After being on vacation late last week I fell behind by a week on NWA Power and that's why we double up on the episodes this week. Again I mention that a little bit more character development for the Women's division would be nice and I can forgive them for the missteps, because I am very intrigued by Colt Cabana vs Ken Anderson. As far as the Television title tournament it isn't a surprise to see Zicky Dice continue on in the tournament, but I would love to see more of Caleb Konely in the future. The reason I wasn't surprised to see Dice move on is that he clearly has bankable talent and is the type of person that easy to hate which makes him a good person to try and build up.
Looking big picture within the picture of NWA Worlds Championship and Nick Aldis it was an interesting sight having Ricky Starks go the distance with Aldis and give him a big rub against the champion. The Starks vs Aldis match would end up setting up a shocking debut and a main event six man tag with incredible implications. Also keeping in mind that Hard Times is right around the corner brings up two questions first being if they will have a recap show like they did before "Into the Fire" and how the card will shape up outside of the TV Title tournament.
As always wrestling gives us both great memories and memories we try and forget, but with the amount of moments worth remembering that have happened we are bound to forget some. The same could be said about some talent that were very much underrated during their career or never at the top of a company during a run this unfortunately makes it easier for fans to forget certain talent. These two are very different talent and had two very different careers while they worked in this great business. Sometimes we encounter those that deserve to be remembered and acknowledged. I would like to wish a very big Happy Birthday to all who are celebrating their special day today and especially to the one featured below.
Nerd Note: Even though CW Anderson isn't really known for his time in the National Wrestling Alliance likely do to his time in the NWA being during the mid 1990's. Either way though Anderson is a former NWA World Tag Team Champion with Pat Anderson winning the gold in September 1996.
After a very busy holiday week I have finally caught up on programming from NWA and things are getting intense. Heading into the first PPV "Into the Fire" there were a lot of questions, because the card was basically pieced together only a few weeks before the event. This though it seems like they're doing a bit better with piecing together the "Hard Times" card ahead of time. With the arrival of Stricly Business and a shift back to Aldis vs Storm is interesting enough but this time we have a different dynamic with some Rock N Roll included this time.
In all honesty, there is nobody more entertaining or interesting in NWA more than Eli Drake. This man has been on the money recently, and just soak up his chances to be in front of the crowd and doing something they wont forget. I am enjoying the progression of the TV Title tournament and will go more in depth with my thoughts at another time. My main focus is the women's division and how there is very little explanation to why we are we are with the trios and it feels too much like it's a one sided battle. Ashley Vox, Marti Belle, and ODB are secondary pieces in a rivalry that could just include Melina or Thunder Rosa and be as good as it is right now.
However, if they spent a little time and elaborated on Marti's reasons for turning on someone she was friends with for over a decade, and not just "she hurt my feelings and didn't believe in me." Give her some character and allow to simmer and develop over the course of a few weeks and months. The same can be said for Ashley Vox who is an unknown commodity and anytime it seems like they're building sympathy for her she loses. In reality how can you gain investment in someone if they never win matches ever I know this could change, but this could change and should be something that changes in 2020.
With the rise of a social media presence for the NWA. It was fitting to move things for the site.