NWA USA Review - October 15, 2022
Missa Kate and Madi def. NWA World Women's Tag Team Champions Pretty Empowered (Non-Title)
Pretty Empowered have been rolling as tag champs since they took the titles from The Hex at the start of the summer and I figured this would be just another win for them. They dominated a majority of the match and showed great intensity only for Madi and Missa Kate to battle back and ultimately pull out the upset. This was a well-worked match and I like the result because it sets up two fresh faces as Pretty Empowered's next challengers.
NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion Homicide def. Doug Williams
Williams competing for the Junior Heavyweight title was a bit strange, but the commentators acknowledged he qualified within the weight limit. Homicide has been getting more and more aggressive in each of his matches as he gets deeper into his heel turn, so I enjoyed the story they told here. Unsurprisingly, this was a good match. Homicide had to retain so he can defend against Kerry Morton one more time at Hard Times 3 (where he'll hopefully lose the title).
NWA United States Tag Team Champions The Fixers def. Mercurio and The Ill Begotten (Alex Taylor and Jeremiah Plunkett) in a 3-on-2 Handicap Match
Matt Vine was originally scheduled to team with The Fixers, but instead he showed up at ringside with his arm in a sling. Despite the odds being stacked against them, The Fixers won, anyway. Considering who their opponents were, that shouldn't come as much of a shock. I don't know that this match needed to happen, but it was decent while it lasted and it had the correct outcome.
Anthony Mayweather and Jax Dane Brawled
Mayweather and Dane were advertised to have a Last Man Standing match to finally finish off their feud once and for all, but Mayweather emerged wearing a suit and with his son. He said that he was done with Dane and wouldn't stoop to his level anymore by facing him again, but they ended up brawling when Dane insulted Mayweather's fatherhood. In other words, the rivalry will continue, and there was no match on this show. Talk about a bait-and-switch. I didn't have high hopes for it to begin with (I'm beyond ready for this rivalry to be over), but if you're going to advertise a Last Man Standing main event, you need to deliver and they didn't.
There was a pre-taped interview with Austin Idol and Cyon teasing that Cyon may not be cleared to compete at Hard Times 3 to defend his NWA National Championship, but he confirmed that he will be there. The rest of this show was mostly solid. Everything up until the "main event" was going well, but then the Last Man Standing match didn't happen as advertised and we were instead left with more of the same from Mayweather and Dane. That was lame. By the way, it feels like NWA USA is starting to replace Powerrr in terms of storyline significance (and is almost as long as well), so at least NWA USA can pick up the slack on the weeks where Powerrr is lacking.
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