Ah yes… another week and another set of shows for the National Wrestling Alliance. The real world’s champion has one of his recent rivals to the Ten Pounds of Gold on with him, trading stories within a familiar company and later in the week, we have one of the new names coming through the wrestling community joining Eli Drake on his show with their opinion on the state of wrestling.
Things are looking pretty good with wrestling coming together so far with names from new places show up on different programming so lets get into the shows.
Nick has James Storm as his next guest on the show and they instantly talk about TNA with the backstage stuff, the constant media saying the same things like “TNA won’t last another week” or little things like backstage problems when there wasn’t any or that everyone hated being there even though both of them said it was a pretty relaxing place to be in. They go in with more TNA stories with a guy from Gut Check that took pizza in front of Originals in catering, Booker T changing his flight during a European Tour, picking up Dixie Carter’s make-up manager and even a good rib on Eric Young. Aldis asks what in James’ opinion on a great tag team and basically says, chemistry and time is the best way to get a tag team started to figure out each other. They go on to talk about TNA World Title runs that they aren’t the biggest fans of and also the awful Mickie and James murder angle with their opinions on it.
If you want to hear great TNA stories and tons of fun between the two of them, this is definitely a great listen.
This week for Inside The NWA, Tim Storm joins the show after doing an interview with his mother on Tuesday. It’s a very sweet and touching interview that Storm does about his mother and him but for Inside NWA, it’s more of the more seasoned veteran’s opinion on wrestling and what he thinks about it. This then leads to Tim Storm taking us back from when he challenged for and won the NWA World Championship off of Jax Dane and wraps it up with the feud he had with Nick Aldis for the World’s Championship and what he thought about it and the direction of where Powerrr is going in the future and what he thinks the NWA will do after quarantine is lifted.
Eli starts off the show on his short opinion on the riots that have been going on and jumps into how he got into weightlifting and what he was told to do from his teen years. Since Eli commented on Brian Pillman Jr.’s tweet about wrestling and decided to have him on for this episode as a guest and asks him about the first time they met each other in a ring, Pillman’s Training with Lance Storm in Canada and how rigorous it was for the three months. Pillman then goes on some great stories from when he first started using his real name in the ring and even goes through the different companies and how he got into The New Hart Foundation then after the interview, Eli gets to the questions from fans all over social media and on the Carnyland Patreon.
All in all, this week was a little bit slow with some of the interviews and shows for NWA. They are still electing their Mayor of Carnyland so there wasn’t a new episode of Carnyland just yet. Aldis and James Storm had a great interview with their TNA talk and stories along with Eli having Brian Pillman Jr. on the show and getting a younger competitor’s opinions of wrestling and their stories of how they got in. Tim Storm had two days for his which, I don’t hate Tim Storm but, it is kind of a hard listen because we all know about him being a teacher and it may seem like an old lecture from a high school teacher or college professor after a while.
That being said, we might have the next Mayor of Carnyland, maybe a new signee or a backstage employee might show up. Only one way to find out and that’s next week’s Carnyland Combination.
AJ’s NWA Back For The Attack Results & Review 3/21/21
AJ’s Back for the NWA and Back for the Attack with things starting off hot. The Masterpiece will take on the Tough as Nails, Trevor Murdoch for the National Championship, Thom Latimer takes on The Pope for the Television Title but most importantly, Aron Stevens will take his Karate knowledge from his late friend, The Question Mark to face the Real World’s champion, Nick Aldis. Will titles change? Find out right now!
NWA is back by popular command, and let’s call this Part One of Two with the Phenomenal Sunday previews. Back for the Attack is live and let’s hope it lives up to the hype because a decent amount of names are on the card along with a World Championship Main Event between Nick Aldis and the late Question Mark’s shooter, Aron Stevens.
- Slice Boogie vs Jordan Clearwater vs Jax Dane vs Crimson: Slice Boogie wins via Dead-Ass Driver – ** ¾
- Kratos vs Tyrus: Tyrus wins via Elbow Drop – **
- Thom Latimer vs The Pope(c) for the NWA Television Championship: Time Limit Draw – *** ¼ TITLE DEFENSE!!
- Kamille vs Thunder Rosa : Kamille wins via Spear – ** ¾
- Chris Adonis vs Trevor Murdoch (c) for the NWA National Championship: Murdoch wins via Roll-Up – *** – TITLE DEFENSE!!
- Aron Stevens vs Nick Aldis (c) for the NWA World Championship: Nick Aldis wins via Cradle Roll-up – **** – TITLE DEFENSE!!
Nick Aldis starts the show off by giving a promo thanking everyone for sticking around and showing up to this show. After he gives his thanks to the fans and audience, he dedicates the show to Josephus and tells Aron Stevens to give him the best Aron he’s got before going to the back.
Slice Boogie vs Jordan Clearwater vs Jax Dane vs Crimson
Crimson and Jax Dane take it to the younger Boogie and Clearwater from the start going from each corner and dump them out of the ring until they meet in the middle of the ring and start trading blows. After both of them knock each other down, Slice Boogie tries to sneak in and take it to Crimson but fails, getting a Pumphandle Suplex to him. Jordan comes in after and takes Crimson down as the three others go back and forth against each other. After all four go and take each other out, Jordan takes care of Jax Dane with the Midas Touch but Slice Boogie stops Jordan from continuing his momentum and Boogie comes out on top against two bigger names and Jordan Clearwater.
Kratos vs Tyrus
Both men testing their strength with Collar & Elbow tie ups but neither man is budging. Tyrus goes to shoulder tackle him at first, doesn’t move Kratos but tries to take the low road against Kratos when he goes to clothesline him but Kratos actually moves Tyrus and pisses him off. Tyrus takes firm control when he sneak attacks Kratos and aims for his left elbow heavily. Tyrus keeps going for the bad arm and tries to finish it with a Vader Bomb but Kratos moves out of the way and takes the momentum his way. Kratos tries to make something happen but the arm is too damaged and Tyrus keeps going on it and ends it with a good elbow drop for good measure.
Thom Latimer vs The Pope
Latimer takes it to Pope a little bit with the power but Pope comes back with his agility and some high flying to take Latimer down until Pope gets a heavy lariat to be taken down. Thom goes to do mounted punches and takes over for the time being. Punches, strikes for a good while to weaken Pope but Pope catches Thom’s diving Axe Handle, delivering a German Suplex into the corner and momentum switches to the champ and out speed Latimer. Latimer staggers Pope shortly but gets caught on the top rope and gives a Superplex. Pope gives a series of elbows from the top and readys for the Elijah Express but, Thom reads it and powerbombs him. Latimer gets caught in a roll up as time ticks down. They start to trade blows until the time runs out and ends in a draw. Both men look upset because of it but Thom rolls out and walks out as Pope just sighs and lifts his head up for the match.
May Valentine has an interview with a very emotional Aron Stevens, dedicating it to Joe Hudson/Question Mark and his son.
Kamille vs Thunder Rosa
Before the women get in the ring, we have a special guest commentator for the match in Taryn Terrell (or Tiffany if you remember the WWECW General Manager). Kamille starts off with the power, making it obvious Rosa isn’t 100% after the Dynamite match against Britt Baker earlier in the week. Thunder Rosa catches Kamille with an armbar but Kamille takes Rosa to the corner, setting up the Spear she has but, misses and goes to the post with her shoulder. Rosa starts to take it to Kamille on the outside and picks apart Kamille’s back and shoulder until we get back to the ring. Kamille bring the power again but, Rosa goes back to her submissions and grappling to take Kamille apart. Everytime Kamille slows down the match, Thunder comes back with a flurry of strikes. Thunder keeps targeting the back of Kamille now, Bow & Arrow, dropkick to the back, backstabbers. Kamille still kciks out and after getting a counter off on Rosa, she lands two spears and puts away Rosa.
Chris Adonis vs Trevor Murdoch
Both men use their strength for even playing field but Murdoch headlocks Adonis and holds it there for a good amount of time until Adonis comes up, tries to do more strength tests but Murdoch continues with the headlock and ground Adonis but Adonis gets out quicker this time, going for the Master Lock but misses. No matter what Chris does however, Trevor always gets back to the headlock to set up the flying Bulldog. Adonis rolls away from the attempt and actually takes control for the first time this match, albeit cheaply with an eye poke. Chris now goes to do his out grounding headlocks and holds but Murdoch regains control and looks like he’ll do another Bulldog from the ropes and he turns it into crossbody. After a nearfall, Chris goes to do the Master Lock but Trevor slides down and rolls up Chris Adonis with a wrestling move.
Aftermath: Murdoch goes to shake Chris’ hand and does a Full Nelson Slam as refs try to pull Adonis off as he applies the Master Lock to Trevor Murdoch with his fist up high. Security comes out (aka three random skinny dudes and Homicide) tell Chris Adonis to get out.
Austin Idol now comes to the guest commentary, getting on the nerves of Tim Storm (he is a key reason why he lost the NWA World Title to Nick Aldis for his first reign) but Aron actually reached out to Idol for a way to beat Aldis for some form of an advantage.
Before the main even, the give a 10 Bell Salute to the fallen NWA personnel in the past few months.
Aron Stevens vs Nick Aldis
Both men going back and forth with arm ringers, hammer locks and a bunch of others. Aldis goes to the ropes after the last hold and goes for quick crossbodies and pins before taking a break saying, “Cmon Aron. Step up. Get your head in the game.”
Both men go back to holds until Stevens gets control and covers Aldis for two counts until going to the corners. Stevens taking it to the champ with rapid knees and elbows, actually making Aldis roll out and take a breath until Stevens follows and keeps the offense started. Stevens got a little too much steam going and misses a Moonsault as Aldis now takes control and take it to Aron Stevens on the outside and taking it to Stevens’ back. Aldis keeps taking the ground and pound to Stevens, headlocks and strikes until Stevens rolls out and goes back to his aggressive assault with a rolling elbow and mounted corner punches until both men take each other down with clotheslines.
The ref counts to nine until they start to strike each other from their knees. Stevens gets the upper hand with the strikes and actually is making Aldis regret the match from Nick’s facial expression, unable to get the King’s Lynn Cloverleaf. Stevens is doesing everything, even a Figure Four to take it to Aldis and a Superplex from the top rope. After failing to get another pinfall, Stevens is going for another Superplex but Nick fights it off and drops an elbow for a two. Aldis tries to finish it with a piledriver but Aron Stevens reverses it and does another Discus Elbow for a two. Stevens is getting frustrated and pulls the kneepad down, going for something from the top until it’s countered into the Cloverleaf. Stevens looked to tap but he got a burst of adrenaline and gets to the tops, rolling out after the break to get a separation from the champ.
Aldis tries to snake eyes Stevens on the outside to the post, Steven slips out of it though and pushes Aldis into the post instead but crashes into the podium. The ref counts to nine for Stevens though but, Aron comes in and takes it to Aldis, damaging Aldis’ arm, going for a Crossface. Aldis tries to keep breaking it every time and when all is said and done, Aldis gets a roll up on Stevens and gets the win in….. probably NWA’s best match since returning.
Everyone comes into the ring after the bell and a “Thank You Joseph” chant closes it as they all give the Mongrovian Salute.
Overall Score: 7/10
I could have been a smart ass and said Question Mark out of ten but, no this was actually done well. Even though Aldis retained, that told a good story the whole way where Stevens gave it everything he could, breaking out of the best Aldis has. The only thing that honestly fell short to me was the women’s match because Rosa targeted the back of Camille constantly… and she never sold it except once. That’s honestly my only true complaint of the event, everything else was pretty good. Hopefully they can keep this going forward for the renewed Powerrr episodes on FITE.
Adam’s UWN PrimeTime LIVE Ep. 7 Review 10-27-20
UWN brings us two title matches, one being an AEW rematch & a first round match for their UWN Championship tournament! Let’s see what happened!
It must be AEW’s lucky night with Avalon and Deeb showing up in very high stakes matches, Avalon to try to become the UWN World Champion by progressing past the first round of the tournament and Serena getting a rematch for the NWA Women’s Championship from Dynamite weeks ago.
Another day and another good amount of matches on the card so who will we see this week on PrimeTime LIVE?
- Kevin Martenson vs Ray Rosas(c) for the CWFH Heritage Championship: Ray Rosas wins via Bed of Rosas- *1/2 – TITLE DEFENSE!!
- The Bodega vs Real Money Brother$: The Bodega wins via Bodega Bomb- **
- Serena Deeb vs Thunder Rosa(c) for the NWA Women’s Championship: Serena Deeb wins via Roll Up –*** 1/2 –
- Peter Avalon vs Chris Dickinson: Chris Dickinson wins via Burning Lariat- ** 1/2
Kevin Martenson vs Ray Rosas
The match starts very back and forth, Rosas doing more heel tactics by going into the ropes to separate himself from Martenson. Martenson goes to target the neck and back of Rosas and tries to take to the skies along with a flurry of German Suplexes but, that was the beginning of the end. Rosas sweeps Martenson’s legs from under him on the top rope and breaks down his back so he can’t do his offense of suplexes and finishes the match up with the Bed of Rosas backbreaker.
The commentary team announces the first rounds of the World Championship Tournament and the tag team action later on until Aron Stevens awkwardly comes out for commentary and keeps repeating that he was robbed from his NWA National Championship and challenges Eli Drake and James Storm for the NWA Tag Team Championships when he can get the Question Mark.
The Bodega vs Real Money Brother$
Since the beginning of the bell, The Bodega takes it to the Real Money Brother$, well… mainly Suge with frequent tags between Limelight and Papo Esco, cutting the ring ring between Suge and Clutch. Finally after taking too much time, RMB gets enough time for the momentum to change with Danny Limelight getting the two on one this time around. After getting the King Fat Boi in the ring with a tag, Real Money Brother$ lose the head of steam they had and The Bodega hit a very… awkward looking Bodega Bomb to score the victory. (And when I say awkward, I mean Limelight hit a short springboard splash and landed on Suge’s knees awkward)
Serena Deeb vs Thunder Rosa
Serena takes it early to Rosa at first but Rosa goes to counter and the two begin to take it to the ground and exchange holds, nobody getting the early advantage for a while until the champion gets a little bit of steam. Deeb goes to the corner, takes one body splash in the corner before moving out of the way, dealing a neckbreaker to Rosa in the ropes and getting the momentum shift. Serena keeps this momentum too, making sure Rosa’s neck is compromised with a straight jacket hold and more neckbreakers. Rosa gets a little bit of separation after breaking Deeb’s Serenity Lock (Neck Crank) and gets the ball—er… Thunder rolling I suppose. Northern Lights Driver but taking too much time after Serena kicks out, doing more neck damage to Rosa with a rapid Swinging Neckbreaker and keeping hold for a traditional swinging neckbreker. Serena getting full advantage against with a unique pinning hold to pin Rosa and going to the Figure Four (because y’know… NWA) and after the pressure goes down, Deeb hits her Hammerlock Clash and only gets a two since Rosa’s leg gets on the ropes. Rosa gets pissed and takes it to Deeb on the outside but after a while, Rosa’s knee gives out right before she uses the Thunder Driver and Serena played Possum to get the pinfall and we have a new Women’s Champion for the National Wrestling Alliance.
Peter Avalon vs Chris Dickinson
They are making this go on for a while? Oh wait… Avalon tried to tell the Dirty Daddy to shush. You don’t do that because he doesn’t care. Dickinson hits a kick to Avalon’s back and after a quick pin attempt, countering a corner move and Avalon hits a leg lariat and takes Dickinson down. We all know that it won’t work for long, Dickinson takes full advantage again and overpowering Avalon until the ref gets hit from the Death Valley Driver attempt. Avalon escapes Dickinson and traps Dickinson’s leg, swinging a chair while the referee is down, getting an equalizer. Avalon now having the advantage with knee bars, twisting the leg and when there is a rope break, Avalon chop blocks Dickinson to take him back down and puts on a Half Crab to take more damage to the leg. Avalon goes to the top for a moonsault but, his hubris go the better of him and Dickinson moves out of the way so they are equal again. Dickinson get pissed off and even with his leg damaged, he still puts away Peter Avalon with a Burning Lariat, advancing in the tournament.
Overall Score: 6.5/10
Well I wasn’t too thrilled with the first two matches in all honesty; the Heritage Championship match felt like it went on too long and the tag match was… okay. I’ve seen Limelight before and he often gets a little too much with the flight like he did today by overshooting the finish of the match and instead of a short splash on the chest or stomach, he landed on knees and legs instead. At least the last two were good matches, I mean we know Thunder can put on a match and Serena isn’t bad at all, after all, as JR said on Dynamite the first time they fought, “That was the best Women’s Match on AEW.”
I’m more surprised however that the Women’s Championship wasn’t the main event because speaking of AEW, nobody really cares about The Librarian. They made him look good by taking it to Dickinson’s legs, making Avalon a somewhat cunning heel and not the 0-28-2 jobber on Dark. Good on them.
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