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.
H2O You Shouldn’t Have Done That! / No Pity for the Weak (Jan. 23)
—You Shouldn’t Have Done That! (2:30PM Eastern)—
- Darien Hardway vs. Preacher
- Marc Angel vs. Stan Stylez
- Chris Bradley & Kristian Ross vs. the Kidz (Austin Luke & Marcus Mathers) (c) (H2O Tag Team Championship)
- Dignified Administration (Edward Hawkins & Nicholas Grande) vs. Mitch Vallen (Handicap Match)
- Lucky 13 vs. Reid Walker
- Brandon Kirk vs. Ryan Redfield
- Conor Claxton vs. Sean Henderson
- Jimmy Lyon vs. Xavier Cross (Anything Goes Match)
—No Pity for the Weak (8:30 Eastern)—
- Frankie Pickard (c) vs. ??? (H2O Hybrid Championship Up in Smoke Challenge)
- Jeff Cannonball vs. Jonny Nova
- Kit Osbourne vs. Terra Calaway (Devil’s Bullrope Match)
- GG Everson & Stockade vs. Grimey Bastards (Deklan Grant & Devon Moore)
- Aiden Baal vs. Bam Sullivan (c) vs. Mouse (H2O Danny Havoc Hardcore Championship)
- Chuck Payne vs. Ron Mathis (c) (H2O Championship)
Hardcore Hustle Organization are back in Williamstown, New Jersey with a back to back Saturday double hearder for you. The afternoon show is geared more towards younger up-and-coming talent and the evening show has more big established H2O ultraviolence (like G-Raver in action, his match yet to be determined as I type this!), but it’s all going hard and it’s worth your Saturday to check out, folks.
Check it out on IWTV, friends.
Shine 66 (Jan. 23, 8PM Eastern)
- Chelsea Durden vs. Katalina Perez (Sparkle Showcase)
- Erica Torres vs. Harlow O’Hara
- Ava Everett vs. Sahara Seven
- Kimber Lee vs. Stormie Lee
- Allie Recks (c) vs. Amber Nova (ACW Women’s Championship)
- BTY (Jayme Jameson & Marti Belle) (c) vs. Dynamite DiDi & Rocky Radley (Shine Tag Team Championship)
- Double D’Rose vs. Natalia Markova (c) (Shine Nova Championship)
- Allysin Kay vs. Ivelisse (c) (Shine Championship)
Yes, folks, the World Wrestling Network’s women’s promotion returns at long last! Shine are in Port Richey, Florida and they’re kicking the doors right back down with this card! Kay vs. Ivelisse is the obvious big draw, but D’Rose vs. Markova should be a hoot and Torres/O’Hara and Everett/Seven, both billed as “debuting talents collide” matches and they very much bode well for the future of Shine.
Free matches here!
Brandon Thurston vs. Brodie Lee
Empire State Wrestling uploaded this gem a while ago in memory of the late, great Brodie Lee, but I just got linked to it recently so I’m passing it along. Don’t miss it, y’all!
Jody Threat vs. Leyla Hirsch
And from there we move on to this violent little match from Beyond. Sprinty fresh women’s action, enjoy!
Jeff Cobb vs. JR Kratos
All Pro Wrestling in California’s archives continue to bear fruit as we take a look at this HOSS FIGHT between two men who are both making waves in New Japan of late, Cobb in the mothership and Kratos on Friday nights in LA. Check it out
Darin Corbin vs. “Man Scout” Jake Manning
From F1RST up in Minnesota, we’ve got Darin Corbin (no relation!) up against the Man Scout (remember the space!), enjoy!
Arez vs. Draztick Boy vs. El Oriental vs. Falcon Fire
Dipping back into the lucha libre well for the first time in a minute, thanks to the folks at +LuchaTV and BMLL, we’ve got a four-way match for the BMLL Cruiserweight Championship that looks like a lot of fun. Check it out!
Kay Lee Ray vs. Nikki Storm vs. Viper
Three-way action from Scotland’s Insane Championship Wrestling, we’ve got one main roster WWE superstar and two NXT UK mainstays, enjoy!
Black Baron vs. Charade vs. Jonathan Gresham vs. Moose
Beyond billed this on Twitter as an unlikely AEW vs. Impact vs. MLW vs. ROH match and not only is that technically correct, but it’s a hell of a wacky lineup for a four-way and I love it. Black Baron has been an under-the-radar favorite of mine for some time now, check it out!
Heidi Katrina vs. Mercedez Blaze
From the folks over at Pro Wrestling: EVE, we’ve got some fine British wrestling on the table for y’all to enjoy!
Becca vs. Davienne
Hell yeah it’s another Davienne sprint from Limitless Wrestling!
Dezmond Xavier vs. Zenshi
Back to Beyond we go for this match of high flying excellence in the wake of Xavier’s NXT debut as Wes Lee, possibly the silliest name to come out of the NXT Name Generator in some time. But don’t let my saltiness spoil it, check the action out!
Deonna Purrazzo vs. Xia Brookside
Last but not least we go to RISE for this match of prodigies— 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.