NWA USA Review - October 8, 2022
The Now def. Eric Jackson and Jaden Newman
I forgot when it was exactly, but The Now recently beat Cyon in a two-on-one Handicap match and I don't remember there being any follow-up to that. Weird. At any rate, The Now are a talented team as I've mentioned before and I'm happy to see them being brought back. I loved that they picked up another victory, even though the match was decent at best. We heard from a lot of people backstage on this show and I wish The Now was among them so they can establish who they are exactly and what their motivations are.
The Country Gentlemen def. Rhett Titus and Gustavo
Titus has been on a two-match winning streak on Powerrr and got the better of La Rebelion both times, so for him to team up with Gustavo here and lose to Country Gentlemen of all people was very random. I'm not saying I want to see Titus challenge for the NWA World Tag Team Championship, but him winning that six-man tag team match this past week on Powerrr makes even less sense now. This was well wrestled while it lasted.
Joe Ocasio def. Fodder
I legitimately thought Fodder was a joke name given to the jobber by The Fixers, but according to the commentators, that is legitimately his ring name. If so, that's a really bad name. It works well if he's going to be nothing but a jobber, though. In all seriousness, this was a fairly basic bout. Ocasio has been in action before, but I don't remember much about him at all and he didn't stand out to be one way or another.
The Spectaculars (Rush Freeman and Brady Pierce) def. The Miserably Faithful (Sal the Pal and Gaagz the Gymp)
It's well documented that Miserably Faithful do nothing for me, and The Spectaculars aren't exactly an exhilarating team in their own right. Thus, you can imagine I didn't care much for this main event. It was an average outing and everyone played their roles well, but I couldn't get into any of it. The best thing I can say about this is that Miserably Faithful didn't go overboard with their dumb shenanigans. That was a plus.
This was a "USASurge" edition of NWA USA, hosted by The Fixers. Their stuff tends to be hit or miss most of the time, but I find their act entertaining more often than not (though I could do without Wrecking Ball Legursky yelling as much as he does). That said, this entire episode was a waste of time. The last few weeks of NWA USA were some of the strongest episodes due to featuring meaningful matches, but that wasn't the case with this installment. None of the matches stood out as special and it was needlessly long at over 40 minutes, so this was a weak episode in my opinion.
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