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.
FIP All or Nothing (Sept. 13, 9PM Eastern)
- Cyrus Satin vs. Yahya
- Tinder Boys (Bryan Idol & Matt Delray) vs. Ugly Ducklings (Lance Lude & Rob Killjoy)
- OAO (Hunter Law, Snoop Strikes, & Troy Hollywood) vs. ???, ???, & ??? (Open Challenge)
- Francisco Ciatso vs. ???
- The End (Odinson & Parrow) vs. WAR Godz (Damien Angel & Logan Creed) (Falls Count Anywhere Match)
- Precipice (Chance Auren & Omar Amir) (c) vs. the Skulk (Adrian Alanis & Liam Gray) (FIP World Tag Team Championship)
- JD Drake vs. Jon Davis (c) (FIP Florida Heritage Championship)
Full Impact Pro is back in Ybor City, Florida, and they’ve got a hell of a night of action lined up for us, folks. Two matches with mystery opponents, the debut of the Gifted One against Cyrus Satin, and that main event? HOSS FIGHT for days, kids!
SLA Battle of Spaulding (Sept. 13, 7:30PM Central)
- Anthony “Sharkbait” Gutierrez vs. Gnarls Garvin
- Ace Perry vs. Cole Radrick vs. Evan Gelistico vs. Kody Lane
- Everett Connors vs. Matt Kenway
- Diamond Dogs (Graham Bell & Luke Langley) vs. Riegel Twins (Logan & Sterling Riegel)
- Besties in the World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) vs. Christian Rose & Jake Dirden
- Jeremy Wyatt (c) vs. Thomas Shire (Gateway Heritage Championship)
- Chris Dickinson vs. Gary Jay
- Jake Parnell vs. Nick Gage
St. Louis Anarchy is back in Alton, Illinois and this show is jam-packed full of the best the midwest has to offer, plus a hellacious co-main event featuring east coast imports. The Dirty Daddy faces off against the Barn Owl, and the Warhorse has a hell of a challenge lined up as he goes one on one with the Ultraviolent King himself, Nick f’n Gage!
EVE Wrestling With an Agenda (Sept. 14, 8PM GMT)
- Charli Evans vs. Holidead
- Angel Hayze vs. Sammii Jayne
- Jinny vs. Mercedes Martinez
- Jayla Dark & Laura Di Matteo vs. Livvii Grace & Nightshade
- Millie McKenzie vs. Solo Darling (SHE-1 Series Qualifying Match)
- Rhia O’Reilly (c) vs. Roxxy (EVE Championship)
Pro Wrestling: EVE are back in London, England with their first of two cards this month and we’ve got some hype matches on the schedule here. The two that leap right out at me are Jinny vs. the legendary Mercedes Martinez and our SHE-1 qualifier, which sees young UK standout McKenzie take on one of the baddest women on the US indies today in Solo Darling.
Tickets are sold out but you can check this bad girl out on EVE On Demand, folks.
Flying V Don’t You Forget About Me (Sept. 14, 8PM Eastern)
- Breaux Keller & Joey Ibanez vs. Grimy Scots (Grizzly McBain & Hamish Stuart) vs. Riot City’s Most Wanted vs. Salt the Earth (Bobby Shields & Travis Huckabee)
- O’Shay Edwards vs. Proletariat Boar of Moldova
- Arik Royal vs. Hallowicked
- Allie Kat vs. Lady Frost
- Erica Leigh vs. Molly McCoy
- Alan Clayball, Eel O’Neal, Killian McMurphy, & Logan Easton LaRoux vs. Cabana Man Dan, Lucas Calhoun, Mick Moretti, & “Lightning” Mike Quackenbush
Flying V Fights is back in Washington DC and they’ve got a heaping helping of killer matches, from Royal vs. Chikara Gen 1 original Hallowicked vs. the Ace of the Mid-Atlantic to hype women’s action in Kat vs. Frost, to that atomicos main event.
The show is sold out but you can check it out live on IWTV, folks!
GCW Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport 2 (Sept. 14, 8PM Eastern)
- Erik Hammer vs. JR Kratos
- Lindsay Snow vs. Sumie Sakai
- Matt Makowski vs. Rory Gulak
- Anthony Henry vs. Zachary Wentz
- Allysin Kay vs. Nicole Savoy
- Killer Kross vs. Nick Gage
- Anthony Carelli vs. Simon Grimm
- Davey Boy Smith, Jr. vs. Tom Lawlor
- Ikuhisa Minowa vs. Timothy Thatcher
- Chris Dickinson vs. Josh Barnett
GCW are bringing Bloodsport back into your houses and, I mean... yeah, Santino’s wrestling Simon Gotch. Yep. That is happening. Plus women make their Bloodsport debut, Thatcher vs. Minowa, and more!
Progress Chapter 95: Still Chasing (Sept. 15, 2PM GMT)
- 30-Person Royal Rumble (Progress Proteus Championship)
- Keith Lee & Matt Riddle vs. Moustache Mountain (Trent Seven & Tyler Bate)
- Pete Dunne vs. ???
- Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis) vs. Grizzled Young Veterans (James Drake & Zack Gibson) (c) (Progress Tag Team Championship)
- Jordynne Grace (c) vs. Meiko Satomura (Progress Women’s World Championship)
- David Starr vs. WALTER (c) (Progress Unified World Championship)
Oh, it’s time-- Progress are back in Alexandra Palace in London, England for their annual September supercard, and top to bottom this one is plenty exciting! Crowning a new midcard champion, WWE-contracted talent ahoy, plus two killer world title matches as Grace faces Satomura and Starr looks to finally conquer WALTER!
Free matches here!
Minoru Suzuki vs. Timothy Thatcher
Courtesy of OTT, this is one of my most anticipated matchups of last year and now it’s free for nothin’ on YouTube. Thatcher. Suzuki. Grappling. Don’t miss it!
Progress Chapter 76: Hello Wembley
As is tradition, Progress have uploaded last year’s big September show ahead of this years, so check it out!
Myron Reed & Trey Miguel vs. Private Party (Isiah Kassidy & Marq Quen)
From the folks up at WHAT! Wrestling, we’ve got up and comers in tag action as Reed and Miguel face the innovative might of AEW’s Private Party. Enjoy!
Chikara Chikarasaurus Rex (Sept. 7)
- John Francis of Coronado over Jakob Hammermeier
- Team FIST (Tony Deppen & Travis Huckabee) (c) over Lucas Calhoun & Stray Kat to retain the Chikara Campeonatos de Parejas
- Missile Assault Man over Kobald
- Fire Ant over Cajun Crawdad
- BLANK over Penelope Ford
- Dasher Hatfield (c) over Mick Moretti to retain the Chikara Grand Championship
- Matt Makowski over Thief Ant (No Ropes Crucible Challenge Match)
- EM Demorest over Still Life With Apricots and Pears (No Ropes Crucible Challenge Match)
- Jawbreaker Joe over Tunku Amir (No Ropes Crucible Challenge Match)
- Joey Janela over Hallowicked
- The Crucible (Devantes, Lance Steel, & the Whisper) over Creatures of the Deep (Hermit Crab, Merlok, & Oceanea)
- Princess KimberLee over Solo Darling
- Volgar over Boomer Hatfield
- Xyberhawx 2000 (Danjerhawk & Razerhawk) over Cornelius Crummells & Sonny Defarge
- Ophidian over Green Ant II (Johnny Kidd Invitational 2019 Finals)
Hoo boy Chikarasaurus Rex was packed with action, wasn’t it? Unfortunately Mike Quackenbush was injured and had to be replaced against Joey Janela, but Hallowicked stepped up admirably to the task! Plus Dasher wrestled his first defense of the Grand Championship unmasked, and there’s dissent amongst the Creatures of the Deep after their loss to the Crucible.
Check the VOD out on IWTV, 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.