It’s a new year and with that comes a brand new chapter in the historic legacy of the National Wrestling Alliance. This week, the first NWA Powerrr of 2022 takes place, and to say that there’s much to see would be an understatement. In addition to multiple interview segments, there will be no shortage of in-ring action. Included in the latter is the Powerrr debut of Russian star Natalia Markova and a four-way match with NWA Junior Heavyweight Championship implications. Without any further delay, here’s what to know ahead of this week’s show at 6:05 PM EST on FITE.
First NWA Powerrrr of 2022 – Full Card
- Colby Corino and The Fixers Sound Off on OGK
- Austin Idol Has a Challenge for Cyon
- May Valentine Grabs a Word With Anthony Mayweather, Mickie James and Nick Aldis
- Kyle Davis Interview With Mike Knox and Matt Cardona
- Missa Kate and Kamille vs. Kylie Rae and Tootie Lynn
- Natalia Markova vs. Paola Blaze
- La Rebelion and Homicide vs. Jax Dane and The End (Odinson and Parrow)
- NWA Junior Heavyweight Title Tournament Play In Match: Miguel Robles vs. Jeremiah Plunkett vs. Jamie Stanley vs. Alex Taylor
Natalia Markova Makes Her NWA Powerrr Debut
As mentioned earlier, the first NWA Powerrr of 2022 will see Natalia Markova’s in-ring debut on the long-running show. For those that are unfamiliar, Markova is a Moscow-born wrestler that made her official debut back in 2007. She began wrestling in her home country, though by the early 2010s, she began taking her talents internationally. From Japan to the United States, “The Russian Crush” built a name for herself on the independent scene. 2021 was especially kind to Markova, as she won gold in CLASH Wrestling, Pride of Wrestling, and SHINE Wrestling all within November of that year. Suffice to say, she will be looking to make 2022 even more successful, starting in the NWA. On this week’s show, she takes on Paola Blaze, not only of NWA but 90 Day Fiance fame, in singles competition.
What Challenge Does Austin Idol Have for Cyon?
NWA Hard Times 2, which took place last month, didn’t end quite the way Cyon anticipated. At this event, the masked man challenged Tyrus for the NWA World Television Championship. Cyon gave this match his all, having the powerhouse on the proverbial ropes on a number of occasions. However, due to circumstances beyond his control, including Tyrus’s allies in BLK Jeez, Jordan Clearwater, and Austin Idol, Cyon was unsuccessful in seizing gold from the champion. On the first NWA Powerrr of 2022, Idol will address Cyon with a “challenge.” The question heading into this week’s episode is, what will this challenge entail? Will it be the stepping stone Cyon needs to achieve his goal, or will it be his downfall? Tune into tonight’s show to find out.
The Quest for the NWA Junior Heavyweight Championship Continues
This week’s NWA Powerrr will also be notable in that it will further the eventual crowning of a new NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion. Late last year, it was announced that the National Wrestling Alliance would be reviving its junior heavyweight title, its new champion being crowed via a tournament. The proverbial road toward this goal began at Hard Times 2. During the pre-show, Homicide emerged victorious in a qualifying gauntlet match. On the show proper, Austin Aries bested Rhett Titus in singles action to advance. This week, 4 men compete in a match to determine who will advance next. Becoming a champion is no small feat, so it goes without saying that either Miguel Robles, Jeremiah Plunkett, Jamie Stanley, or Alex Taylor could greatly benefit from a victory here.
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