The Fixers def. The OGK in a Crockett Cup First-Round Match
Before the bout, Kyle Davis interviewed The Fixers and we also heard from Billy Corgan, who announced this wouldn't be a No Disqualification match as originally scheduled and would instead be a first-round match in the Crockett Cup. I liked the added stakes and it made the matchup meaningful. This was actually a rematch from Hard Times when The OGK debuted in the NWA, and considering they won that time, The Fixers taking this one and advancing in the tournament was a nice surprise. The match itself was very good as these teams work well together. I assume this is it for The OGK in the NWA now they've seemingly signed with IMPACT and are doing big stuff over there as big part Honor No More.
Mike Knox def. Da Pope
This was Pope's official return to the ring in the NWA after being attacked by Knox and Matt Cardona at Hard Times in December. The video package that played beforehand recapped the attack nicely as Pope's promo never cease to get me hyped. The match told a solid story with Pope having to fight from underneath, but it was weird that Knox ended up winning. I hope that means the feud is simply being extended because the fans were robbed of that feel-good moment here and I have no desire to see Knox utilized as anything other than Cardona's heavy.
Anthony Mayweather def. Chris Adonis to Win the NWA National Championship
Adonis has done absolutely nothing as National Champion since Hard Times 2, so it was time for a change. Despite losing to Jax Dane a few months ago, Mayweather has been building momentum for a while, so he made as much sense as anyone to be the one to take the title from him. They had a well-worked main event and I liked the story they told with Mayweather successfully reversing out of The Master Lock. The crowd was happy with the title change.
I thought we might get the remainder of the PowerrrTrip event on this edition of Powerrr, but I liked that we only got three matches this week to space it out more. That makes sense if it was a three-hour event. This was another thumbs-up effort with zero filler and three quality matches. I wasn't too fond of Knox beating Pope, but we'll see where it leads. Meanwhile, Mayweather winning the National title was noteworthy and overdue. Next week, it will be all of Idolmania Sports Management taking on the team of Ill Begotten, Mims and Cyon, Nick Aldis vs. Thom Latimer in an "I Quit" match, and Trevor Murdoch vs. Matt Cardona for the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship.