19th Feb2020

‘National Wrestling Alliance: Circle Squared 1×01’ Review

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this first episode of NWA: Circle Squared, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and, well, let’s have the NWA’s YouTube channel explain this:


The following is courtesy of The National Wrestling Alliance and YouTube:

Welcome to the debut episode of NWA The Circle Squared. Since the launch of NWA Powerrr, wrestlers from all over the globe have wanted a chance to compete in this new era of the National Wrestling Alliance. The Circle Squared was created to give these wrestlers an opportunity. This new show is hosted by legendary announcer Sean Mooney who will walk the audience through how the competition will work. The week’s contestants are PJ and Luke Hawx – a father/son team who burst on the national scene recently due to a viral video. Their opponents the team of Tyson Dean and Jeff Lewis Neal who are managed by Nikita Koloff. Each member of the audience gets to participate in The Circle Squared by the “volume” of their feedback. The more comments, more likes and more votes each contestant gets helps them move on. Also voting will be available for 7 days via Twitter polls and at https://www.nationalwrestlingalliance.com


NWA President William Patrick Corgan (aka Billy Corgan) teased an announcement that would open the envelope for talents to be a part of the National Wrestling Alliance. The National Wrestling Alliance and Lightning One announce a new series that will join NWA Powerrr and Ten Pounds Of Gold… The new show is called The Circle Squared. This series will allow new talents an opportunity to put their money where their mouth is to get a chance to earn an NWA Talent contract. This competition show allows talents selected to step up to the circle of the podium to exhibit their talents on the microphone before stepping into the square of the ring to show their physical abilities in a wrestling match. The key to making the NWA roster and eventually NWA Powerrr will be in these talents ability to connect with the the live audience in Atlanta and the audience watching all over the world. The ultimate winner of The Circle Squared will earn an National Wrestling Alliance contract.

Okay, got all that? Let’s get into the one… match… damn it. By the way, as we watch the one match, Powerrr will not be happening this week. Eh. They got rid of “Into The Fire”, so screw it any-way. Let’s rock.

Match #1: (Main Event) PJ & Luke Hawx vs. Tyson Dean & Jeff Lewis Neal

My Opinion: 2.7 out of 5 – This was a decent match that had good, consistent action, but not much in the way of purpose of reason, beyond just happening for the competition. This was more like an exhibition of talent than a full-blown match, but I guess that’s the point. It’s nice to see that Luke Hawx still has to prove himself after all this time, because screw experience. The match had all of the normal jumping from sequence to sequence that lots of wrestlers get stuck in. This is why people always go back and say, “You know, if Chris Benoit would have just stuck to his superior wrestling skills and skipped the Death Wish s—, he wouldn’t have gone crazy, because his brain would still be all there…that and the alcohol. Ouch brain and goofy juice make Chris a psycho b—.” Okay, maybe I got whipped-up a bit on that last part, but look at this match and see the bumps and the lack of structure. Ask yourself why you’re not seeing more of these guys at the big stage? If they really wanted to impress, take the time to make your match like the promo, with suspense and twists and turns, rather than just surprise and pain. A lot can be done with the face, but this match seems to think otherwise. If you feel differently, than power to you, but I didn’t get half as much from this as I was hoping for.

News Of The Night:

  1. The Crockett Cup is coming to Atlanta on April 19th 2020 at the new Gateway Center Arena in College Park, GA.

Final Verdict: 2.9/5

This was a okay, but it was mostly butter on bread, which is fine, but not the most exciting part of the meal, if you catch my drift.


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