I don't think he's wrestled much at all in the last 15 years. Thus, I'm curious how much he'll be wrestling in the NWA. If the idea is to give him a win or two and then have him put over Jax Dane, that should be fine. This existed to establish Mack's dominance as he spent pretty much the entire match on offense. He's clearly limited at this stage of his career, but this served its purpose and was kept on the shorter side.
Austin Aries def. Rhett Titus in an NWA Junior Heavyweight Championship Tournament Qualifying Match
(From my Hard Times 2 review...) There was a built-in history here as the commentators noted that Aries had a hand in training Titus 15 years ago. I honestly don't think I've seen a full-length Austin Aries match since he lost the Impact World Championship to Johnny Impact/John Morrison at IMPACT Bound for Glory 2018, but he looked good here. He and Titus worked well together and had an enjoyable opener. This set the tone nicely for the remainder of the tournament and the show itself.
Kylie Rae def. Madi
It's weird they continue to refer to Madi Wrenkowski as just Madi on the show but as her full name in the advertising on social media. Either way, she's still the same talented competitor. She's always been impressive (including the many appearances she's made on AEW Dark over the last year or so), but this was easily the strongest showing I've seen her have yet. I mean, she really took Rae to the limit and showed great intensity. This was a really enjoyable encounter and I'm surprised it was tucked away on one of the PowerrrSurge shows.
The Fixers def. Fable Jake and Miguel Robles
I've spoken before about how much I enjoy the Fixers act and how they're perfect for a promotion like the NWA. They need more teams and The Fixers are a quality addition to the division. This was complete destruction from them as they took their time dismantling their opponents. NWA World Tag Team Champions La Rebelion are heels, but I'd still like to see them in the title picture eventually. Wrecking Ball Legursky in particular has potential and I'm stoked to see him finally being given a chance to shine after killing it on the northeast independent wrestling scene for the last number of years.
These PowerrrSurge shows are usually significantly shorter than the normal Powerrr episodes and this was no exception, which I appreciate. This edition was hosted by The Fixers, so we heard from them at several points throughout and they were entertaining. Rae vs. Madi is well worth seeking out, Aries vs. Titus is a replay from Hard Times 2 but still a fun rewatch, and the other two matches were standard squashes. This was quite the efficient episode that they did a really nice job of putting together.