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 No Holds Barred Volume 4 / Volume 5 (Aug. 7-8)
—No Holds Barred Volume 4 (Aug. 7, 8PM Eastern)—
- Mance Warner vs. Tony Deppen
- AKIRA vs. John Wayne Murdoch
- Alex Colon vs. Alex Ocean
- Jeff King vs. SHLAK
- Dale Patricks vs. Reed Bentley
- Eddy Only vs. Eric Ryan (Taipei Deathmatch)
—No Holds Barred Volume 5: Deathmatch Circus (Aug. 8, 8PM Eastern)—
- Alex Ocean vs. Eddy Only
- AKIRA vs. Jimmy Lloyd
- Homicide vs. SHLAK (No Rope Barbed Wire Deathmatch)
- Eric Ryan vs. Reed Bentley
- Jeff King vs. Mance Warner
- Alex Colon vs. Pagano (Funhouse Deathmatch)
- Tony Deppen’s “Fight Me” Challenge
ICW No Holds Barred are back in Millville, New Jersey for another round of farmland deathmatch fun for y’all. Of particular note here, AAA’s Pagano makes the long journey north to square off against Alex Colon!
And you can check both nights out on IWTV, at home and safe!
Free matches here!
ACH vs. Fred Yehi
Starting things off right this week with some Black excellence courtesy of AAW out in Chicago. Yehi meets ACH, don’t miss it!
Jetta vs. Kris Wolf; Wildcard Ladder Match
We’ve got a stacked double-header from the folks over at Pro Wrestling: EVE in the UK. Jetta and Kris Wolf do battle for the right to be the sixth woman in a ladder match also featuring Kasey Owens, Leah Owens, Livvii Grace, Millie McKenzie, and Nina Samuels. Check it out!
ACH vs. AJ Gray
And right back to good ol’ Attitude, Charisma, and Heart himself! This action is Glory Pro’s match of the week and pits him against former GCW World Heavyweight Champion AJ Gray, enjoy!
Christian Casanova vs. Tony Deppen
And of course, we gotta hit up Beyond’s freebies early and often, so here’s two rising stars of the northeast clashing in one of their rings!
Kris Statlander vs. VSK
And we’re sticking with Beyond for some intergender action. Everybody’s favorite alien takes on one half of Massage NV, enjoy!
LAX (Ortiz & Santana) vs. the Rascalz (Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz)
From F1RST Wrestling up in Minnesota, we’ve got a treat of a tag team match for you— EYFBO, LAX, Proud-N-Powerful, call ‘em what you like but they’re one of the best teams going today and they’re pitted here against young and hungry Xavier and Wentz, don’t miss it!
Ace Austin, Clayton Gainz, & Stephen Wolf vs. Flip Bros (Air Wolf & Angel Dorado) & “Spyder Nate Webb
One more from AAW this week! Trios action sees high flying youngsters team up with indie legend Nate Webb against a fierce but motley trio well-versed in all the wrestling arts, check it out!
Anthony Greene vs. Kenn Doane
Last but not least we return to Beyond for a fun one, folks. The Retrosexual continues his retro challenge as he takes on the Spirit Squad’s Kenny, because wrestling is good fun sometimes. Enjoy!
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.