Idolmania Sports Management (NWA Television Champion Tyrus, Jordan Clearwater, BLK Jeez and Marshe Rockett) def. Mims, Cyon and The Ill Begotten (Alex Taylor and Rush Freeman)
I've made it quite clear in my past reviews that I truly couldn't care less about anything involving Idolmania Sports Management. They're constantly on the show and offer very little. Clearwater, Jeez and Rockett are all decent wrestlers, but the group itself is awfully overexposed and is essentially a vehicle to ensure Tyrus is prominently featured. The early goings of this eight-man tag team match were solid, but it went downhill once Tyrus tagged in. Him pinning Mims for the win was also stupid, especially if they plan on continuing that feud. I'd be all for Mims being the one to defeat him for the NWA Television Championship, but Tyrus pinning Mims here didn't make him look like much of a threat.
Nick Aldis def. Thom Latimer in an "I Quit" Match
"I Quit" matches tend to be very hit or miss, but this was one of the more brutal ones I've seen in recent memory. I wish the crowd was livelier because they beat the hell out of each other and gave it a great effort. There were a handful of spots that stood out and I thought they told a strong story. I'm not a fan of Kamille throwing in the towel for Latimer because that means, for the second straight time, Aldis didn't win decisively. I'm ready for this rivalry to be over and this would have been the perfect payoff, but I fear Latimer isn't done with Aldis yet.
Matt Cardona def. Trevor Murdoch to Win the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship
Yes, it's been known for weeks that Cardona beat Murdoch for the title, but this was the first time the match has been released in full, so I was curious to see how it happened. The layout was well done with Murdoch fighting from underneath for a majority of it, bleeding a gusher and battling back only to fall short in the end. This wasn't about the in-ring action as much as it was the storytelling, which I thought they excelled at. Cardona holding the gold over a bloodied Murdoch was an excellent visual and Cardona's post-match promo did a nice job of setting up Aldis as his first challenge at the Crockett Cup.
This was a fairly straightforward show featuring the two biggest matches from last month's PowerrrTrip event. The eight-man tag team match felt like an excuse to get Idolmania Sports Management on the show and it didn't do much for me personally other than kill time, but I thoroughly enjoyed both the "I Quit" match and the main event. Cardona capturing the championship was obviously newsworthy (even though the news broke weeks ago) and now the main event for one of the nights of the Crockett Cup later this month is official.