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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.

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GCW Jimmy Lloyd’s D-Generation F (Oct. 9, 12PM Eastern)

  1. Blake Christian vs. Starboy Charlie
  2. Calvin Tankman vs. Cole Radrick
  3. Dylan McCay & Steve Sanders vs. Smokin’ Budz (Cody & David Morton) vs. Top Flight (Air Wolf & Angel Dorado) vs. YDNB (Charlie Tiger & Ellis Taylor)
  4. Ace Austin vs. Jordan Oliver
  5. Logan Stunt vs. Steve Manders
  6. Atticus Cogar vs. Colby Corino (Deathmatch)
  7. AJ Gray vs. Jimmy Lloyd

At long last, WrestleMania weekend has arrived on the indies! GCW kicks off three days of shows with this bad boy produced by Jimmy Lloyd, and it’s stacked top to bottom in exactly the way one might hope it to be!

Like all of the Collective shows, you can check this out live on FITE, friends.

SUP Swing of the Axe (Oct. 9, 4PM Eastern)

  1. AJ Gray vs. Nolan Edward
  2. To Infinity and Beyond (Cheech & Colin Delaney) vs. Violence Is Forever (Dominic Garrini & Kevin Ku)
  3. Allie Kat vs. Davienne
  4. Brett Ison vs. Erick Stevens
  5. Daniel Makabe vs. Lee Moriarty
  6. Anthony Henry vs. Jaden Newman
  7. Jake Something vs. O’Shay Edwards
  8. AC Mack (c) vs. Steve Manders (SUP Bonesaw Championship)

Southern Underground Pro is back with one of their trademark cards chock full of hype up-and-comers, but the one I find most exciting and appealing here is actually Allie Kat squaring up opposite Davienne— the clash of styles between Davienne’s hard-hitting full-speed assault and Allie’s more well-rounded classical approach should make for great fun!

Like all of the Collective shows, you can check this out live on FITE, friends.

AIW Thunder in Indianapolis (Oct. 9, 8PM Eastern)

  1. Dr. Daniel C. Rockingham vs. Derek Dillinger vs. PB Smooth vs. Zach Thomas
  2. Allie Kat & Levi Everett vs. Bitcoin Boiz (Eric Taylor & Mikey Montgomery)
  3. Mance Warner vs. Mr. Brickster
  4. Alex Shelley vs. Lee Moriarty vs. Tre LaMar
  5. Danhausen vs. Mordecai
  6. Dominic Garrini vs. Erick Stevens
  7. The Karate Man vs. “Filthy” Tom Lawlor
  8. Philly-Marino Experience (Marino Tenaglia & Philly Collins) vs. To Infinity and Beyond (Cheech & Colin Delaney) (c) (AIW Tag Team Championship 2/3 Falls Match)
  9. Joshua Bishop vs. Matthew Justice (c) (AIW Absolute Championship No Rope Barbed Wire Match)

And now, AIW’s offering for the Collective, which is just packed all the way to the gills! Danhausen and Mordecai in the ultimate battle of good vs. evil, Ethan Page bringing his best karate to face off with Filthy Tom, a no rope barbed wire main event... do I really need to sell this one?!

Like all of the Collective shows, you can check this out live on FITE, friends.

GCW For the Culture (Oct. 9, 11:59PM Eastern)

  1. Devon Morone vs. Faye Jackson vs. Marti Belle vs. Willow Nightingale
  2. 40 Acres (PB Smooth & Tre LaMar) vs. Culture SZN (Christian Casanova & Tasha Steelz) vs. Top Flight (Air Wolf & Angel Dorado)
  3. Calvin Tankman vs. Jon Davis
  4. JTG vs. Trey Miguel
  5. AJ Gray vs. Dezmond Xavier
  6. ACH vs. Lee Moriarty
  7. Suge D vs. Trish Adora (c) (Pan-Afrikan World Diaspora Wrestling Championship)
  8. AR Fox vs. 2 Cold Scorpio

Up next, maybe the most important show of the entire weekend as GCW put the spotlight on the finest Black talent the indies have to offer. The matches here range from instant classic to a chance to find a new favorite to holy hell Fox vs. Scorpio?! Don’t miss this one, kids!

Like all of the Collective shows, you can check this out live on FITE, friends.

GCW EFFY’s Big Gay Brunch (Oct. 10, 11AM Eastern)

  1. Twink Gauntlet
  2. AC Mack & Ashton Starr vs. Team Sea Stars (Ashley Vox & Delmi Exo)
  3. Billy Dixon, Josh Wavra, MV Young, & O’Shay Edwards vs. Second Gear Crew (AJ Gray, Mance Warner, Matthew Justice, & Steve Manders)
  4. Dark Sheik vs. Still Life With Apricots and Pears
  5. Allie Kat vs. Jamie Senegal
  6. EFFY vs. Priscilla Kelly
  7. Cassandro vs. Sonny Kiss

If For the Culture is the most important show of the weekend, EFFY’s Big Gay Brunch is right behind it— talent from all over the LGBTQIA spectrum (and even one or two questioning folks like Tony Deppen) are hungry to show off, and what a card EFFY has put together! Sonny Kiss steps up to legendary exotico Cassandro, we’ve got a star-studded Twink Gauntlet featuring the likes of Parrow and Jimmy Lloyd, it’s gonna be a hell of a time, my fellow gays!

Like all of the Collective shows, you can check this out live on FITE, friends.

Glory Pro Are Ya Wrestling, Son? (Oct. 10, 3PM Eastern)

  1. Hyan & Laynie Luck vs. Sisters of Destruction (Blair Onyx & Elayna Black)
  2. Devon Monroe vs. Kody Lane vs. Jody Threat vs. Stephen Wolf
  3. Mike Outlaw vs. Lee Moriarty
  4. Allie Kat & Dan “the Dad” Adams vs. Gaytanic Panic (Danhausen & EFFY) vs. Top Flight (Air Wolf & Angel Dorado)
  5. Jake Something vs. Steve Manders (Bullrope Match)
  6. Alex Zayne & Blake Christian vs. the North (“All Ego” Ethan Page & Josh Alexander)
  7. Hakim Zane (c) vs. Kylie Rae (Midwest Territory Championship)
  8. “Warhorse” Jake Parnell (c) vs. Zachary Wentz (IWTV Independent Wrestling Championship)
  9. ACH vs. AJ Gray

Glory Pro’s Collective offering might not have the the importance of our last two shows, but it’s still a hell of a card. Backyard standouts take on the North, Warhorse defends against Wentz, and ACH and Gray meet in what’s sure to be a hell of a match!

Like all of the Collective shows, you can check this out live on FITE, friends.

GCW Joey Janela’s Spring Break 4: Spring Break Forever (Oct. 10, 7PM Eastern)

  1. The Clusterf*ck
  2. Alex Zayne, Blake Christian, & Jordan Oliver vs. Team Pazuzu (Chris Dickinson, Ortiz, & Santana)
  3. Jonathan Gresham vs. Lee Moriarty
  4. Alex Shelley vs. Tony Deppen
  5. IronBeast (KTB & Shane Mercer) vs. the Rascalz (Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz)
  6. Rickey Shane Page vs. ??? (Open Challenge)
  7. Alex Colon vs. Matt Tremont
  8. ACH vs. Lio Rush
  9. Joey Janela vs. Ricky Morton

And of course, it wouldn’t be the Collective without Spring Break! Janela vs. Morton! Rush vs. ACH! Matt Tremont’s final GCW match! The Clusterf*ck, agented by “All Ego” Ethan Page and featuring everyone from the Walmart Dudes to YOSHIHIKO to Cassandro to Flash Flanagan to Shark Boy!

Like all of the Collective shows, you can check this out live on FITE, friends.

Freelance I Don’t Think We’re In Chicago Anymore (Oct. 10, 11:59PM Eastern)

  1. Alex Zayne vs. Blake Christian vs. Craig Mitchell vs. Elayna Black vs. Storm Grayson (Scramble Match)
  2. Isaias Velazquez vs. Lee Moriarty
  3. Colby Corino vs. “All Ego” Ethan Page vs. Shane Mercer
  4. Faye Jackson vs. Laynie Luck (c) (Freelance Underground Independent Championship)
  5. EFFY (c) vs. Robert Anthony (Freelance Legacy Championship)
  6. Brothers of Funstruction (Ruffo & Yabo the Clown) (c) vs. Warhausen (Danhausen vs. “Warhorse” Jake Parnell) (Freelance Underground Tag Team Championship)
  7. Josh Alexander vs. Kylie Rae (c) (Freelance World Championship)

Freelance Wrestling have teamed up with affiliate Freelance Underground for their own Collective show and from the scramble on up to Kylie Rae on top, it’s the Freelance you know and love. Special interest goes to the three-way, which feels like a really interesting three-way clash of styles.

Like all of the Collective shows, you can check this out live on FITE, friends.

BLP Threat Level Noon (Oct. 11, 12PM Eastern)

  1. Air Wolf vs. AJ Gray vs. Gary Jay vs. “Big Beef” Jake Garvin vs. Jody Threat vs. Joshua Bishop vs. Levi Everett vs. Matthew Justice (Bad Motherf*cker Scramble Match)
  2. Blake Christian vs. JD Drake
  3. Josh Alexander vs. Leyla Hirsch
  4. Erick Stevens & “Filthy” Tom Lawler vs. Nexus (Fred “Darren Young” Rosser & Heath Slater)
  5. Carlito & Chris Masters vs. Gaytanic Panic (Danhausen & EFFY)
  6. Alex Shelley vs. Anthony Henry
  7. Killer Kelly vs. Kylie Rae
  8. Besties in the World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) (c) vs. Violence Is Forever (Dominic Garrini & Kevin Ku) (BLP Tag Team Championship)
  9. Alex Zayne vs. Calvin Tankman vs. “All Ego” Ethan Page vs. Isaias Velazquez (BLP Heavyweight Championship #1 Contender’s Match)

Black Label are ready to knock it out of the park as usual folks— tag matches featuring both the Nexus and Carlito & Masters, plus my personal favorite matchup of the entire weekend, Shelley vs. Henry!

Like all of the Collective shows, you can check this out live on FITE, friends.

Shimmer At the Collective (Oct. 11, 4PM Eastern)

  1. Kimber Lee (c) vs. Nicole Savoy (Shimmer Championship)

As always Shimmer play the card for their big show close to their vest, but you know it’s gonna be a scorcher!

Like all of the Collective shows, you can check this out live on FITE, friends.

GCW Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport (Oct. 11, 8PM Eastern)

  1. Lindsay Snow vs. Leyla Hirsch (First Round Tournament Match)
  2. Allysin Kay vs. Killer Kelly (First Round Tournament Match)
  3. Tournament Finals
  4. Alexander James vs. Calvin Tankman
  5. Davey Boy Smith, Jr. vs. Josh Alexander
  6. Homicide vs. “Filthy” Tom Lawlor
  7. Erik Hammer vs. “Grizzly” Kal Jak
  8. Matt Makowski vs. Simon Grimm
  9. Chris Dickinson vs. Jon Moxley

Bloodsport is back, baby! And Mox is on top duking it out with the Dirty Daddy! Plus, a sweet one-night, four-woman tournament!

Like all of the Collective shows, you can check this out live on FITE, friends.

PPW Trapsoul (Oct. 11, 11:30PM Eastern)

  1. Adam Slade vs. Billie Starkz vs. Calvin Tankman vs. Dylan Derringer vs. Freddie Hudson vs. Jaiden vs. Miles Morales vs. Zay Washington vs. ??? (Calvin Tankman 9-Person Invitational Scramble Match)
  2. Earl’s Picks (Hardway Heeter, Juicy Jimmy, & Nolan Edward) vs. the Rejects (AKIRA, John Wayne Murdock, & Reed Bentley
  3. O’Shay Edwards vs. Suge D
  4. Cole Radrick vs. Flash Thompson (UWFi Rules Match)
  5. Bradley Prescott IV vs. Matthew Justice (Clockwork Orange House of Fun Deathmatch)
  6. Erick Stevens vs. “Hoodfoot” Mo Atlas (UWFi Rules Match)
  7. Dominic Garrini vs. Kevin Ku (UWFi Rules Match)
  8. Chase Holliday (c) vs. Sonico ( Championship)
  9. Alex Colon vs. Bobby Beverly (c) (PPW Heavy Hitters Championship Street Fight)

Last but not least, the weekend wraps up with a show from Paradigm Pro Wrestling. Three UWFi Rules Matches, a Clockwork Orange House of Fun Deathmatch, and a street fight, all to send you home happy!

Like all of the Collective shows, you can check this out live on FITE, friends.

Free matches here!

Martin Stone vs. Zack Sabre, Jr.

Starting off hot with action from Beyond Wrestling this week. Zack Sabre, Jr. takes on underrated grappler Martin “Danny Burch” Stone on, don’t miss it!

Eddie Kingston vs. Paco Gonzalez

And over to Glory Pro, where home-grown PACO takes on the War King, check it out!

Biff Busick vs. Eddie Edwards

Keeping it tight this week, we return to Beyond Wrestling for this meeting between long-time rivals Busick and Edwards. Enjoy!

As always...

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.

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