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.
EVE Battle Cry (Jan. 4, 8PM GMT)
- Nina Samuels vs. ???
- Jinny vs. Zoe Lucas
- Aleah James vs. Chakara
- Lana Austin vs. Nightshade
- Rhia O’Reilly vs. Skye Smitson
- Gisele Shaw, Mercedez Blaze, & Sammii Jayne vs. Millie McKenzie & the Woke Queens (Debbie Keitel & Valkyrie)
EVE kick off their 2020 in London, England with a show that feeds right into next week’s Wrestle Queendom 3! The winner of Lana Austin vs. Nightshade will go on to face Yuka Sakazaki at the big one, plus a main event relevos increibles as McKenzie tags with her WQ opponents against the tag champs and Mercedez Blaze!
ICW-NY No Holds Barred (Jan. 4, 8PM Eastern)
- Casanova Valentine vs. Homicide
- Dan Maff vs. Mance Warner
- Nick Gage vs. Tessa Blanchard
- Eric Ryan vs. John Wayne Murdoch
- Eddie Kingston vs. Tony Deppen
- Chris Dickinson vs. Killer Kross
- Low-Ki vs. Masashi Takeda
ICW New York are back in Jersey City, New Jersey and this one has no submissions, no disqualifications, and no rules! And with matches like Ki vs. Takeda and Tessa vs. the Ultraviolent King Nick F’n Gage himself on the bill, it’s gonna be killer.
SUP Stay Cold (Jan. 5, 2PM Central)
- Lee Moriarty vs. Nolan Edwards
- Kung Fu Janela vs. Jaden Newman
- Alan Angels vs. Cole Radrick
- IFHY (Johnathan Wolf & Shawn Kemp) vs. Mason-Dixon Line (Devan Dixon & Silas Mason)
- Jon Davis vs. Steve Manders
- Dominic Garrini vs. Logan Stunt
- Daniel Makabe vs. Kevin Ku
- AC Mack (c) vs. Cabana Man Dan (SUP Bonestorm Championship)
- Brett Ison vs. Curt Stallion
Southern Underground Pro are back in Nashville, Tennessee and they’re staying frosty with another big night of action from the best the south and midwest have to offer. As always, the less names you recognize, the more I recommend you check these shows out, because it’s a clean and easy way to get a couple new favorites, folks.
Free matches here!
Smash Wrestling Remix You a Merry Christmas
From the fine folks up at Smash in Canada we have a full show featuring Andrew Everett, Rosemary, and a match dubbed the Reindeer Rumble... Check it out!
Progress Chapter 82: Unboxing Live! 3: A Dukla Prague Away Kit
To celebrate their hundredth chapter and fourth unboxing, Progress did a watch party stream for last year’s Unboxing, and conveniently for us, it’s still up and ready to rock! Jordynne Grace challenges Jinny for the women’s title, the Swords of Essex make a stand, and more!
Daniel Garcia vs. Fred Yehi
And last but not least, Limitless don’t have a whole show for us but they do have two of the best technical wrestlers in the game today going hard. Red Death faces off against the Savageweight, enjoy!
Progress Chapter 100: Unboxing IV - A New Hope (Dec. 30)
- Jerry Bakewell & Mercedez Blaze over Cassius & Nye-Oh
- Chief Deputy Dunne over Chris Ridgeway, El Ligero, Gene Munny, Los Federales Santos, Jr., Roy Johnson, Scotty Davis, and Travis Banks (Reverse Battle Royal)
- Ilja Dragunov over Kyle Fletcher
- Eddie Dennis (c) over the OJMO to retain the Progress Unified World Championship
- Cara Noir over Connor Mills, Mark Haskins, and Paul Robinson
- Moustache Mountain (Trent Seven & Tyler Bate) over Dan Moloney & Rampage Brown
- Jimmy Havoc over David Starr (Deathmatch)
I could blather on and on about this show, but our man Henry T. Casey was on the scene and has an in-depth report on Jim Smallman’s farewell show that is absolutely worth reading, friends.
Check it out when it hits Demand Progress, 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.