NWA USA Review - May 14, 2022
Mike Bennett def. Kerry Morton
Kerry wasn't accompanied by his father this week, so he had to go at it alone against Bennett. He's been impressive any time I've seen him in action and I thought he did a really nice job of taking the fight to Bennett here and coming across as his equal. I liked the post-match handshake with Bennett showing respect to Morton. This was a well-wrestled affair and Morton will only improve by continuing to work with guys as seasoned as Bennett.
Jennacide def. MJ Jenkins
Jenkins is probably best known for her work in IMPACT and WWE NXT over the years. She's never stood out to me personally, but maybe she'll have more chances to shine in the NWA if she sticks around. I will say, she had a solid showing for herself here. I had low expectations because I've never been a Jennacide fan and haven't found her to be that good, but this was decent. Natalia Markova attacked Jennacide afterward.
Colby Corino def. Caprice Coleman
Coleman was in action on NWA USA several weeks ago and I don't think we've seen him since. I loved the match he had on this show and I thoroughly enjoyed the outing he had here with Corino as well. Corino has really found his footing as heel and he's only getting better in the ring. Thus, Coleman was the perfect person for him to be working with. This was a fun main event and hopefully Corino can capitalize off this victory.
We also heard from Ricky Morton right before the main event, who shut down any retirement rumors and claimed he was still in his prime. I don't know about that (yes, I realize he was likely joking), and I would have to assume in-ring retirement is on the horizon for him considering The Rock 'N Roll Express is winding down as a team I believe. At any rate, this was one of the stronger editions of NWA USA in recent memory. There was plenty of quality action between the opening and closing matches and even the women's match in the middle was solid, so this episode easily earns a thumbs-up.
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