NWA United States Tag Team Champions The Fixers def. Alex Caytal and Shepherd Lutz (Non-Title)
When I think of NWA USA, The Fixers are the first people that come to mind at this point, so it was logical to have them in action on the Christmas episode. Caytal and Lutz weren't much of a threat at all and thus this was a total squash. Keeping it brief was a smart call. As much as I enjoy The Fixers, I feel like they've barely defended their tag titles since winning them (though I could be wrong). Maybe giving the tag team division another set of titles was unnecessary?
Eric Jackson def. Soda Pop
Jackson and Pop are both booked as enhancement talent whenever they face anyone else on the roster, so I can't say I cared much about this match. It was perfectly fine from an in-ring standpoint, but it didn't really matter who won. Jackson is slightly more established than Soda Pop considering he's had bigger matches on NWA programming this year, so him winning made sense. For the record, Soda Pop is still a very dumb ring name.
Th Country Gentlemen def. The Spectaculars (Rush and Rolando Freeman)
I believe Rolando Freeman has been undefeated for the last month or two, so why have him lose a random tag team match on the NWA USA? I realize he wasn't pinned, but it was completely illogical for his team to lose when this match had no storyline significance whatsoever. Perhaps this kicks off a feud between the two teams and one of them eventually moves on to tag title contention, but I assume this will just be forgotten.
Rhett Titus def. Gaagz The Gymp
Man, Titus has fallen far from having "honorable" matches in Ring of Honor to wrestling a dude named Gaagz The Gymp. The crap with Gaagz is so bad that even Nick Aldis admitted he wasn't a fan in that an interview he did after leaving the NWA last month. He isn't awful in the ring, but the gimmick is so stupid that I have zero interest in any of his matches. This ended up being decent and Titus winning was a relief.
NWA World Women's Tag Team Champions Pretty Empowered def. The Renegade Twins (Non-Title)
If you follow AEW Dark and Elevation, you've definitely seen The Renegade Twins in action before. They were all over the shows this year and even made an appearance or two on Rampage (and possibly Dynamite). Personally, I've never been a fan of theirs, but they're not a bad fit for the NWA's women's tag team division. They lost, though, so no title shot for them right now. This was a passable match.
Jax Dane def. Blake Troop
I knew nothing about Troop coming into this contest, but he immediately stood out because of his size and MMA attire. We don't have many (if any) people in this promotion who wrestle that sort of style, so that was refreshing. I didn't understand why Dane was in the babyface role here considering he's always been the ultimate heel. The match itself was solid and Troop had a better showing than most people on the show I thought.
This was billed as NWA's Christmas special and featured plenty of pre-taped filler with Joe Galli, Kyle Davis, Velvet Sky and others celebrating the holiday. Had that stuff been trimmed down, this would have been a shorter show, but not by much. This was exactly what you'd expect from a holiday show in that nothing mattered. They probably would have been better off not airing anything at all on Christmas Eve, but oh well. It wasn't an awful hour of wrestling, but I don't understand why there were so many matches when none of them are worth seeking out.