25th Mar2021

‘NWA: Powerrr’ Review (Mar 23rd 2021)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s NWA: Powerrr review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and Power is back! I’m not spelling it with the dumb triple r thing. I hate the way Pumpkin Boy books the NWA. I have a feeling we’ll get more of the same with the return of Powerrr, but at least the NWA was not sold to Vince McMahon (that we know of). Dokken’s “Into the Fire” is back as the theme. Don’t f—k with Dokken! With that, I say it’s time to get right to it. NWA: Power starts…go fish!

[Author’s Note: The following review contains wrestlers (Tyrus and possibly Thom Lattimer) accused of sexual misconduct, crimes of which have neither been proven or disproven. If this offends you, then viewer discretion should be advised]

Match #1: Kamille def. Alex Gracia

The Score: 5 out of 10

  • The Good: There was no nonsense here. This was a battle of professionals and it was right to the point. You’re not gonna get any trash wrestling here. Alex worked well with Kamille and didn’t give a shoddy performance.
  • The Bad: This was a bit dull. Through no fault of their own, these two were not quite able to captivate. There were no false moves here when it came to solid wrestling, but no great strides toward being the best of the best either.
  • The Verdict: I’d say that length and placement on the card helped kick this f—ker down a notch or two, but it wasn’t a travesty by any stretch of the imagination.

Match #2: Fred Rosser def. Matt Cross and Marche Rockett – NWA Television Championship #1 Contender Match

The Score: 6 out of 10

  • The Good: Cross really delivered the good s—t here. As a spectacle, this worked. Rosser is getting better and Rockett worked hard to fit in with the better known fighters. Cross was the bad mamajama here that gave us some-thing to hang onto for entertainment value.
  • The Bad: This was mostly just Cross performing for our enjoyment. Now, that doesn’t mean Cross was out there alone essentially, but Rosser and Rockett didn’t offer enough on their end of the deal.
  • The Verdict: It’s a shame Cross didn’t win, but Rosser is the most known of the three due to his WWE run and Billy Corgan has admitted to preferring wrestlers that look bigger, so Rosser winning makes sense if you live in Billy’s head.

Match #3: Parrow def. Jordan Clearwater

The Score: 3 out of 10

  • The Good: Parrow looked very convincing killing a man named Clearwater. Clearwater? He must be a member of the Dasani tribe.
  • The Bad: This didn’t go very long or feel very competitive.
  • The Verdict: Parrow smashed Clearwater to death. In the name of the Dasani tribe, I give my condolences to the fallen we mourn today.

Match #4: (Main Event) Nick Aldis, Tom Latimer and Chris Adonis def. JR Kratos, Aron Stevens and The Pope

The Score: 6 out of 10

  • The Good: This was your basic six-man tag, complete with…tags! Yeah. It was one of those kinda tag bouts. The action was…all there. Does that make sense? This was a match of steps and procedures. The formalities of wrestling as a formula were present here and they were effective.
  • The Bad: There are cups of plain yogurt out there that have more bite than this bout does. If you like your wrestling matches to be ambitious, then you’re in for a shock.
  • The Verdict: This was paint-by-numbers tag wrestling that looked very nice, but not very thrilling either. As main events go, this was a main event.

Major News:

  1. Melina offered to help Thunder Rosa get the NWA Women’s Title back, but Rosa declined the offer.
  2. Velvet Sky was on commentary with Tim Storm and Joe Galli.
  3. Austin Idol is managing Tyrus.

Final Verdict: 5/10

This was a tepid return for the National Wrestling Alliance. It’s strange to see it just return almost out of the blue, but at least it’s back. I don’t have much confidence in Billy Corgan’s plan for the NWA, but at least it’s still in business. This show had four matches, which is a lot for an hour, but at least we had matches instead of just an hour of promos. I’ll see you next time.

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