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—
ICW New York No Holds Barred Vol. 3 - Deathmatch Drive-In 2 (July 4, 8PM Eastern)
- Casanova Valentine vs. Matthew Justice
- AKIRA vs. Matt Tremont
- Jeff King vs. John Wayne Murdoch
- Dominic Garrini vs. “Big” Twan Tucker
- Brett Ison vs. Eddie Kingston
- Eddy Only vs. Tim Donst
ICW bring us one of our two new shows this week with the second edition of their Deathmatch Drive-In, live from Atlantic City, New Jersey! Setting aside the wisdom of running shows with fans in attendance right now, they’ve put together a hell of a card and Garrini/Tucker is gonna be pretty killer, I reckon.
Check it out live on IWTV, friends.
GCW Backyard Wrestling 2 (July 4, 4PM Eastern)
- Dilfboy Daltono vs. Nasty Leroy
- KC Kwik vs. Paco Loco
- Kyle Smiley vs. Logan Stunt
- Kombat Kid vs. Tony Deppen
- Alex Zayne vs. Rickey Crash
- New School Yarders (Emanon, Jordan Oliver, Kid Grapple, & Mayday Jack) vs. OG Yarders (Hardass Nick, Lucky the Leprechaun, Matt Demorest, & Psycho Joe)
And GCW are back with this year’s edition of their now-annual tribute to the backyards! Stars of today (under their old backyard names, if you’re wondering why you don’t recognize anybody) and backyarders past converge on somebody’s backyard to indulge in some downright unwise hardcore grappling!
Check it out on FITE, if you will.
Free matches here!
Maxwell Jacob Friedman vs. Tyler Matrix
Leading off with Glory Pro’s match of the week, we’ve got one of the freshest national stars in MJF taking on a midwest standout, check it out!
Jonathan Gresham vs. Xavier Bell
The Octopus heads to Maine in this freebie from Limitless Wrestling, check it out!
Togi Makabe vs. Tomohiro Ishii
New Japan’s freebie this week is a real bull moose struggle. Makabe and Ishii always bring the clubberin’, check it out!
Aaron Rourke vs. Masha Slamovich
We’ve got some more trademark intergender action from our friends at Beyond as they continue to upload matches from the Discovery Gauntlet, featuring the best talent that had never appeared at Beyond before!
El Phantasmo vs. “Ravenous” Randy vs. Sid Sylum vs. Tony Baroni
One of ECCW’s freebies, comin’ at you from British Columbia, we’ve got four-way action from 2013, before ELP broke out internationally for you to check out!
JT Lightning vs. the Duke
A blast from the past with alternate commentary coming to you from AIW this week! Mainman John Thorne (who loves his kitty cat) sits down with the Duke himself (who also loves his kitty cat) to watch his debut against Cleveland legend JT Lightning, check it out!
Argenis, Drago, & Fenix vs. Centurion, Dinamic Black, & Golden Magic
Another blast from the past, courtesy of +LuchaTV we’ve got a match pitting AAA stars vs. IWRG in lucha trios action, enjoy!
JD Drake vs. Lucky Ali
Last but not least, PWX finish up their Series of Supremacy with a bang! The New Age Enforcer takes on Lucky Ali, don’t miss it!
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.