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.
Freelance 2020: A Freelance Odyssey (Jan. 10, 8PM Central)
- Acid Jaz vs. Atticus Cogar vs. Danhausen vs. Gregory Iron vs. Kobe Durst vs. Kody Lane vs. Mark Wheeler vs. Project MONIX (Freelance World Championship #1 Contender’s Scramble Match)
- Elayna Black vs. Laynie Luck
- Darin Corbin vs. Kenny Sutra
- Alex Ohlson & Rickey Shane Page vs. Frank the Clown & Robert Anthony
- Arik Cannon vs. Isaias Velazquez
- GPA & Jesus Bryce vs. Space Pirates (Shane Sabre & Space Monkey) (c) (Freelance World Tag Team Championship)
- Kylie Rae (c) vs. ??? (Freelance World Championship)
Freelance are kicking off their year in Chicago, Illinois and bad news first-- yes, Frank the Clown is wrestling. I’m sorry, y’all. But on the exciting side, Kylie Rae defends against the winner of that talent-packed scramble!
PCW Ultra Anniversary 2020 (Jan. 10, 8:30PM Pacific)
- Artemis Spencer vs. TJ Perkins
- Bloodhunter vs. Sabu
- Chris Masters vs. Killer Kross
- Ruby Raze vs. Sumie Sakai (c) (PCW Ultrawoman Championship)
- Dom Kubrick vs. Douglas James vs. Jake Atlas (c) (PCW Ultralight Championship)
- Alexander Hammerstone vs. Mil Muertes (c) (PCW Ultra Championship)
- Outlawz, Inc. (Eddie Kingston & Homicide) vs. Warbeast (Fatu & Josef Samael) (c) (PCW / DEFY Tag Team Championship Steel Cage Match)
PCW Ultra are back in Wilmington, California to celebrate their fourth anniversary and as usual, they’ve pulled out all the stops bringing talent in from far and wide. Most immediately notable to me are MLW’s Hammerstone taking on living lucha legend Muertes as well as Killer Kross vs. Chris Masters, which is not a match I would have ever thought to want, but one that piques my interest all the same.
Get your tickets and check out your options for streaming at their website, folks.
RPW New Year’s Revolution (Jan. 10, 7PM GMT)
- Ricky Knight, Jr. vs. Robbie X
- Carlos Romo vs. Dan Moloney
- Rob Lias vs. TK Cooper
- More Than Hype (Darren Kearney, LJ Cleary, & Nathan Martin) vs. the Legion (Great-O-Kharn, Rampage Brown, & Sha Samuels)
- Bullet Club (El Phantasmo & Hikuleo) vs. Michael Oku & Shota Umino
- Sean Kustom (c) vs. the Legionnaire (SWE World Heavyweight Championship)
- Gisele Shaw vs. Zoe Lucas (c) (RPW British Women’s Championship)
- Kyle Fletcher vs. Shingo Takagi
RevPro are kicking off their year in Guildford, England and they’ve got a lot of shaking going on as relates to the New Japan relationship. Bullet Club descend to challenge local junior heavyweight standout Oku and Jon Moxley’s protege Shooter Umino, and Shingo looks to build on LIJ’s post-Wrestle Kingdom momentum with a big win over Kyle Fletcher!
EVE Wrestle Queendom 3 (Jan. 11, 2:30PM Eastern)
- Killer Kelly vs. Roxxy
- 15-Woman Rumble
- Nor Diana vs. Zoe Lucas
- Lana Austin vs. Yuka Sakazaki
- Jinny vs. Nina Samuels
- Maki Itoh vs. Session Moth Martina
- Laura Di Matteo vs. Rhia O’Reilly (c) (EVE Championship)
- Gisele Shaw & Sammii Jayne (c) vs. Medusa Complex (Charli Evans & Millie McKenzie) vs. Woke Queens (Debbie Keitel & Valkyrie) (EVE Tag Team Championship Elimination Match)
EVE are back as promised with their biggest show of the year! Maki Itoh gets a chance to learn some very rude words from Martina, a fifteen-woman rumble, two big title matches, and more!
Tickets are likely going to be sold out by the time you read this, but you can watch the whole show (sans Kelly/Roxxy) on FITE!
Free matches here!
ACH vs. Chip Day
From the fine folks over at Atlanta Wrestling Entertainment, we’ve got a match from ACH’s recent return to the indies. He showed up at AWE’s year-ender to challenge the man with the loudest kicks I’ve ever heard in a wrestling match, Chip Day. Check it out!
Besties in the World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) vs. the Skulk (AR Fox & Leon Ruff)
From the World Wrestling Network, we’ve got an Evolve tag team title match for y’all this week. It’s the Besties the midwest has to offer against AR Fox and his best and brightest, enjoy!
Jordynne Grace vs. Nick Gage
Last but not least, we’ve got a scorcher from our friends over at Black Label Pro. The Ultraviolent King takes on one half of Team PAWG, don’t miss it!
WWN Do or Die 2 (Jan. 5)
- Cyrus Satin over Palmer Cruise
- Brandi Lauren over Alex Sky
- Kevin Lee Davidson over Ben Buchanan
- The System over Alex Todd, Chuck Davis, and Tyzan
- Bobby Flaco over Joe Keys
- Amber Nova over Chelsea Durden
- Ariel Dominguez over Cameron Carter
- The Skulk (Adrian Alanis & Liam Gray) over Task Force (Dante Marquis Carter & Mikey Spandex)
Evolve held a tryout show over the weekend and broadcast it free, so it seems a reasonable thing to bring to your attention. Especially since Alanis and Gray finally earned WWN contracts as a result!
Check the feed out here, 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.