Natalia Markova def. Kenzie Paige
There hasn't been much progression with this program in a while, but I had no problem with them having a rematch because they clearly have chemistry as opponents. Paige is a good hand in the ring and Markova is improving every time I see her, so this was a well-wrestled affair and I loved that they worked with a sense of urgency. Markova should be built up for a shot at Kamille's NWA World Women's Championship eventually, so it was necessary she won here and I wouldn't have minded if it was more decisive.
Wrecking Ball Legursky def. Ricky Morton
This certainly wasn't a match I expected to see in 2022. Between George South and now Morton, it's cool that the NWA trusts Legursky to work with the old-timers. Granted, this wasn't the most exciting affair, but for a five-minute match, it was perfectly serviceable and Morton can still hold his own in there. I could have done without the interference at ringside from Jay Bradley and Kerry Morton, but Legursky winning was the right call.
We also heard from BLK Jeez at the podium with Kyle Davis and he basically called out NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion Homicide, so maybe we'll see that match on an upcoming episode. This was one of the shortest editions of NWA USA yet at only 23 minutes, but I'm not complaining. Markova vs. Paige was fun while it lasted and the main event was what it needed to be, so I enjoyed this episode and appreciated that they kept it short and sweet.