Allysin Kay def. Nicole Savoy
I've seen Savoy make appearances for both AEW and Ring of Honor over the last year and I'm honestly she hasn't signed anywhere yet. She'd be a great fit for the NWA, assuming the promotion officially relaunches at some point. Interestingly enough, Kay is no longer with the NWA, which is why she was able to appear back at AEW's Full Gear pay-per-view on the Buy In. This was a quality contest for the time given that allowed Savoy to showcase her skills before eating defeat.
Da Pope and Watts def. NWA Television Champion Zicky Dice and Effy
I haven't seen Pope wrestle regularly in ages. Maybe since 2012? I know he served as a commentator for IMPACT for a few years, but I don't think he competed much in that time. I always thought he had untapped potential, and while he's probably past the point of fulfilling that potential, he's still perfect for the NWA environment. It looks like he may be sticking around based on what he said during his post-match promo and how he seems to be setting his sights on Dice's Television title. It was a solid tag team match and it was another chance for Watts to impress. Effy was impressive as well and it was nice to finally see him in action after hearing so much about him over the years.
Trevor Murdoch def. Aron Stevens to Win the NWA National Championship
This rematch for the NWA National Championship has been brewing since the beginning of the year. It was likely going to happen at the Crockett Cup pay-per-view in April before it was cancelled due to the pandemic. This was more storytelling-based than the other two matches on this show, but that's why I enjoyed it. Stevens knows his character and plays it perfectly, while Murdoch thrives in this environment and looked good here. Murdoch winning the gold made for a nice moment and his post-match promo made it that much more meaningful. By the way, where is hell is Question Mark? Will Stevens blame his lesson on his absence?
This edition of Shockwave had a little bit of everything. There was a well-wrestled opener from the women, a decent tag team match designed to set up Pope vs. Dice for the Television title, and an enjoyable main event with a notable title change. The hour always flies by and it's been great to have the NWA wrestlers back on a weekly basis again, albeit for a limited time. It's literally all action with a few promos mixed in and zero filler. It was another efficient episode and next week we have Thunder Rosa vs. Serena Deeb for the NWA World Women's Championship to look forward to next week.