KiLynn King (Team Fixers) def. Angelia Love (Team Great) in a Champions Series First Round Match
It felt like King was still in hot pursuit of the NWA Women's World Championship after failing to win it in that three-way at Hard Times 3 last month, and maybe winning the Champions Series will earn her another opportunity. She doesn't interest me much as a character, but at least she seems to have some direction. She's also infinitely better in the ring than Love at this point in the latter's career. She was able to carry Love to a competent contest, so there was that.
The Question Mark II (Team Brickhouse) def. Carnage (Team Tyrus) in a Champions Series First Round Match
I'm shocked they're sticking with The Question Mark II, but I guess I shouldn't be considering it's the NWA. Carnage was also dressed as The Question Mark heading into Hard Times 3, so if nothing else, there was history between these two. The match itself was total throwaway, but it could have been worse. It really didn't matter to me who won this because I don't care for either character.
Missa Kate (Team Great) def. Marti Belle (Team Fixers) by Count-Out in a Champions Series First Round Match
Kate has been decent from the little I've seen of her in the NWA and on Dark, and Belle is simply not very good. I've always enjoyed The Hex as a duo and have thought that Allysin Kay wisely keeps Belle limited, but on her own, Belle is abysmal. Thus, I expected a subpar match and got just that. The count-out finish was unnecessary and complicated matters even more. Doing that stuff sparingly would be fine, but I get the feeling non-finishes will be quite common in the remainder of this series.
Madi and Samantha Starr (Team Brickhouse) vs. Allysin Kay and Kayla Kassidy (Team Tyrus) Ended in a Time-Limit Draw
The Hex not being on the same team is a bummer, but I understand they want a "wild card" feel to this thing. I'm not at all familiar with Kassidy, I thought she did fine. Madi and Starr were an adequate team as well, and all four women gave it a commendable effort. Granted, the match was passable at best, but I assumed that'd be the case with how short this was. The time-limit draw was lame.
Rolando Freeman (Team Tyrus) def. Jeremiah Plunkett (Team Brickhouse) in a Champions Series Tiebreaker
It was revealed on Powerrr that Freeman and Plunkett are two of the alternates, and Freeman chose to represent Team Tyrus, oddly enough. He's seemingly one of the NWA's most popular people at this point, even though his shtick does nothing for me, personally. He's beaten much more credible competition than Plunkett, so the outcome here was never in doubt. This was your typical Freeman match where he overcomes the odds with ease and wins decisively. Surely he can't be considered an underdog anymore, right?
The reintroduction of the Champions Series on Tuesday's Powerrr was all over the place and an absolute mess. The concept itself sucks in my opinion as it's incredibly confusing and difficult to follow, but at least they're trying something different to switch things up at a time when the product has no buzz (even though I don't see this doing much good). This wasn't the longest edition of NWA USA in recent memory (and thank God for that), but they packed plenty into this one. None of it was overly interesting and it's obvious they're going to rush the Champions Series. Giving everything more room to breathe would help.