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Sermon on the Mat (May 2, 2019): CMLL, MTW, Progress, Beyond, & RevPro 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.

Coming soon...

CMLL Super Viernes (May 3, 9:30PM Eastern)

  1. Akuma & Grako vs. Magnus & Oro, Jr.
  2. Amapola, Dalys, & Reyna Isis vs. Avispa Dorada, Kaho Kobayashi, & La Jarochita
  3. Mephisto vs. Soberano, Jr. (Lightning Match)
  4. Team CMLL (Angel de Oro & Niebla Roja) vs. Team The Crash (Adam Brooks & Mecha Wolf 450)
  5. Los Guerreros Laguneros (Euforia, Gran Guerrero, & Ultimo Guerrero) vs. Mascara Ano 2000 & Nuevo Generacion Dinamitas (Cuatrero & Sanson)
  6. Caristico, El Valiente, & Volador, Jr. vs. Los Ingobernables (Bestia del Ring, El Terrible, & Rush)

CMLL are back with your regular weekly Friday night dose of lucha libre action from the legendary Arena Mexico and... this week’s is a solid show. Lightning match and the top two trios should be cool, and the idea of an interpromotional match against the Crash is interesting even if the participants aren’t exactly blowing me out of the water here.

Check it out, as always, free for nothin’ on Marca Claro, folks, and the VOD will go up on CMLL’s YouTube channel (where they also stream shows every Monday and Tuesday free of charge) after the fact for those of you who can’t watch live.

MTW Making Towns Classic 2019 (May 3, 7:30PM Eastern)

  1. Rahne Victoria vs. Rutheless Lala vs. Savannah Evans (Making Towns Classic 2019 First Round Match)
  2. Allie Kat vs. Nina Monet (Making Towns Classic 2019 First Round Match)
  3. Savanna Stone vs. Shazza McKenzie (Making Towns Classic 2019 First Round Match)
  4. Allysin Kay vs. Kris Statlander (Making Towns Classic 2019 First Round Match)
  5. Aja Perera vs. Seishin
  6. Making Towns Classic 2019 Semifinals and Finals

The Making Towns Classic is back in Red Bank, Tennessee and it features not only nine of the finest up-and-coming women the indies have to offer but two well-established stars in McKenzie and Kay competing!

Get your tickets here or check it out when it hits IWTV, folks.

Progress Chapter 88: Super Strong Style 16 2019 (May 4-6)

—Night One (May 4)—

  1. David Starr vs. Artemis Spencer (Super Strong Style 16 First Round Match)
  2. Daga vs. Kyle Fletcher (Super Strong Style 16 First Round Match)
  3. Jordan Devlin vs. Lucky Kid (Super Strong Style 16 First Round Match)
  4. DJ Z vs. Travis Banks (Super Strong Style 16 First Round Match)
  5. Darby Allin vs. Paul Robinson (Super Strong Style 16 First Round Match)
  6. Aerostar vs. Trevor Lee (Super Strong Style 16 First Round Match)
  7. Chris Ridgeway vs. Kyle O’Reilly (Super Strong Style 16 First Round Match)
  8. Chris Brookes vs. Ilja Dragunov (Super Strong Style 16 First Round Match)

—Night Two (May 5)—

  1. Super Strong Style 16 Quarterfinals
  2. Jinny vs. Session Moth Martina (Progress Women’s Championship Qualifying Match)
  3. Do Not Resuscitate (Chuck Mambo, Drew Parker, Spike Trivet, & “Present” William Eaver) vs. El Ligero, Jimmy Havoc, Mark Andrews, & Mark Haskins (No Disqualification Match)
  4. Trent Seven (Atlas) vs. WALTER (World) (Progress Atlas Division Championship / Progress World Championship)

—Night Three (May 6)—

  1. Super Strong Style 16 Semifinals & Finals
  2. Jordynne Grace (c) vs. Millie McKenzie vs. Nina Samuels vs. ??? (Progress Women’s Championship Match)
  3. Jimmy Havoc vs. ???

Progress return to Alexandra Palace in London for this year’s edition of Super Strong Style 16 and this one is no doubt gonna be a hoot, folks! Just look at that field-- It starts with Trevor Lee and Kyle O’Reilly on loan from WWE and only gets better from there! Plus the Atlas and World Championships are going to be unified, and Jimmy Havoc has a mystery opponent in his farewell to Progress.

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

Beyond Lethal Lottery (May 5, 4PM Eastern)

  1. Lethal Lottery Tag Team Matches
  2. Gabriel Skye vs. Matt Cross
  3. Kimber Lee vs. Kris Statlander
  4. Anthony Greene vs. Stevie Richards
  5. Beyond BattleBowl

Beyond are in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, and they’re bringing back one of my favorite concepts-- the Lethal Lottery! Eight randomly drawn tag teams from a field of competitors ranging from Joey Ryan to Solo Darling to Joey Janela to Orange Cassidy to Shockwave the Robot and beyond will compete in four matches, the winners of which will progress to the BattleBowl! Plus Statlander vs. Lee and Anthony Greene’s challenge series continues as he faces ECW legend Stevie Richards!

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

RPW Live at the Cockpit 41 (May 5, 5:30PM GMT)

  1. Gabriel Kidd vs. James Mason
  2. Brian Pillman, Jr. vs. Josh Bodom
  3. Dan Magee vs. Sha Samuels (No Disqualification Match)

RevPro are back in the Cockpit in London, England and we’ve only got a partial card but a no DQ match and Brian Pillman, Jr. clashing with an RPW staple is a darn good start to warm us up for Epic Encounter on May 10!

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

Free matches here!

Allie Kat vs. Kylie Rae

From the fine folks over at Black Label Pro, we’ve got some top shelf women’s action for you, folks. The Body Kat takes on Smiley Kylie, check it out!

Bryan Alvarez vs. Jungle Boy

From the folks over at APW in California we’ve got another match in Bryan Alvarez’s comeback tour of sorts. The Figure Four Weekly publisher takes on California’s hottest rising junior heavyweight for APW’s junior title. Enjoy!

Brandon Thurston vs. Jay Freddie

You read me praising it to high heaven in my recap of last week’s Uncharted Territory, now watch it for yourself! Buffalo boys Freddie and Thurston tore the house down in a match that ranged from excellent technical grappling to pyrotechnical high spots, don’t miss it!


EVE We’re All Gonna Die! The Frantic Scramble In Search for Meaning Through a Mess of Meaty Interactions: The Kris Wolf Retirement Show (Apr. 26)

  1. Erin “Spunk” Angel, Killer “Jizz” Kelly, & Laura “Mancream” Di Matteo over “Ovary Moth” Martina
  2. Jinny Havoc over Jetta
  3. Jamie “Tonkatsu” Hayter over “The Mountain” Viper
  4. Charli Evans over Tito
  5. Kay Lee Ray (c) over Nina Samuels to retain the EVE Championship
  6. Kris Wolf vs. Laura Di Matteo went to a time limit draw (Gauntlet Match)
  7. Kris Wolf over Erin Angel (Gauntlet Match)
  8. Kris Wolf over Rhia O’Reilly (Gauntlet Match)
  9. Kris Wolf over Jetta Morgan (Gauntlet Match)
  10. Kris Wolf over Rebel Kinney (Gauntlet Match)
  11. Kris Wolf over Killer Kelly (Gauntlet Match)
  12. Kris Wolf vs. Viper went to a time limit draw (Gauntlet Match)
  13. Kris Wolf over Kay Lee Ray (Gauntlet Match)
  14. Kris Wolf over Session Moth Martina (Gauntlet Match)
  15. Nina Samuels over Kris Wolf (Gauntlet Match)
  16. Jinny vs. Kris Wolf went to a time limit draw (Gauntlet Match)
  17. Jamie Hayter vs. Kris Wolf went to a time limit draw (Gauntlet Match)
  18. Kris Wolf over Charli Evans (Gauntlet Match)

Watch the video and cry with me, friends.

Check the VOD out on Eve on Demand.

NWA / ROH Crockett Cup (Apr. 27)

  1. Royce Isaacs & Thomas “Bram” Latimer win the Crockett Cup 2019 Qualifying Battle Royal
  2. Bandido & Flip Gordon over Guerrero Maya, Jr. & Stuka, Jr. (Crockett Cup 2019 First Round Match)
  3. Royce Isaacs & Thomas “Bram” Latimer over War Kings (Crimson & Jax Dane) (Crockett Cup 2019 First Round Match)
  4. Briscoes (Jay & Mark Briscoe) over Rock & Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) (Crockett Cup 2019 First Round Match)
  5. Villain Enterprises (Brody King & Pierre Carl Ouellet) over Satoshi Kojima & Yuji Nagata (Crockett Cup 2019 First Round Match)
  6. Allysin Kay over Santana Garrett to win the vacant NWA World Women’s Championship
  7. Royce Isaacs & Thomas “Bram” Latimer over Bandido & Flip Gordon (Crockett Cup 2019 Semifinals)
  8. Villain Enterprises (Brody King & Pierre Carl Ouellet) over Briscoes (Jay & Mark Briscoe) (Crockett Cup 2019 Semifinals)
  9. Colt Cabana over Willie Mack (c) to win the NWA National Championship
  10. Villain Enterprises (Brody King & Pierre Carl Ouellet) over Royce Isaacs & Thomas “Bram” Latimer to win the vacant NWA World Tag Team Championship (Crockett Cup 2019 Finals)
  11. Nick Aldis (c) over Marty Scurll to retain the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship

At 51 years old, PCO has major gold once again! Shame Bram had to be involved, but that’s pro wrestling for you. Plus two new singles champs and there’s been a lot of praise flying around for Aldis’ bloody main event title defense, in the finest NWA tradition. Now, when can we get this year’s winners against my boys the WorkHorsemen who won last year’s Crockett Cup that PWX hosted?

Check the VOD out on HonorClub and FITE, 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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