At first when it was announced I didn't have a clue what to expect from Circle Squared. Billy Corgan made it clear this show would be designed to give wrestlers an opportunity to be seen on a level they had never been seen before. I still don't know some details about the show like will it be weekly or monthly is it a contest where more people will be added to it or is this the field we have to chose from; I think some of these questions will be answered over time and we will have to wait to find the answers.
In my opinion, NWA The Circle Squared is what Tough Enough should've been from the start as this show is focused on the wrestling. Tough Enough never lived up to it's potential to be something special and different for WWE, but with it's debut episode out of the way The Circle Squared has set the bar and now it's time to see what happens next. I remember seeing Luke Hawx in Xtreme Pro-Wrestling back in the day and to see him with his son now shows a little glimpse of how much things have changed in the last fifteen years. I will not spoil anything cause there really isn't anything to spoil other than letting you know that all updates and information pertaining to this program can be found here.
One final note is both teams showed a lot of potential and could lend a much needed hand to a laboring division in the NWA. I would select PJ & Luke Hawx, because the NWA is about giving the unproven commodities an opportunity they wouldn't receive elsewhere which is the reason they deserve it in the NWA. It's up to the fans who earns the shot visit the link provided above and cast your vote for either PJ & Luke Hawx or Dean & Neal then find out next week who wins. Overall I'm excited for episode two and to see what happens for both teams from episode one.
This week will be a bit different, because there will not be a new episode of NWA Power this week instead the NWA will be launching a new program. The new program is called Circle Squared which I will be watching at some point this week. In a bit of praise to the NWA for finally shining a bit of light on the reasons why Marti Belle joined Melina and turned against her friend Allysin Kay. At this point I'm still trying to figure out the intense developing rivalry between Eddie Kingston and The Pope with that being said I will hold back on a judgment for right now.
After seeing Matt Cross gain a victory last week against Konely now this week we get our chance to see Ricky Starks defend the TV Title against Matt Cross. Thom Latimier will also gain a major opportunity to prove himself on this episode against former NWA World Champion Tim Storm. As for the main event my eyes were Sal Rinauro and May Valentine as much as I was paying attention to the main event. I'm enjoying this developing rivalry between Rinauro and Issacs and am interested to see where we go from here. I'm also excited to see what Circle Squared will have for us and how it will fit into NWA's weekly programming schedule alongside NWA Power.
With the success of NWA Power it is finally time for the National Wrestling Alliance to expand their programming schedule. In October last year wrestling bore witness to a sight we never thought possible as I never expected the NWA to have a weekly program. It is thanks to Billy Corgan that wrestling has returned to it's roots in studio wrestling and the way wrestling was once presented back in the day. Around a month or so ago Billy Corgan appeared on NWA Power to announce the first expansion to NWA with the invention of Circle Squared. This episodic show will feature unproven stars being given an opportunity to prove themselves to a new audience. In my opinion, it sounds a bit like Tough Enough, but with more of a focus on wrestling and the youngsters proving their skills and showing they deserve a contract with NWA. The first episode of Circle Squared will arrive next Tuesday and will hosted by Sean Mooney.
The newest expansion to the programming line is a face to face talk show called Powerr Surge and it seems a little bit like AEW Control Center. In a way it's a way for the NWA to make sure that fans can stay updated on the current feuds and goings on in the NWA on a week to week basis just in case a fan misses the actual weekly show. Since the beginning of NWA Power in October they've made a big deal of the seasons which normally ends before a PPV event. Now they will start making an even bigger deal of these shows calling them Super Power.
In a bit of laziness and just being a little busy I continue to double up on the NWA Power episodes, but now with Crockett Cup on the radar in April we know where we are heading next. With a few months between Hard Times and Crockett Cup there is plenty of time to put a lot of build into various matches for the big PPV including the tournament to determine 2020 Crockett Cup winners.
So much had changed from episode 15 to episode 16 with three champions being crowned at "Hard Times" at the end of January. With Thunder Rosa, Eli Drake/James Storm, and Ricky Starks all holding gold the gold has effectively changed the dynamic of the NWA in 2020. The main focus of episode 16 was setting up Nick Aldis vs Marty Scurll or at least taking the next step toward a match between them. Also it seems like Eddie Kingston and The Pope have unfinished business as do Aron Stevens and Trevor Murdoch.
This isn't an exaggeration that it is hard to put into words how good Thunder Rosa vs Allysin Kay's rematch was on this episode of NWA Power. Seeing both Matt Cross and Caleb Konely working to give a new faces an opportunity to break through. You would figure that Matt Cross and Caleb will eventually be in the picture against Ricky Starks in the future. Seeing an expanded role for May Valentine and them seemingly continue the feud between Sal Rinauro and Royce Issacs is a very interesting turn of events.
With the rise of a social media presence for the NWA. It was fitting to move things for the site.