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.
Defy 6: The Crash Lucha Libre (August 3, 7PM Pacific)
- BatBoy & Derek Drexl vs. Clark Connors & King Khash
- Cat Power vs. Desi Derata
- Cunninghams (Carl & "Big" Jack Cunningham) & Kate Carney vs. La Avispa & Sexi Mexis (Ave Rex & Sonico)
- Mike Santiago vs. Travis "Flip" Gordon
- Ethan HD vs. Jeff Cobb
- Lio Rush vs. Shane Strickland (c) (Defy Championship)
Defy are back in Tacoma, Washington and this time they've got a special show in conjunction with Mexico's the Crash on tap! Headlined by Lio Rush getting a rematch against Shane Strickland with the Defy title on the line, it's easy to write off title matches before a guy heads elsewhere under contract, but you never know, and in any case it should be a hoot.
Get your tickets here or check it out on Defy On Demand, folks.
CMLL Super Viernes (August 3, 9:30PM Eastern)
- Disturbio, El Sagrado, & Virus vs. Drone, Fuego, & Pegasso
- El Gallito & Microman vs. Mije & Zakarias el Perico
- Cuatrero, Forastero, & Sanson vs. Rey Cometa, Soberano, Jr., & the Panther
- Angel de Oro, Diamante Azul, & Marco Corleone vs. Hechicero & Los Ingobernables (Pierroth & Rush)
- Caristico, Niebla Roja, & Volador, Jr. vs. Los Guerreros Laguneros (Euforia, Gran Guerrero, & Ultimo Guerrero)
- Blue Panther vs. Sam Adonis (Hair vs. Hair Match)
It's time, folks! Blue Panther and Sam Adonis finally clash in apuestas action this Friday night in Mexico City and it's gonna be something else. Plus one of the most stacked sets of trios matches I've ever seen on a CMLL card AND a micros match?!
Check it out, as always, free for nothin' on ClaroSports as long as they remember to take the region block off.
Style Battle Season 1, Episode 6 (August 4, 9PM Eastern)
- Fred Yehi vs. Jarek 1:20 (Style Battle S1E6 Bracket A First Round Tournament Match)
- Barrett Brown vs. Caleb Konley (Style Battle S1E6 Bracket A First Round Tournament Match)
- John Skyler vs. Thomas Sharp (Style Battle S1E6 Bracket B First Round Tournament Match)
- Chip Day vs. Ethan Case (Style Battle S1E6 Bracket B First Round Tournament Match)
Style Battle are back in Ybor City, Florida, and while as I write this the non-tournament matches haven't been announced, the tournament field is absolutely one of the most stacked we've seen so far. Fred Yehi makes his return after making the finals last time, joined by Chip F'n Day, "Southern Savior" John Skyler, Thomas "Blaster McMassive" Sharp, Ethan Case, Caleb Konley, Barrett Brown (who impressed at the Texas Evolves earlier this year), and Jarek 1:20. It's pretty swell, folks.
Get your tickets here or check it out live or VOD on FloSlam.
Wrestling Revolver The Catalina Wrestling Mixer (August 4, 8PM Eastern)
- Maxwell Jacob Friedman vs. Shane Strickland (Catalina Wrestling Mixer First Round Tournament Match)
- AR Fox vs. Matt Tremont (Catalina Wrestling Mixer First Round Tournament No Disqualification Match)
- Jeremiah vs. Rey Fenix (Catalina Wrestling Mixer First Round Tournament Match)
- "All Ego" Ethan Page vs. Simon Grimm (Catalina Wrestling Mixer First Round Tournament Match)
- Jake Crist vs. Jessicka Havok (Battle of the Sexes)
- Dezmond Xavier vs. Jordan Len-X (c) vs. Myron Reed vs. Palmer vs. Sami Callihan vs. Space Monkey vs. Trey Miguel vs. Zachary Wentz (WR Open Invite Scramble Championship)
- Catalina Wrestling Mixer Semifinals & Finals
Wrestling Revolver is in... Dayton, Ohio because they're holding a tournament in conjunction with Rockstar Pro! Featuring an excellent mix of seasoned veterans and up-and-comers, as well as one of Simon Grimm's (who you likely know better as Simon Gotch) first matches back on the indies, it oughta be a good one.
Online ticket sales have ended, but you can try your luck at the door or just wait for the show to go up on Highspots Wrestling Network with the rest of us.
Scenic City Invitational 2017 (August 4-5)
—Night One (August 4, 6:30PM Eastern)—
- Joey Lynch vs. Matt Lynch (Scenic City Invitational 2017 First Round Match)
- Jason Kincaid vs. Torque (Scenic City Invitational 2017 First Round Match)
- Arik Royal vs. Dominic Garrini (Scenic City Invitational 2017 First Round Match)
- Curt Stallion vs. Jason Cade (Scenic City Invitational 2017 First Round Match)
- Anthony Henry vs. Gary Jay (Scenic City Invitational 2017 First Round Match)
- Darby Allin vs. Joey Janela (Scenic City Invitational 2017 First Round Match)
- Gunner Miller vs. Shane Marx (Scenic City Invitational 2017 First Round Match)
- Matt Riddle vs. Tank (Scenic City Invitational 2017 First Round Match)
—Night Two (August 5, 6:30PM Eastern)—
- Kongo & Tim Hughes vs. The Movement (Chip Hazard & Talon Williams)
- Scenic City Invitational 2017 Alternate Scramble Match
- Carnies (Kerry Awful, Nick Iggy, & Tripp Cassidy) vs. Hierarchy (Adrian Armour, Murder One, & O’Shay Edwards) (Street Fight)
- Scenic City Invitational 2017 Semifinals & Finals
Yes, folks, the Scenic City Invitational is upon us once again. The south's premier indie wrestling tournament bar none, as always it's some prime "sit yourself down and walk away with a few new favorites" territory. 2016 winner Gunner Miller will surely be looking to repeat, but Anthony Henry (my personal pick to win the whole deal) and Joey Lynch, both standouts since the first SCI, will be looking to etch their names in history. Plus it's a swansong for Tank as the deathmatch legend ends his indie wrestling career, but he's chosen a hard row to hoe in Matt Riddle if he intends to win the whole thing.
Advanced ticket sales have ended, so if you want to go you'll have to take your chances at the door, but you can always catch the action on Powerbomb.tv later.
AAW Jawbreaker (August 5, 7PM Central)
- Arik Cannon vs. Brett Gakiya vs. Jake Something vs. Juntai Miller vs. Kody Rice vs. Myron Reed
- Bucky Collins vs. Mike Hartenbower
- Brubaker vs. CJ Esparza
- Ivelisse vs. Samantha Heights (AAW Women's Championship Tournament First Round Match)
- Jessicka Havok vs. Leah Vaughan (AAW Women's Championship Tournament First Round Match)
- ACH vs. Mat Fitchett
- Andrew Everett vs. Chuck Taylor
- Bob Holly vs. Keith Lee (Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament Qualifying Match)
- Scarlet and Graves (Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz) (c) vs. Stephen Wolf & Trey Miguel (AAW Tag Team Championship)
- AR Fox, Juventud Guerrera, & Rey Fenix vs. OI4K (Jake Crist & Sami Callihan) & ???
AAW are back in LaSalle, Illinois and hoo boy, I could just point out the excellent indie absurdity that is Keith Lee wrestling Bob Holly in the year of our lord 2017 and stop there, satisfied that my job was done well, but let's talk a little about the women's tournament they're starting here. Twelve women will be participating, with Veda Scott, Britt Baker, Kylie Rae, Candice LeRae, Allysin Kay, Delilah Doom, Su Yung, and Rachael Ellering's matches to come later, and the winner will take home the inaugural AAW Women's Championship home with them! Looks like it should be a lot of fun whne it's all said and done.
Get your tickets here or check it out when it goes up on Smart Mark Video and Highspots, folks.
Chikara Chikarasaurus Rex: Flesh and Stone (August 5, 3PM Eastern)
- Bike Cops (Donald Kluger, Jasper Tippins, & Officer Warren Barksdale) vs. Cajun Crawdad, Hermit Crab, & Sloan Caprice
- Missile Assault Man vs. the Whisper
- Everett Connors vs. Razerhawk (c) (Chikara Young Lions Cup)
- Dasher Hatfield vs. Merlok
- Cornelius Crummels, Kobald, Oleg the Usurper, & Sonny Defarge vs. the Furies
- Juan Francisco de Coronado (c) vs. Rory Gulak (Chikara Grand Championship)
It's Chikarasaurus Rex time and Chikara are back in the Wrestle Factory in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania once again. It's a full card of varied action, but the big exciting match here is the Grand Championship match. A rematch of the Johnny Kidd Invitational finals, Coronado claims Gulak's victory was a fluke and his mere presence in the tournament a result of solely his last name and his more famous brother Drew's importance to Chikara, so the stage is set for some real intense grudge match grappling, folks.
Get your tickets here or check this bad boy out LIVE on Chikaratopia this Saturday.
CZW Once in a Lifetime (August 5, 7:30PM Eastern)
- Hideki Hosaka & Raijin Yaguchi vs. Storm of Entrails (Dan O'Hare & SHLAK) vs. the Awakening (G-Raver & Stockade)
- Maxwell Jacob Friedman (c) vs. ??? (CZW Wired Championship)
- Aerial Assault Match
- Joey Janela vs. Lio Rush (THE FINAL CHAPTER)
- Masada vs. Shane Strickland (c) (CZW World Heavyweight Championship)
- Atsushi Onita vs. Father Matthew Tremont
CZW are back in Voorhees, New Jersey, and they're bringing hell with them.
Deathmatch legend Atsushi Onita, headed steadily towards an announced retirement later this year, will make one last stop in the United States to take on the best CZW has to offer, Father Matthew Tremont, and it's going to be an absolute war. A war that, for a variety of reasons, CZW will not even confirm stipulations for, besides assuring us that it is, indeed, a deathmatch. I can't wait, and that's without even talking up the LAST Janela/Rush, the return of the Aerial Assault Match, or anything else CZW have for us on Saturday!
Get your tickets here, or check this out LIVE through Highspots Wrestling Network!
FIP Heatstroke 2017 (August 5, 6PM Eastern)
- Barrett Brown vs. Chip Day vs. Jarek 1:20 vs. Tracer X
- Caleb Konley vs. Ethan Case
- Priscilla Kelly (c) vs. Stormie Lee (Shine Nova Championship)
- John Skyler vs. Jon Davis (c) (FIP Florida Heritage Championship)
- Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter) (c) vs. Ugly Ducklings (Lance Lude & Rob Killjoy) (FIP Tag Team Championship)
- Fred Yehi (c) vs. Martin Stone (FIP World Heavyweight Championship)
FIP are back in Ybor City, Florida and it's time to let out a good old-fashioned #FyeahFIP because they've got a hell of a card laid out featuring some of the south's finest. Hot off their shot at the Evolve tag titles, the Ugly Ducklings have a crack at the Hooligans, Martin Stone finally gets his somewhat delayed FIP WHC title shot, and the Southern Savior John Skyler looks to overcome Jon Davis to become the Florida Heritage Champion, plus Priscilla Kelly will make her first defense of the Shine Nova Title!
Get your tickets here or check it out live or on VOD on FloSlam.
WrestleCircus The Cody Rhodes Summer Circus Show (August 5, 7PM Eastern)
- Lance Hoyt Open Challenge
- Team Austin the Ref ("All Ego" Ethan Page & JC R.E.S.) vs. Team Jervis (Space Monkey & Super Beetle)
- Christi Jaynes vs. Rachael Ellering (WC Lady of the Ring Championship #1 Contender's Match)
- Brandi Rhodes vs. Kevin Condron
- Angelico vs. Brian Cage vs. Jordan Len-X vs. Travis "Flip" Gordon
- JT Dunn vs. Sammy Guevara
- LuFisto vs. Tessa Blanchard (c) (WC Lady of the Ring & Sideshow Championships)
- Adam Cole & Britt Baker vs. Roppongi Vice (Rocky Romero & Trent Baretta) (c) (WC Big Top Tag Team Championship)
- Cody Rhodes vs. Scorpio Sky
WrestleCircus are back in Austin, Texas with a show that legitimately was booked because it was the only day they could get Cody on, so they're making the most of it, by god. This one has a unique twist to Cody's formula of putting his ROH World Championship on the line, in that Scorpio Sky will only get a shot at it if Kevin Condron can beat Brandi Rhodes earlier in the night.
Tickets are sold out, but you can watch the show as always free for nothin' on their Twitch channel!
wXw Fight Forever Tour Opening (August 5, 5PM CET)
- Ivan Kiev vs. Kim Ray
- Alex Windsor vs. Melanie Gray
- Alpha Kevin vs. Bobby Gunns
- Chris Colen vs. WALTER
- A4 (Absolute Andy & Marius Al-Ani) vs. Young Lions (Lucky Kid & Tarkan Aslan) (c) (wXw World Tag Team Championship)
- Ilja Dragunov vs. "Bad Bones" John Klinger vs. Jurn Simmons (c) (wXw Unified World Wrestling Championship)
wXw are kicking off their next tour in style in their home base of Oberhausen, Germany, so why not let's take a look, eh? In large part the show is built around the idea of the (mostly) young upstarts RISE looking to knock off wXw's established stars once and for all, as Kiev takes on Ray, Colen takes on WALTER, A4 look to reclaim their tag titles from the Young Lions, and Bad Bones finds himself in the middle of a three-way against current champ Simmons and the undefeated Ilja Dragunov.
Get your tickets here or check it out when it goes up on wXwNOW!, folks.
OTT WrestleRama (August 5-6)
—Night One (August 5, 7:30PM GMT)—
- 2 Unlimited (Jay & Patrick Sammon) vs. Jody Fleisch & Jonny Storm
- Angel Cruz & B Cool vs. World's Cutest Tag Team (Candice LeRae & Joey Ryan)
- Jordan Devlin vs. Matt Cross
- Charlie Sterling & Zack Gibson vs. Lads From the Flats (Paddy M & Workie)
- Matt Sydal vs. Ricochet
- #CCK (Chris Brookes, Kid Lykos, & Travis Banks) vs. Kings of the North (Bonesaw, Damien Corvin, & Dunkan Disorderly)
- British Strong Style (Pete Dunne, Trent Seven, & Tyler Bate) vs. Jeff Cobb & War Machine (Hanson & Ray Rowe)
- Jimmy Havoc vs. Paul Tracey (No Rules Match)
- Katey Harvey (c) vs. Session Moth Martina (OTT Women's Championship)
- Mark Haskins vs. Marty Scurll vs. Ryan Smile (c) (OTT No Limits Wrestling Championship)
—Night Two (August 6, 7PM GMT)—
- Curtis Murray vs. Jody Fleisch
- Jimmy Havoc vs. Jordan Devlin
- Jeff Cobb vs. Ricochet
- Mark Haskins vs. Matt Cross
- Marty Scurll vs. Matt Sydal
- British Strong Style (Pete Dunne, Trent Seven, & Tyler Bate) vs. Kings of the North (Bonesaw, Damien Corvin, & Dunkan Disorderly) (c) (OTT Tag Team Championship)
OTT are bringing the noise to Dublin and Belfast this weekend for their biggest shows of the year, and I do mean biggest-- I think I threw my back out just listing the announced cards out! British Strong Style vs. Cobb and War Machine alone is super exciting but there's two nights of this stuff!
Get your tickets here for night one, here for night two, or check it out when it goes up on OTT On Demand, folks.
RPW Live at the Cockpit 19 (August 6, 5:30PM GMT)
- Kyle Fletcher vs. Mark Davis
- Lord Gideon Grey vs. Kurtis Chapman
- El Phantasmo vs. Jay White
- Dahlia Black vs. Jinny
- Josh Bodom, Rob Lias, & Zack Gibson vs. Luke Phoenix, Ryan Smile, & Sha Samuels
- Chris Brookes vs. Eddie Dennis
- #CCK (Kid Lykos & Travis Banks) vs. War Machine (Hanson & Ray Rowe)
RevPro are back in the Cockpit in London and owing to Chris Brookes tangling with "Full Time" Eddie Dennis (with a spot in the title match at Summer Sizzler on the line for the Pride of Wales), we get the rarely-seen Lykos & Banks version of #CCK in action against War Machine!
Tickets are sold out, but you should be able to check the show out on RPW On Demand within a week of the show.
SUP Maximum Over... Dive (August 6, 5PM Eastern)
- Matt Knicks vs. Sage Phillips
- AJ Gray vs. Chase Oliver vs. Dr. Daniel C. Rockingham vs. Derek Direction vs. Joshua Bishop (Scramble Match)
- Caleb Courageous vs. Wildman Kongo
- Brett Ison vs. Dominic Garrini vs. Kevin Ku (SUP Bonestorm Championship #1 Contender's Match)
- Gary Jay vs. Stevie Fierce (c) (Freelance Championship)
- Carnies (Kerry Awful & Nick Iggy) vs. Roscoe Eat Viking (Alexander Rudolph & Mikey McFinnegan) vs. S4 (Chris Crunk & Ken Lee) vs. Tough Guy, Inc. ("Brutal" Bob Evans & Tim Hughes)
- Curt Stallion (c) vs. Joey Janela (SUP Bonestorm Championship)
SUP are back in Nashville, Tennessee with a show that serves as an epilogue of sorts to the SCI and as always they have a great swath of fresh new talent ready for you to find a new favorite if you just sit down and check the show out.
Get your tickets here or check it out when it goes up on Highspots Wrestling Network.
WCWO Young Guns Tournament 2017 (August 8, 6PM Eastern)
- Daniel Winchester vs. Shawn Kemp (WCWO Young Guns Tournament First Round Match)
- AJ Gray vs. Calvin Tankman (WCWO Young Guns Tournament First Round Match)
- Cole Radrick vs. Sage Cainan (WCWO Young Guns Tournament First Round Match)
- Jake Parnell vs. Travis Titan (WCWO Young Guns Tournament First Round Match)
- Johnathan Wolf vs. Malcolm Monroe III (WCWO Young Guns Tournament First Round Match)
- Matt Kenway vs. Myron Reed (WCWO Young Guns Tournament First Round Match)
- WCWO Young Guns Tournament Semifinals & Finals
Threat Level Wrestling is in Indianapolis, Indiana bringing you twelve of the midwest's finest up-and-coming indie wrestlers in tournament action. These things are always a labor of love on both ends, so why not get out there on a Tuesday night and find a few new favorites, eh?
Get your tickets here and keep an eye on their social media and YouTube channel for distribution information, folks.
Free matches here!
APW Weekly Episode 11
One of the perks of choosing the freebies for this section is I occasionally get to indulge myself in promoting one of my favorites, so, if you'll allow me... The fine folks over at APW have made their show all about grappling master and former Evolve World Champion Timothy Thatcher this week! Featuring matches against Rich Swann, Marty Scurll, and with Jeff Cobb against Reno Scum, check it out!
Fit Finlay vs. Sami Callihan
From the good people over at FloSlam, their free match comes from deep in Evolve's (now completely available through their service, along with all of Shine, most of Dragon Gate USA, and a good chunk of FIP) archive. During his last run as an active wrestler, Finlay wrestled Callihan twice for Evolve, this is their first clash, from Evolve 9. Don't miss it!
Donovan Dijak vs. Everett Connors vs. Shane Sabre
Big Mike Elgin's Glory Pro uploaded a real bounty of matches this week, folks! I'm choosing the PWR Championship triple threat main event to share with you, because who doesn't like a spot of action with Tall Don, but be sure to hit up their YouTube channel, where they've put a total of five matches up from the show. Enjoy!
Tier 1 2 Years Later... (July 28)
- Matt Macintosh over Brandon Watts and Chris Payne
- Dominic Garrini over Maxwell Jacob Friedman
- Maxwell Jacob Friedman over Dominic Garrini
- Mik Drake over JGeorge
- Mario Bokara over Kyle the Beast
- Sonny Kiss over John Silver
- Kid Christian over Leon St. Giovanni
- The Awakening (Joe Gacy & Stockade) (c) over FEDERATED (Isaiah Wolfe & Mike Orlando) by disqualification, retaining the Tier 1 Tag Team Championship
- Chris Dickinson over Tom Lawlor
- Darius Carter over Matt Riddle
Tier 1 had an action packed anniversary show, but rather than sit here and read me trying to put it into words, why not check out the sweet highlight video they put together to mark the occasion?
Check the show out when it goes up on Smart Mark Video, folks.
GCW The Art of War (July 29)
- Private Party (Isiah Kassidy & Marq Quen) (c) over Murder By Kicks (Ken Broadway & Matt Travis) to retain the GCW Tag Team Championship (Doors, Ladders, & Chairs Match)
- SHLAK over Nate Hatred (Hardcore Match)
- Jimmy Lloyd over Reed "By God" Bentley (Cinder Smash Deathmatch)
- Danny Havoc over Drew Blood and Louie Ramos (Danny Havoc's Farewell to Game Changer World Gauntlet Deathmatch)
- Markus Crane over Conor Claxton (Home Improvement Deathmatch)
- Joey Janela vs. Teddy Hart went to a standing ten count draw
- G-Raver over Aeroboy (Light Tubes, Ladders, & Lucha Deathmatch)
- Nick Gage over Matt Riddle
Tabarnak de Team and Matt Tremont ended up not making the show but by god GCW brought the ultraviolence all the same! Danny Havoc said goodbye to GCW's home arena with a gauntlet match victory, Claxton and Crane did battle with always-terrifying lit light tubes, Janela and Hart murdered each other (including a flip piledriver through a ladder!) to the point that neither man could answer a ten count, and Gage and Riddle went to absolute war with each other.
Check it out soon on Smart Mark Video, folks.
ICW Shug’s Hoose Party 4 (July 29-30)
—Night One (July 29)—
- Mikey Whiplash over Stevie Boy (Dog Collar Match)
- Kid Fite over Bull James
- Super Crazy over Jody Fleisch
- Kasey Owens over Kay Lee Ray (c) to win the ICW Women's Championship
- Joe Hendry over Lionheart (Unsanctioned Match)
- Kenny Williams over Zack Gibson (c) to win the ICW Zero-G Championship (Ladder Match)
- Dickie Divers over Thomas Kearins
- Pete Dunne (c) over BT Gunn, Trent Seven, and Wolfgang to retain the WWE United Kingdom Championship
- Pinky Party (Noam Dar & Sha Samuels) over Bram & Joe Coffey
—Night Two (July 30)—
- Jody Fleisch over Aaron Echo
- Wolfgang over Super Crazy
- BT Gunn over Kenny Williams (c) to win the ICW Zero-G Championship
- Coach Trip & DCT over Davey Blaze & the Wee Man (Kiss My Arse Match)
- Sha Samuels over Grado (Loser Leaves ICW Match)
- Ravie Davie over Bram
- Kasey Owens (c) over Kay Lee Ray to retain the ICW Women's Championship
- Polo Promotions (Jackie Polo & Mark Coffey) over the Marauders (Mike Bird & Wild Boar) to become #1 contenders to the ICW Tag Team Championship
- Joe Coffey (c) over Jack Jester to retain the ICW World Heavyweight Championship (Steel Cage Match)
Well that's a lot of stuff that happened, folks! No less than three title changes, Grado forced out of ICW, Polo Promotions avoiding being forcibly disbanded and becoming #1 contenders, a WWE UK Championship title defense and Noam Dar?!
Plus Rob Van Dam was announced to be wrestling Lionheart at Fear & Loathing X. In less fun wrestling news, check out how Ravie Davie looked after Bram crashed his wedding and got done with him-- on purpose or not, you should probably not look like this after a wrestling match. No bueno.
Check 'em out on ICW On Demand, folks.
Beyond Americanrana ‘17 (July 30)
- Brian Milonas over Ace Romero
- Josh Briggs over Cam Zagami
- "Hot Sauce" Tracy Williams over Mikey Webb
- Mike Verna & Ryan Galeone over Secret City Soldiers (Anthony Stone, Davey Cash, & Kris Pyro) (Handicap Match)
- Jay Freddie over Rory Gulak
- Tom Lawlor over Bobby Fish
- Brandon Watts over AR Fox
- Team PAWG (Jordynne Grace & LuFisto) over Doom Patrol (Chris Dickinson & Jaka)
- Jonathan Gresham over Brian Cage
- John Silver over JT Dunn
- Chuck Taylor over Swoggle (WeeLC II)
- EYFBO (Angel Ortiz & Mike Draztik) over Lucha Brothers (Penta el Zero M & Rey Fenix)
- David Starr over Donovan Dijak
- Roppongi Vice (Rocky Romero & Trent Baretta) over Da Hit Squad (Mafia & Monsta Mack)
- Joey Janela over Matt Riddle
Beyond packed their largest house to date with this year's Americanrana and the hits just kept coming. Lawlor debuted strong with a win over Fish, Watts finally overcame Fox (and special ref Shynron announced his return and challenged Watts to a match!), Team Pazuzu had a mixed day, the former Evolve tag champs falling to Team PAWG but the current GFW tag champs beating the current PWG tag champs, Hornswoggle keeps the specialty match tradition alive by losing his own match type, Trent finally got his revenge on Monsta Mack for throwing him into a wall all those years ago, and the Bad Boy made a real splash taking our Bro out and ending his undefeated streak in the main event.
Check both shows out on Beyondemand, folks, and now seems like as good at time as any to remind you that comes with a free fourteen-day trial. Why not jump on after the biggest show of the year?
Progress Chapter 53: Fate Loves the Fearless (July 30)
- #CCK (Chris Brookes & Kid Lykos) over Extra Talent-ed (Aaron Solow & Ricky Starks)
- Chief Deputy Dunne over Chuck Mambo
- James Drake & Zack Gibson over Never Say Die (Alex Cupid & Dillon D'Angelo)
- James Davis over Rob Lynch
- Pete Dunne over Jack Sexsmith
- Toni Storm (c) over Candice LeRae to retain the Progress Women's Championship
- British Strong Style (Trent Seven & Tyler Bate) (c) over Jimmy Havoc & Mark Haskins to retain the Progress Tag Team Championship
- Keith Lee over Travis Banks
As always with a show I recap I'm gonna keep my comments here brief, but... THE SOUTH PACIFIC POWER COUPLE IS BACK! TK Cooper and Dahlia Black returned from their visa-based exile after the main event, making the save for their pal Travis when British Strong Style made moves to attack with the sledgehammer.
Check it out when it hits Demand Progress, folks.
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.