In the midst of the current coronavirus pandemic, many wrestling promotions have temporarily halted operations, NWA included. This isn’t to say that the National Wrestling Alliance has ceased releasing content. Its YouTube channel has seen uploads ranging from May Valentine‘s diary updates to matches from NWA’s past. This week, however, Super Powerrr will be making its return to YouTube.
The latest episode of NWA Super Powerrr will air this Tuesday, May 12th. For the uninitiated, this show will feature unreleased footage that would have aired leading up to the now-postponed Crockett Cup. Given the aforementioned pandemic, the Crockett Cup, as well as other NWA tapings, have been canceled. As NWA fans have been starved for new content, this Tuesday should prove satiable.
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Tim Storm vs. Jax Dane
To understand the weight of this feud, we must go back to April of 2015. As NWA North American Champion, Tim Storm unsuccessfully defended his title against Jax Dane, the reigning NWA National Heavyweight Champion at the time. One year later, Storm avenged this loss when he defeated Dane for the top prize in the company, the NWAs World Heavyweight Championship.
Following the NWA’s restructuring, Storm quickly became one of the company’s most endearing stars. “Momma Storm’s Baby Boy” would soon be reunited with his past, as he was confronted by Dane during an interview. It became clear that this unfinished business had finally bubbled back to the surface. On this episode of Super Powerrr, these two long-standing rivals will have yet another showdown.
BREAKING | #NWAPowerrr Super Powerrr will air NEXT WEEK!
Tuesday, May 12th at 6:05pm ET
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The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express (Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton) vs. The Question Mark and NWA National Champion Aron Stevens
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express stands as one of the cornerstones of the National Wrestling Alliance. Having held the NWA World Tag Team Championship nine times across different decades, Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton show no signs of slowing down. Their last title victory took place late last year, when they defeated The Wild Cards, Royce Isaacs and Thom Latimer, on an episode of NWA Powerrr. Even though they are in their 60s, Gibson and Morton have shown that rock and roll isn’t dead.
On this upcoming episode of NWA Super Powerrr, they will face perhaps their most unique challenge yet. One of the most entertaining acts on NWA programming has been the duo of Mongrovian karate practitioners, The Question Mark and NWA National Champion Aron Stevens. Though Stevens’ arrogance has made him the target of the fans’ ire, The Question Mark quickly became of the most popular acts due to his unorthodox approach and presence. The Question Mark isn’t all fun and games; not only has he picked up sizable victories but assisted Stevens in holding onto the NWA National Championship.
In this battle of pro wrestling experience versus martial arts discipline, which team will stand victorious? On one hand, the success of The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express – across multiple eras, no less – can’t be denied. However, Stevens and The Question Mark have gained momentum in their own right, no matter how unique their approach has been. Regardless of who wins, expect this match to feature a combination of quirkiness and grit.
Strictly Business (Thom Latimer and NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis) vs. Villain Enterprises (Brody King and Marty Scurll)
The feud between Strictly Business and Villain Enterprises goes back to this past December. At NWA Into the Fire, the promotion’s first pay-per-view since its restructuring, Nick Aldis successfully defended the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship against James Storm. Post-match, Marty Scurll made an unannounced appearance, making his way through the crowd. He stepped into the ring to confront Aldis and it became clear that the “The Villain” had his sights set on Aldis’ most prized possession.
However, this feud wouldn’t remain a one-on-one affair. Before long, Aldis aligned himself with The Wildcards, Royce Isaacs and Thom Latimer. Along with Kamille, they became known as Strictly Business. Not one to leave his own friends out of the fold, Scurll appeared on NWA programming alongside his Villain Enterprises teammate, Brody King. Though Scurll’s focus remained on the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship, additional muscle would be required to even the odds against Strictly Business.
For those that are looking for a strong headline match, this will seal the deal. Not only does it feature Strictly Business, the top faction in NWA, but the inclusion of Villain Enterprises provides an additional flare. NWA and Ring of Honor have had something of a working relationship in the last year or so, too. Case and point, it was this past January that Aldis invaded Saturday Night at Center Stage, laying out Scurll in the process. As intense as this tag match will prove to be, it’s fair to say that the feud between Aldis and Scurll will be far from over.
NWA Super Powerrr will also feature NWA World Women’s Champion Thunder Rosa, NWA World Tag Team Champions James Storm and Eli Drake, and more. Viewers can get caught up by watching the NWA Super Powerrr preview that was uploaded on YouTube last month. This episode features Kamille’s NWA in-ring debut and her first words spoken on programming. Catch the latest NWA Super Powerrr this Tuesday at 6:05 PM EST on the NWA YouTube channel.
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