Ariya Daivari def. J Spade in an NWA Junior Heavyweight Championship Tournament Qualifier
Daivari calling himself one of the best junior heavyweights in the world got a good chuckle out of me. The guy was far from the best when he was in WWE and he isn't even the best junior heavyweight in this tournament. Don't get me wrong, he's a perfectly competent wrestler, but he's never been exciting to watch and I can't think of many (if any) above-average matches he's had. In fact, J Spade impressed me more than he did. This was a quality contest, and while I wasn't surprised by the outcome, it would have been nice to see Spade advance instead.
Marshe Rockett def. Anthony Mayweather
Rockett is the newest addition to Austin Idol's growing group as of a few weeks ago. If they really want to establish him as credible and more than a stepping stone, than this was the way to go. I appreciated this was as competitive as it was and it was a pretty good main event. I could've done without the outside interference toward the end, but it progressed the story with Mayweather and Mims and gave Mayweather an losing.
Much like last week, there were several promos both backstage and at the podium with Kyle Davis. We heard from Homicide about the tourney, Ricky Morton about his son, and Tim Storm, BLK Jeez and Raven in one segment about who should be running the show. Both bouts this week were solid and I like that NWA USA is shaping up to be more of the "wrestling" show compared to Powerrr while still continuing the same storylines. It's an easy half hour to watch.