NWA USA Review - July 9, 2022
NWA National Champion Jax Dane def. Anthony Andrews (Non-title)
This was a pretty random match, but I suppose that's nothing out of the ordinary for NWA USA. Then again, it's been said that the NWA National Championship is supposed to be the centerpiece of this show, so it makes sense that the champ would be in action. Andrews hasn't done much to impress me the few times I've seen him in action, but this was a perfectly serviceable match that gave Dane a decisive win.
Kyle Davis Interviewed Nick Aldis
I usually don't do write-ups for the promos that are cut on this show, but this was back at the normal podium from Powerrr and ran a little long, so I figured I'd mention it. Aldis basically played up his time in the NWA and how he was "making something out of nothing." He also said many members of the roster kiss up to Billy Corgan, so we'll see where that leads (if anywhere). Aldis feels like he's treading water now that he's failed to regain the top title.
Jennacide def. Angelina Love by Count-Out: The Freeman Brothers Called Out NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Trevor Murdoch
I didn't have high hopes for Jennaacide vs. Love since I don't find either of them to be very good, and while this wasn't a barn burner by any means, they thankfully kept it short and sweet, so it was fine for what it was. With Love getting counted out, I suppose it's possible we get a rematch, but I have zero desire to see that. Rush Freeman and his "older brother" stormed the podium afterward to call out Murdoch for attacking them a few weeks ago, so look for that to be a squash on Powerrr one of these days.
NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion Homicide def. VSK
I mentioned earlier that the National title is intended to be the focal point of this program, but it feels like the NWA Junior Heavyweight Championship is defended more often and I have no problem with that. Homicide's title defenses have largely delivered and this was another entertaining outing with VSK looking impressive in defeat. Homicide said on Tuesday's Powerrr that he wants to defend against Kerry Morton at NWA 74, so the outcome was a bit predictable.
This may have been the longest edition of NWA USA yet and I'm not sure why. A majority of what we got in the ring served a purpose for one reason or another (except for that pointless Love vs. Jennacide match), but they could have cut down on some of the backstage promos and vignettes. NWA USA started out with a different format than Powerrr, but it's quickly approaching Powerrr territory with how it's being formatted. The main event of this show was enjoyable and it was solid episode on the whole, but I wish it would go back to being between 20 and 25 minutes long without some of the filler.
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