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.
Beyond Uncharted Territory Season 2 Episode 6 (Nov. 7, 8PM Eastern)
- Richard Holliday vs. Solo Darling
- Matt Makowski (c) vs. O’Shay Edwards (Discovery Gauntlet)
- To Infinity and Beyond (Cheech & Colin Delaney) vs. Team Sea Stars (Ashley Vox & Delmi Exo)
- Lady Frost vs. Leyla Hirsch
- Anthony Greene, Ava Everett, & Josh Briggs) vs. Team Pazuzuhausen (Chris Dickinson, Danhausen, & Pinkie Sanchez)
- Alex Reynolds & VSK vs. Bear Country (Bear Beefcake & Bear Bronson) vs. Mike Verna & Rex Lawless vs. Milk Chocolate (Brandon Watts & Randy Summers)
- Christian Casanova vs. John Silver
Beyond are back with your weekly Thursday night proof that the indies are alive and well from Worcester, Massachusetts, and I gotta admit, folks-- nothing on this week’s card jumps out at me as an immediate “holy hell you gotta see this”, but I have faith in Beyond to deliver a damn good show week in, week out, and I suspect tonight will be no different.
Chikara Tug of War (Nov. 9, 3PM Eastern)
- “Lightning” Mike Quackenbush vs. Thomas Santell
- Icarus vs. Thief Ant
- Sonny Defarge vs. Still Life With Apricots and Pears
- John Francis of Coronado vs. Lance Steel
- Boomer Hatfield vs. Rory Gulak
- Creatures of the Deep (Cajun Crawdad, Hermit Crab, & Merlok) vs. the Crucible (Devantes, EM Demorest, & Matt Makowski)
- Hallowicked vs. Missile Assault Man
- Bird and the Bee (Solo Darling & Willow Nightingale) vs. Team FIST (Tony Deppen & Travis Huckabee) (c) (Chikara Campeonato de Parejas)
- Dasher Hatfield (c) vs. the Whisper (Chikara Grand Championship)
Well, it’s a little early, folks, but all good things must come to an end and so too with Chikara’s twentieth season as it comes to a close in their home base of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this weekend. Quack’s 25th anniversary tour rolls on against the Ovaltine Dream, an Oceanea-less Creatures look to overcome the Crucible, Solo Darling gets a chance at a measure of revenge on Travis Huckabee in tag title action, and Dasher Hatfield defends against the Whisper knowing that Ophidian is breathing right down his neck with three points of his own!
RPW New Beginnings (Nov. 9, 7PM GMT)
- Brady Phillips vs. Dan Moloney
- Carlos Romo vs. Ricky Knight, Jr.
- Chris Brookes vs. Robbie X
- Kyle Fletcher vs. Shota Umino
- Dan Magee & Kurtis Chapman vs. the Legion (Great-o-Kharn & Rampage Brown) (c) (RPW British Tag Team Championship)
RevPro are back in Sheffield, England this weekend for a big-time double header. We’re focusing on New Beginnings because it’s the one that’s got a complete card, and right leaping out at my face in huge block letters here is Fletcher vs. Umino, a cracking stop on the ol’ excursion tour if there ever was one, eh?!
Plus there’s an afternoon show as Chantal Jordan, Debbie Keitel, Jayde, Lana Austin, Lizzy Evo, Maddison Miles, Saraya Knight, and Shax compete in a single-elimination tournament to crown a 2019 Queen of the Ring!
Shine 62 (Nov. 9, 3PM Eastern)
- Madi Maxx vs. Savannah Evans
- Tina San Antonio vs. Vanity
- Candy Cartwright vs. Notorious Nadi
- Avery Taylor & Brittany Blake vs. Team Sea Stars (Ashley Vox & Delmi Exo)
- Double D’Rose vs. Natalia Markova
- Alex Gracia vs. Brandi Lauren
- Allysin Kay (Shine) & BTY (Jayme Jameson & Marti Belle) vs. Shotzi Blackheart (Nova) & Triple Aye (Aerial Monroe & Aja Perera) (Tag) (Shine Championship, Nova Championship, & Tag Team Championship)
Shine are back for another double header with Evolve in New York City this weekend (for more on Evolve, you can read my preview when it drops, of course), and a rather atypical main event looms large over this one folks. All Shine champs will be defending in one trios match, with the winning team taking all! It’s a smidge predictable, what with Shotzi on her way to NXT and all, but hell, it should be good friendly violent fun all the same!
wXw Broken Rules XIX (Nov. 9)
- Little Miss Roxxy vs. Skye Smitson
- Julian Pace vs. “Speedball” Mike Bailey
- Avalanche & the Rotation vs. Jay-AA (Absolute Andy & Jay Skillet)
- Alexander James vs. Jurn Simmons (No Disqualification Match)
- Lucky Kid vs. Pete Bouncer (Baseball Bat on a Pole Match)
- David Starr vs. Ilja Dragunov
- Arrows of Hungary (Dover & Icarus) vs. Pretty Bastards (Maggot & Prince Ahura) (c) (wXw World Tag Team Championship Tables, Ladders, & Chairs Match)
wXw are back in Bielefeld, Germany for this year’s edition of Broken Rules and the big boy here has to be Starr and Dragunov in a rematch of their World Tag Team Festival match from last month. Plus we got feuds boiling over, Andy gunning for the Avalanche’s Shotgun Championship, and more!
Tickets are sold out but you can catch this bad boy on wXwNOW! as always.
EVE SHE-1 Series (Nov. 9-10)
—Show One (Nov. 9, 3:30PM GMT)—
- Aleah James vs. Angel Hayze (SHE-1 2019 A Block Tournament Match)
- Kasey vs. Mercedes Martinez (SHE-1 2019 A Block Tournament Match)
- Gisele Shaw vs. Laura Di Matteo (SHE-1 2019 B Block Tournament Match)
- Millie McKenzie vs. Nicole Savoy (SHE-1 2019 B Block Tournament Match)
- Jazz vs. Jetta (SHE-1 2019 C Block Tournament Match)
- Mei Suruga vs. Rhia O’Reilly (SHE-1 2019 C Block Tournament Match)
—Show Two (Nov. 9. 8PM GMT)—
- Aleah James vs. Mercedes Martinez (SHE-1 2019 A Block Tournament Match)
- Angel Hayze vs. Kasey (SHE-1 2019 A Block Tournament Match)
- Gisele Shaw vs. Millie McKenzie (SHE-1 2019 B Block Tournament Match)
- Laura Di Matteo vs. Nicole Savoy (SHE-1 2019 B Block Tournament Match)
- Jazz vs. Rhia O’Reilly (SHE-1 2019 C Block Tournament Match)
- Jetta vs. Mei Suruga (SHE-1 2019 C Block Tournament Match)
—Show Three (Nov. 10, 2:30PM GMT)—
- Aleah James vs. Kasey (SHE-1 2019 A Block Tournament Match)
- Angel Hayze vs. Mercedes Martinez (SHE-1 2019 A Block Tournament Match)
- Gisele Shaw vs. Nicole Savoy (SHE-1 2019 B Block Tournament Match)
- Laura Di Matteo vs. Millie McKenzie (SHE-1 2019 B Block Tournament Match)
- Jazz vs. Mei Suruga (SHE-1 2019 C Block Tournament Match)
- Jetta vs. Rhia O’Reilly (SHE-1 2019 C Block Tournament Match)
—Show Four (Nov. 10, 6:30PM GMT)—
- SHE-1 2019 Tournament Finals
Pro Wrestling: EVE are back in London, England, and it’s time for our annual three-block, twelve-woman round robin spectacular, the SHE-1 Series! The lineup is super strong, the matches are all happening, it’s gonna be a time, folks!
Free matches here!
Davienne & Skylar vs. Kris Statlander & Leyla Hirsch
From our friends over at Beyond Wrestling we’ve got some top shelf women’s tag team action for you. Four of the northeast’s strongest and freshest talents collide, check it out!
Kylie Rae vs. Laynie Luck vs. Shotzi Blackheart
Bit of an unusual provenance for this one, as it comes to us from Zelo Pro by way of Impact Wrestling, who hosted this match as a showcase of Zelo Pro talent. And oh, what talent it is! Rae. Luck. Blackheart. Enjoy!
Bandido, Emperador Azteca, & Xtreme Tiger vs. Nuevo Generacion Dinamitas (Cuatrero, Forastero, & Sanson)
A bit of lucha libre action for your consideration this week thanks to Lucha Real and +Lucha TV. NGD takes on a super trio of Bandido, Azteca, and the erstwhile Tigre Uno, enjoy!
FIP In Full Force 2019 (Nov. 1)
- Bryan Idol over Damien Angel
- Natalia Markova over Katalina Perez
- Faboo Andre vs. Francisco Ciatso went to a no-contest
- The End (Odinson & Parrow) over Dirty Blondes (Leo Brien & Michael Patrick)
- Anthony Henry over Troy Hollywood
- Jon Davis (c) over Snoop Strikes to retain the FIP Florida Heritage Championship
- Leon Ruff over Hunter Law
- Zachary Cooper over Cyrus Satin
- The Skulk (Adrian Alanis & Liam Gray) over the Precipice (Chance Auren & Omar Amir) (c) to win the FIP World Tag Team Championship
The happiest gang on the planet just got a little more gold! Plus a bad night for OAO, as Hollywood, Strikes, and Law all found themselves on the losing end of their special singles matches.
Check the VOD out on Club WWN, 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.