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Coming from the Always ready PPV, the season 9 premiere of NWA Powerrr (S9E1) featured Bully Ray getting beaten up and Taya Valkyrie getting revenge.
Bully Ray kicked off the show by being chokeslammed through a table. Mike Knox and VSK interrupted the Bully promo. Knox hugged Bully like old friends, and then Knox’s attitude turned angry. He called Bully a complete fake and a piece of garbage. Knox claimed Bully ditched his buddies to get paid while starving. Bully said he was a different person now. Bully looked Knox in the eye and apologized. When Bully offered a handshake, Knox responded with a punch to the kiss. Knox then put Bully through a table.
The evening did not end well for Knox and VSK. They fought Thom Latimer and Chris Adonis in the main event. In the end, an Irish Teamwork Whip sent VSK straight into Adonis’ Master Lock submission. Knox charged forward and Adonis caught him in the Master Lock as well. Latimer closed with a powerbomb sitting on VSK for the win.
Taya Valkyrie picked up Taryn Terrell in singles. It was Terrell’s trifle that cost Taya the match against Natalia Markova at Always ready. Taya opened a whoop ass box on Terrell to win via Road to Valhalla.
At the funniest moment of the episode, Trevor Murdoch was confronted with two blunders. The NWA World Champion spoke about supporting local food banks. He was interrupted by Rush Freeman with threats of violence. Freeman claimed his big brother was going to bring the ruckus to Murdoch. The champion’s response was to punch Freeman in the face. Freeman’s brother came running in. He was half Murdoch’s height, but that didn’t stop him from landing punches. Murdoch quickly put him down with a big boot then slammed Rush hard to the mat.
Speaking of the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship, Matt Cardona had a backstage promo with Chelsea Green. He may have given up the title, but he’s still the real champion. Murdoch is just keeping the belt warm until he returns from injury. The Cardonas teased that no one knows what Billy Corgan said to them in the ring, and they won’t forget.
The NWA USA (S3E1) Season 3 premiere featured “Hatchet” Sam Shaw (fka Dexter Lumis), Homicide and Ricky Morton in action.
Shaw wrestled an Italian model named Mercurio.
Shaw had his work cut out for him, but he eventually rallied with a spinebuster, a uranage, and the Silence kata gatame choke to win. Afterwards, Mercurio was angry at Shaw for making him look ugly. Mercurio demanded an apology. The closer Shaw got, the further Mercurio backed up the ramp leading to the exit.
In the main event, Homicide teamed with Ricky Morton and Kerry Morton against the trio of Colby Corino, Jay Bradley and Wrecking Ball Legursky. The babyfaces took care of business for the win. Ricky rocked the Fixers with a suicide dive. Kerry dodged a clothesline from Corino to score the winning roll-up.
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