Originally published at SITD 8/18/2021: Kiera Hogan debuts on AEW, NWA Champions Series Final
John Siino reviews this week’s editions of AEW Dark, AEW Dark: Elevation, NXT UK, NWA Powerrr, 205 Live, NJPW Strong, Ring of Honor, and Main Event in under 15 minutes on Shot In The Dark
This week on the season finale of NWA Powerrr, we have the finals of the Champions Series where Kamille & Austin Idol’s team takes on The Pope & Velvet Sky’s team in a best of 3, as well as the debut of Shawn Daivari.
AEW Dark has a highly anticipated main event of Dante Martin taking on Lee Moriarty, Thunder Rosa sets up a match with Penelope Ford, and Brandon Cutler (and his cold spray) takes on Frankie Kazarian in one of the worst matches I’ve seen on AEW.
On NXT UK, the #1 Contender’s Tournament for a Heritage Cup title shot kicks off as Noam Dar takes on Mark Andrews, as well as Wolfgang vs. Flash Morgan Webster and Amale vs. Nina Samuels.
PLUS, Siino breaks down his live experience at NEW Wrestlefest 25 featuring a number of AEW talent and has some final words for Davie Portman ahead of their ‘Rap Battle’ at upNXT Summer.
Also, Kiera Hogan makes her debut on AEW Dark: Elevation, the first round of the Women’s Championship Tournament concludes on ROH, Josh Briggs vs. Joe Gacy on 205 Live, we have the Resurgence go-home show of NJPW Strong, Dakota Kai takes on Aliyah on Main Event and more!
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