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Sermon on the Mat (Aug. 2, 2018): CMLL, Revolver, SCI, AAW, NEW, wXw, Progress, RevPro, & SUP 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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CMLL Super Viernes (Aug. 3, 9:30PM Eastern)

  1. El Audaz & Fuego vs. Templario & Virus
  2. Angel de Oro, Blue Panther, Jr., & Niebla Roja vs. Los Hijos del Infierno (Ephesto, Luciferno, & Mephisto)
  3. Caristico, El Hijo de LA Park, & Mistico vs. Nuevo Generaction Dinamitas (Cuatrero, Forastero, & Sanson)
  4. Atlantis, Blue Panther, & Negro Casas vs. Fuerza Guerrera, Octagon, & Solar
  5. Matt Taven (c) vs. Volador, Jr. (NWA World Historic Welterweight Championship)
  6. Briscoes (Jay & Mark Briscoe) & Rush vs. LA Park & Lucha Brothers (King Phoenix & Penta el Zero M)

CMLL are back in Arena Mexico for your usual Friday night dose of lucha libre action and holy hell, folks, if you watch one CMLL show this year, this is it! Celebrating Negro Casas’ 40th(!) anniversary in wrestling, they’ve pulled out all the stops here. You’ve got a rare singles title defense, a legends match that’s chock full of dudes who can still go, a pair of really hype undercard trios matches in their own right, and that main event. Penta, Fenix, and Park vs. the Briscoes and Rush?! Sold!

Check it out, as always, free for nothin’ on Marca Claro, folks.

Wrestling Revolver Catalina Wrestling Mixer Vol. 2 (Aug. 3, 8PM Central)

  1. Night Ryderz (Alex Colon & Dustin Rayz) vs. Jason Cade & Shane Strickland (Catalina Wrestling Mixer Vol. 2 First Round Match)
  2. Killer Death Machines (Jessicka Havok & Nevaeh) vs. the Rascalz (Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz) (Catalina Wrestling Mixer Vol. 2 First Round Match)
  3. Besties in the World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) vs. Team WHAT (Dan Maff & JT Dunn) (Catalina Wrestling Mixer Vol. 2 First Round Match)
  4. LAX (Angel Ortiz & Mike “Santana” Draztik) vs. OI4K (Dave & Jake Crist) (Catalina Wrestling Mixer Vol. 2 First Round Match)
  5. Ace Austin vs. Ace Romero vs. Myron Reed vs. Pat Monix vs. Rich Swann (c) vs. Shigehiro Irie vs. Trey Miguel (Open Invite Scramble Championship)
  6. Matt Palmer vs. Sami Callihan (Dayton Street Fight)
  7. Catalina Wrestling Mixer Vol. 2 Semifinals and Finals

The Wrestling Revolver is back in Dayton, Ohio in conjunction with Rockstar Pro for the second annual Catalina Wrestling Mixer! This time around the tournament has a tag team format and it is packed with the likes of LAX, OI4K, the Rascalz, and a superteam of Cade & Strickland. Plus the Revolver trademark open invite scramble, and a street fight featuring a freshly shorn Callihan taking it to Palmer to avenge his knee!

Get your tickets here or check it out on the Highspots Wrestling Network, folks.

Scenic City Invitational 2018 / SCI Futures Showcase Tournament (Aug. 3-4)

—Night One (Aug. 3, 7:30PM Eastern)—

  1. Darius Lockhart vs. Jake Parnell (Scenic City Invitational 2018 First Round Match)
  2. Cain Justice vs. Gary Jay (Scenic City Invitational 2018 First Round Match)
  3. Corey Hollis vs. Ike Cross (Scenic City Invitational 2018 First Round Match)
  4. Cyrus the Destroyer vs. Pierre Carl Ouellet (Scenic City Invitational 2018 First Round Match)
  5. Fred Yehi vs. Mance Warner (Scenic City Invitational 2018 First Round Match)
  6. 2 Cold Scorpio vs. AJ Gray (Scenic City Invitational 2018 First Round Match)
  7. Kerry Awful vs. Nick Gage (Scenic City Invitational 2018 First Round Match)
  8. Curt Stallion vs. Joey Lynch (Scenic City Invitational 2018 First Round Match)

—Futures Showcase (Aug. 4, 1:30PM Eastern)—

  1. Jaden Newman vs. Mr. Brickster vs. O’Shay Edwards (Scenic Futures Showcase First Round Match)
  2. Alan Angels vs. Josey Quinn vs. Marko Stunt (Scenic Futures Showcase First Round Match)
  3. Austin Jordan vs. Kevin Ku vs. Sean Legacy (Scenic Futures Showcase First Round Match)
  4. Scenic Futures Showcase Finals

—Night Two (Aug. 4, 7:30PM Eastern)—

  1. AC Mack vs. Cam Carter vs. Matt Lynch vs. ??? (Scenic City Scramble)
  2. David Ali vs. Isaiah Frazier
  3. Scenic City Invitational 2018 Semifinals & Finals

The WrestleMania of the south returns to Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee! The SCI is the beating heart of southern indie wrestling, folks, and if there’s only one event on this level that you pay attention to a year, this might be the best choice as far as seeing some great matches and learning who’s coming up in the next wave of indie talent. Indeed, this year we have a futures tournament, the winner of which earns a spot in the night two scramble! Plus Ali/Frazier (Yep!), vets like Scorpio and PCO coming down to show they’ve still got it, but there’s one first round match in particular I’d like to call out.

As soon as they were both announced for the tourney, Kerry Awful started calling Nick Gage out. And now that he’s got it, let HIM sell you on the match by way of this excellent promo.

Advanced ticket presale is closed, but you can try your luck at the door or catch the show when it hits VOD on, folks.

AAW Jawbreaker (Aug. 4, 7PM Central)

  1. Allie Kat vs. Scarlett Bordeaux
  2. Eddie Kingston vs. MVP
  3. Jessicka Havok vs. Kimber Lee (c) (AAW Women’s Championship)
  4. Myron Reed vs. Trevor Lee (c) (AAW Heritage Championship)
  5. Besties in the World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) (c) vs. LAX (Angel Ortiz & Mike “Santana” Draztik) (AAW Tag Team Championship)
  6. ACH (c) vs. Jeff Cobb (AAW Heavyweight Championship)

AAW are back in LaSalle, Illinois and while the whole card hasn’t yet been announced, what we’ve got packs a hell of a punch. MVP makes his debut against Eddie Kingston, Kimber has to defend the women’s title against the woman she took it from as Trevor takes on firey up-and-comer Myron Reed, the Besties go toe-to-toe with LAX, and in the main event, ACH defends against WRSTLING’s Jeff Cobb!

Get your tickets here or check it out when it goes up on Smart Mark Video and Highspots.

NEW Wrestling Under the Stars 7 (Aug. 4, 7PM Eastern)

  1. Kasey Catal vs. Tenille Dashwood
  2. Brad Hollister vs. JT Dunn
  3. ”Manscout” Jake Manning vs. Robbie E
  4. Hale Collins vs. Wrecking Ball Legursky
  5. Flip Gordon vs. Rey Mysterio
  6. Billy Gunn vs. Jack Swagger (c) (NEW Championship)

NEW are back in Wappinger Falls, New York for one of the biggest-drawing indie shows of the year. It’s the seventh iteration of Wrestling Under the Stars, and, as always, it’s got a choice selection of big names on top of all of NEW’s regular northeastern indie talent. The Manscout looks to bust his losing streak against Robbie E, Flip tests himself against the legendary Rey Mysterio (who will be wrestling Darby Allin on a NEW show I’m not covering the night before, if you’d like ANOTHER dream match), and in the main event, it’s... Billy Gunn vs. Jack Swagger.

Well that’s, uh, unique at least.

In any case, get your tickets here or check it out when it hits NEW’s Pivotshare, folks.

wXw Shortcut to the Top 2018 (Aug. 4, 5PM CET)

  1. Dirty Dragan vs. ??? (Dirty Dragan Trial Series)
  2. 30-Man Shortcut to the Top wXw Unified World Wrestling Championship #1 Contender’s Match
  3. Bobby Gunns (c) vs. Marius Al-Ani (wXw Shotgun Championship)
  4. Jay-FK (Francis Kaspin & Jay Skillet) vs. Monster Consulting (Avalanche & Julian Nero) (c) vs. RISE (Ivan Kiev & Pete Bouncer) (wXw World Tag Team Championship Tables Match)
  5. Absolute Andy vs. Ilja Dragunov (c) (wXw Unified World Wrestling Championship)

wXw are back in Oberhausen, Germany with Shortcut to the Top 2018. The titular match is their version of the Royal Rumble, right down to the guaranteed title shot afforded the winner, but that’s not all that’s going on here. 16 Carat Gold winner Absolute Andy finally cashes in his title shot against UNBESIEGBAR Ilja Dragunov, we’ve got a three-way tables match for the tag titles that you’ve gotta think favors the lean and mean current iteration of RISE, plus the Dirty Dragan Trial Series rolls on with a match against a mystery man!

Get your tickets here or you can check it out when it hits wXwNOW!, folks.

Progress Philadelphia, Boston, & New York City (Aug. 4, 5, & 7)

—Philadelphia (Aug. 4, 8PM Eastern)—

  1. Austin Theory vs. Mark Andrews
  2. Eddie Dennis vs. Pete Dunne
  3. Jimmy Havoc vs. Rickey Shane Page (ECW Rules Match)
  4. Mark Haskins vs. “Flash” Morgan Webster
  5. Moustache Mountain (Trent Seven & Tyler Bate) vs. Shane Strickland & TK Cooper
  6. Ashley Vox, Jordynne Grace, & Toni Storm vs. Jinny, Natalia Markova, & Solo Darling
  7. CCK (Chris Brookes & Kid Lykos) vs. Grizzled Young Veterans (James Drake & Zack Gibson) (c) (Progress World Tag Team Championship Thunderbastard Tag Team Series Match)

—Boston (Aug. 5, 8PM Eastern)—

  1. Jordynne Grace vs. Solo Darling
  2. Kid Lykos vs. TK Cooper
  3. Mark Andrews vs. Mark Haskins
  4. Eddie Dennis vs. Rickey Shane Page
  5. Jimmy Havoc vs. “Flash” Morgan Webster
  6. British Strong Style (Pete Dunne & Trent Seven) vs. Chris Brookes & ???
  7. Grizzled Young Veterans (James Drake & Zack Gibson) (c) vs. LAX (Angel Ortiz & Mike “Santana” Draztik) (Progress World Tag Team Championship)

—New York City (Aug. 7, 8PM Eastern)—

  1. Ashley Vox vs. Natalia Markova (Progress Women’s Championship #1 Contender’s Match)
  2. Eddie Dennis vs. TK Cooper
  3. Mark Andrews vs. Matt Riddle
  4. CCK (Chris Brookes & Kid Lykos) vs. LAX (Angel Ortiz & Mike “Santana” Draztik)
  5. British Strong Style (Pete Dunne, Trent Seven, & Tyler Bate) vs. Brody King, Eddie Kingston, & Jimmy Havoc
  6. Grizzled Young Veterans (James Drake & Zack Gibson) (c) vs. Sexy Starr (David Starr & Jack Sexsmith) (Progress World Tag Team Championship Thunderbastard Tag Team Series Match)

Progress are returning to the United States and this time they’re going coast to coast! This first leg swings through the east coast from Philly to Boston and then New York, and even with the loss of Travis Banks due to a shoulder injury and with WALTER out due to his commitments to wXw, they’ve packed these shows to the gills with exciting matchups.

Just to single one out I’d like to take a look at the trios match on the New York card-- British Strong Style, the crown jewel of NXT UK... pitted against a ragtag team of bloody brawlers made up of Brody King, Eddie Kingston, and Jimmy by god Havoc? That’s some good 2018 pro wrestling, folks.

Also note that any male competitor who isn’t booked for Wembley that can manage to string three consecutive victories together before Chapter 75 is over will earn himself a spot in the Progress World Championship match at the big one. And, if you haven’t, be sure to read our pal Henry T. Casey’s interview with Progress head honcho Jim Smallman!

Get your tickets here (Philly, Boston, New York) or check ‘em out when they go up on Demand Progress, folks.

RPW Live at the Cockpit 31 (Aug. 5, 5:30PM BST)

  1. Great O-Kharn vs. Rishi Ghosh
  2. Kip Sabian vs. Sean Kustom
  3. Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis) vs. Hunter Brothers (Jim & Lee Hunter)
  4. Adam Brooks vs. Jonah Rock
  5. Dan Magee & El Phantasmo vs. David Starr & Josh Bodom

RevPro are back in London, England, for yet another edition of Live at the Cockpit. Aussie lads collide as Brooks takes on Rock, Starr teams with Bodom to fend would-be cruiserweight championship contender El Phantasmo off, and more as RPW head into their big Summer Sizzler weekend.

Get your tickets here or check it out when it hits RPW On Demand, folks.

SUP Not Problematic (Aug. 5, 2PM Central)

  1. Mr. Brickster vs. Teddy King
  2. Effy vs. Nick Iggy
  3. Kerry Awful vs. O’Shay Edwards
  4. Brett Ison vs. Tripp Cassidy
  5. No New Friends (Danny Adams & Mike Outlaw) vs. They Might Be Giants (Cabana Man Dan & Marko Stunt)
  6. Craig Mitchell vs. Donovan Danhausen vs. Gary Jay vs. Joey Lynch vs. Kevin Ku vs. Mance Warner (PWF Championship Scramble Match)
  7. Allie Kat vs. Samantha Heights
  8. AJ Gray vs. Curt Stallion (“I Quit” Match)

SUP are back in Nashville, Tennessee to cap off SCI weekend much like they did last year. And also much like last year, and every show they do, it follows in the same tradition of spotlighting exciting up and coming talent. Very much the kind of show you pop on and leave with a few new favorites, folks!

Get your tickets here or check it out when it hits SUP’s Pivotshare site.

Free matches here!

Super Crazy vs. Volador, Jr.

From the good people over at +Lucha TV, we’ve got a dream match between a legendary luchador who made his name to US audiences in ECW going one-on-one against one of CMLL’s top stars today. Check it out!

DJ Hyde vs. Nikolai Volkoff

From the fine folks over at H20 Wrestling, in memory of the late, great Nikolai Volkoff, we have what is, as far as I can tell, his last match ever. Last summer at H20’s first anniversary show, he went toe-to-toe with CZW mainstay and self-proclaimed Lariat God DJ Hyde. Enjoy!

LAX (Angel Ortiz & Mike “Santana” Draztik) vs. Ugly Ducklings (Lance Lude & Rob Killjoy)

From Warriors of Wrestling, we’ve got a first-time ever tag team match that’s still smoking off the presses at only two weeks old. The men otherwise known as EYFBO take on Three Motherduckers (you have to count Coach Mikey, folks) in some high-octane action. Don’t miss it!


AIW Absolution XIII (July 27)

  1. Louis Lyndon over Derek Direction, KTB, Rex Brody, Space Monkey, and Wheeler YUTA (Scramble Match)
  2. #DUKEMONEY (Jock Samson & Mance Warner) & the Party Never Stops (Parker Pierce & “Big” Twan Tucker) over Philly-Marino Connection (Marino Tenaglia & Philly Collins) & Weird World (Alex “Worldwide” Kellar & Evan “Weird Body” Adams)
  3. Young Studs (Bobby Beverly & Eric Ryan) over the Production (Donovan Danhausen & Eddy Only)
  4. Matthew Justice over “All Ego” Ethan Page by disqualification
  5. Matthew Justice & Scott Steiner over Dr. Daniel C. Rockingham & “All Ego” Ethan Page
  6. Team Prohibition (Cheech, Colin Delaney, Josh Prohibition, Russ Myers, & T-Money) over No Consequences (AJ Gray, Chase Oliver, Garrison King, Joshua Bishop, & Tre LaMar)
  7. Tim Donst over Joey Janela (c) to win the AIW Intense Championship (Ladder Match)
  8. Dominic Garrini over Tom Lawlor (Dog Collar Match)
  9. The Production (Frankie Flynn & Magnum CK) over Twins (Hornswoggle & PB Smooth) (c) to win the AIW Tag Team Championship
  10. ”Hot Sauce” Tracy Williams over Nick Gage (c) to win the AIW Absolute Championship

Absolution XIII is in the books and that’s a clean sweep of the titles, folks, from the Bad Boy all the way through to the King. Plus Dominic Garrini finally, at long last overcame the obstacle that is “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, and you’re not reading that wrong, Scott Steiner absolutely got involved in a tag match after Page/Justice went to a DQ!

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

Chikara Egg Monsters From Mars (July 28)

  1. Blanche Babish over the Whisper
  2. Beast Warriors (Oleg the Usurper & Proletariat Boar of Moldova), Cornelius Crummels, & Sonny Defarge vs. Legion of Rot (Frightmare & Hallowicked) & the Closers (Rick Roland & Sloan Caprice) went to a no-contest
  3. ”Mr. Touchdown” Mark Angelosetti over David Starr
  4. Proteus Wheel (Callux the Castigator, Frantik, & Volgar) over BMD, Jeremy Leary, & Lucas Calhoun
  5. Razerhawk over Icarus
  6. Kikutaro, Los Ice Creams (El Hijo del Ice Cream & Ice Cream, Jr.), & Princess KimberLee over Cajun Crawdad, Hermit Crab, & Team FIST (Tony Deppen & Travis Huckabee)
  7. Juan Francisco de Coronado (c) over Solo Darling to retain the Chikara Grand Championship

Chikara’s latest return to the Wrestle Factory saw Juan Francisco de Coronado continue his reign, but with Mr. Touchdown earning his third point and already scheduled for an upcoming title match, the end may be in sight. Plus Kimber gave her spot at King of Trios to Kikutaro because she’s going to be in Japan for Stardom, and Crummels & Defarge got bought out by the Closers, leading their match to end in a three-on-one beatdown of Beast Warriors.

Check it out on Chikaratopia, folks.

CZW New Heights (July 28)

  1. Joe Gacy over Anthony Gangone
  2. Young, Dumb, and Broke (Charlie Tiger, Ellis Taylor, & Jordan Oliver) over Brandon Kirk, DJ Hyde, & Kasey Catal and the Shook Crew (Bobby Orlando, Bryce Donovan, & Max Caster)
  3. Anthony Greene over Francis Kaspin
  4. The REP (Dave McCall & Nate Carter) (c) over Arez & Mr. Iguana to retain the CZW World Tag Team Championship
  5. David Starr over Jimmy Lloyd to become #1 contender to the CZW World Heavyweight Championship
  6. Zachary Wentz (c) over Ace Austin, KC Navarro, and Myron Reed to retain the CZW Wired Championship
  7. CPA & Mark Sterling over Mance Warner to retain the CZW World Heavyweight Championship (Handicap Match)
  8. John Silver over Matt Riddle
  9. Dan O’Hare over Matt Tremont (Matt Tremont’s Specialty Deathmatch)

As befits a warrior of his stature, Matt Tremont has left CZW on his shield. Plus David Starr is #1 contender to a title that is NOT held by either CPA or Sterling, but rather Maxwell Jacob Friedman, who had to miss this show due to his recent and fairly minor knee injury.

Check it out when it hits CZW Studios, folks.

NOVA Pro Harlem Nights (July 28)

Gonna do something a little different for NOVA Pro this time, folks, and cede the floor to my man Duke (follow him on Twitter!) for detailed results and capsule recap of everything you need to know about this one!

0. Safety Squad (“SafeTime” Donnie Stevens, “Cool Caution” Kyle, “Stop Drop” Roland Cameron, & “Turnt Signal” Tammy Lane) over Eddy Only, Gemma Cross, Jaxon Stone, & Mack Buckler (w/Josh Fuller) when Lane pinned Cross with a German Suplex in 8:25. And no, I’m not telling you who’s who. *1/4

1. Bobby Shields over Brian Johnson, Dominic Garrini, GPA, Isaiah Frazier, and Victor Benjamin by pinning Frazier with a rollup and a handful of tights at 4:16. Given Frazier pinned Shields in the gauntlet, there may be something brewing here. 3/4*

2. Mia Yim over Harlow O’Hara with a package piledriver in 4:42. ** STORY ALERT: After the match, Gothicc (O’Hara, Angelus Layne, and Terra Calaway) beat down Yim until Faye Jackson and Allie Kat evened the odds and a wild brawl ensued to the back. Kat remained in the ring and called out her opponent to start RIGHT DAMN NOW, so....

3. Angelus Layne defeated Allie Kat by countout in 8:09. While O’Hara and Calaway distracted the referee, Layne handcuffed Kat to the door of the arena. PLOT POINT: Layne and Kat met at the Commonwealth Cup and here, and thought they’re 1-1, neither win is what you would call decisive.

4. Josh Fuller over Coach Gator thanks to a blatant low blow in 3:55. Give it 1/2* for Fuller’s effort in wrestling himself against someone who (between you and me) had never had a match before. PLOT POINT: Fuller earns a future CRAB Heavyweight title match.

5. Jordynne Grace over Rain with her bearhug in 10:10. **3/4

6. Jonathan Gresham over Timothy Thatcher by TKO with (I kid you not) a sleeper con hilo at 12:55. Thatcher was the total dick, brutalizing his foe, while Gresham played the desperate underdog. They got the fans to pop for working body parts. And in case you’re wondering what that finisher was... Gresham threw Thatcher out of the ring. Thatcher turned his back to Gresham to recover. Gresham dove through the ropes onto Thatcher’s back and hooked a sleeper in midair! Thatcher carried Gresham on his back and climbed into the ring, but Gresham held on and Thatcher’s arm dropped. ***3/4

7. Alexander James over Sage Philips with the Bloody Sunday at 9:32. **1/2 James shook Sage’s hand post-match, much to the chagrin of Logan Easton Laroux and Stokely Hathaway. Yes, it appears that Logan is more or less a part of the Dream Team. Logan and Stokely cut a promo, then called out their opponent...

8. Wheeler YUTA pinned Logan Easton LaRoux with a prawn cradle at 8:21. *** for the match and post-match angle, in which it looked like Logan and Shields wanted to make YUTA pay, but James was having none of it... and eventually ripped up a 1% T-shirt, more or less turning face.

9. Terra Calaway over Veda Scott with a full-nelson slam at 8:05. *1/2 Gothicc chased Veda out of the ring post-match so they could celebrate.

10. Faye Jackson sends Madison Rayne fleeing all the way to the Mae Young Classic with a half-crab at 6:09, though in their defense there was a dance-off before the match. Yeah, Faye won that, too. *3/4

11. Ugly Ducklings (Lance Lude & Rob Killjoy) over Flops & Chops (Cabana Man Dan & Lucas Calhoun), Philly-Marino Experience (Marino Tenaglia & Philly Collins), and the Main Attractions (Beau Crockett & Jake Hollister) in a four-way lucha scramble when Lude pinned Hollister with the Ducksday Device in 17:53. ***1/2 Everyone did something crazy in this match, up to and INCLUDING Coach Mikey.

12. And in the main event, Tim Donst pinned Nick Gage in a Harlem Street Fight in 8:43 after breaking a six-pack of light tubes over his head! **1/2 (They may have had more in them, but once you draw blood in Virginia you have to end the match.) After the match, Gage chucked Donst out of the ring and walked out, so Donst had his music played again and celebrated, so Gage came back into the ring, but rather than go for Round 2 there, he said on another day... because it wasn’t over. Gage: “I’ll do what cancer couldn’t and kill you.” Donst: “Just don’t get sent back to jail before then!”

Sounds great to me (I REALLY need to get eyes on Thatcher/Gresham ASAP), so check it out on Smart Mark Video and eventually, folks!

Beyond Americanrana ‘18 (July 29)

  1. Team Pazuzu (Angel Ortiz, Chris Dickinson, Jaka, & Mike “Santana” Draztik) over Team WWR (Jordynne Grace, Kimber Lee, Mia Yim, & Skylar)
  2. AR Fox over Anthony Greene
  3. Josh Briggs over Brody King
  4. Trent Baretta over Jonathan Gresham by disqualification
  5. New H8 Club (Matt Tremont & Nick Gage) over Matt Riddle & Tom Lawlor
  6. Boomer Hatfield, Fire Ant, “Lightning” Mike Quackenbush, & Solo Darling over Merlok, the Whisper, Travis Huckabee, & Volgar
  7. ”Hot Sauce” Tracy Williams (c) over Wheeler YUTA to retain the Independent Wrestling Championship
  8. Beaver Boys (Alex Reynolds & John Silver) over Gentleman’s Club (Chuck Taylor & Orange Cassidy), Massage Force (Dorian Graves & VSK), and Team Tremendous (Bill Carr & Dan Barry)
  9. Brian Cage over Pierre Carl Ouellet
  10. David Starr over Joey Janela (No Ropes Barbed Wire Deathmatch)

Inasmuch as it can be settled by violence, David Star IS the Ace of Beyond Wrestling after his victory in an absolutely insane main event to the biggest show of Beyond’s calendar year. Plus Trent Baretta joined the Dream Team for one night only as a replacement for an injured MJF, and alas, Team Tremendous is gone again as fast as they came back, because Dan Barry turned on Bill Carr after the Beaver Boys stole their win out from under them. And I don’t want to shortchange that Chikara showcase atomicos, featuring the debut of Dasher Hatfield’s son Boomer and an absolutely nuts dive from Mike Quackenbush!

Check it out on, 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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