Colby Corino def. Mike Jackson
I've seen Jackson in action before, I believe on an episode of IMPACT! Wrestling a few years ago. Joe Galli mentioned that he's appeared in the past for WCW and WWF and is now 72-years-old. I can't say I've seen many wrestlers that old still competing, unless you count Mr. McMahon's return to the ring at WWE WrestleMania 38 last weekend. It was a stark contrast to Corino, who is 25-years-old. I honestly enjoyed this match and Jackson looked a lot better than I thought he would. I don't need to see him wrestling regularly for the NWA, mind you, but he worked well in this spot with Corino, who continues to climb the ranks toward championship contention.
Ariya Daivari def. Sal Rinauro
I just read that Daivari tried out as a producer for WWE, and considering his brother Shawn Daivari currently works there in the same role, it's possible he ends up being rehired in that role as well. I assume he'll continue to compete in the NWA for now, and while I've never been a fan of his, he is a good fit for the promotion. Meanwhile, Rinauro is doing a nice job with this new character of his. This was a decent match that got better once they picked up the pace down the stretch. On a side note, Daivari's magic carpet finisher is still stupid. Daivari called out Nick Aldis in a post-match promo and I can't say I have any desire to see that match unless it's a main event on NWA USA one of these days.
NWA National Champion Jax Dane and Marshe Rockett def. The Fixers
This stemmed from the main event two weeks ago where Rockett beat Jay Bradley by disqualification to become the number one contender to the NWA National Championship. It was revealed earlier in this episode that The Fixers were in cahoots with BLK Jeez so they could earn the opportunity, but their plan backfired. It's nice to have some storyline consistency on NWA USA finally, but the problem is that everyone involved in this angle is heel, so I'm not sure who the crowd is supposed to cheer for. This was a perfectly fine main event, but it felt like it lacked energy.
On paper, this doesn't look like a very exciting episode, and it wasn't, but that opener between Corino and Jackson certainly exceeded my expectations. That was a lot of fun. Daivari and Rinauro had a well-wrestled match as well and we'll see where Daivari's challenge to Aldis leads. The main event was substandard, but at least it tied into Dane vs. Rockett for the National title coming up. It doesn't look like there will be any crossover between Powerrr and NWA USA, but at least this show is starting to feature its own storylines and not just random matches every week.