Episode 14: Strictly Business Takeover!
BREAKING NEWS! Nick Aldis invades Ring of Honor! Does this mean I have to start watching ROH again?
From GPB Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. Our hosts are Joe Galli and Stu Bennett.
David Marquez hosts NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson at the desk. Morton says they have always put the fans first, as opposed to Strictly Business. Morton goes to work to pay his bills and feed his kids (who have got to be adults by now, but I digress). He promises victory against Strictly Business and Scott Steiner in their 6 man tag. Gibson says everyone will have to wait and wonder to find out who will be on their team.
TV Title Brackets for Hard Times are revealed. Turns out there are open slots, for non-members of the NWA roster, which means SURPRISES! They've done a nice job establishing that almost anyone can show up, so I'm intrigued.
Zicky Dice questions Ricky Starks' credibility at the desk. Starks calls him a cheap Guy Fieri (Dice doesn't get the reference) and says he did his mom. Dice says Starks better hope they don't meet in the tournament.
William Patrick Corgan wrote a country album and the single "Hard Times" is our official theme song for... Hard Times.
Video package highlighting Mr. Anderson and Colt Cabana's current motivations. Anderson claims he's not bitter. Colt thinks he's been a good friend and tag partner.
Galli asks Melina where does she go from here. Melina jumbles her words but gloats that her team has beaten Allysin Kay's team. Kay shows up right on cue and demands Melina challenger her face to face. Melina won't give her an answer, just tells her to be ready to wrestle next week.
We are treated to footage of Nick Aldis crashing an ROH event and interfering in a World title match. Aldis tells Marty Scurll to stay out of his town. Aldis forced his way onto commentary at another ROH event and doubles down on Scurll for coming into his territory. The ROH roster forces Aldis out of the building, so he keeps talking in the parking lot. He finds it funny that Scurll was nowhere to be seen, but calls out Flip Gordon for putting his hands on his people. Aldis challenges Gordon to a match at Hard Times.
Marquez interviews The Pope, Eddie Kingston, and Homicide at the desk. Pope denies that he's a manager for the others, but just wants to help them get an opportunity. He thinks National Champion Aron Stevens should consider putting his gold on the line against Kingston or Homicide. Pope says James Storm and Eli Drake have stumbled into tag title contention without scoring a single pinfall, while Kingston and Homicide are BROTHERS! The man raises some good points.
The Pope doesn't like what he sees and walks away.
Marquez hosts Nick Aldis and Strictly Business, including Scott Steiner, at the desk. Aldis says that when he first came to America, he was warned about sharks that would try to shut him down. Aldis was warned about Scott Steiner, when in fact, Steiner has been nurturing towards him, because he knows a world beater when he sees one. Steiner says he always knew Aldis would be a world champion and appreciates getting a phone call to beat people up. He's always pissed off and wants to punch up the (bleep)s in the crowd. All the fans have fat asses and Steiner hates fat asses. This was classic Steiner lunacy and I loved it.
Final Thoughts: NWA Powerrr continues to be a rewarding program to watch every week. Check it out for free on Youtube.