09th Jan2020

‘NWA Powerrr’ Review (Jan 7th 2020)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this review of National Wrestling Alliance: Powerrr, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and the world would be better off if we stopped using money. Do you really like money? It’s a pain in the ass. My whole dumb plan would be to ask people to just give each other goods and services for free. Don’t wait for the governments to do this, because they won’t. I bet that if people did this for a week, we’d get addicted to that world without money in short order. Yeah, we’d have to re-assess how we live our lives (kiss restaurants and servants bye-bye…mostly), but I have faith that, when the chips are down, people will make the right decisions if you actually let them make the decision for them-selves. What does this have to do with NWA: Powerrr? Technically, this has nothing to do with NWA: Powerrr. I just pulled a Hollywood. I’m full of myself too! That being said, NWA: Powerrr feels like the way wrestling ought to be, if only in terms of the tone and the variety. Wrestling can be a great deal more than what Vince McMahon says it can be, if promoters and wrestlers, along with the fans, choose to make it so. Also, NWA doesn’t have any f—— re-caps for me to paste in here. Damn it! Now I have to do work! I hate work!

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Match #1: Zickey Dice defeated Caleb Konley – National Wrestling Alliance TV Title Tournament Match

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – I thought this was a zippy little match. These guys really walloped each other real good, like a Georgia family reunion on Viagra. Horny-ass hillbillies. My momma and my sister are da’ same guy! Anyway, Caleb looked great here, doing more high-spots than I’m used to seeing from him, while Zickey…Zickey? ZICKEY?! Who the hell names their kid Zickey? Zickey! Git momma dem smokes! Zickey. Zickey. Zickey Mouse! Pluto, zat ziz zot fzor zou zo zhump! Anyway, Zickey is a real strong wrestler. Zickey kept up with Caleb like a fat kid in a candy shop filled with strippers. Modda! Look at all da lollipops and hookers! Candy Strippers! I’m getting lost in my stupidity. This was a fine match that was a tightly packed full of wrestling as a match can get, especially in the short window in which they had to wrestle. Give Caleb and Zickey…ZICKEY?! I bet those horny-ass hillbillies named him that while they were watching Zickey Mouse cartoons. Goofy, zis zpoon-ztang ziz zine!

Match #2: Thunder Rosa defeated ODB

My Opinion: 2.6 out of 5 – This was a nice attempt, but it just felt a bit slow. They tried hard, but it just didn’t come together all the way…down on Thunder Rosa Island! Do do do! Do do do do do do! Do do do do do! I’m an idiot.

Match #3: Nick Aldis vs. Ricky Starks (Draw) – 6:05 Time Limit Non-Title Challenge Match

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – For a short match, this was just as good as the opener. Wait, what does the length have to with anything? They were both short. Eh, screw it. These guys got a lot of wrestling done in this short window of whoop-ass. Nick really came across great here, both in terms of his wrestling skills and his presence. Nick finally feels like a big deal. Ricky kept up with ol’ Nicky and managed to pummel him good. I could go for a longer match between these two.

Match #4: (Main Event) James Storm & Eli Drake defeated Colt Cabana & Ken Anderson (Disqualification)

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – This was an old-fashioned sort of tag team main event that got punched in the gut by the DQ finish, but at least it’s a part of a stor…oh, it still sucked. The wrestling was quite strong though. Don’t expect this to be about big moves. This is hold-for-hold and each hold got some time to sink in. Every-thing just felt raw and mean, but not too mean, which is a shame. Still, this match got going and stayed going long enough to make it to the finish (or lack thereof).

News Of The Night:

  1. Scott Steiner will be here in a six-man tag with Wild Card against The Rock N’ Roll Express so Ricky Morton can earn an NWA World Title match.

Final Verdict: 3.5/5

This was a very easy show to watch that had a lot of excellent wrestling shoved into little pockets with even less space. If it all had been even just five minutes longer, then this show would have been up there with the best in some time.

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