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.
Freelance Get Over or Die Tryin’ (Aug. 16, 9PM Central)
- Anton Alexiev vs. Brett Michael David vs. Cam vs. Chris Logan vs. Gregory Iron vs. Gringo Loco vs San Andres vs. Will Allday (Scramble Match)
- Atticus Cogar vs. Dave Turner vs. Kris Chambers
- Mark Wheeler vs. Rickey Shane Page
- Alex Zayne vs. Robert Anthony
- Darin Corbin vs. ??? (Open Challenge)
- Effy & Project MONIX vs. Eye Candy Elliott & Isaias Velazquez
- Arik Cannon vs. B-Boy
- Craig Mitchell vs. GPA (“I Quit” Match)
- Space Pirates (Shane Sabre & Space Monkey) vs, WorkHorsemen (Anthony Henry & JD Drake) (c) (Freelance Tag Team Championship)
Freelance are back in Chicago, Illinois, and they’re celebrating their 50th show with a bang! Darin Corbin has an open challenge, Craig Mitchell and GPA have the fourth match in their five match series for the Freelance Underground title, and WorkHorsement defend against Space Pirates!
Get your tickets here or check it out live on IWTV, folks.
Alpha-1 The Purge IV (Aug. 18, 4Pm Eastern)
- Kody Lane vs. Rich Swann
- Danny Adams vs. Hakim Zane vs. Holden Albright vs. Steve Manders (Elimination Match)
- Jody Threat vs. Su Yung
- Hornswoggle vs. Mark Wheeler
- Gregory Iron & Rickey Shane Page vs. Kobe Durst & ???
- Brett Michael David vs. Trey Miguel (c) (A1 Zero Gravity Championship)
- Alpha-1 OGz (Cheech & Eric Cairnie) vs. Besties in the World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) (c) vs. Fight or Flight (Gabriel Fuerza & Vaughn Vertigo) vs. Space Pirates (Shane Sabre & Space Monkey) vs. the North (“All Ego” Ethan Page & Josh Alexander) (A1 Tag Team Championship Gauntlet Match)
Alpha-1 are in Hamilton, Ontario and it’s time for the Purge! That’s right, this entire show is contested under no rules rules! Threat/Yung is my obvious pickformatch of the night under those circumstances, but it’s a hell of a card overall.
Get your tickets here or check it out when it hits IWTV, folks.
RPW 7: Seven Year Anniversary (Aug. 18, 4:30PM GMT)
- A-Kid vs. Carlos Romo
- Chris Brookes vs. Mark Haskins
- David Starr vs. “Speedball” Mike Bailey
- Bullet Club (Hikuleo & El Phantasmo) vs. Jushin Liger & Michael Oku
- Matt Sydal vs. PAC
RevPro are celebrating their seventh anniversary in Cheltenham, England and...
Sydal. PAC. Need I say more?
Get your tickets here or check it out when it hits RPW On Demand, folks.
Free matches here!
Philly-Marino Experience (Marino Tenaglia & Philly Collins) vs. To Infinity and Beyond (Cheech & Colin Delaney)
From the fine folks over at AIW, we’ve got a generational tag match as up-and-comers PME take on vets Cheech and Colin Delaney. Check it out!
Dezmond Xavier vs. Kanji
Fresh off the presses from Southside Wrestling Entertainment, we’ve got some intergender action for you all, enjoy!
Adam Brooks vs. Brandon Kirk vs. “All Ego” Ethan Page vs. JT Dunn
From Limitless Wrestling up in Maine, we’ve got some four-way action featuring top flight talent from as far-flung as Australia. Don’t miss it!
wXw AMBITION 11 (Aug. 8)
- Timothy Thatcher over Alexander James (AMBITION 11 First Round Match)
- Daniel Makabe over Bobby Gunns (AMBITION 11 First Round Match)
- Daniel Garcia over Buck Gunderson (AMBITION 11 First Round Match)
- WALTER over “Speedball” Mike Bailey (AMBITION 11 First Round Match)
- Timothy Thatcher over Daniel Makabe (AMBITION 11 Semifinal Match)
- WALTER over Daniel Garcia (AMBITION 11 Semifinal Match)
- Yuki Ishikawa over Tyson Dux
- WALTER over Timothy Thatcher (AMBITION 11 Finals)
It came as a bit of a surprise to me checking stats, but would you believe that this is the first time WALTER has won AMBITION?!
Check it out on wXwNOW!, 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.