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Sermon on the Mat (Dec. 31, 2020): GCW double-header and SPW kick off the new year!

Plus free matches from Beyond, APW, Limitless, RISE, Glory Pro, and IWS!

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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.

Coming soon...

GCW Good Riddance / 56 Nights (Dec. 31 / Jan. 1)

—Good Riddance (Dec. 31, 8PM Eastern)—

  1. Pre-show: Ellis Taylor vs. Steve Manders
  2. Pre-show: Levi Everett vs. Tre LaMar
  3. Pre-show: Holidead vs. Willow Nightingale
  4. Atticus Cogar vs. Elayna Black
  5. AJ Gray vs. SHLAK
  6. Crazy Tough Enemies (Joshua Bishop & Matthew Justice) vs. Ironbeast (KTB & Shane Mercer)
  7. Calvin Tankman vs. Lee Moriarty
  8. Allie Kat vs. Blake Christian vs. Chris Dickinson vs. Cole Radrick vs. EFFY vs. Mance Warner (All-Star Scramble Match)
  9. G-Raver vs. Jimmy Lloyd (“I Quit” Match)
  10. ACH vs. Jordan Oliver

—56 Nights (Jan. 1, 7PM Eastern)—

  1. Alex Colon vs. Atticus Cogar
  2. Blake Christian vs. Lee Moriarty
  3. Chris Dickinson vs. Cole Radrick
  4. AJ Gray vs. Jordan Oliver
  5. Calvin Tankman vs. Mance Warner
  6. ACH vs. Tony Deppen

GCW are back in Atlantic City, New Jersey for a double-header to send 2020 packing and ring 2021 in right, folks. Raver-Lloyd in an I Quit match is the obvious big draw here, but with ACH in action, a wild all-star scramble, and more, there’s a lot to love here.

Check it out on FITE, as well as the free pre-show on GCW’s YouTube channel, folks.

SPW 1-2-21 (Jan. 2, 7PM Eastern)

  1. Ellis Taylor vs. TJ Crawford
  2. Jay Evans vs. KC Navarro
  3. Joey Silver vs. Kit Osbourne
  4. Goldy (c) vs. Kip Stevens (MF Network Championship)
  5. Frightmare vs. the Whisper
  6. KTB vs. O’Shay Edwards
  7. Brandon Kirk (c) vs. Jordan Oliver (SPW Championship)

Synergy Pro are back at the Monster Factory in Paulsboro, with a tight little show to kick their year off right. Chikara original Frightmare takes it to the Whisper, KTB and O’Shay meet in HOSS WAR, and Kirk defends against Oliver!

Check it out live on IWTV, friends.

Free matches here!

Lee Moriarty vs. Wheeler YUTA

Starting off hot with one of indie wrestling’s newest rising stars, Beyond pit Lee Moriarty against the tried and tested Wheeler YUTA, check it out!

Jeff Cobb vs. Luke Hawx

And now to California’s All Pro Wrestling as they continue opening their archives to us. Mr. Athletic takes on one of indie wrestling’s longest-running stalwarts, enjoy!

Armani Kayos & Paris Van Dale vs. Team Sea Stars (Ashley Vox & Delmi Exo)

Some tag team action for you from Limitless Wrestling, check it out!

Daniel Garcia, Kevin Blackwood, & Puf vs. Chuck O’Neil & Violence Is Forever (Dominic Garrini & Kevin Ku)

Some trios action from Beyond now, as Chuck O’Neil’s alliance with Violence Is Forever continues to pay off with a match against three of Buffalo’s finest, enjoy!

Orange Cassidy vs. RD Evans

Folks. If you need me to sell you on two of comedy wrestling’s most elite royalty squaring up... just don’t miss it, okay?

Kylie Rae vs. Mercedes Martinez

The hits keep coming as RISE brings us a clash of excellence from opposite ends of the timeline of the modern wave of women’s indie wrestling. Better yet, it’s a no rope submission match!

#NoNewFriends (Danny Adams, Kevin Lee Davidson, & Mike Outlaw) vs. New World Order (Buff Bagwell, Scott Norton, & X-Pac)

Well hell, I’ve really hit a vein of some precious metal with these last couple matches, haven’t I? Glory Pro bring you some nWo trios action to enjoy over your holiday, don’t miss it!

Richard Holliday vs. Robo the Punjabi Lion

Okay so this is slightly less of a obvious must-watch, but don’t let that fool you— Holliday and Robo bring the goods for Beyond, check it out!

Brodie Lee vs. Shayne Hawke

Last but certainly not least, IWS were the only promotion I could find, scanning my YouTube subscriptions feed, to put up a new upload of a Brodie Lee match for y’all, so enjoy the man’s work and have a good one, folks.

As always...

Remember folks, no matter what type of wrestling you like, no matter how down you feel about the state of WWE, AEW, 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.