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.
BLP McWrestling (Aug. 24, 4:30 PM Central)
- Danhausen vs. ??? vs. ??? vs. ??? (Danhausen McScramble with Teeth)
- Harlow O’Hara vs. Jody Threat
- Alex Zayne vs. Gary Jay
- Bear Country (Bear Beefcake & Bear Bronson) vs. Flip Flop & Fly Ball (Boomer Hatfield & Cabana Man Dan)
- Dan Maff vs. Larry D
- Aero Boy vs. Project MONIX
- Black Taurus vs. Rey Horus
- AJ Gray (c) vs. Craig Mitchell (BLP Midwest Championship)
- Blood Diamond (Jake Lander & Tre LaMar) (c) vs. Stunt Doubles (Logan & Marko Stunt) (BLP Tag Team Championship)
- Jake Parnell vs. Kobe Durst (c) (BLP Heavyweight Championship)
Black Label are back in Crown Point, Indiana and I mean... two lucha dream matches in Aero Boy vs. Monix and Taurus vs. Horus, a HOSS FIGHT beyond belief in Maff vs. Larry D, the final BLP appearance of Marko Stunt, the Warhorse and the Diamond Tiger battling it out for the title?
Shine 60 (Aug. 24, 4PM Eastern)
- Leah Vaughan vs. Lindsay Snow
- Dementia D’Rose vs. Holidead
- Avery Taylor vs. Brandi Lauren
- BTY (Marti Belle & Jayme Jameson) vs. Team AAA (Aerial Monroe & Aja Perera)
- Natalia Markova vs. Shotzi Blackheart (c) (Shine Nova Championship)
- Rainbow Bright (Gabby Gilbert & Luscious Latasha) (c) vs. Team Sea Stars (Ashley Vox & Delmi Exo) (Shine Tag Team Championship)
- Allysin Kay (c) vs. Ivelisse vs. Mercedes Martinez (Shine Championship)
Shine are back in Livonia, Michigan as part of another Evolve doubleheader weekend (more on that Saturday in my Evolve preview, of course) and folks, Allysin Kay gets to face her biggest challenge yet in her home state as she defends against two of Las Sicarias’ finest!
Progress Chapter 94: Physician, Heal Thyself (Aug. 25)
- Dani Luna vs. Jordynne Grace (c) (Progress Women’s Championship Revelations of Divine Love First Round Match)
- Candy Floss vs. Chakara (Revelations of Divine Love First Round Match)
- Chris Brookes vs. Eddie Kingston
- Lucky Kid vs. Paul Robinson (Progress Proteus Championship Rumble Decider)
- Anti-Fun Police (Chief Deputy Dunne & Los Federales Santos, Jr.) vs. South Pacific Power Trip (NIWA & TK Cooper)
- Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis) vs. Do Not Resuscitate (Spike Trivet & “Present” William Eaver) (Progress World Tag Team Championship #1 Contender’s Match)
- Progress Women’s Championship Revelations of Divine Love Finals
Progress are back in London, England for their last stop on their road to Alexandra Palace next month, and this show has a lot of deciding on it! Jordynne Grace defends through a four-woman tournament, Aussie Open and DNR fight for the right to challenge Grizzled Young Vets, and more!
Free matches here!
Invisible Man vs. Invisible Stan
C’mon, folks. When GCW put this one up I knew there was no way I could avoid linking it here. All-invisible chaos as Bryce Remsburg mans the ship, don’t miss it!
Daniel Garcia vs. Pepper Parks
From the folks up at Limitless Wrestling in Maine, we have a match featuring a man who’s making waves for himself left and right and just earned himself a set of Evolve bookings to boot, Daniel Garcia. He takes on a man also known as Braxton Sutter, check it out!
Hallowicked vs. Missile Assault Man
Last but not least, we’ve got some Chikara action for you! Gen 1 original Hallowicked takes on former ant Missile Assault Man, enjoy!
RPW 7: Seven Year Anniversary (Aug. 18)
- Sha Samuels over Gabriel Kidd
- Dan Moloney over Kurtis Chapman
- Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis) over Brendan White & Kenneth Halfpenny
- David Starr over Mark Haskins and “Speedball” Mike Bailey
- Carlos Romo over A-Kid
- PAC over Matt Sydal
- Jushin Liger & Michael Oku over Chris Brookes & Hikuleo
Gonna put my cards on the table, folks-- running late, not a lot to say about this one, but I have a results section and I’m not yet totally ready to get rid of it, so here are some results! Of note here, Brookes was seconded by sadly retired Kid Lykos against Liger.
Check it out on RPW On Demand, if you will.
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.