On the September 24 episode of NWA USA, the company announced that NWA World Television Champion Tyrus has cashed in his Lucky 7 option, meaning he has relinquished the title in order to get a shot at the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship. The NWA then announced that Tyrus has been added to the main event of Hard Times 3, which was previously scheduled to be a singles match between Trevor Murdoch and Matt Cardona.
Murdoch defeated Tyrus to retain the title at NWA 74. Cardona has had his sights set on a title shot since he returned from the injury that forced him to relinquish the title due to injury at the Alwayz Ready pay-per-view in June. There, Murdoch defeated Nick Aldis, Sam Shaw, and Thom Latimer to win the gold.
HUGE announcement on #NWAUSA today!!!@PlanetTyrus has notified the NWA that he's cashing in his Lucky 7 option, relinquishing the TV Title to enter the Main Event at #HardTimes3 vs @TheRealTMurdoch AND @TheMattCardona for the #TenPoundsofGold!!
— NWA (@nwa) September 24, 2022
Additionally, the newest episode of NWA USA also confirmed another title match for the upcoming pay-per-view. Kerry Moron won a scramble match that included Mike Bennett, PJ Hawx, Peter Avalon, Joe Alonzo, and Colby Corino to earn a shot at the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship. He will challenge Homicide for the gold at Hard Times 3.