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Sermon on the Mat (Feb. 11, 2021): Anthony Henry says goodbye to the indies, another round of Bloodsport, and more!

Plus free matches from Alpha-1, Beyond, ICW, F1RST, APW, & ECCW!

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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.

Coming soon...

ACTION No Easy Way Out / Eyes on the Throne (Feb. 12)

—No Easy Way Out (Feb. 12, 6:30PM Eastern)—

  1. 2 Fly Ty vs. CT Keys vs. Graham Bell vs. Orion Bishop
  2. Eli Knight vs. Kevin Ryan
  3. Bobby Flaco & Rob Killjoy vs. the Skulk (Adrian Alanis & Liam Gray)
  4. Damyan Tangra vs. Dominic Garrini
  5. Logan Creed vs. “Hoodfoot” Mo Atlas
  6. Cabana Man Dan vs. Suge D
  7. Anthony Henry vs. Nolan Edward

—Eyes on the Throne (Feb. 12, 9PM Eastern)—

  1. Alex Kane vs. Chase Holliday
  2. Adam Priest vs. Robert Martyr
  3. AKIRA vs. Angelus Layne
  4. Fred Yehi vs. Kevin Ku
  5. Jaden Newman vs. Matt Sells (One and Done Challenge)
  6. AC Mack (c) vs. Arik Royal (ACTION Wrestling Championship No Disqualification Match)

ACTION Wrestling are live with a double header tomorrow night, and folks... the cutest booker in indie wrestling, ACTION Cat, has outdone herself, because these cards are GREAT! Mack defending against Royal, Yehi vs. Ku, the Skulk in action, and the match nearest and dearest to my heart... Anthony Henry wrestles his last independent match against Nolan Edward. I’ve been a fan of Mr. Henry’s since his standout performance opposite Jimmy Rave at the inaugural Scenic City Invitational, and the indies will most certainly miss his presence.

Check ‘em out live on IWTV, friends!

GCW Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport 4 (Feb. 13, 7PM Eastern)

  1. Diego Perez vs. Gil Guardado
  2. Calder McColl vs. Royce Isaacs
  3. Bad Dude Tito vs. Super Beast
  4. Alex Coughlin vs. JR Kratos
  5. Kal Jak vs. Nolan Edward
  6. Simon Grimm vs. “Filthy” Tom Lawlor
  7. Calvin Tankman vs. Harry Smith
  8. Chris Dickinson vs. Jeff Cobb

The Bloodsport is back, baby! This card is a little light on obvious big-deal superfights, but it’s still packed full of hardcore no-ropes grappling action from the likes of Harry “Davey Boy Jr.” Smith, the Dirty Daddy, Filthy Tom, NJPW LA Dojo standout Alex Couglin, and more!

Check it out on iPPV via the Bloodsport website, folks.

PWI / Beyond The Iron Match (Feb. 14, 2PM Eastern)

  1. Tony Deppen vs. Trisha Adora (60-Minute Iron Man Match)

Pro Wrestling Illustrated have teamed up with Beyond to bring us this one-match show on Sunday! Deppen and Adora are gonna go the full hour!

Check it out live and free on Beyond’s YouTube channel, folks!

Free matches here!

Gregory Iron vs. Justin Sane vs. Kobe Durst vs. Mark Wheeler vs. Rickey Shane Page

Oh baby, we are starting this week off with a bang from Alpha-1 Wrestling, TNA-style! It’s an honest-to-god King of the Mountain match, don’t miss it!

Allie Kat vs. SLADE

And now we go to some trademark Beyond mixed-gender wrestling as everyone’s favorite Allie Kat takes on big bad SLADE!

Kenny Williams vs. Stevie Boy

Scotland’s Insane Championship Wrestling release another in their series of hidden gems this week, as Kenny Williams looks to take on ICW mainstay Stevie Boy, enjoy!

Danhausen vs. Dan the Dad vs. EFFY vs. Orange Cassidy

Alpha-1 are unloading the vaults on us, folks! From King of the Mountain action above to this wacky four-way full of kooky characters, check it out!

Kimber Lee vs. Priscilla Kelly

And now to F1RST Wrestling in moist Minnesota (...what? It’s full of lakes!) for some women’s action pitting Hell’s Favorite Harlot against a pro wrestling princess, don’t miss it!

Ace Austin vs. Wheeler YUTA

And back to Beyond we go for this battle of rising stars!

JR Kratos vs. “War Pig” Jody Kristofferson

APW’s archives keep spilling out gems, and why not this match pitting master grappler Kratos against the equally talented (and dearly missed since his retirement) War Pig?

Joey Janela vs. Jonathan Gresham

Ah yes, the age old question— who wins in a fight between a Bad Boy and an Octopus? Beyond Wrestling found out!

The Best of Kyle O’Reilly in ECCW

As has become our custom the last couple weeks, we’re closing with another one of these best-of compilations from British Columbia’s ECCW, don’t miss it!

As always...

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.