NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion Homicide def. Doug Williams
Homicide has only been Junior Heavyweight champ for a few weeks and already he's had two title defenses, which is pretty cool. In fact, the commentators noted that per Homicide, all of his matches going forward will be title defenses. That's a smart way to establish the championship's prestige right out of the gate. Obviously, both of these guys are seasoned veterans and despite the difference of styles, they had a really nice, well-wrestled match.
Kerry Morton def. Gustavo Aguilar
Morton is still getting experience, so putting him in matches against guys the level of Aguilar is a good call. He seems to be improving at a rapid rate as this was a really solid showing. He dominated a majority of the match and the crowd was into his offense. It was a short, sweet and fast-paced affair with the right result. I'm looking forward to Morton continuing to make strides.
Marshe Rockett def. Jay Bradley in an NWA National Championship No. 1 Contender's Match by Disqualification
Jax Dane made a great point during his interview backstage beforehand. What did Bradley do to deserve a potential shot at the National title? If anything, I would've put his partner Wrecking Ball Legursky in that spot. Nonetheless, this was a decent main event hurt by the heel vs. heel dynamic. I guess that would explain the non-finish, but it was still a lame ending. This wasn't a bad match and I appreciate that it had stakes, but it certainly wasn't the best way to close the show.
This was billed as the second season premiere of NWA USA and it was one of the better editions of the show I've seen. It was also one of the shorter shows they've done at 24 minutes long and perhaps that was a factor as well. It was all action, and although it ended on an underwhelming note with that disqualification finish, at least it set up a National title match for a future episode. Rock solid show this week.