1.The Dawsons vs Sal, Buck NR
2.Eli Drake vs Konley **1/2
3.Wildcards vs Mims, White NR
4.Storm vs Jocephus NR
5.NWA Title: Aldis(c) vs Storm ***1/4
I hate the name (Power without the extra fucking r's would've been 1000x better) but I love the old school, studio style here.
Aldis' promo at the start of the episode was actually great and I love the stipulation of the main event. The matches and segments that filled the rest of the episode varied but largely just put over the names you'd expect in largely successful fashion. The Drake/Caleb match was the only one that wasn't a squash and both men looked decent. The main event was the real highlight, though it wasn't truly must-see. Good, but far from great.
I really did enjoy the feel of this debut episode and I could easily see a lot of people falling in love with the show. While I won't likely be watching another full episode any time soon, expect some pulls on the weekly roundups to still appear most weeks and props to NWA for a good first installment in what I hope will be a very long running series.
Check it out and decide for yourself.
Overall Rating: 60/100%