Idolmania Sports Management (Jordan Clearwater and Cyon) def. The Now
The Now took part in the Crockett Cup earlier this year and I'm really happy they were brought back for the NWA as I've been following them on the northeast wrestling scene for about a decade now, so I hope this turns out to be more than a one-off for them. This was a well-wrestled match despite Idolmania Sports Management being such a waste of a stable. Clearwater has potential, but Tyrus drags down everyone involved.
Brady Pierce def. Bret Buffshay
Pierce was a regular on AEW Dark for quite a while at one point. He may have wrestled for the NWA a time or two before, but I honestly can't remember. The only reason I remember his name is because he bares a resemblance to Dolph Ziggler, or at least I think he does. This was a fairly basic bout, but it was perfectly passable and served to give Pierce a victory. If it leads anywhere remains to be seen, though.
Marti Belle def. Rylee, Missa Kate and Paola Blaze in a Four-Way Match
Belle was obviously the most established competitor of the four, so it made sense for her to win, especially with her and Allysin Kay vying for the NWA World Women's Tag Team Championship again soon. This was a bit of a mess of a match and it felt like they had to rush stuff since they weren't given a ton of time. That isn't to say I would have wanted to see this go 20 minutes, but I think you could have showcased some of these women a bit better another way.
The Miserably Faithful (Sal the Pal and Gaagz the Gimp) def. The Ill Begotten (Alex Taylor and Rush Freeman)
Miserably Faithful get a lot of love on NWA USA, and maybe it's because a portion of the audience enjoys them, but I still find the entire act to be stupid. Ill Begotten aren't much more interesting, mind you, but Miserably Faithful are impossible to take seriously and I'd rather see James Mitchell a part of something more meaningful. It was a serviceable main event, but I couldn't bring myself to care.
This was billed as a Fixers Rules Surge edition of NWA USA. I thought the Surge shows were supposed to be shorter and not longer, but oh well. The Fixers hosting is always enjoyable, but Jay Bradley had to be replaced this week by Mercurio because Bradley isn't back yet according to Wrecking Ball Legursky. This episode was the usual assortment of random matches and none of them were for me, personally. The in-ring action was mediocre on the whole and nothing felt worthwhile.