Colby Corino def. PJ Hawx, Gustavo and Joe Ocasi in a Four-Way Match
NWA USA is known for its random multi-man matches, but what I liked about this is that it was established beforehand that Corino has a new manager in Jamie Stanley. They even explained their alliance later on. Corino is obviously capable of talking for himself, but I don't mind the move, especially if it leads to him winning more matches. They seem to have quality chemistry. This was a well-worked four-way designed to give Corino a win to further his momentum.
Kyle Davis Interviewed NWA United States Tag Team Champions The Fixers
Although I thought the tag team Battle Royal they won the belts in was a mess, The Fixers are a good choice to be the inaugural NWA United States Tag Team Champions given how consistently entertaining they've been over the last year. I don't think another set of tag titles is necessary, mind you, but they'll make the most of it. This was a fine first promo from there as they announced their intentions to smooth things over with The Mortons, so that might be their first title defense.
Magic Jake Dumas def. Luke Hawx in an NWA National Championship Tournament Qualifier
Apparently we'll be getting a tourney to determine Cyon's next challenger to his newly-won NWA National Championship. I appreciate they're not wasting any time in figuring that out. The National title was said to be the centerpiece of this show at one point, so I'd be in favor of this exclusively playing out of NWA USA in the coming weeks. Dumas and Hawx had a solid match and I was pleasantly surprised by the outcome (though I would've been happy to see Dumas advance, too).
Dak Draper def. Jax Dane in an NWA National Championship Tournament Qualifier
I completely forgot Draper existed after Ring of Honor closed its doors last year, but for those unfamiliar, he's a former Top Prospect Tournament winner and is an impressive specimen (he gives me major Wade Barrett vibes). Anyway, this was less of a match and more of an angle with Dane refusing to get in the ring for most of it only to get himself disqualified by refusing to let up on Draper in the corner. I wasn't expecting Dane to be bumped from the tourney already.
This was definitely the most eventful edition of NWA USA in a while if not all year. I mean, when was the last time we got tournament matches on this show? Those were notable, even if they weren't anything special from an in-ring standpoint. Plus, we got to hear from The Fixers coming off their title win and the opening four-way served its purpose. I'd like to see NWA USA be booked more meaningfully like this going forward, but I assume it was a one-time deal since it was a post-pay-per-view show.