NWA Powerrr SURRRGE for 10/18/22 (Murdoch vs. Taven)

On Tuesday, Oct 18th, 2022, NWA aired another episode of Powerrr as we review NWA Powerrr SURRRGE for 10/18/22. We have 5 matches we got the NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Trevor Murdoch, going 1 on 1 with The Kingdom’s Matt Taven. We also got Question Mark II in action against JR Kratos.

There was also got EC3 in the main event against Mercurio; Angelina Love is action & the #1 Contender to the Junior Heavyweight Title at Hard Time 3 Kerry Morton faces off against Joe Alonzo.

NWA Powerrr SURRRGE for 10/18/22
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NWA Powerrr SURRRGE for 10/18/22
Non-Title Match

Trevor Murdoch (c) vs. Matt Taven

The match starts off with Trevor Murdoch pushes Matt Taven into the corner. Taven is no slouch as he rolls up Murdoch, that only gets a two count, and Murdoch reevaluated his game plan.

Taven is in control early on with technical finesse and speed as he gets a corner splash to an arm drag on Murdoch. A knee to Taven’s midsection in the corner stops the momentum, and he sends him to the ropes and nails a back elbow to Taven. Murdoch whips him to the ropes hard, and Taven flips over to the outside.

Murdoch comes out and then rams the lower back of Taven on the edge of the ring apron.  As Murdoch picks apart Taven as he sends Taven into the corner. He manages to land a step-up enzuigiri to Murdoch and follows up with a spinning neckbreaker. He connects with Quebrada on Murdoch’s chest & he hooks the leg for a two count.

Taven chops away at Murdoch and hits the ropes to follow up with a springboard enzuigiri goes for the cover, but Murdoch kicks out at 2.

Taven hits the punt kick and goes up top for a frog splash but misses & Murdoch regains his composure and plants him with the bulldog off the top rope for the win.

Winner: NWA World Heavyweight Champion Trevor Murdoch

Joe Galli was talking about how hard-hitting the opening match was, then Velvet Sky interrupts and mentions that her title shot she won during The Champion Series and then she gives to Tim Storm to use cannot be used in time. No reason is given, but someone else needs to use it since it has a time limit.

So Sky decides to give it to her Beautiful People bestie, Angelina Love, but Sky & Love have been talking, and they know since entering the ranks of pro wrestling, they have always been judged on their looks, so a matchup tonight with top-tiered talent will allow Love to earn that title shot later tonight.

At the Podium, we see Kyle Davis is with the #1 Contenders to the United States Tag Team Titles The Spectaculars with Rolando Freeman, and Davis asks about his title opportunities since Freeman, beat Matt Cardona twice. Freeman says Murdoch & Cardona are ducking him, and Rush and Pierce have a match against La Rebelion to set up an NWA Tag Team Title match, but he speculates they’re ducking them, too as Freeman tries to wrap up that he will earn gold in the NWA, Tyrus steps up to Rolando.

Rolando spits hard, and Tyrus is amused by this. He leans down and asks him to repeat, and Rolando speaks louder until Tyrus throttles him. As Davis tries to go to break, Tyrus has more to say that brings out BLK Jeez, along with Marshe Rockett & Jordan Clearwater.

Jeez says he’s making some dumbass decisions, and that sets off Tyrus more. He grabs Jeez by the lapels and shoves him off, and Rockett & Clearwater try to talk sense into their teammate; and Davis now says this is time for a break.

We are back from the break we go backstage to where May Valentine is with 1/2 of the Television Title match at Hard Times 3 AJ Cazana, and he’ll be facing Clearwater for the vacated Television Title. Cazana says that he’d be proud to hold the belt like some of the biggest names of the wrestling industry, which includes Tully Blanchard & Bobby Eaton because he’s cut from the same cloth as the men before him. He promises Clearwater he’s in for a hurting, and advises to cowboy up.

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NWA Powerrr SURRRGE for 10/18/22
Question Mark II vs. JR Kratos

JR Kratos takes down Question Mark II hard to the mat to get this match started. Mark II & Kratos match evenly, power for power until a Mongrovian eye poke slows down Kratos.

Kratos recovers with a power slam and goes for a splash but misses the mark. Mark II locks in a hammerlock and sends Kratos hard in the corner, and rams his shoulder into the steel post as Aron Stevens distracts the ref on the outside; Mark II uses the opportunity to add more pain.

Mark II keeps an armbar cinched on the injured shoulder of Kratos, and then follows with an arm DDT for a near fall then he goes for a Fujiwara Armbar to get him to submit, but Kratos grabs the bottom rope to break the hold.

Mark II attempts a crossbody but Kratos reverses into a Michinoku Driver then Kratos fires up and connects with a flying clothesline as Kratos winds up for the finisher, Stevens throws work papers in the ring.

As the ref tends to it, Stevens hits Kratos with a loaded glove behind his back, and Mark II delivers the Mongrovian Spike to get the victory.

Winner: Question Mark II

Backstage Valentine is with Dirty Sexy Boys & they’ll be facing the NWA Tag Team Champions La Rebelion in a non-title match this Saturday on NWA USA to get a title match even Dirty Dango was confused until he realized semantics. Valentine asks about their chances, and Dango says we make love like it’s always a title match, and everybody wins.

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NWA Powerrr SURRRGE for 10/18/22
Championship Series Title Opportunity Match

Angelina Love vs. Chelsea Green

The match starts off with Angelina Love & Chelsea Green doing some back & fourth exchange, then Green with a head scissors, then Love fights back up to a vertical base and gets her in a headlock. Green does a standing switch and attempts a full nelson, but Love stomps her toes and gets a victory roll that only gets a 2 count.

Love tries a jackknife cover for a two count, and then both Green & Love see-saw with back & forth near falls.  Love tries to shakes Green’s hand, but she slaps her hand away.

Frustrated that she can’t put her away, Love gets in an arm drag to a hip toss, followed by a Dumpstah Drivah goes for the hook of the leg, but Green somehow kicks out. Love grabs her legs, and Green kicks her away.  She goes out of the ring for a break, but Love pulls her in by the hair.

Green stun guns her on the 2nd rope to cover and goes for a cover, but Love gets the shoulder up. She then has Love in a cravat and goes from a snap mare to a running neck snap to cover for a 2.

Love reverses to a neckbreaker but cannot capitalize immediately then she lands a flying clothesline to a bulldog on Green, then goes for the cover but only gets a 2 count.

Green returns back with a missile dropkick that gets her a two-count. She tries again to cover, and still, Love kicks out at two. Green tries the Unprettier, but Love reverses for Lights Out, but it doesn’t put Green away. Love goes back to Green, who nails her with a shot to the throat and a rollup with a handful of tights for the win.

Winner & The Holder Of The Championship Series Title: Chelsea Green

Inside the NWA Control Center Kyle Davis gives us some new updates for Hard Times 3 & he notes that Missa Kate & Madi earned a shot at the Women’s Tag Team Titles against the champs Pretty Empowered.

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NWA Powerrr SURRRGE for 10/18/22
Kerry Morton vs. Joe Alonzo

Joe Alonzo gets the advantage on Kerry Morton early in the match unit Morton fires back with arm drags to get him grounded. Alonzo heads out for a breather, but Morton brings him back in the ring the hard way with a slingshot and then follows up with a standing dropkick.

He tries another dropkick, but Alonzo scouted it, and he covers Morton for a 2 count. Alonzo talking trash about Morton and his family, but then Morton fires back with forearms, but Alonzo manages to take away his offense with a dragon screw leg whip and finishes with a  kick to the back of his leg to take away his finisher.

Alonzo hits Morton with a suplex, goes for the cover, only gets a 2 count, then he goes for a chinlock, but Morton stops him with a jawbreaker and goes into a back fist to a neckbreaker.

He follows up with a steamroller and attempts his running knee lift, but Alonzo ducks out. Morton again tries to pull him back in the ring, and Alonzo stun guns, Morton, on the rope.  Alonzo attempts a springboard elbow and misses, and that gives Morton enough time to wind up & drills him with a Knee to put away Alonzo.

Winner: Kerry Morton

We have a recap of the brawl between Anthony Mayweather & Jax Dane at the end of NWA USA this past Saturday (they will were supposed to have a Last Man Standing Match, but it never happen)

May Valentine is with the other half of the Television Title Match, Jordan Clearwater, to comment on this Television Title opportunity. Clearwater speculates & quotes Horatio Caine, that You might say it’s a Golden Opportunity. He goes on to call Cazana a country bumpkin.

Clearwaters states emphatically that he makes history and will make history again, and that is pure gold. As for discord between Tyrus & Jeez, Clearwater dismisses it as a matter of families fight and assures that once he reclaims the Television Title that IdolMania is all winners.

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NWA Powerrr SURRRGE for 10/18/22
EC3 vs. Mercurio

The match starts off with a lock-up then Mercurio applies a waist lock. Mercurio transitions into a front-face lock. Mercurio taunts EC3, then EC3 backs Mercurio into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. EC3 shoves Mercurio.

We go back to them locking up, then EC3 applies a side headlock, but Mercurio whips EC3 across the ring. EC3 drops Mercurio with a shoulder tackle. Mercurio drops down on the canvas. Mercurio leapfrogs over EC3. Mercurio goes for a scoop slam, but EC3 counters with a hip toss and EC3 blocks a boot from Mercurio.

Mercurio slams EC3’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Mercurio with a running forearm smash. EC3 side steps Mercurio into the turnbuckles. EC3 with a Running Lariat. EC3 clotheslines Mercurio over the top rope.

Mercurio ducks a clothesline from EC3, but Mercurio sends EC3 to the corner. Mercurio with a Running Uppercut. Mercurio with a Rising Knee Strike. Mercurio rolls under a clothesline from EC3. Mercurio superkicks EC3, then hits Unprettier for a two-count. Mercurio with clubbing blows to EC3’s back. EC3 drives his knee into the midsection of Mercurio. EC3 punches Mercurio in the back. EC3 with a TKO onto the knee, then connects with The Essential Driver to get the victory.

Winner: EC3

After the match, EC3 heads to the Podium and cuts a promo pretty much the short version is that he calls out Thom Latimer again to beat him and insults him by saying his wife Kamille is a better champion than him when he doesn’t show; he says Latimer is learning to tune out the fans’ cheers and the endorphins and the serotonins and everything else, and he promises to make Latimer control his own Narrative.

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