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!
Club WWN’s greatest hit for this week sure is a banger, it’s Evolve 81 from 2017! Still firmly in Evolve’s golden age, you get Darby Allin vs. “All Ego” Ethan Page in a no rules match, Fred Yehi vs. Matt Riddle, a Catch Point vs. High Flyers challenge (featuring 2020 standouts Austin Theory and Sammy Guevara!), a Keith Lee/Donovan Dijak instant classic, Drew Galloway against Lio Rush, my man Tim Thatcher taking on ACH... Watch it!
Beyond Pilot Taping
And holy hell, a blast from the past from Beyond Wrestling, a taping from 2009! Beyond were doing no-fans shows before it was mandatory, and this is the beginning!
+Lucha Torneo Supremo
+LuchaTV’s Torneo Supremo has finished, and conveniently enough, +Lucha appear to have jammed the whole tourney into one video! Enjoy!
Bruiser Bedlam vs. Cactus Jack
And now a real blast from the past from Cleveland All-Pro by way of AIW— the year is 1995, and Cactus Jack is on the prowl for some bedlam, enjoy!
Mistico II, Negro Casas, & Titan vs. Nuevo Generacion Dinamitas (Cuatrero, Forastero, & Sanson)
Some more action from the folks over at +LuchaTV, this time trios as Negro Casas teams up with some whippersnappers to take on the new Dinamitas, check it out!
Chris Dickinson vs. Quebecer Pierre
From our friends over at Black Label Pro, their freebie this week is an all-out brawl as PCO takes on the Dirty Daddy, don’t miss it!
Angel Metalico & Black Destiny vs. Demencia & Silver Star
One more from +LuchaTV for you this week, friends, this time some lucha indie tag action from Tijuana, check it out!
AR Fox vs. Tetsuya Naito
Oh man, this is a special one, folks! Glory Pro brought the Stardust Genius in for one night only and put him up against one of the most exciting men on the indies. Don’t miss it!
Jay White vs. Kevin Bennett
Continuing with the New Japan theme, we’ve got some action from Smash featuring the Switchblade! Even better, it features new commentary from Kevin Bennett himself!
El Phantasmo vs. Kyle O’Reilly
Our first of two ECCW matches in this week’s lineup, this one features favorite son ELP against one of the best grapplers in the game, check it out!
Sabu vs. Steve Corino
And right into our second ECCW offering, a blast from the past pitting the King of the Old School up against the death-defying Sabu, with the NWA World Heavyweight Championship on the line!
Cabana Man Dan vs. Dominic Garrini
From the fine folks over at Southern Underground Pro, we’ve got a clash of personalities as legit grappling expert Garrini takes on the master of the flip flop chop, enjoy!
Darby Allin vs. Zachary Wentz
From Limitless Wrestling up in Maine, we’ve got two of today’s premiere up-and-coming high flyers going at it. Allin. Wentz. Check it out!
Squad Goals (Addy Star, Emi Sakura, Laura Di Matteo, & Rhia O’Reilly) vs. the Deserving (Blue Nikita, Charli Evans, Jamie Hayter, & Jayla Dark) (WarGames Match)
Hoo boy, it was part of the Wrestle Queendom card we ran in full last week, but since EVE were so kind as to split it out as its own freebie I can’t imagine not running it. WarGames, baby!
Jake Something vs. Josh Briggs
From our friends over at Beyond, we have the standout match from Please Come Back, featuring newcomer Something against stalwart Briggs in a HOSS WAR!
Penelope Ford vs. Priscilla Kelly
From F1RST Wrestling in Minnesota, we’ve got some top shelf women’s action for you. Hell’s Favorite Harlot takes on the Bad Girl, enjoy!
Pete Dunne vs. Wolfgang
From Scotland’s ICW, we’ve got a killer between two of the stars of NXT UK, enjoy!
Britt Baker vs. Tasha Steelz
And we close on some topical women’s action from the fine folks over at AIW. AEW’s good doctor takes on Impact’s newest signing, check it out!
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.