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.
Indie wrestling is still shut down from the pandemic and everything sucks, but hey, I’m still comin’ at you with all the freebies that I can find!
Plus, a number of streaming services and Twitch channels are offering a constant stream of material for you that’s hard for me to include in the listing, so make sure to check ‘em out—
Free matches here!
WWN Supershow Mercury Rising 2016
The World Wrestling Network’s greatest hits roll on with this doozy of a show from 2016. The main event six-man, billed as a Days of Future Past match and featuring Johnny Gargano, Kota Ibushi, and TJ Perkins (who were all on Evolve 1) up against a future stars superteam of Marty Scurll, Tommy “Aleister Black” End, and Will Ospreay, is a WILD and woolly match for the ages. Add in Chris Hero vs. Zack Sabre, Jr., Drew Gulak vs. Fred Yehi, and Matt Riddle vs. “Hot Sauce” Tracy Williams, and you’ve got a prime slice of Evolve from the days when they had the best wrestling in town bar none. Don’t miss it!
The Modern Era Rebirth of the NWA
This week’s upload from the National Wrestling Alliance is an hour twenty retrospective on the reboot era of the longest-running wrestling tradition in the United States, focused on the feud between Nick “Magnus” Aldis and Tim Storm over the Ten Pounds of Gold. Check it out!
Limitless Pandemic at the Dojo
Now feels like as good a time as any to drop in on Limitless Wrestling’s no-fans shows, and they’ve been putting up each match for free and collecting them in this handy playlist. Check it out and find some new favorites!
Beyond Wrestling Uncharted Territory Spotlight Series
And speaking of checking in on playlists full of fresh exciting talent, here’s our friends at Beyond with a fresh batch of hot tasty matches from Uncharted Territory!
Ethan Page vs. Eddie Kingston Blood Feud Retold
A really cool idea from “All Ego” Ethan Page here, as he’s turned his vlog into a recap video for his bloody bloody feud with Eddie Kingston in AIW, featuring commentary from Page, Kingston, and AIW mainman John Thorne. Enjoy!
Torneo Supremo Mas Lucha
The folks over at +LuchaTV have gone above and beyond and went ahead and started their own empty arena tournament. We’ll check back in when it’s done, but I figured it worth dropping the playlist link in now that’s started. Enjoy!
Jordynne Grace vs. Nicole Savoy
From our friends over at Black Label Pro, we’ve got Jordynne Grace’s debut for the company, and she was up against Nicole Savoy, so you know it’s gonna be good stuff!
Lewis Girvan vs. Ricochet
A blast from the past from Scotland’s own ICW. The King of Flight takes on homegrown hero Girvan, enjoy!
The Revolt! (Caleb Konley & Zane Riley) vs. Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson)
I love the Revival as much as anybody, but make no mistake— this is the Revolt, folks! Our friends over at PWX have dropped this classic pitting Caleb and Zane against the tag team juggernaut that is the Young Bucks, enjoy!
Rachael Ellering vs. Skylar
From our friends over at Women’s Wrestling Revolution, their quest to upload every match that falls under their purview continues with this match from Electric Haze.
Laynie Luck vs. Savanna Stone
Glory Pro’s match of the week series rolls on with some women’s action this week. Young standouts go to war, enjoy!
Claudio Castagnoli vs. “All Ego” Ethan Page
All Ego dipping deep into the archives this week! A young Page squares up with a Cesaro who’s still wearing long tights and has hair on his head, check it out!
Bestia 666 & Garza, Jr. vs. Mistico II & Rush
From +LuchaTV and Revolucion Lucha Libre, we’ve got a tag match from the days before Garza was a WWE Superstar as he teams up with Bestia against a CMLL superteam!
Maxwell Jacob Friedman vs. Nick Gage
Do I really have to hype this up? Smug rich kid asshole MJF against the Ultraviolent King, MDK Eastern Block H8 Club represent? Our friends at Beyond really outdid themselves, don’t miss it!
Jamie Hayter vs. Roxxy
Last but not least, Pro Wrestling: EVE brings us no-holds-barred SHE-1 qualifying action as Hayter takes her one kendo stick against Roxxy’s... 30?!
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.