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.
AAW A New Dawn (Jan. 24, 7:30PM Central)
- Jake Lander vs. Jordan Oliver
- ACH vs. Fred Yehi
- AR Fox vs. Willie Mack
- Aramis & Juventud Guerrera vs. OI4K (Jake Crist & Sami Callihan)
- Hyan & Savanna Stone vs. Jessicka Havok & Kimber Lee
- Hakim Zane (c) vs. PACO (AAW Heritage Championship)
- Besties in the World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) (c) vs. Curt Stallion & Jake Something (AAW Tag Team Championship)
AAW are back in Chicago, Illinois to kick their year off with a bright start. PACO gets his rematch, a lucha legend teams with the hype new guy against OI4K, some awesome undercard action from ACH, Yehi, Fox, and Mack, and it adds up to a pretty great looking show, folks.
Beyond Please Come Back (Jan. 25, 2PM Eastern)
- Jakob Hammermeier vs. Solo Darling
- Anthony Greene vs. Little Mean Kathleen
- Jaden Valo vs. Willow Nightingale
- Maine State Posse (Aiden Aggro & Danger Kid) vs. Whatever It Takes (Alex Reynolds & VSK)
- Eric James vs. John Silver
- Bear Country (Bear Beefcake & Bear Bronson) vs. the REP (Dave McCall & Nate Carter)
- Brian Pillman, Jr. vs. Chuck O’Neil
- Jake Something vs. Josh Briggs
- Kris Statlander vs. TJ Crawford
- Dan Champion vs. Orange Cassidy
Beyond Wrestling debuts in Foxborough, Massachusetts and it’s the return of one of my favorite concepts in wrestling— the try-out show! Yes, folks, the entire card top to bottom is Beyond vets against first-timers. And with Brian Pillman, Jr., the REP, and Jake Something amongst the first-timers, that’s a strong class right there!
RPW GRLZ Vol. 1 / Live in Huntingdon (Jan. 25)
—GRLZ Vol. 1 (2:30PM GMT)—
- Kasey Owens vs. Seleziya Sparx
- Maddison Miles vs. Nightshade
- Debbie Keitel vs. Shanna
- Lizzy Evo vs. Session Moth Martina
- Gisele Shaw & Millie McKenzie vs. Tokyo Cyber Squad (Bobbi Tyler & Zoe Lucas)
—Live in Huntingdon (7PM GMT)—
- Brendan White & Shaun Jackson vs. JJ Gale & Kenneth Halfpenny
- Dan Moloney vs. Hikuleo
- Sha Samuels vs. Shota Umino
- Michael Oku vs. Robbie X
- Ricky Knight, Jr. vs. TK Cooper
- Millie McKenzie vs. Zoe Lucas (c) (RPW British Women’s Championship)
RevPro are in Huntingdon, England, and hey, we got an all-women’s card to kick off this double-header! Plus the women get center stage in the evening show as Lucas defends against McKenzie!
Free matches here!
Davienne vs. Masha Slamovich
From the fine folks up at Limitless Wrestling in Maine, we’ve got newcomer Slamovich taking on stalwart Davienne, check it out!
Ashley Vox vs. Penelope Ford vs. Solo Darling vs. Veda Scott
From our friends up at Beyond, we’ve got some hype women’s four-way action for y’all— the Queen of the Oceans, the Bad Girl, the Sugar Monster, and one of the linchpins of the women’s indies, don’t miss it!
Arkangel Divino vs. Metaleon vs. Septimo Dragon vs. Toxin vs. Ultimo Maldito
And last but not least, some five-way lucha libre action from Wrestling Mexa by way of the folks over at +LuchaTV. Enjoy!
Evolve 143 / 144
—Evolve 143 (Jan. 17)—
- Joe Gacy over Rik Bugez
- Indi Hartwell over Brandi Lauren
- Adrian Alanis over Denzel Dejournette
- Avery Taylor over Santana Garrett
- Dexter Lumis over Curt Stallion
- Leon Ruff over Ariel Dominguez, Liam Gray, and Stephen Wolf
- Brendan Vink over AR Fox
- Besties in the World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) (c) over the Unwanted (Eddie Kingston & Joe Gacy) to retain the Evolve Tag Team Championship
- Anthony Greene over Josh Briggs (No Disqualification Match)
—Evolve 144 (Jan. 18)—
- Joe Gacy over Denzel Dejournette
- Brendan Vink over Stephen Wolf
- Rik Bugez over Anthony Greene
- Brandi Lauren over Avery Taylor
- Joaquin Wilde over Leon Ruff
- The Skulk (Adrian Alanis & Liam Gray) over Besties in the World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett)
- Curt Stallion over Bobby Flaco, Donovan, Noah Clay, and Troy Hollywood
- Mansoor over AR Fox
- Josh Briggs (c) over Dexter Lumis to retain the Evolve World Championship
Hey, it was an Evolve weekend, so that means we get Evolve results. This all seems to have gone down about as I expected it, but the strong push for Alanis is very welcome even if I’m not sure what we’re supposed to take away from Bugez beating Greene after he took Briggs out in the main event, but whatcha gonna do?
Check ‘em out on Club WWN.
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.