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Sermon on the Mat (Mar. 15, 2018): AAW, CMLL, PCW Ultra, APW, Chikara, & Beyond cards

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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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AAW Epic (March 16, 7:30PM Central)

  1. Myron Reed vs. Zema Ion
  2. Maxwell Jacob Friedman vs. PACO
  3. Besties in the World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) & Colt Cabana vs. Connor Braxton, Curt Stallion, & Jake Something
  4. Scarlet and Graves (Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz) vs. Stephen Wolf & Trey Miguel
  5. Joey Janela & Teddy Hart vs. OI4K (Dave & Jake Crist)
  6. Eddie Kingston vs. Sami Callihan
  7. Keith Lee vs. Moose
  8. Hudson Envy vs. Jessicka Havok (c) (AAW Women’s Championship)
  9. ACH & Jushin Liger vs. WRSTLING (David Starr & Trevor Lee)

AAW are back in Merrionette Park, Illinois, and they’re bringing Jushin Liger with them! He’ll be teaming up with ACH against David Starr and Trevor Lee in something of a flyers vs. grapplers dream match, although all four men are quite versatile in their own rights, really. Plus Keith Lee and Moose in HOSS WAR, Jessicka Havok defending against Hudson Envy, and “Hot Fire” Myron Reed getting another shot at taking down Zema Ion!

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

CMLL Homenaje a Dos Leyendas (March 16, 10:30PM Eastern)

  1. Audaz, Flyer, & Star, Jr. vs. Disturbio, Templario, & Virus
  2. Dalys, La Seductora, & Zeuxis vs. Kaho Kobayashi, Marcela, & Princesa Sugehit
  3. Dragon Lee, Mistico, & Rush vs. Mascara Ano 2000 & Nuevo Generacion Dinamitas (Forastero & Sanson)
  4. Atlantis, Matt Taven, & Niebla Roja vs. Los Guerreros Laguneros (Euforia, Gran Guerrero, & Ultimo Guerrero)
  5. El Terrible & Rey Bucanero vs. El Valiente & Volador, Jr. (CMLL World Tag Team Championship Tournament Finals)
  6. Angel de Oro vs. Cuatrero (Mask vs. Mask Match)

CMLL are back with your weekly Friday night dose of lucha libre from Arena Mexico, but this time it’s no ordinary Super Viernes, it’s Homenaje a Dos Leyendas! This year they’re paying tribute to founder Salvador Lutteroth as always, but joining him is lucha libre legend Mil Mascaras! Headling the card is a mask vs. mask match between relatively seasoned vet Angel de Oro and Cuatrero, plus the finals to the tag tournament and a heaping helping of fun-looking trios matches.

The show will not, however, be free to watch online as usual, and instead it’ll be offered as an iPPV through Internet.TV, folks.

PCW Ultra Tuff Luck (March 16, 8:30PM Pacific)

  1. Brody King vs. Jacob Hammerstone
  2. Chris Bey vs. Eli Everfly
  3. Flip Gordon vs. Garza, Jr. (PCW Ultra World Light Heavyweight Championship #1 Contender’s Match)
  4. Hornswoggle vs. Kikutaro
  5. Douglas James (c) vs. Jordan Devlin (PCW Ultra World Light Heavyweight Championship)
  6. La Familia de Tijuana (Bestia 666 & Damien 666) vs. WARBEAST (Fatu & Josef) (c) (PCW Ultra World Tag Team Championship)
  7. Penta el Zero M (c) vs. Rob Van Dam (PCW Ultra World Championship)

PCW Ultra are back in Wilmington, California, and just as they teased at the end of their anniversary show in January, Rob Van Dam is back and ready to cash in his rematch for their world title! Plus Jordan Devlin gets a shot at the light heavyweight title, Kikutaro and Hornswoggle are primed for a comedy dream match, and no matter who holds the light heavyweight title at the end of the night, they’re gonna have somebody breathing right down their back.

Get your tickets here or check it out on iPPV on FITE, folks.

APW Kick Rocks (March 17, 7:30PM Pacific)

  1. Hornswoggle & Shotzi Blackheart vs. Samara & Shamrock
  2. Bison Braddock vs. Douglas James (c) vs. Flip Gordon vs. Jordan Devlin (PCW Ultra World Light Heavyweight Championship)
  3. Nicole Savoy vs. Tenille Dashwood

APW is back in Daly City after a few months off and although they haven’t announced the whole card, what’ve got is enough to hold me over! Emma makes her debut in what should be an excellent match against Nicole Savoy, we’ve got some title action thanks to the folks over at PCW Ultra, and a seasonally-appropriate intergender tag team match to boot!

Get your tickets here or check it out when it hits YouTube as episodes of APW Weekly, folks.

Chikara Young Lions Cup XIV - 1st Stage (March 17, 3PM Eastern)

  1. Brett Domino vs. Green Ant vs. Omari vs. Percy Davis (Young Lions Cup XIV Phase 1 Elimination Match)
  2. Blanche Babish vs. DL Hurst vs. Dylan Bostic vs. Fuego del Sol (Young Lions Cup XIV Phase 1 Elimination Match)
  3. Air Wolf vs. Cam Zagami vs. Eli Isom vs. Geddy Cahoon (Young Lions Cup XIV Phase 1 Elimination Match)
  4. Anthony Greene vs. Cajun Crawdad vs. Gabby Ortiz vs. Super Beetle (Young Lions Cup XIV Phase 1 Elimination Match)
  5. Oceanea & Merlok vs. To Infinity and Beyond (Cheech Hernandez & Colin Delaney) (Tag World Grand Prix Qualifying Match)
  6. Fire Ant vs. Ophidian

Chikara are back in the Wrestle Factory in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and it’s Young Lions Cup time! 16 of the best up-and-comers under the age of 25 will vie for Chikara’s oldest prize, and it starts with the four elimination matches right here. Plus Ophidian’s crusade continues but the shoe is on the other foot to an extent, as Fire Ant believes that if Ophidian hadn’t saved Frightmare from death at the hands of Deucalion, the rest of the Colony would still be active competitors.

Get your tickets here or check it out as it streams live from Chikaratopia, folks.

Beyond Hope (March 18, 2PM Eastern)

  1. Orange Cassidy vs. Shockwave the Robot
  2. Jonathan Gresham vs. Wheeler YUTA
  3. Jordynne Grace vs. Maxwell Jacob Friedman
  4. David Starr vs. Josh Briggs
  5. Beaver Boys (Alex Reynolds & John Silver) vs. Matt Tremont & Nick Gage
  6. Doom Patrol (Chris Dickinson & Jaka) vs. OI4K (Dave & Jake Crist)
  7. EYFBO (Angel Ortiz & Mike Draztik) vs. Janelope (Joey Janela & Penelope Ford)
  8. Colt Cabana vs. “Hot Sauce” Tracy Williams (c) ( Independent Wrestling Championship)

Beyond returns to Rhode Island and I don’t mean to alarm you, but I feel like the Beaver Boys will be leaving in a much less healthy condition than when they arrive, given that they’re up against the first-time super-team of Matt Tremont and Nick Gage! Plus a couple of exciting tag matchups of more equal flavor, a title defense that will hopefully see Colt Cabana bust out his World of Sport mat grappling skills in force, and yes, Shockwave the Robot has returned from stalking the streets to do battle with the man that accidentally corrupted his programming by spitting orange juice at him, Orange Cassidy.

Get your tickets here, or check it out when the VOD goes up on, folks.

Free matches here!

“Supercop” Dick Justice vs. Orange Cassidy

To warm ups up for Cassidy vs. Shockwave, the fine folks over at Beyond Wrestling have released the encounter between Dick Justice and Orange from Heavy Lies the Crown for free! Check it out!

Heidi Lovelace vs. Kimber Lee

From the good folks over at Chikara, in light of Kimber Lee’s sudden and unexpected return to the indies, we’ve got a personal favorite of Mike Quackenbush’s-- Kimber defends the Chikara Grand Championship against Heidi “Ruby Riott” Lovelace. Don’t miss it!

AJ Gray vs. Brandon Espinosa vs. Gringo Loco vs. Hakim Zane vs. Stevie Fierce vs. Trey Miguel

From the folks over at Glory Pro, we’ve got the six-way #1 contender’s scramble match they ran at their anniversary show last month. Anybody who’s read Sermon for a while knows I love these kind of matches on this level of the indies because they’re a great way to find a new favorite that maybe you wouldn’t have come across if you were just chasing dream matches, so why not give it a spin? Enjoy!


MLW Spring Break (March 8)

  1. Seth Petruzelli over Koto Brazil
  2. Matt Riddle over ACH (MLW World Championship Tournament Semifinals)
  3. Dirty Blones (Leo Brien & Michael Patrick) over Jason Cade & Jimmy Yuta
  4. Maxwell Jacob Friedman over Lance Anoa’i
  5. Garza, Jr. over Ultimo Ninja
  6. Barrington Hughes over Vandal Ortagun
  7. Brody King over Sami Callihan
  8. Saieve Al Sabah over Markos Espada
  9. Low-Ki over MVP (Unsanctioned Match)
  10. Shane Strickland over Jimmy Havoc (MLW World Championship Tournament Semifinals)
  11. Joey Janela over Darby Allin (Fans Bring the Weapons Match)

MLW are moving the pieces into play, folks! First off, the big one, the finals for the MLW World Championship are set and it’ll be Matt Riddle vs. Shane Strickland on April 12. But also factions have been growing, with Colonel Robert Parker offering Parrow a spot in his Stud Stable, Brody King aligning with Jimmy Havoc, Priscilla Kelly, and Darby Allin’s faction, and Jacob Fatu making his debut to help Low-Ki put MVP away, united under the banner of Stokely Hathaway’s management.

Check it out when it hits VOD on, folks.

wXw Inner Circle 5 / AMBITION 9 / 16 Carat Gold 2018 (March 8-11)

—Inner Circle 5 (March 8)—

  1. Travis Banks over Alexander James
  2. Timothy Thatcher over Julian Pace
  3. David Starr over Chris Brookes
  4. WALTER over Jonah Rock
  5. Killer Kelly over Veda Scott
  6. ”Speedball” Mike Bailey over Mark Haskins

—16 Carat Gold 2018 Night 1 (March 9)—

  1. Emil Sitoci over Ivan Kiev, Julian Nero, and Julian Pace to qualify for 16 Carat Gold
  2. Keith Lee over Avalanche (16 Carat Gold First Round Match)
  3. Chris Brookes over Alexander James (16 Carat Gold First Round Match)
  4. Lucky Kid over Matt Sydal (16 Carat Gold First Round Match)
  5. David Starr over Emil Sitoci (16 Carat Gold First Round Match)
  6. ”Speedball” Mike Bailey & WALTER over Bobby Gunns & John “Bad Bones” Klinger
  7. Matt Riddle over Da Mack (16 Carat Gold First Round Match)
  8. Travis Banks over Mark Haskins (16 Carat Gold First Round Match)
  9. Timothy Thatcher over Jonah Rock (16 Carat Gold First Round Match)
  10. Absolute Andy over Marius Al-Ani (16 Carat Gold First Round Match)

—AMBITION 9 (March 10)—

  1. Timothy Thatcher over Alexander James (AMBITION 9 First Round Match)
  2. Bobby Gunns over Marius Al-Ani (AMBITION 9 First Round Match)
  3. ”Speedball” Mike Bailey over Jonah Rock (AMBITION 9 First Round Match)
  4. David Starr over Laurence Roman (AMBITION 9 First Round Match)
  5. Matt Riddle over WALTER
  6. Timothy Thatcher over Bobby Gunns (AMBITION 9 Semifinal Match)
  7. ”Speedball” Mike Bailey over David Starr (AMBITION 9 Semifinal Match)
  8. Timothy Thatcher over “Speedball” Mike Bailey (AMBITION 9 Finals)

—16 Carat Gold 2018 Night 2 (March 10)—

  1. RISE (Da Mack & Ivan Kiev) over Jay-FK (Jay Skillet & Francis Kaspin), Mark Haskins & Matt Sydal, and Monster Consulting (Avalanche & Julian Nero) to become #1 contenders to the wXw World Tag Team Championship
  2. Keith Lee over Chris Brookes (16 Carat Gold Quarterfinal Match)
  3. Timothy Thatcher over Lucky Kid (16 Carat Gold Quarterfinal Match)
  4. David Starr over Travis Banks (16 Carat Gold Quarterfinal Match)
  5. Absolute Andy over Matt Riddle (16 Carat Gold Quarterfinal Match)
  6. Alexander James over Jonah Rock
  7. Bobby Gunns (c) over “Speedball” Mike Bailey to retain the wXw Shotgun Championship
  8. Toni Storm (c) over Melanie Gray to retain the wXw Women’s Championship
  9. Ilja Dragunov over John “Bad Bones” Klinger and WALTER to win the wXw Unified World Wrestling Championship

—16 Carat Gold 2018 Night 3 (March 11)—

  1. David Starr over Keith Lee (16 Carat Gold Semifinal Match)
  2. Absolute Andy over Timothy Thatcher (16 Carat Gold Semifinal Match)
  3. Emil Sitoci over Alexander James, Lucky Kid, and Mark Haskins
  4. Toni Storm (c) over Killer Kelly, Session Moth Martina, and Wesna to retain the wXw Women’s Championship
  5. Ilja Dragunov (c) over Matt Riddle to retain the wXw Unified World Wrestling Championship
  6. CCK (Chris Brookes & Travis Banks) & Jonah Rock over Marius Al-Ani, Matt Sydal, & “Speedball” Mike Bailey
  7. RISE (Da Mack & John “Bad Bones” Klinger) over Ringkampf (Timothy Thatcher & WALTER) (c) to win the wXw World Tag Team Championship
  8. Absolute Andy over David Starr (16 Carat Gold Finals)

The biggest weekend on the German indies has come and gone and yes, Ilja Dragunov is back and once again unbeatable! WALTER had a stipulation to cash in on his wXw Unified World Wrestling Championship match and he made the bold call of adding a third man to the match to increase the chances of Bad Bones losing the title even if it also reduced his chances of victory, and what a third man it was!

Plus my man Tim Thatcher picked up a long-awaited AMBITION win over “Speedball” Mike Bailey (can’t wait to get to that!), Absolute Andy is the second man to stake a claim to Dragunov’s title after cheating his way to a 16 Carat Gold win, and even though RISE managed to finagle a way to end the weekend with gold, they’re starting to fray at the seams, because Pete Bouncer turned his back on and attacked Bad Bones after the tag title match!

Check it out on wXwNOW!, folks.

Freelance This Very Moment (March 9)

  1. Isaias Velazquez over Brandon Espinosa, Gregory Iron, Roy Gordon, Shane Sabre, and Shotzi Blackheart (Scramble Match)
  2. Arik Cannon over Jake Parnell
  3. Craig Mitchell over Hornswoggle
  4. Stevie Fierce over Anthony Henry (Chicago Street Fight)
  5. Robert Anthony over Aero Boy, Draztick Boy, and Gringo Loco
  6. The N-Words (Acid Jaz & Bryce Benjamin) & the Unfortunate Pairing of Pat Monix & Elliott Paul over Four Star Heroes (Chris Castro & Matt Knicks), Kobe Durst, & Space Monkey
  7. Darin Corbin over Suge D (c) to win the Freelance World Championship (Loser Leaves Freelance Match)

Freelance started and ended This Very Minute with a bang, as Suge D and Darin Corbin opened the show with a killer promo exchange where Suge upped the ante by challenging Darin the same way he challenged Christian Rose a year and a half ago, claiming that Freelance wasn’t big enough for the both of them. Only this time, despite a really good, hard fight, it didn’t end so well for Suge, and now he’s gone from Freelance Wrestling.

Despite that heartbreak, it was a good show overall, with the opening scramble, Mitchell/Hornswoggle (Really! Horny busted out some sick tossing German suplexes, was a lot of fun), Fierce/Henry, and the lucha libre four-way also worthy of special mention and there wasn’t a bad match on the card.

Check it out on, folks

AIW Enter the Dragon (March 10)

  1. Matthew Justice over Bobby Beverly and Chase Oliver
  2. Britt Baker over Karen Q
  3. Twins (Hornswoggle & PB Smooth) (c) over “Big” Twan Tucker & Parker Pierce to retain the AIW Tag Team Championship
  4. Dominic Garrini over Dan “the Beast” Severn
  5. The Production (Derek Director, Eddy Only, Frankie Flynn, & Magnum CK) over Philly-Marino Experience (Marino Tenaglia & Philly Collins) & Weird World (Alex “Worldwide” Kellar & Evan “Weird Body” Adams)
  6. Kevin Thorn over Dr. Daniel C. Rockingham
  7. DJ Z over Tre LaMar
  8. Joshua Bishop over Josh Prohibition by disqualification

AIW’s Akron debut has to be considered a complete success, folks. Not only did they pack the building with over 500 people in attendance, but Ricky “the Dragon” Steamboat took a valuable moment out of his day to beat the Duke up! Plus, your eyes do not deceive you-- Eddie Kingston had to miss the show due to a death in the family, and so he was replaced against Dominic Garrini by Dan “the Beast” Severn!

And what’s even better than beating UFC legend and former NWA World Heavyweight Champion Dan Severn? Beating him the first time you’ve ever wrestled in front of your parents! What an utterly cool night for Dom, even if it came about thanks to unfortunate circumstances.

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

BLP 5: Jar of Flies (March 10)

  1. Space Monkey over Leva Bates, Mark Wheeler, and Shane Sabre
  2. AJ Gray & Mance Warner over Carnies (Kerry Awful & Nick Iggy)
  3. Kobe Durst over Eric Ryan
  4. Josh Briggs over Jake Parnell
  5. Kevin Ku & Percy Davis over Danny Adams & the Warlord
  6. Gringo Loco over Draztick Boy, Matt Knicks, and Pat Monix (Elimination Match)
  7. CW Anderson over Dasher Hatfield
  8. Nick Gage (c) over Mance Warner and Teddy Hart to retain the GCW Heavyweight Championship

Black Label Pro’s live streaming debut wasn’t without a hitch or two, as the venue suffered some power issues that lead to a couple stream resets, and, well, you can read our very own Brent Brookhouse’s breakdown of the way the card shifted through the day right here if you like. Despite injury, travel issues, and Ted Hart somehow being stuck in the 80s and refusing to lose, it ended up being a really good show, especially the Carnies tag, the four-way eliminator, and Anderson/Hatfield.

Check it out on, folks.

CZW Proving Ground (March 10)

  1. Wheeler YUTA over Gary Jay and Mike Verna (CZW Trifecta First Round Match)
  2. Anthony Bennett over Kit Osbourne and Rayo (CZW Trifecta First Round Match)
  3. Ace Austin over Brandon Watts and KC Navarro (CZW Trifecta First Round Match)
  4. The REP (Dave McCall & Nate Carter) (c) over the Awakening (G-Raver & Stockade) to retain the CZW World Tag Team Championship
  5. The REP (Dave McCall & Nate Carter) (c) over Storm of Entrails (Dan O’Hare & SHLAK) to retain the CZW World Tag Team Championship
  6. Joey Janela over Ace Romero
  7. Jonathan Gresham over Joe Gacy
  8. Alex Colon & Rickey Shane Page over Conor Claxton & Maxwell Jacob Friedman
  9. Wheeler YUTA over Ace Austin and Anthony Bennett (CZW Trifecta Finals)
  10. Brandon Kirk over Matt Tremont (Tangled Web Match)

CZW’s last show before WrestleMania weekend was a big one so let’s jump right into the events that aren’t obvious from scanning the results, shall we? The REP were forced to defend their tag titles twice when Storm of Entrails cashed in their Ultimate Opportunity coin, but Maven Bentley in the first match and the Awakening in the second lead to them retaining in two straight matches.

MJF pledged a contract signing without violence for his CZW World Heavyweight Championship match against Rickey Shane Page but failed to deliver when Colon and Claxton brawled through, leading to the tag match later in the night, whereupon Friedman walked out to cost Claxton the match. Plus Dan Barry offered up his Best of the Best spot to Gacy to make up for costing him his match, but it wasn’t good enough and the remainder of FEAR ended up kicking Dan out.

Check it out on CZW Studios, folks.

NOVA Pro Sink or Swim / Rip Her to Shreds (March 10)

—Sink or Swim (March 10)—

  1. Mikey Banker over Josh Fuller by disqualification
  2. Benjamin Banks & Victor Grif over CizzKO & Jason Radatz
  3. Joe King over Billy Dixon, Britt Jackson, and Freddie Hudson
  4. Beau Crockett & Jake Hollister over Los Chicanos (Jeff & Jonathan Castro)
  5. Calvin Couture over Slade Porter
  6. Jordan Blade over Josalynn
  7. Tremor over Abel 13, Dan Perez, Dre Parker, and Jon Averson
  8. Darius Lockhart over Donnie Primetime
  9. Cabana Man Dan over Travis Huckabee
  10. Chris Volta & Irving Legend over Cameron Action & O’Shea Edwards
  11. Aspyn Rose over Jinx, Harlow O’Hara, and HYAN
  12. Harry Zen over CPA and Bobby Orlando
  13. Cross Brothers (Aden & Christian Cross) over Gingerverse (Mark Vandy & Jakob Braun) and Grimy Scots (Grizzly McBain & Hamish Stuart)
  14. Mik Drake vs. Steve Manders went to a 10 minute time-limit draw
  15. John Washington over Jacob Edwin and Shane InYaFace
  16. Isaiah Frazier & Tony Atlas over Mason/Dixon Line (Devin Dixon & Silas Mason)
  17. Tim Donst over Logan Easton LaRoux by disqualification

—Rip Her to Shreds (March 10)—

  1. Allie Kat & Tim Donst over the 1% (Bobby Shields & Logan Easton LaRoux)
  2. Laynie Luck over Machiko
  3. Your Problematic Faves (Aspyn Rose & Jinx) over Ariela Nyx & HYAN
  4. Isla Dawn over Kylie Rae
  5. Faye Jackson over Terra Calaway to qualify for the Women’s Commonwealth Cup
  6. Brittany Blake over Hudson Envy
  7. Jordan Blade over Harlow O’Hara
  8. Solo Darling over Tasha Steelz
  9. Allie Kat over Holidead
  10. Angelus Layne over Rain

I tell you what I just about threw my back out just transcribing those results, that’s a lotta matches! But for now I’ll cede the floor to our man Duke (follow him on Twitter!) and his notes from these shows--

To summarize the tryout show: long. REALLY long. We were not prepared for this many people to want to be a part of the show, and 17 matches took its toll on the crowd too. Darius Lockhart got a “Please Come Back” chant, as he was the MVP of the show. Manders was the interesting case -- he had his own cheering section for the trip! Needless to say, the time limit draw was not popular.

Yes, folks, THAT Tony Atlas. Unfortunately, he tweaked his back doing some lifting before the show and was very limited, but Frazier got to showcase by carrying the match. After the match, Atlas thanked the police, firemen, and military and led us all in the Pledge of Allegiance, which you get to do if you’re Mr. USA. The main event was highly-anticipated, but ended when LaRoux kicked Donst low. He and Shields then double-teamed Donst, chasing away his Safety Squad. Donst rolled out of harm’s way and was ready for blood.

And, as you can tell, LaRoux decided to brag to open the women’s show, saying no woman belonged in the ring with him. This drew out a furious Donst, who was attacked from behind by Shields. The 1% challenged Donst to a tag match, knowing he didn’t have a partner... or, rather, THINKING he didn’t. Allie Kat’s emergence in safety gear got the loudest reaction of the day, and I think it’s safe to say she’s the heart and soul of the division.

Match of the Night on the women’s show was Dawn/Kylie as you can imagine. Kylie got a lot of fun shine in her match, and her Pikachu outfit won her over with the crowd (though it’s a little difficult to make a “Super Effective” chant scan). Barbi Hayden was advertised for the event, but the winter weather kept her from flying in. Hopefully she’ll be back. Layne over Rain happened after water spit in Rain’s face, followed by a rollup with the tights. If you’re gonna cheat, cheat a LOT.

Our next show is the Old Dominion Rumble, and here’s what we know so far:
-Jordynne Grace vs. Shazza McKenzie (this announcement got a “Take My Money” chant)
-Pow Meow (Allie Kate & Christi Jaynes) vs. Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter)
-Isla Dawn vs. Angelus Layne
-30-man Old Dominion Rumble Match

So if you like what you read, and I sure do, get ready to head on over to Smart Mark Video to buy these when they drop.

Shine 49 (March 10)

  1. Vanessa Kraven over Dementia D’Rose
  2. Stormie Lee over Allie Recks
  3. ACR over Amber Nova
  4. Ruthless Ambition (Maria Manic & Penelope Ford) over Rainbow Bright (Gabby Gilbert & Luscious Latasha)
  5. Aerial Monroe over Kiera Hogan
  6. Candy Cartwright over Priscilla Kelly (c) to win the Shine Nova Championship
  7. Brandi Lauren over Shotzi Blackheart
  8. LuFisto (c) over Mercedes Martinez to retain the Shine Championship

Yes, folks, Shine went and did the thing and put the Nova Championship on Candy Cartwright. Plus the debuting Ruthless Ambition made a strong impression with their debut victory, and we now know half of the Shine title match at Mercury Rising as the Wounded Owl herself will be holding onto the title for a while longer after beating Mercedes Martinez.

Check it out on folks, either by paying now or waiting about a week and a half for it to go up for Club WWN members.

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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