10th Dec2020

‘NWA: Shockwave – Episode Two’ Review

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s NWA: Shockwave review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have three more matches to get to. These three matches, including a Women’s Title fight, will duke it out to decide who was the best of the evening. Let’s rock and or rolllllllllll!!!!!!!

The matches in contention:

  • Kamille/CC Chanel
  • Eli Drake/Eric Watts
  • Thunder Rosa/Priscilla Kelly – NWA Women’s World Championship

KM/CC: I was a pretty solid opener that may not have had a lot of pizazz, but I did start the show off correctly and set the stage up all nice and pretty.

ED/EW: I gave Eli and Eric a chance to have a slow, steady bout that may not have always been as ambitious as it could have been, but I did substantiate Eli as a featured attraction and Eric as a stalwart to remember.

TR/PK: God! I…am…God! I was the main event! I had Thunder Rosa! I had Priscilla Kelly! I had the NWA World Women’s Title! I…am…God!

ED/EW: Getting a little ahead of ourselves, aren’t we?

TR/PK: Heresy! I am but all that there is! My match was of the utmost importance! What was yon but so very much less than more of what is beneath my boot-heel?!

KM/CC: Your match may have had the most promotion behind and the most at stake, but your match was also the most predictable, because no one ever thought Rosa would lose to Kelly.

ED/EW: Plus, our matches attempted to establish the foundation for a solid under-card so that your so-called “match of utmost importance” could actually be the most important match instead of just the only one.

TR/PK: Insolence! You dare to question the might of your almighty marquee bout?

ED/EW: Yes.

KM/CC: Also, isn’t Serena Deeb the Women’s Champion? When did she lose it?

TR/PK: I…no…shuteth up! Thou shalt not swear false testimony against the main event! I had the benefit of length, as is my right, and of proper pacing. My contest was absolute, both in class and rank. Rosa was the superior athlete and brought her very best. What did yon peasants bringeth to this most divine table on which to feast?

KM/CC: May I?

ED/EW: Go for it.

KM/CC: Our bouts, while not equal in quality to your own, were worthy of being seen, both for their effort and intent. Eli is being positioned as competitor that can enter any division and can be a game-changer because of it. Kamile is growing in credibility by appearing on two shows in a row, which may very well prove to raise her stock much higher than if otherwise. It’s true that your match was the main event and was likely the best, but that’s because of the efforts of your competitors, not because of some divine right bestowed upon you at inception.

TR/PK: I…am…God!

ED/EW: Yeah…and I’m Danny f—— Kaye.

Nathan: Okay. I’ve heard enough. I think what we have here is a case of a main event indeed being the best of the evening, but only because the wrestlers made it so. The entire card, while not the most exciting I’ve ever witnessed, was sound and simple, which never hurts in wrestling, although it can underwhelm at times. The scores…

  • Kamille/CC Chanel – 2.8 out of 5
  • Eli Drake/Eric Watts – 3 out of 5
  • Thunder Rosa/Priscilla Kelly – NWA Women’s World Championship – 3.8 out of 5

Next Week’s Matches:

  1. Allysin Kay vs. Nicole Savoy
  2. Eric Watts & The Pope vs. Zicky Dice & TBD
  3. Aron Stevens (c) vs. Trevor Murdoch For The NWA National Championship

Final Verdict: 3.4/5

This was a simple, easy show to enjoy, but perhaps a bit more ambition for the next show will help increase the appeal of the card at large.


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