PREMIERE DATE: May 3, 2020
VENUE: Joe Galli & Stu Bennett
After delaying the premiere a couple of months due to the ongoing pandemic, NWA has released the special “Super Powerrr” episode of NWA Powerrr. This features a whole lot of build to a PPV that’s tbd but it’s still worth checking out.
- NWA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The National Treasure” Nick Aldis
- NWA WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION: Thunder Rosa
- NWA WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION: “Outlandish” Zicky Dice
- NWA NATIONAL HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: Aron “Shooter” Stevens
- NWA WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Eli Drake & “Cowboy” James Storm
- Madi Maxx vs. Kamille
- The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express vs. Aron Stevens & The Question Mark
- NO-DISQUALIFICATION MATCH: Tim Storm vs. Jax Dane
- Tasha Steelz vs. Marti Belle vs. Ashley Vox
- Villain Enterprises vs. Strictly Business
–William Patrick Corgan opens the show from home to introduce Super Powerrr, mentioning that it was meant to be the go-home show for The Crockett Cup but that event has been postponed. Corgan then teases a special announcement regarding the future of the NWA at the end of the broadcast so stick around. Yeah okay, I guess I can do that.
-Highlight reel of what’s to come on Super Powerrr. SPOILERS, BRO.
-Camera pans the crowd at GPB Studios, cut to Galli and Bennett who welcome the home audience. Kamille is not only talking for the first time this week but she’s going to be making her in-ring debut as well. Killer.
Dave Marquez welcomes his guests: “The Villain” Marty Scurll and his Villain Enterprises teammate (and teammate tonight) Brody King. Scurll is here in the NWA and this time he’s not alone; when you mess with the Villain you mess with the whole Villain Enterprises. King says Villain Enterprises have been a statement in the NWA since day 1, winning the Crockett Cup of 2019 and becoming the first Tag Team Champions of the modern era. King says Scurll has set all the pieces in place to ensure that he will become the next NWA World Heavyweight Champion.
-EPISODE 19: Allysin Kay attacks Melina, Kamille attacks Kay and stares daggers at Thunder Rosa.
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-VIDEO: Kamille’s various refusals to speak.
-EPISODE 20: Thom Latimer tells Galli that Kamille will finally speak at Super Powerrr.
Madi Maxx vs. Kamille
Maxx wants a handshake for some reason, Kamille spears her right into the corner and gets tossed halfway across the ring. Sportsmanship’s for nerds! Kamille with a corner splash a scoop slam, marching around the ring before dropping her to the canvas. Maxx gets in a few strikes, Kamille easily blocks a sunset flip attempt and connects with a leg lariat. Stomp party to the midsection, Kamille seats Maxx on the top buckle and pats her on the head. Maxx kicks Kamille away, Kamille catches a crossbody attempt and connects with a rolling senton followed by a SPEAR for the 1…2…3.
Kamille defeated Madi Maxx via pinfall (2:30)
- F*CK YEAH. Great hossy squash for Kamille in her in-ring debut, Maxx made a good tackling dummy. I am HYPED UP for Rosa and Kamille to pummel each other into a pulp. GIVE IT NOW.
Kamille tries to leave but Galli stops her, saying he was told by Latimer that she’d speak today. He asks for her thoughts, Kamille evil eyes him and backs him off, then walks away. Aw man.
-VIDEO: Kamille breaks her silence…via video. Kamille goes over the things she said about her (bitch, unapproachable, etc) and says they’re all true; as a kid she just wanted to have fun but found out people turned against you when you’re gifted. As a softball player the parents of the other kids confronted the coach and said she was putting everyone in danger. Kamille says she’s an elite athlete, having dominated every sport she has participated in. She talks about becoming Nick Aldis’ insurance policy in October 2018, debuting at the 70th anniversary show when Aldis regained the World Title. Clips of Kamille refusing to speak, Kamille says she doesn’t speak because she doesn’t NEED to, she lets her actions speak for her. Kamille hears what the women of the NWA say about her but she’s here to put a stop to all that talk. Kamille is here to “end all of you”. She meant all of you, I get to live. Phew.
- Cool video and speaking debut for Kamille. Ain’t arrogance if it’s the truth and she speaks the truth.
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-EPISODE 19: Trevor Murdoch defeats The Question Mark, Mark and Aron Stevens beat Murdoch down immediately after.
-EPISODE 20: Aron Stevens and The Question Mark challenge The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express to a match so they can get noticed for a shot at the BELTS. BELTS is what they want. BELTS. Stevens insinuates he’ll put them in one of his movies if they “do business” (take a dive).
–The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express stop by the interview podium for some words with Sean Mooney. Morton brings up their first round exit in last year’s Crockett Cup but after a year that included a 9th Tag Team Title reign they like their chances this year. I’d be down for that.
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) vs. Aron “Shooter” Stevens & The Question Mark
Stevens misses an elbowdrop and bails to the ropes to prevent follow-up from Morton, calling what he did an “illegal move”. Mark tags in and reverses a corner whip followed by a Mongrovian chop to the skull. Stevens tags in and charges, Morton connects with an armdrag and eats rights from both RNRs. Stevens staggers, gathers himself, and flops dramatically, Morton covers for the 1…2…kickout. Stevens pokes Morton in the eye and mouths off, out comes Trevor Murdoch to stare him down, wanting revenge from EPISODE 19. Marquez hands Stevens a mic, Stevens calls for a time-out as Murdoch being here is illegal. Stevens has an insurance policy as well: Question Mark Jr., a MUCH LARGER man than his sensei (weighing in at 450 Mongroves). Galli says that has to be Brian Milonas as there’s not many people that size and shape in the world. Q-Mark Jr. gets involved, Murdoch stalks him around the ring and Jr. collapses from the exercise. HA. Stevens trips over Morton, he stacks him up for the 1…2…3!
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express defeated Aron Stevens & The Question Mark via pinfall (5:14)
- Not much of a match but I smirked at the Question Mark Jr. stuff. I too get winded walking short distances so this might be the most I’ve ever related to a pro wrestler. Stevens feels like he’s trying too hard sometimes in the “comedy” aspect but I applaud the guy for trying again. Also a fun enough workaround for RNR’s age and limitations.
-EPISODE 20: Zicky Dice defeats Ricky Starks for the Television Championship, much to the surprise of…everyone, I think.
-PRE-RECORDED COMMENTS: Zicky Dice gives us a moment to set our video machines to record then brags about winning the Television Title.
-VIDEO RECAP: Melina’s reign of…something in the NWA. Another clip of the Melina/Allysin Kay/Kamille/Thunder Rosa thing.
–Kyle Davis welcomes Melina to the interview podium to plead her case as to why she should challenge Thunder Rosa for the Women’s World Championship at the Crockett Cup. Melina is game for having a fair and just fight, and throws shade at Allysin Kay for losing both of her championship matches (first losing the title, then losing the rematch). Davis calls out Allysin Kay for her rebuttal, referees surrounding the podium just in case things get out of hand. Kay gives Rosa her props to beating her at Hard Times but the rematch was marred by Melina and Marti Belle showing up ringside. Kay, however, wants to fight Melina instead of challenging for the title and calls her a coward. Davis then calls out the champ herself, Thunder Rosa. Rosa says she defeated Kay twice, the shenanigans in their rematch having nothing to do with her because she didn’t want/need any help from Melina or Marti Belle. Rosa wants to represent her family, dojo, and the NWA with pride. Rosa refuses to lay down for anybody, including Melina. Rosa says she will take ANYONE and says she can fight both Kay and Melina at the time at Crockett Cup.
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-VIDEO RECAP: Feud between Tim Storm and Danny Deals, the man who has been impersonating his beloved Momma Storm to the enjoyment of no one, especially Storm. Storm finally has enough and confronts Deals, who brings in the man Storm beat for the NWA World Title, Jax Dane, for revenge. If Storm beats Dane tonight he gets five minutes in the ring with Deals.
Tim Storm vs. “Godzilla” Jax Dane [w/ Danny Deals]
Dane makes his way out and waits at the curtain for Storm, attacking him as soon as he emerges from the curtain. Dane rolls Storm in and splashes him in the corner followed by an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Storm battles back, sending Dane into the ring steps. Galli goes over the history between these two, apparently Deals wanted them to team up for the Crockett Cup but Storm refused due to the Momma Storm impression. They fight up the stairs of GPB, Storm ramming Dane’s head into the handrail, sort-of busting him open. Dane catches Storm with a series of rights and forearms across the chest. Fight continues to the rafters behind the crowd, Storm ramming the steel door into Dane’s knee. Dane battles back with rights and sends Storm tumbling down the steps. They make it back to ringside, Storm connecting with right hands and sends him into the Crockett Cup, the ref Mike Posey saving it from tumbling over. Dane clubs Storm and jaws at Bennett, Storm returns the favor with strikes of his own. CHOP FIGHT, Dane grabs Storm, BELLY-TO-BELLY ON THE FLOOR THAT STORM TAKES MOSTLY ON HIS HEAD. Oof.
Back in the ring Deals tosses Dane a chair, who wedges it in the corner. Storm reverses a corner whip but Dane stops himself from going into the steel. Thunderous clothesline from Storm and a big boot, but Dane pops right back up and connects with the Dane Event (Samoan Drop). Storm pops back to his feet and dodges Dane who goes head-first into the chair, then Storm connects with the Perfect Storm for the 1…2…3!
Tim Storm defeated Jax Dane via pinfall (8:32)
- Ain’t nothing fancy here folks, just eight minutes of two hosses beating the sh*t out of each other all around the GPB Studios. I loved it. Galli and Bennett did a great job discussing the motivations for each man, especially Dane believing he should have gotten the spotlight when the Powerrr Era began as he carried the NWA brand through the “dark times”. Great story stuff there, wish we could’ve gotten that more front and center than as part of the commentary, but there wasn’t a lot of time to build this one I guess. I kinda hope Jax Dane gets to stick around though.
Dane walks off, leaving Deals to suffer. “TIM IS GONNA KILL YOU” chant, Deals tries to run but Posey stops him. Deals gets in the ring and dresses up as “Momma Storm”. Storm takes the wig and glasses off, Deals hugs Storm to try and win him over. Storm whips Deals into the ropes and plants him with Perfect Storm. “ONE MORE TIME” chant from the crowd, Storm obliges.
- I haven’t been a big fan of this whole storyline but goddamn if the GPB Studio crowd doesn’t love them some Tim Storm. What a perfect babyface.
-MAY VALENTINE’S DIARY: May Valentine says she’s not feeling that well after what happened last episode (clip of Royce Isaacs threatening to break Sal Rinauro’s other arm for hanging out with his girlfriend). Valentine doesn’t know how to deal with this, and says there’s no reason for Isaacs to be this crazy. She needs to talk to Royce about his EXTREME jealousy. She says this incident has cost her like 100 followers.
Tasha Steelz vs. Ashley Vox vs. Marti Belle
Steelz and Vox shake hands, Belle refuses to do so and bails to the apron to let them duke it out. Vox grabs a side headlock, Steelz whips her off and connects with a shoulderblock. Vox trips Steelz, senton for the 1…2…Belle pulls her off and sends her into the post. Belle stomps Steelz down in the corner, hip attacks for both and a lateral press to Steelz for the 1…2…Vox breaks it up. Belle only gets two Amigos, Vox blocks the third, Steelz eats a side Russian legsweep and Belle covers for the 1…2…kickout, Belle covers Vox for the 1…2…kickout, Belle covers both again to diminishing returns. Vox sent to the apron, dropped with a forearm. Belle reverses an Irish whip, Steelz hops over her but eats a boot from Vox. Belle cracks Steelz, Vox hits a missile dropkick, Belle drops Vox with a discus forearm for the 1…2…not yet. Vox drops Belle with a superkick and locks in the Real Catch on Steelz; she almost taps but Belle breaks it up. Belle tries to pin Vox but she rolls under the bottom rope, Steelz catches her with a codebreaker for the 1…2…3!
Tasha Steelz defeated Marti Belle & Ashley Vox via pinfall (4:48)
- About time Steelz picked up a win, goddamn. Entertaining enough triple threat match, Belle once again can’t find the right string of moves to put anyone away and eats the pin. I blame Melina somehow. I wonder if these three are going to stick around after this; and if they do I hope the NWA brings in some more women because this division is light.
-EPISODE 19: Pope uses his money to buy off The Bouncers, who attack Eddie Kingston.
-EPISODE 20: Eddie Kingston accompanies Eli Drake & James Storm to the ring for last week’s main event against The Bouncers & The Pope. Tag Champs retain, Kingston draws a line in the sand and challenges Pope. Pope teases getting into the ring but decides against it.
-Marquez welcomes Eddie Kingston, Eli Drake, and “Cowboy” James Storm to the interview podium. Kingston asks the crowd to give him a second to gather his thoughts as he’s got a lot going on. Kingston says he has a long history with both Drake and Storm in “other certain companies” and puts them over as two men who just want to fight. Now that they’ve taken out The Bouncers, Kingston needs to re-focus on The Pope and tells Marquez to talk to them instead. Storm says they like to come out here and have a good time but they can also beat people’s asses; he’s been doing this sh*t for 20+ plus years and they’re all grown men who love professional wrestling. Don’t know why he needed to yell that at me, but okay. Drake says The Bouncers came in, got their asses bounced right back to Ring Of Honor. Drake challenges any team from any company to come to The Crockett Cup to get their ticket punched. Drake says Storm’s catchphrase (“SORRY BOUT YOUR DAMN LUCK!”), Storm says one of Drake’s back (YEAH).
- Three of NWA’s best talkers in the same segment doing what they do best. Did feel like a weird mix though as Kingston has a serious, personal beef that is sending him into a rage spiral while Drake & Storm are still mostly doing the “fun-loving” thing. Odd dichotomy; it worked but it still felt a little weird.
-FEUD RECAP: Aldis vs. Scurll.
Villain Enterprises (“The Villain” Marty Scurll & Brody King) vs. Strictly Business (“The National Treasure” Nick Aldis & Thom Latimer)
Aldis and Scurll circle one another, Aldis immediately tags out to Latimer leading to a “COWARD” chant. Scurll plays the game and tags in King, the two bigger members of their teams locking horns. Latimer ducks a corner chop and grabs a side headlock, King whips him off and they run into each other like bulls. Latimer with a leapfrog and a dropkick, King bounces against the ropes and connects with a shoulder tackle. Latimer charges, double chop by King. King rips Latimer’s shirt off, exposing the chest for another pair of chops, Latimer reverses a whip and Aldis hits him from behind. King drops the champ off the apron with a forearm, King reverses a whip and SCURLL hits Latimer from behind. What a villain! Scurll tags in and gets the ref distracted by King, faking an Aldis attack by clapping his hands. Ha! Scurll takes Latimer down with a drop toehold, King tags in and splashes him for the 1…2…bridge out. Latimer bails to the floor, Scurll catches him with a superkick to the side of the head. He skins the cat, Aldis dumps him to the floor and distracts the ref so Latimer can send him into the post.
Aldis finally tags in, ever the opportunist, to get his licks in on Scurll. King is goaded into distracting the ref, double team from Strictly Business. Latimer tags in, inverted atomic drop, Aldis with a running boot and Latimer with an elbow for the 1…2…Scurll kicks out. Scurll blocks a suplex and hits one of his own on his much bigger opponent. King and Aldis tag in. King with brutal elbows and chops to Strictly Business. King sends Aldis into Latimer, double corner splash. Scurll and King with a lariat/kick combo. King belts Aldis with a clothesline and a PILEDRIVER for the 1…2…Latimer breaks it up. Latimer sends King into the ring post, Scurll sends Latimer to the floor. Scurll is the legal man again somehow and sets up for a finger break, Kamille hits the apron for a distraction. Royce Isaacs interrupts as well, eats the umbrella. Latimer with an Irish whip, Scurll flattens Latimer with a suicide dive. Ref gets distracted with everyone on the floor, Latimer low-blows King and Aldis follows up with a flying elbowdrop for the 1…2…3.
Strictly Business defeated Villain Enterprises via pinfall (9:46)
- Shenanigans aplenty in this one but an entertaining match. I liked Scurll matching Aldis’ heel tactics since he’s THE VILLAIN and all, and we got a tiny preview of what to expect at the Crockett Cup should it ever actually happen. Nice of Strictly Business to remember they’re a stable again; feels like they’ve all been doing their own thing lately.
Nick Aldis stands tall to end the show.
–William Patrick Corgan is back for his company announcement. Corgan refuses to fold the NWA no matter how difficult the circumstances are, and announces a new show: CARNYLAND. Uhhh no thanks, man.
FINAL THOUGHTS: I’m not a huge fan of the 2 hour versions of Powerrr as it ends up being way more talking than wrestling but I think overall it did a decent job creating hype for the Crockett Cup. Had the Cup not been postponed this probably would’ve hyped me up but as it stands it was an enjoyable build to a PPV I’m not sure is ever going to happen. Oh and again Storm/Dane OWNED.
- MATCH OF THE NIGHT: Tim Storm vs. Jax Dane
- MOMENT OF THE NIGHT: Kamille finally speaks…in special vignette form. One day Galli will get to interview her properly. One day.