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.
AIW Sekimoto Takes Cleveland (July 25, 8PM Eastern)
- Eric Taylor vs. Lee Moriarty vs. Mikey Montgomery vs. Ryder Reid
- Allie Kat vs. Super Oprah
- Dr. Daniel C. Rockingham vs. Kikutaro
- 40 Acres (PB Smooth & Trey LaMar) vs. Weird World (Alex “Worldwide” Kellar & Evan “Weird Body” Adams)
- ”All Ego” Ethan Page vs. “Big” Twan Tucker
- Philly-Marino Experience (Marino Tenaglia & Philly Collins) vs. Youthanazia (Josh Prohibition & Matt Cross)
- Daisuke Sekimoto vs. KTB
- Dominic Garrini, Matthew Justice, & Nick Gage vs. Rip City Shooters (Joshua Bishop & Wes Barkley) & Tim Donst
AIW are back in Cleveland, Ohio for one last palate cleanser before Absolution, and with Daisuke Sekimoto in town you know it’s gonna be big! Plus Big Twan follows up his NXT guest appearance by facing a man very closely associated with his trainer Johnny Gargano, PME get Youthanazia, and more!
PWG SIXTEEN (July 26, 8PM Pacific)
- Andy Brown vs. Trey Miguel
- Best Friends (Chuck Taylor & Trent?) vs. Dark Order (Evil Uno & Stu Grayson)
- Darby Allin vs. Maxwell Jacob Friedman
- Joey Janela vs. Jungle Boy
- Bandido, Flamita, & Rey Horus vs. Black Taurus, Laredo Kid, & Puma King
- Brody King vs. David Starr
- LAX (Angel Ortiz & Mike “Santana” Draztik) vs. the Rascalz (Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz) (c) (PWG World Tag Team Championship)
PWG are back in Los Angeles, California and they’re celebrating their sixteenth anniversary with style! Big ol’ lucha six-man? Got it. Killer LAX/Rascalz main event? Hell yeah! Battle of the boys between jungle and bad? Oh, it’s here!
Get your tickets and/or preorder your DVDs here, folks.
BLP Dropkicks & Dragons (July 27, 4:30PM Central)
- Brian Pillman, Jr. vs. Trey Miguel
- Danhausen vs. Effy
- Jonathan Gresham vs. Larry D
- Violence is Forever (Dominic Garrini & Kevin Ku) vs. WorkHorsemen (Anthony Henry & JD Drake)
- Gary Jay vs. Tom Lawlor
- Hornswoggle vs. Jordynne Grace
- Allie Kat vs. Tenille Dashwood
- AJ Gray vs. Jake Parnell (c) (BLP Indiana State Championship)
- ”All Ego” Ethan Page vs. Kobe Durst (c) (BLP Heavyweight Championship Last Man Standing Match)
Black Label Pro are back in Crown Point, Indiana and this is it, folks. The end. All Ego. Durst. Mentor. Pupil. One shall stand, one shall fall, and never shall the two meet again! Plus two nutso dream matches in Swoggle/Grace and Kat/Dashwood, Gray challenging Parnell, Ricky “the Dragon” Steamboat in attendance, and more!
ICW New York Respect the Game (July 28, 8PM Eastern)
- Facade vs. Jimmy Lloyd vs. Joe Gacy vs. Tony Deppen
- Jake Atlas vs. Sanchez
- Grim Reefer vs. Rich Swann
- Kikutaro vs. Orange Cassidy (2/3 Falls Match)
- Chris Dickinson vs. Homicide
- Dan Maff vs. Nick Gage
- Daisuke Sekimoto vs. Eddie Kingston
ICW New York are in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey and, I mean, this is an easy hype job...
Beyond Americanrana ‘19 (July 28, 4PM Eastern)
- Alex Reynolds vs. John Silver
- Cheeseburger (c) vs. Puf vs. Solo Darling vs. ??? (Feast Championship Ladder Match)
- Chuck O’Neil vs. Wheeler YUTA
- Bear Country (Bear Beefcake & Bear Bronson) vs. LAX (Angel Ortiz & Mike “Santana” Draztik)
- Kimber Lee vs. Kris Statlander (Steel Cage Match)
- Bryan Alvarez & Tom Lawlor vs. Nick Gage & Thomas Santell
- Orange Cassidy (c) vs. RD Evans (IWTV Independent Wrestling Championship)
- Butcher and the Blade (Andy Williams & Pepper Parks) vs. Rock & Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson)
- John Hennigan vs. Josh Briggs
- Chris Dickinson vs. Daisuke Sekimoto
- David Starr vs. Joey Janela (60-Minute Iron Man Match)
It’s that time of year again, folks, Beyond Wrestling’s annual supershow is back! And oh my god, a feud-ender to end all feuds, Starr and Janela meet one last time in an Iron Man match! Plus Chris Dickinson takes on international superstar Daisuke Sekimoto, Butcher and the Blade get the legendary Rock & Roll Express, and Nick Gage continues to rule because, confronted with Lawlor and his own nerd, he went and got a nerd of his own in the most unlikely alliance of 2019!
Glory Pro Day of the Dragon (July 28, 3PM Central)
- Billy Brash vs. Joshua Bishop vs. Kody Lane vs. Mark Wheeler vs. Mike Outlaw vs. Steve Manders (Midwest Territory Championship Tournament Scramble Match)
- Laynie Luck vs. Seishin (Midwest Territory Championship Tournament)
- Danny Adams vs. Hakim Zane (Midwest Territory Championship Tournament)
- Myron Reed vs. Stephen Wolf (Midwest Territory Championship Tournament)
- GymNasty Boys (Timmy Lou Retton & White Mike) vs. Halal Beefcake (Idris Abraham & Joe Coleman) vs. Space Pirates (Shane Sabre & Space Monkey)
- AJ Gray vs. Jake Lander
- Kobe Durst vs. Jake Something
- The North (“All Ego” Ethan Page & Josh Alexander) (c) vs. WorkHorsemen (Anthony Henry & JD Drake) (Impact World Tag Team Championship)
- Besties in the World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) (c) vs. Four Star Heroes (Chris Castro & Matt Knicks) (United Glory Championship)
- Curt Stallion vs. Eddie Kingston (c) vs. PACO (Crown of Glory Championship)
Glory Pro are back in Collinsville, Illinois and they’ve collected the midwest’s best and brightest to crown a new champion! Plus my boys the WorkHorsemen get a shot at the Impact tag titles, a big three-way for the Crown, and hey, Ricky Steamboat is at this show, too!
Progress Chapter 93: Cheer Up Juice (July 28)
- Shigehiro Irie vs. the OJMO
- Dani Luna vs. Gisele Shaw vs. Jody Threat vs. Yuu
- Do Not Resuscitate (Spike Trivet & “Present” William Eaver) vs. the NIC (Charlie Carter & Oisin Delaney)
- Lucky Kid vs. Paul Robinson
- CCK (Chris Brookes & Jonathan Gresham) vs. South Pacific Power Trip (NIWA & TK Cooper)
- Rickey Shane Page vs. Travis Banks
- Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis) (c) vs. Grizzled Young Veterans (James Drake & Zack Gibson) (Progress World Tag Team Championship)
Progress are back in London, England, and they’ve got a night of feature tag team action lined up! NXT UK stars Grizzled Young Vets return to challenge Aussie Open for the tag titles, the original CCK takes on the new and improved South Pacific Power Trip, and DNR takes on newcomers the NIC, and more!
PTPW Washington Monumental (July 28, 3:30PM Eastern)
- Ariela Nyx vs. Trish Adora
- Faye Jackson & Isaiah Frazier vs. Lady Frost & Max Sterling
- Allie Kat vs. Bobby Orlando
- Cabana Man Dan vs. Still Life With Apricots and Pears
- Capital Vices (J-Sin & Money Greene) vs. Fuller’s House 3.0 (Mack Buckler & Mikey Banker) (PTPW Tag Team Championship Tournament Qualifying Match)
- Eel O’Neal vs. Francis Kip Stevens vs. John Kermon (PTPW Championship #1 Contender’s Match)
- BLANK vs. Jimmy Jacobs
- Breaux Keller (c) vs. Jaden Newman (PTPW Championship)
Our friends at Prime Time Pro Wrestling are back in Washington, DC, and the road to the tag titles starts now! Plus Keller defends against Newman, his next challenger will be determined in a three-way, and BLANK takes on the Zombie Princess!
Free matches here!
Anthony Henry vs. Austin Theory
From the folks up at WHAT! Wrestling, we’ve got a matchup that’s happened several times in both Evolve and FIP and looks to be sprinty fresh right here. The Lethal Lover takes on the Unproven, don’t miss it!
Megan Mason vs. Valentina Vazquez
From the folks over at WSU, we’ve got some up-and-coming women’s action. Facebreaker Megan Mason takes on Valentina Vazquez, check it out!
Ace Romero vs. Jeff Cannonball (Hardcore Match)
From the good folks up at Limitless Wrestling, we’ve got a hardcore match for you. It’s HOSS FIGHT action as Cannonball takes on Romero, enjoy!
FIP Heatstroke 2019 (July 19)
- Cyrus Satin over Ian Maxwell
- Tinder Boys (Bryan Idol & Matt Delray) over International Superstars (Blanco Loco & Joey Ozbourne)
- Tracer X over Brubaker
- The End (Odinson & Parrow) vs. War Godz (Damien Angel & Logan Creed) went to a no-contest
- Francisco Ciatso over Billy Brash
- The Skulk (Adrian Alanis, Leon Ruff, & Liam Gray) over OAO (Hunter Law, Snoop Strikes, & Troy Hollywood)
- The Precipice (Chance Auren & Omar Amir) (c) over Ugly Ducklings (Lance Lude & Rob Killjoy) to retain the FIP World Tag Team Championship
- Jon Davis (c) over Tracer X to retain the FIP Florida Heritage Championship
Bad news, Eddie Kingston wasn’t cleared to compete. Good news, Tracer X stepped up and pulled double duty to challenge Jon Davis in the main event!
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.