06th Jan2020

‘NWA Powerrr’ Review (Jan 1st 2020)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to the first National Wrestling Alliance: Powerrr review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and I didn’t choose to name the damn show “Powerrr”. I think the extra “r” or two is there because of coke-lines or something. This show is a one-hour broadcast that is modeled on the old Jim Crockett TV format, so expect nostalgia lined with Punky Brewster hair-gel and Alf condoms, “because he can’t spend all day eating pussy…cat”. This isn’t always a show designed to offer great wrestling, but it does have some great production values and a very lively atmosphere. Let’s get to this time-warped trip through Billy Corgan’s bank account before he smashes my pumpkin.

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Match #1: Aron Stevens defeated Sal Rinauro – Submission Challenge Match

My Opinion: 2.3 out of 5 – This went all of two minutes and was…A SQUAAAAAAAAAAAASH! No! No! Damn it! It happened in the first f—— match! Why?! Is it because I burnt the roast?! This match was a submission challenge, which was an excuse for Aron Stevens (Damien Sandow) to dress up like a Sonny Chiba rip-off at Comic-Con. It was an energetic waste of time, if nothing else. Hey, I’m just glad that these guys got on TV at all. I wish that this could have just been a fifteen minute fight, rather than a two minute fart in a cup.

Match #2: Trevor Murdoch defeated Aron Stevens

My Opinion: 2.7 out of 5 – This was a few minutes longer and felt like WWE Main Event, but without having to appear on that depressing show (I like WWE Main Event…more than Vince McMahon). These two had good chemistry together, which pisses me off because they just wrestled for three minutes instead of a healthy fifteen (a number better suited for wrestling than sex partners). There’s a lot of flavor here, at least in the “bacon tastes good on every-thing” approach to life. The only problem for this sucker was that it didn’t go long enough to be much more than posturing.

Match #3: Tasha Steelz defeated Marti Belle

My Opinion: 2.8 out of 5 – This was getting some-where, but then it took a wrong turn and ended after just four minutes. These two fighters have lots of talent, but you’d hardly know that from this “blink and you’ll miss it” method of booking that’s all over this suckerino. What’s wrong with “suckerino”? It’s Italian! You wanna piece-a da meat-a-ball-a? Both of these gals looked tough here, but the right winner was chosen, un-like the winner of the 2015 Oscar for Best Picture. Mad Max: Fury Road should have won!

Match #4: (Main Event) Tim Storm defeated Royce Isaacs – National Wrestling Alliance TV Title Tournament Match

My Opinion: 2.8 out of 5 – These guys tried, but this was less than five minutes, so you got the amended version of what could have been a brisk slug-fest. Storm has been a personal favorite of mine since 2012, so seeing him going strong on one of the more prominent wrestling broadcasts around is pretty cool. Also, I’m aware that this is a YouTube show, but I’m just calling this TV. Screw it. This had promise, but this felt too much like an angle with head-locks instead of a full wrestling match. Also, this is for the TV Title, so this should have been a clinic, not a nap.

News Of The Night:

  1. Nick Aldis pulled out of the main event to stop Tim Storm from getting his match against him.
  2. Aron Stevens and The Question Mark declared they want to win all of the belts.
  3. “The Pope” Elijah Burke interviewed Homicide and Eddie Kingston to sell them as championship contenders.
  4. The Eli Drake/Ken Anderson feud was continued by Colt Cabana chastising Drake for being so abrasive to Ken.
  5. Eli Drake teased teaming with James Storm.
  6. Marti Belle and Allysin Kay are teased as a big feud, with Melina as a catalyst for it.
  7. Zicky Dice fights Caleb Konley in the NWA TV Title Tournament, next week.

Final Verdict: 2.9/5

As a wrestling show, this was pretty lame, but as a spectacle, it certainly has some-thing. The 80s-tinged nostalgia trip that is this show is fun to watch, but there isn’t much in it to watch.

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