Episode 21: Super Powerrr.
NWA President William Patrick Corgan welcomes us to "Super Powerrr." This was supposed to be the "go-home" show heading into the postponed Crockett Cup, but he hopes we'll stick around for a special announcement at the end.
From GPB Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, taped before a live crowd right before the apocalypse hit. Our hosts are Joe Galli and Stu Bennett.
David Marquez welcomes Marty Scurll and Brodie King to the podium. When you mess with the Villain, you mess with all of Villain Enterprises. King puts over his resume and states his mission of helping Scurll become the next NWA Champion. Nick Aldis' time is up.
Galli insists that we hear from Kamille as promised. Instead, she punks him out and leaves without saying a word.
This leads to a Kamille video package, and she finally speaks in a voice over! She was a gifted athlete growing up, but it made her hated, especially with parents of the other girls. She had to switch to boys leagues, and she's always felt more comfortable amongst men. We are treated to home video footage of Kamille excelling at just about every sport you could think of. Nick Aldis recruited her because he knows she can take a hit and give it right back. She does not speak because she lets her actions do the talking. Kamille looks right at the camera and promises to end everyone in the women's division. I daresay the NWA has a budding star on their hands.
Sean Mooney hosts the Rock N Roll Express at the podium. Ricky Morton tells a story about the RNR Express surpassing expectations time and time again, and they have more surprises in store for us.
NWA Television Champion Zicky Dice gloats about his victory.
Kyle Davis hosts Melina at the podium. Melina makes her case for being Thunder Rosa's next opponent, especially since Allysin Kay has lost twice. This brings out Kay, who admits that she lost fair and square at Hard Times, but her rematch was tarnished by interference, and she wants to get her hands on Melina. Women's Champion Thunder Rosa arrives to an ovation to offer her opinion. She wants to be an honorable champion and wants both Melina and Kay in a triple threat match.
Crowd chants "Danny's turn" as Deals tries to slip away, but the referee orders him to the ring for 5 minutes alone with Storm. Deals reluctantly enters the ring, but then morphs into Mama Storm. He wags his finger at Storm while the fans chant "He's not Mama." Storm gently removes the wig and glasses and accepts an awkward hug before putting Deals down with a Black Hole Slam. Crowd chants "One more time" and Storm obliges. This gets over HUGE. Storm is satisfied and waves to the fans on his way out.
May Valentine's Diary: she's upset because her boyfriend, Royce Isaacs, got jealous of BFF, Sal Rinauro, and tried to break his good arm. Sal is her best friend and there is no reason for Royce to get so crazy. This whole incident has cost her 100 FOLLOWERS and she weeps.
David Marquez hosts Eddie Kingston and NWA Tag Team Champions Eli Drake and James Storm at the podium. Eddie has a hard time gathering his thoughts, as he's concerned about the injured Homicide, and he's putting his trust into Drake and Storm because they're two guys who just want to fight. Storm says they like to make the fans laugh and kick asses. Drake gloats about bouncing the Bouncers back to Ring of Honor. Drake challenges any tag team from any company to come face them at the Crockett Cup. Storm and Drake steal each other's catchphrases and it's all good fun.
Corgan says they've worked too hard to bring the NWA back to let the pandemic shut them down, but they also cannot currently continue with Powerrr. Instead, they will debut a new show called Carnyland. I'll admit that I"m relieved that the announcement wasn't empty studio Powerrr tapings, because we've all had about as much of that as we can handle, but I do fear that the NWA is holding on by a thread.
Final Thoughts: The bulk of this episode was video recaps and replaying the Kamille content from a previous special edition of Powerrr. I think they would have been better suited to just air the first run material without all the replays and keep this to under and hour. Still, it felt good to get some fresh Powerrr matches and interviews with living, breathing fans in attendance.
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.