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.
PWX X16 2021 (Jan. 16)
—Stage One (2PM Eastern)—
- TGA Moss vs. Zach Cooper (X16 First Round Match)
- Lucky Ali vs. Savannah Evans (X16 First Round Match)
- Logan Creed vs. TJ Boss (X16 First Round Match)
- Chip Day vs. Mason Myles (X16 First Round Match)
- Cam Carter vs. Ethan Case (X16 First Round Match)
- JD Drake vs. Suge D (X16 First Round Match)
- ACH vs. Timmy Lou Retton (X16 First Round Match)
- Anthony Henry vs. Drew Adler (X16 First Round Match)
—Stage Two (7PM Eastern)—
- X16 Semifinals & Finals
PWX are back, folks, and they’re coming in hot with their January tradition— the X16 tournament! Even in plague world they’ve put together a compelling field of some of the best that pro wrestling has to offer— ACH vs. Timmy Lou Retton and JD Drake vs. Suge D jump out at me as automatically excellent matches, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t take special note of the match I’ve listed last.
Anthony Henry, a man synonymous with PWX, has been on a retirement tour and will wrestle his last for the company this weekend, and you know he’s going to pull out all the stops.
Check it out when it hits the Highspots Wrestling Network, friends.
NPU Ankou (Jan. 16, 7PM Eastern)
- Aero Boy vs. Lord Crewe
- Devon Monroe vs. Jamie Senegal
- Kevin Blackwood vs. Treehouse Lee
- Jordan Oliver vs. Rickey Shane Page
- Second Gear Crew (Mance Warner, Matthew Justice, & Steve Manders) vs. the Rejects (AKIRA, John Wayne Murdoch, & Reed Bentley)
No Peace Underground are back for another night of high octane no ring ultraviolence for y’all! RSP vs. Oliver? Monroe vs. Senegal? A six-man faction war pitting NPU’s Rejects up against 44OH!?!
Check it out live on IWTV, friends.
Camp Leapfrog Live: 1/17/1985 (Jan. 17, 7PM Eastern)
- Rex Lawless’ $50 Bodyslam Challenge
- ABBS vs. the Spoiler (Coal Miner’s Glove Match)
- Brad Rush vs. Darius Carter (Texas Deathmatch)
Camp Leapfrog is live on Sunday with a show that’s as old as I am, folks! The action is retro but the stars are current, and I mean... c’mon, a coal miner’s glove match? You know you wanna see this!
And best of all, it’s being streamed live on Facebook, right here!
Free matches here!
Rich Swann vs. Timothy Thatcher
All Pro Wrestling keep opening their archives to us and you know when I see my boy Tim I have to run the match, so check it out!
Aiden Baal vs. Bam Sullivan vs. Mouse
And now we go to Hardcore Hustle Organization as the Extricated explode in three-way action, enjoy!
Jay Freddie vs. “Hot Sauce” Tracy Williams
Beyond come rolling in with this mat classic between underrated upstate New York grappling ace Freddie and Drew Gulak’s #1 Catch Point disciple, don’t miss it!
Bobby Beverly & Matthew Justice vs. Shane Mercer & Vampiro
I mean look, I’m a simple woman, and when I see that IWA Mid-South booked Vampiro in a tag match alongside the Iron Beast, I have to run it. Check it out?
Davienne vs. Katie Arquette
Women’s action from Limitless up next!
Brody King vs. Kevin Lee Davidson
Glory Pro’s match of the week is some big boy action, and you know you want that HOSS FIGHT, so enjoy!
Aw yeah, Black Label Pro have got the goods here— everybody loves a Rumble!
BT Gunn vs. James Storm
The Cowboy comes to Scotland’s Insane Championship Wrestling to face off against BT Gunn, check it out!
Best of Artemis Spencer in ECCW
Last but not least, we go out on a nearly three-hour best of from Canada’s long-running ECCW. 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, 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.