JTG vs. Slice Boogie Ended in a No Contest
Boogie has been impressive as of late in MLW as part of 5150 and I'm glad he's continuing to work with the NWA as well. JTG has had a strong run for himself in the NWA this year, so I was looking forward to this. They were on their way to having a quality match before the random interference from Colby Corino and Sal Rinauro. Corino went after Boogie while Rinauro went after JTG, I guess because Corino and JTG teamed a time or two. That was a really lame finish to an otherwise enjoyable affair.
Kiera Hogan def. Kenzie Paige
The last time we saw Hogan in action on Powerrr, she had just lost to Mickie James, so this allowed her to get back on track. She and Paige are two talented up-and-comers and thus this was a competent contest. There wasn't much to it, but it served its purpose. It's cool Hogan is still wrestling for the NWA even though she's been more of a regular in AEW recently. AEW is obviously the bigger platform, but since they're signing so many people right now, I feel like she'll have more chances to shine in the NWA for the time being.
Melina def. Skye Blue
Melina earned her shot at the NWA World Women's Championship a few weeks ago and will get her shot at Hard Times 2. This served as a solid momentum booster for her. Blue is fresh off an appearance on AEW Dark: Elevation this past Monday, so it's cool to see her making the rounds. They had a nice little match in the time they were allotted, but it was too short to be anything out of the ordinary.
BLK Jeez def. Captain YUMA
I know absolutely nothing about YUMA except that he appeared at the NWA 73 pay-per-view event I believe. He looks like a goof and I can't say anything he did here made me took notice of him, either. As for Jeez, he's a perfectly competent wrestler, but the guy has been booked like a total enhancement talent so far and thus it's hard to care about him. This was fine for what it was but felt pointless.
The End def. Hawx Aerie in the Finals of the NWA World Tag Team Championship No. 1 Contender's Tournament
This tournament has been going on for a while now, so it was weird to see it end in such underwhelming fashion. These two teams didn't work too well together as there were some sloppy spots and awkward moments, not to mention that this felt like it was over before it had a chance to get going. Hawx Aerie are babyfaces and probably made more sense to challenge La Rebelion, but I guess they're really keen on pushing The End at the moment.
I assume these were leftover matches from the most recent set of tapings, which is why most of them felt random. The main event had stakes, but it wasn't anything you need to go out of your way to see. In fact, the only thing worth noting from this show was the angle they ran at By Any Means Necessary that saw Mike Knox (yes, that Mike Knox) attack Trevor Murdoch, setting up the main event for Hard Times 2. This edition of Powerrr was a significant step back from the last two weeks, so hopefully it was just an off week. Then again, the build to Hard Times 2 isn't off to the strongest start, so we'll see what they have in store.