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Sermon on the Mat (Nov. 30, 2017): BLP, CMLL, NEW, PCW UK, AAW, Chikara, CWF Mid-Atlantic, HOH, & RevPro cards

AIW, NOVA, AAW, Powerbomb, Beyond / WWR, & Progress results, plus all the usual free match action

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Welcome back to the Sermon on the Mat, your weekly one-stop shop for news from the wider world of wrestling beyond the big cable TV monoliths that get all the coverage.

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BLP 1st of tha Month (December 1, 8PM Central)

  1. Allie Kat vs. Darin Corbin vs. Mance Warner vs. Matt Knicks vs. Nick Cutler vs. Shane Sabre vs. Stevie Fierce (Chaos Scramble Match)
  2. CW Anderson vs. Everett Connors
  3. Sage Philips vs. Suge D
  4. Eric Ryan vs. Gary Jay
  5. Gunner Miller vs. Maxwell Jacob Feinstein
  6. Arik Cannon vs. Dominic Garrini
  7. Darby Allin vs. Sammy Guevara
  8. Team Edward (Gangrel & Kevin Thorn) vs. Team Jacob (Air Wolf & Johnathan Wolf)
  9. Carnies (Kerry Awful, Nick Iggy, & Tripp Cassidy) vs. Danny Adams, Kevin Ku, & Kevin Lee Davidson
  10. AJ Gray vs. Tom Lawlor (BLP Championship Darkest Timeline Tournament Finals)

Black Label Pro are back in Crown Point, Indiana with their trademark blend of up-and-comers and only-on-the-indies wackiness and there's no better example of that than that tag match I've put third from the top. Yes, folks, Black Label are going to answer the age-old question of vampires vs. werewolves, and they're doing it by putting two ex-WWE vets against midwestern indie up-and-coming pups. Good lord!

Get your tickets here (online presale ends tonight!) or check it out when it hits Smart Mark Video and Powerbomb.tv shortly thereafter.

CMLL Super Viernes (December 1, 9:30PM Eastern)

  1. Mercurio & Pequeno Olimpico vs. Shockercito & Stukita
  2. Astral, Pegasso, & Stigma vs. Cancerbero, Raziel, & Virus
  3. Dalys, La Seductora, & Tiffany vs. Lady Maravilla, Marcela, & Silueta
  4. Blue Panther, Guerrero Maya, Jr., & Rey Cometa vs. Hechicero, Sam Adonis, & Vangellys
  5. El Terrible, Mr. Niebla, & Rey Bucanero vs. El Valiente, Marco Corleone, & Titan
  6. Caristico vs. Dragon Lee vs. El Felino vs. Euforia vs. Mephisto vs. Mistico vs. Negro Casas vs. Niebla Roja vs. Sanson vs. Shocker vs. Stuka, Jr. vs. Volador, Jr. (Copa Jr. VIP)

CMLL are back in Arena Mexico with your Friday night dose of lucha libre action and... it's tournament time again! As always with CMLL I'll admit to not being quite sure exactly what form it's going to take, but that's a pretty sweet lineup all the same. As far as the rest of the crard goes, there's not a huge amount going for it, but the third from the top with Panther and Hechicero should be some good solid fun.

Check it out as always free for nothin' on ClaroSports or CMLL's Facebook page, folks.

NEW Holiday Havoc (December 1, 8PM Eastern)

  1. Kaitlin Diemond vs. Kasey Katal
  2. Cam Zagami vs. "Manscout" Jake Manning
  3. Adrenaline Rush (Daniel Evans & Keith Youngblood) vs. Amazing Graysons (JP & Tommy Grayson) vs. Battle Brothers (Anthony & Chris Battle) vs. Bull Dredd & Ron Zombie
  4. Josh Briggs vs. Punishment Martinez
  5. Jack Swagger vs. Wrecking Ball Legursky
  6. The Kingdom (TK O'Ryan vs. Vinnie Marseglia) vs. The Now (Hale Collins & Vik Dalishus) (c) (NEW Tag Team Championship Ladder Match)
  7. Brad Hollister vs. Cody Rhodes (c) vs. Flip Gordon (NEW Championship)

NEW are back in Waterbury, Connecticut and I know the question that's on all your minds-- will Jake Manning's losing streak continue unbroken?! Cody makes a rare appearance in the US outside of ROH since going exclusive defending the NEW Championship in three-way action and the Kingdom and the Now look to settle their issue decisively after going to a double count-out brawl.

Get your tickets here or check it out when it hits NEW's Pivotshare or Highspots Wrestling Network, folks.

PCW UK Joey Janela’s Big Top Adventure (December 1, 7PM GMT)

  1. Lionheart vs. Sha Samuels vs. Tel Banham vs. ??? vs. ??? vs. ??? (Ladder Match)
  2. Ricky Knight vs. Ricky Knight, Jr. vs. Roy Knight vs. Sweet Saraya (Knight Family Feud)
  3. Dezmond Xavier vs. Zachary Wentz
  4. Invisible Man vs. Joey Janela
  5. Iestyn Rees (c) vs. T-Bone (PCW Heayvweight Championship Street Fight)

PCW are in Blackpool, England and by god they've given the book to Joey Janela! Only a handful of matches have been confirmed, but with Janela and the Invisible Man facing off in their long-awaited rematch, what more do you need? Well, for starters, Virgil and Brutus “the Barber” Beefcake are booked! And there’s that wacky Knight Family Feud that gives whole new meaning to the title Fighting With My Family.

Get your tickets here (free, you just have to pay the booking fee!) or check it out on Powerbomb.tv, where it won’t be airing live, but will run at about 8PM Eastern.

AAW Legacy (December 2, 7PM Central))

  1. Candice LeRae vs. Jessicka Havok (AAW Women's Championship Tournament Semifinal Match)
  2. AR Fox vs. Myron Reed vs. Sammy Guevara
  3. Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter) vs. OI4K (Dave & Jake Crist) vs. Stephen Wolf & Trey Miguel
  4. ACH vs. Matt Riddle
  5. David Starr vs. Jimmy Jacobs
  6. "Hurricane" Shane Helms vs. Trevor Lee
  7. Besties in the World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) (c) vs. Keith Lee & Shane Strickland (AAW Tag Team Championship)
  8. "All Ego" Ethan Page vs. Zema Ion (c) (AAW Heritage Championship)
  9. Ivelisse vs. Rachael Ellering vs. ??? (AAW Women's Championship Tournament Finals)

AAW are back in LaSalle, Illinois and they're making history, because not only are they crowning an AAW Women's Champion, women will main event at AAW for the first time ever! Plus David Starr wrestles Jimmy Jacobs for the first time ever, Trevor Lee takes on a man who's mentored him in Hurricane Helms, the imposing team of Lee and Strickland get a crack at the tag titles and more!

Get your tickets here or check it out when it hits Smart Mark Video and Highspots, folks.

Chikara Closing Time (December 2, 3PM Eastern)

  1. Gran Akuma vs. Officer Warren Barksdale
  2. Dez Peloton (Donald Kluger & Jasper Tippins) vs. Kobald & Oleg the Usurper
  3. Cornelius Crummels & Sonny Defarge vs. Rumblebees (Solo Darling & Travis Huckabee)
  4. Hallowicked vs. "Mr. Touchdown" Mark Angelosetti
  5. Cajun Crawdad & Hermit Crab vs. Xyberhawx 2000 (Razerhawk & Sylverhawk)
  6. Hype Rockwell vs. Race Jaxon
  7. Dasher Hatfield vs. Juan Francisco de Coronado (c) (Chikara Grand Championship)

Chikara are back in the Wrestle Factory in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and they're closing out their year with a bang! Xyberhawx look to get revenge for the injured Nytehawk, Rockwell and Jaxon are out to end their feud once and for all in a unique match where the loser must start wearing a mask, and Chikara stalwart Dasher Hatfield is looking to cap off the way he's run through imports over the last month or two by claiming the biggest prize of them all!

Get your tickets here or check it out live or on VOD at Chikaratopia, folks.

CWF Mid-Atlantic Worldwide Christmas Special (December 2, 7:30PM Eastern)

  1. Cain Justice vs. Joey Lynch
  2. Arik Royal & Roy Wilkins vs. Chet Sterling & Ric Converse
  3. Jesse Adler (c) vs. ??? (CWF Worldwide Television Championship)
  4. Dawsons (Dave & Zane Dawson) (c) vs. ??? (CWF Tag Team Championship)

CWF Mid-Atlantic are back at the Sportatorium in Gibsonville, North Carolina with the last stop on the road to Battlecade. After the ending to Ultimate Survivor, Sterling and Converse are looking for revenge on Royal and Wilkins, plus the TV and Tag Team titles will be on the line.

Get your tickets here or check it out when it comes out as episodes of CWF Worldwide, folks.

House of Hardcore 36: Blizzard Brawl Homecoming (December 2, 7PM Central)

  1. Abyss vs. Tommy Dreamer (Hardcore War)
  2. Al Snow & Hornswoggle vs. Spirit Squad (Kenny & Mikey)
  3. Austin Aries vs. Joey Mercury
  4. Candice Michelle vs. Lisa Marie Varon

House of Hardcore are in Waukesha, Wisconsin and wait, what, Candice Michelle is out of retirement?! Yes, folks, she hasn't wrestled since leaving WWE back in 2009(!) but she's back and... immediately retiring again, as this bout against the erstwhile Victoria will be her final, win or lose. Plus Austin Aries vs. Joey Mercury ready to tear the house down in A Double's first match ever in his hometown, Tommy Dreamer and Abyss in hardcore action, and a dream tag team match the likes of which you've never imagined, and whatever else HOH has dreamed up for us that they haven't announced yet?!

Get your tickets here or check it out live on Twitch, folks.

RPW Live at the Cockpit 23 (December 3, 5:30PM GMT)

  1. El Phantasmo vs. Kurtis Chapman
  2. RJ Singh vs. Rob Lias
  3. Chris Ridgeway vs. Martin Stone
  4. Charli Evans vs. Jinny
  5. #CCK (Chris Brookes & Travis Banks) & ??? vs. Legion of Lords (Gideon Grey, No Fun Dunne, & Rishi Ghosh)
  6. Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis) vs. Josh Bodom & Zack Gibson (RPW British Tag Team Championship #1 Contender's Match)
  7. "Flash" Morgan Webster vs. Ryan Smile (c) (RPW British Cruiserweight Championship)

RevPro are back at the Cockpit in London for the last such show of the year and having caught up on their shows over the last couple weeks I gotta take a second and put over what they're doing with Jinny. She's been undefeated all year heading into her York Hall debut (as the first woman to wrestle at one of RevPro's York Hall shows!) next week and the women's championship tournament next month, tearing it down show after show with opponent after opponent and it's just been great.

Plus big stakes on the tag match here, as the winners will go on to face Moustache Mountain at Uprising with the tag titles on the line!

Get your tickets here or check it out on RPW On Demand, where all Cockpit shows will stream live next year.

Free matches here!

Chris Dickinson & Heidi Lovelace vs. Kimber Lee & Shynron

From the fine folks at beyond, let's celebrate Ruby Riott's debut no matter how many t's she has to stick on her name for trademark reasons with some intergender action! She's paired up with Chris Dickinson taking on the explosive team of Kimber Lee and Shynron, check it out!

Glory Pro Year in Review Episode 1

Big Mike Elgin's Glory Pro are kicking off a series of Year in Review shows on YouTube with the match that crowned their first champion. Ethan Page, Shigehiro Irie, Paco Gonzalez, and Jason Kincaid square off, but only one man can leave with the Crown of Glory. Don't miss it!

Federated (Mik Drake & Mike Orlando) vs. Ugly Ducklings (Lance Lude & Rob Killjoy)

From the good people over at Battle Club Pro, we've got tag team action featuring the eternal struggle between Duck and HOSS! On the line, a chance for Federated to lift Brute VanSlyke's suspension if only they can overcome the Ugly Ducklings. Enjoy!

Results

AIW Hell on Earth 13 (November 24)

  1. Matthew Justice over Shawn Shultz
  2. Magnum CK over PB Smooth
  3. Dominic Garrini over "All Ego" Ethan Page
  4. No Consequences (AJ Gray, Garrison King, Joshua Bishop, Malcolm Monroe III, & Tre Lamar) over "Supercop" Dick Justice, the Philly-Marino Experience (Marino Tenaglia & Philly Collins), & Weird World (Alex "Worldwide" Kellar & Evan "Weird Body" Adams)
  5. Louis Lyndon over Gringo Loco
  6. Tom Lawlor over "Hot Sauce" Tracy Williams
  7. Jimmy Jacobs over Colt Cabana
  8. To Infinity and Beyond (Cheech & Colin Delaney) (c) over Boys From Jollyville (Russ Myers & T-Money) and Young Studs (Bobby Beverly & Eric Ryan) to retain the AIW Tag Team Championship
  9. Laredo Kid over DJ Z, Jody Fleisch, and Matt Cross
  10. Nick Gage over Tim Donst (c) to win the AIW Absolute Championship (Fans Bring the Weapons Match)

The King is back, baby... and he's champion! In bloody battle Nick Gage claimed the Absolute Championship from Tim Donst, and AIW may never be the same again. But that wasn't the only blood on the card, unfortunately, as Jody Fleisch's triumphant return to the United States was cut sadly short when he landed poorly on a dive and gashed his leg open, necessitating that he pull out of the rest of the weekend.

Check it out when it hits Smart Mark Video, folks.

NOVA Pro 11th Dimension (November 24)

  1. Mack Buckler (c) over Graham Bell to retain the CRAB Wrestling Championship
  2. Carnies (Beau Crockett, Kerry Awful, Nick Iggy, & Tripp Cassidy) over Sugar Dunklings (Lance Lude, Lucas Calhoun, Rob Killjoy, & Sugar Dunkerton) (Elimination Match)
  3. John Kermon over Wheeler YUTA
  4. Gunner Miller over Cabana Man Dan (Survivor Triathlon Match Round 1)
  5. Spitifires (Ace Perry & Sage Philips) over the 1% (Bobby Shields & Logan Easton LaRoux) (Survivor Triathlon Match Round 2)
  6. Spitfires (Ace Perry, Cabana Man Dan, & Sage Philips) over the 1% (Bobby Shields, Gunner Miller, & Logan Easton LaRoux) (Survivor Triathlon Match Round 3)
  7. Isaiah Frazier over Dirty Money
  8. Jonathan Gresham over Fred Yehi
  9. Allie Kat, Deonna Purrazzo, Laynie Luck, Sahara Se7en, & Veda Scott over Brittany Blake, Faye Jackson, Jordynne Grace, LuFisto, & Mia Yim (Elimination Match)

As always, my man Duke (follow him on Twitter!) has an excellent write-up of the show, so I'll let him take it away without too much more blabbing out of me here. But man, Yehi/Gresham sounds great, and what a starmaking turn for Allie Kat in the main. She deserves it!

Check it out when it hits Smart Mark Video, folks.

AAW Unstoppable 2017 (November 25)

  1. OI4K (Dave & Jake Crist) over Stephen Wolf & Trey Miguel
  2. Brubaker, Connor Braxton, Curt Stallion, & Jake Something over Besties in the World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett), Colt Cabana, & PACO
  3. Shane Strickland over Fred Yehi
  4. Myron Reed over Flip Gordon
  5. AR Fox & Eddie Kingston over WRSTLING (David Starr & Trevor Lee)
  6. ACH over Sammy Guevara
  7. Zema Ion over Penta el Zero M (c) to win the AAW Heritage Championship
  8. Rey Fenix (c) over Jimmy Jacobs to retain the AAW Heavyweight Championship

A mixed night for the Lucha Brothers in Chicago, but a great night for wrestling, it seems! Don’t let that loss for WRSTLING fool you, though, because David Starr insists the shoulder was up, and would he lie to you?

Check it out when it hits Smart Mark Video and Highspots, folks.

Powerbomb.tv Wazzup (November 25)

  1. Wheeler YUTA over Dominic Garrini
  2. Logan Easton LaRoux over AJ Gray, Anthony Greene, & Razerhawk
  3. Allie Kat over Laynie Luck
  4. Tom Lawlor over Maxwell Jacob Friedman
  5. Thick Boys (Jay Freddie & John Silver) over Ugly Ducklings (Lance Lude & Rob Killjoy)
  6. Jonathan Gresham (c) over Nick Gage by countout to retain the Powerbomb.tv Independent Wrestling Championship

Powerbomb.tv returned to our screens with Wazzup and while it was a bummer to see Jody Fleisch have to bow out due to injury, Nick Gage was an excellent replacement. He and Gresham tore the house down in the main event and took Jon's reign to two-for-two on really clever countout finishes. YUTA/Garrini and Lawlor/MJF also stand out, but really the card as a whole was a lot of fun and at less than two hours goes down easy.

Also be sure to check out This Very Second, Bryce Remsburg's late night show that premiered after the Wazzup card, because it was absurd as hell, with fans cutting promos and an acoustic duo rewriting Weezer and Smashing Pumpkins tunes to be about mayonnaise and hanging out with your grandma ("Despite my own age I enjoy playing old lady games") and Orange Cassidy at his best as a surreal sideman.

Check it out on Powerbomb.tv, folks.

Beyond / WWR Pro Tournament For Tomorrow ♀ (November 26)

—Beyond Powerbomb Pre-Game—

  1. Dream Team (Jonathan Gresham & Maxwell Jacob Friedman) over Hot Wheelz ("Hot Sauce" Tracy Williams & Wheeler YUTA)
  2. Orange Cassidy over John Silver
  3. Josh Briggs over Ace Romero, Brian Milonas, and Kyle the Beast
  4. David Starr over Nick Gage (No Disqualification Match)

—WWR Tournament For Tomorrow ♀—

  1. Sonya Strong over Veda Scott
  2. Jordynne Grace over Skylar (Tournament For Tomorrow ♀ First Round Match)
  3. Tasha Steelz over Terra Calaway (Tournament For Tomorrow ♀ First Round Match)
  4. Karen Q over Willow Nightingale (Tournament For Tomorrow ♀ First Round Match)
  5. Davienne over Vanity (Tournament For Tomorrow ♀ First Round Match)
  6. Jenny Rose over Alexxis
  7. Jordynne Grace over Tasha Steelz (Tournament For Tomorrow ♀ Semifinal Match)
  8. Davienne over Karen Q (Tournament For Tomorrow ♀ Semifinal Match)
  9. Solo Darling & Team Sea Stars (Ashley Vox & Delmi Exo) over Allie Kat, Laynie Luck, & Nadi
  10. Deonna Purrazzo over Madison Rayne
  11. Jordynne Grace over Davienne (Tournament For Tomorrow ♀ Finals)

For results in detail, you can check our post here, but Jordynne Grace is your Tournament For Tomorrow ♀ winner, overcoming Davienne's damned numbers game (courtesy of Sammi Lane and Miranda Vionette), countering every bit of underhanded shortcut-taking with resilience and strength to prevail. And, on the Powerbomb Pre-Game (still free on YouTube, which is embedded in that linked post) after a bloody war with Nick Gage, David Starr made it official-- he and Joey Janela will do battle to determine the true ace of Beyond on 12/31... and the fans will bring the weapons!

Check it out on Powerbomb.tv, folks.

Progress Chapter 58: Live Your Best Life (November 26)

  1. Travis Banks (c) over Matt Riddle to retain the Progress World Championship
  2. Jimmy Havoc & Mark Haskins over Connor Mills & Maverick Mayhew
  3. Eddie Dennis over Jack Sexsmith
  4. Jinny over Dahlia Black to become #1 contender to the Progress Women's Championship (No Disqualification Match)
  5. Timothy Thatcher over Strangler Davis
  6. Timothy Thatcher over Chris Ridgeway
  7. Joseph Conners over "Flash" Morgan Webster
  8. Toni Storm (c) over Alex Windsor to retain the Progress Women's Championship
  9. Grizzled Young Veterans (James Drake & Zack Gibson) over #CCK (Chris Brookes & Kid Lykos) to win the Progress Tag Team Championship

As always with a show I recap I'll keep it short and sweet here, but... ROB LYNCH IS BACK, BABY! Indeed, that's why Thatcher worked double duty, because Big Rob returned from his injury-inflicted hiatus to cost Davis his match and the Atlas Division Championship match that he put on the line in it. Tim wanted to have a proper match, and so Chris Ridgeway made his Progress debut!

Bad news for poor Kid Lykos, however, as he injured his shoulder and actually had to be stretchered off mid-match. Get well soon, wolf boy!

Check it out when it hits Demand Progress, folks.

As always...

Remember folks, no matter what type of wrestling you like, no matter how down you feel about the state of WWE, Impact, ROH, or any other "big-time" pro wrestling, there's something out there for you. There's a pro wrestling product that can hit you in the right spot and make you love wrestling like you thought you'd never be able to love it again. It's there, I promise. You just gotta reach out and find it, and that, my friends, is what the Sermon on the Mat is all about.

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