NWA Powerrr results of Episode 9 from Atlanta, Georgia at Georgia Public Broadcasting on 12/3/19 (episode was taped a couple of months ago):
They showed a clip of The Rock and Roll Express in the current NWA and then a clip of them from 34 years ago holding the NWA World Tag Team Titles.
Joe Galli was in the control center by himself as they have done whatever they can to scrub Jim Cornette off of the show. He said it was the season finale (the new season tapes on Dec. 15 and 16 in Atlanta).
NWA National Champion Colt Cabana vs. Ricky Starks in a non-title match
Before the match, Aron Stevens came out with The Question Mark to complain to David Marquez about not getting a title shot. Cabana got frustrated and left the ring to confront him at the interview desk.
Cabana said if Stevens wanted to wrestle Starks in his place he’s welcome to, and he’ll even give him a title shot if he can beat Starks.
Stevens agreed and told The Question Mark to go to the back because he’ll win without his help.
Aron Stevens vs. Ricky Starks
Jim Cornette was still on original commentary.
Stevens got the pin after doing a fake injury routine to allow The Question Mark to sneak in the ring and give Starks the Mongrovian Spike while the referee was distracted.
An ad for the “Into The Fire” ppv on FITE TV on Dec. 14 aired. It’s only $20 if you order before Dec. 7 and then it’s $25 after that. https://www.fite.tv/watch/nwa-into-the-fire/2p4wz/
Galli was back in the control center. He said Nick Aldis and James Storm get to pick a referee each for the 2/3 Falls Match at the ppv. There will be a coin toss to determine the referee if it goes to a third fall.
A taped promo aired with James Storm complaining about conspiracy theories. He said it took too long for him to finally get a title shot. He picked Brian Hebner as his referee.
They showed a cool fake ad with George South claiming to be from 1979 talking about Paul Jones. It’s a plug for Highspots website.
Footage was shown of The Question Mark walking around WrestleCade this weekend interacting with Sid Vicious, Ricky Morton, Teddy Long, and Kamille. They showed clips of him in the WC Battle Royal which was won by Jax Dane. The Spiritual Advisor narrated this video.
They showed clips of Nick Aldis confronting The Great Muta at WrestleCade.
David Marquez interviewed Melina at ringside. She gave a soft spoken but confident promo. She said fans can feel however they want against her. She said she wants a title shot.
NWA Women’s Champion Allysin Kay came out and said Melina was giving a sob story that she expects people to actually believe. She said she sees right through it and challenged Melina to a match.
Melina slowly teased getting in the ring to allow Thunder Rosa and Marti Belle to back jump Kay once again. Belle laid out Kay with a pedigree.
Another fake Tony Falk ad aired. It was to plug an actual Falk “waffle and tire iron” T-shirts on the NWA Shop website.
Kyle Davis interviewed The Rock and Roll Express backstage. He asked them if this is one more shot for them. Robert Gibson said he hopes it is. He said NWA is what he and Ricky Morton grew up on. Morton said old school wrestling is what they’re all about and if people don’t like it there’s nothing he can do. He said he and Gibson have made wrestling their whole life since they were kids because they both grew up in the business.
There was a Nick Aldis taped promo to announce his referee pick. He acknowledged there was a 3-Way Match for #1 con. that did NOT air on Powerrr with Eli Drake vs. Mr. Anderson vs. James Storm. He said it wasn’t recognized because it was supposed to be between Mr. Anderson and Drake, but Storm stuck his nose in. He said Storm used to do the same thing to TNA management with demands and complaints. He said they’re not in TNA now and Storm is in the middle of the pack in the NWA. Storm won the 3-Way but there was interference at ringside. He said he finally requested to defend against Storm on the ppv in the end. He chose Tim Storm as his referee.
Aldis said Kamille will get the night off at the ppv but she will still be paid. He said he doesn’t want to give Janes Storm something else to complain about and Kamille will be back as his insurance policy after the ppv.
They announced new Powerrr episodes will return on Dec. 17. An episode of 10lbs. Of Gold to hype the ppv will air next week.
NWA World Tag Team Champions Royce Issacs and Thom Latimer vs. The Rocky and Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson)
Jim Cornette did a great job hyping this match and it showed what he added to the brand and how much he will be missed. He talked about his history with The RNR Express and their families. He said Morton and Gibson first teamed together in 1983.
Galli said Morton and Gibson are just as active now as any new tag team on the scene.
Morton pinned Issacs with a roll up to win the titles for the 9th time. Morton and Gibson actually hit the double drop kick on Latimer in the match but Issacs broke up the pin attempt.
Jim Cornette left the broadcast desk to celebrate with Morton and Gibson. The fans gave them a standing ovation and chanted “Nine Times!”
Galli was back in the control center and looked somber in publicly acknowledging Cornette will no longer be with the NWA. He thanked him for his service and support.
The Rock and Roll Express did a fiery victory promo backstage and said sometimes it’s about outsmarting people to win.
Galli said RNR Express will face Issacs and Latimer in a rematch on the ppv. Also on the ppv: National Champion Colt Cabana vs. Ricky Starks vs. Aron Stevens, Allysin Kay and Ashley Vox vs. two members of Team Melina (Melina, Marti Belle, and Thunder Rosa) to be announced at the show, The Question Mark vs. Trevor Murdoch, Mr. Anderson vs. Eli Drake, World Champion Nick Aldis vs. James Storm 2/3 Falls with Brian Hebner and Tim Storm as referees.
At the end of the show, they had Aldis break the news that Stu Bennet (formerly Wade Barrett in WWE) will be the new NWA color commentator.
Here is the list of all of the NWA World Tag Team Titles wins by The Rock and Roll Express. Unfortunately, I’m old enough to admit being around for their first several title reigns. I lost track during the dud era of the NWA from the late 1990s to early 2000s.
1. The Rock and Roll Express defeat Ivan Koloff and Krusher Khrushchev in July 1985 at an NWA Great American Bash show. https://youtu.be/6bW537JiECk
2. The Rock and Roll Express defeat Ivan Koloff and Nikita Koloff at NWA Starrcade inside a steel cage match on Thanksgiving 1985. https://youtu.be/6wnaiirRiQ0
3. The Rock and Roll Express defeat Bobby Eaton and Dennis Condrey in in a 2/3 Falls Match in August 1986 at an NWA event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. https://youtu.be/4wZCihe04SE
4. The Rock and Roll Express defeat Manny Fernandez and Rick Rude (with Ivan Koloff announced as subbing for Rude who jumped to the WWF) in a fictional NWA match in May 1987 as an excuse to get the belts off of Rude and Fernandez.
5. The Rock and Roll Express defeat Dick Murdoch and Randy Rhodes in the finals of a tournament in Dallas to win the vacant titles in April 1995.
6. The Rock and Roll Express defeat PG-13 for the held up titles at a USWA event on July 3, 1995 in Memphis, Tennessee.
7. The Rock and Roll Express were recognized as the champions in the WWF in January 1998 as part of a brief working agreement between the NWA and the WWF.
8. The Rock and Roll Express defeat Steve Dunn and Jackie Fulton (subbing for Reno Riggins) in South Korea in April 2000.
9. The Rock and Roll Express defeat Royce Issacs and Thom Latimer at NWA Powerrr TV tapings in Atlanta, Georgia on October 1, 2019. https://youtu.be/Te3bgqh3Foo
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