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 Reign After Queendom (Feb. 1, 8PM)
- Aleah James vs. Nina Samuels
- Katey Harvey vs. Valkyrie
- Nor Diana vs. Zoe Lucas
- Jinny vs. Rhia O’Reilly
- Gisele Shaw & Sammii Jayne vs. Medusa Complex (Charli Evans & Millie McKenzie (c) (EVE Tag Team Championship)
EVE are back in London, England, for all the fallout from Wrestle Queendom 3! EVE champ O’Reilly takes on Jinny in non-title action, Harvey makes her debut, the tag titles are on the line, and more!
RPW Raw Deal 2020 / Live at the Cockpit 49 (Feb. 1-2)
—Raw Deal 2020 (Feb. 1, 6:30PM GMT)—
- Brendan White & JJ Gale vs Kenneth Halfpenny & Shaun Jackson
- Michael Oku vs. Ricky Knight, Jr. vs. Robbie X
- Dan Moloney vs. Rhyno
- Gisele Shaw vs. Taya Valkyrie
- Chris Brookes vs. Kyle Fletcher
—Live at the Cockpit 49 (Feb. 2, 5:30PM GMT)—
- Michael Oku & Shota Umino vs. Ricky Knight, Jr. & Robbie X
- Dan Magee vs. Eddie Kingston
- Chakara vs. Taya Valkyrie
- Kyle Fletcher vs. Mark Haskins
- David Starr (c) vs. Rampage Brown (SWE World Championship)
RevPro are back with a double-header this week, as Stevenage gets a raw deal and RPW action returns to the Cockpit in London, England. We’ve got a double dose of Taya Valkyrie on the books (and let’s hope she has a better time of it than her husband did at the Royal Rumble, eh?), Robbie X and RKJ play relevos increibles ahead of their match at High Stakes, and more!
Progress Chapter 102: Bang Tidy (Feb. 2, 3PM GMT)
- Chris Ridgeway vs. ELIJAH
- Ilja Dragunov vs. Mark Andrews
- Danny Jones vs. Paul Robinson (c) (Progress Proteus Championship)
- Anti-Fun Police (Chief Deputy Dunne & Los Federales Santos, Jr.) vs. Jordan Devlin & Scotty Davis (c) (Progress World Tag Team Championship)
- Dani Luna vs. Gisele Shaw vs. Jinny (c) (Progress Women’s World Championship)
- Cara Noir (c) vs. ??? (Progress Unified World Championship)
Progress are making their debut in Cardiff, Wales, and they’re making sure the Welsh feel their full fury as all four titles are being defended! Plus, Dragunov and Andrews square off again and more!
Free matches here!
Logan Stunt vs. Marko Stunt
From our friends over at Black Label Pro, we’ve got a battle of the brothers! AEW’s Marko Stunt faces off against his little(?!) brother Logan, check it out!
Allie Kat vs. Ashley Vox vs. Jody Threat vs. Masha Slamovich vs. Skylar
From the folks up at Limitless Wrestling in Maine, we’ve got two things they do rather well— women’s action and a scramble match— all blended up together, chocolate-in-my-peanut-butter style! Don’t miss it!
Kris Statlander vs. Matt Cross
Last but not least, from our friends at Beyond Wrestling we’ve got a real hamdinger of a generational clash here— the Alien, one of 2020 indie wrestling’s hottest names, faces off against a man that’s been legendary for nigh on twenty years now in the form of M-Dogg 20. Enjoy!
Beyond Please Come Back (Jan. 25)
- Chuck O’Neil over Brian Pillman, Jr.
- Bear Country (Bear Beefcake & Bear Bronson) over the REP (Dave McCall & Nate Carter)
- Willow Nightingale over Jaden Valo
- Whatever It Takes (Alex Reynolds & VSK) over Maine State Posse (Aiden Aggro & Danger Kid) by disqualification
- Orange Cassidy over Dan Champion
- Anthony Greene over Little Mean Kathleen
- Anthony Greene over Oswald Project
- Solo Darling over Jakob Hammermeier
- John Silver over Eric James
- Kris Statlander over TJ Crawford
- Jake Something over Josh Briggs
Can I just say I’m absolutely in love with the booking here, folks? Every newcomer fell. One by one, from bigger names who have made an impact in places like MLW and CZW like Pillman and the REP to real under-the-radar up-and-comers... until Something faced Briggs in the main event, and dropped him. Beautiful— Jake’s a made man and that’s some dang good pro wrestling.
Check the VOD out on IWTV, friends.
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.