Episode 20 "Stand and Defend."
From GPB Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. Our hosts are Joe Galli and Stu Bennett.
Sean Mooney opens with all sorts of updates, giving me the impression that this episode is a little more pieced together than usual.
Dice is overcome with emotion, but Thom Latimer chases him away from the podium before he can properly celebrate. Latimer summons Joe Galli and calls him pathetic for wanting to hear Kamille speak. He announces that next week, we will hear her speak for the first time. Galli thanks him for the update but Latimer only menaces him.
Marty Scurll and Nick Aldis take turns at a podium in the Gateway Center to make their arguments for why you should buy the Crockett Cup PPV and why they will walk away with the 10 Pounds of Gold.
The Question Mark hangs out with his Ventriloquist mini-me. This is all very goofy, the bottom line is you need to buy the official Mongrovian flag, like, right now.
David Marquez hosts Aron Stevens and Question Mark at the podium, and Stevens is upset that they've been denied a shot at the Tag Team Championship despite being tenth and third degree Black Belts in Mongrovian karate. Stevens demands to know what someone needs to do to gain more championships around here, and he's sick of being a nice guy, but will kindly ask that someone wake up the Rock N Roll Express and get them out here. Gibson and Morton show up on demand. Stevens congratulates them for finally making it in the business by sharing a segment with him. He wants to make this quick because they don't have much time left (crowd groans, and Stevens calls them out for automatically thinking death and not the segment's time limit). Stevens offers to put them in his movies if they put him over. Gibson and Morton turn him down because they are Southern rock stars and want to fight... next week. This was cute.
Fans chant "Goodbye, Dawsons" which is no way to treat these Powerrr-originals.
Joe Galli hosts May Valentine and the still injured Sal Rinauro at the podium. Galli loves Valentine's "Diary of May" Vlog. May is having fun with her web series, as well as her lingerie line, and Rinauro has lots of free time to help her. Sal says his broken arm was a bad break (pun intended?) but without it, he may have never become BFF's with May, so it's been more of a lucky break. May says the world isn't ready to hear Kamille speak, because when she does, she's all business. Galli suggests she tape an episode of her Vlog right now and she happily obliges with the fans. Royce Isaacs, seen sporting a stupid tropical shirt, pouts and breaks them up. He grabs Sal by the good wrist and threatens to smash it against the ring steps, but Valentine pleads with him for mercy but then changes her tune and orders him off. Sal slips away with his good arm intact while Isaacs doesn't seem to know what to do. This angle continues to grow on me.
David Marquez hosts The Pope and Bouncers at the podium. The Beer City Bruiser enjoys a cigar while Pope shows off his charismatic talking chops. Marquez questions the Bouncer's loyalty, and Bruiser says they are only loyal to money. With Pope's money, they are going to win the Tag Team Championship and drink all night long.
Kingston wants to fight Pope, but he'll have to wait as the bad guys retreat.
Final Thoughts: Another breezy and enjoyable show that used a surprising title change and some stipulations to fill some time in between big shows. The main event left me in a good mood. Check this out.