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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...

OWA Good Trouble 2 (June 18, 7 pm ET)

  1. Mane Event (Duke Davis & Ganon Jones, Jr.) vs. SOS (Kaun & Moses)
  2. Ryan Rembrandt vs. Tony Johnson
  3. Ashton Starr vs. Jordan Blade
  4. Anthony Bennett vs. Eli Isom
  5. Darius Lockhart vs. O’Shay Edwards
  6. AC Mack vs. Shane Taylor

We welcome the Ohio Wrestling Alliance to Sermon this week and boy howdy just look at some of those matches! Shane Taylor comes down from Ring of Honor (and he’s bringing his pals in SOS!) to do battle with AC Mack, Lockhart and Edwards lock up, and more!

Check it out, live on IWTV, folks.

AIW Major Announcement (June 18, 7:30 pm ET)

  1. Marino Tenaglia vs. Tre LaMar
  2. Ethan Wright vs. Lee Moriarty
  3. Mikey Montgomery vs. Philly Collins
  4. Dominic Garrini vs. Eric Taylor
  5. Hornswoggle, Major Brothers (Brian Myers & Matt Cardona), & “Smart” Mark Sterling vs. Rip City Shooters (Joshua Bishop & Wes Barkley) & To Infinity and Beyond (Cheech & Colin Delaney)

AIW are back and... d’you get it? “Major” announcement? Because the erstwhile Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder are on the card? Nyuk nyuk nyuk. Jokes aside you’ve got an undercard full of AIW’s finest home grown talent and a killer atomicos in the main, what’s not to like?

Check it out live on IWTV, friends.

PPW Reasonable Doubt (June 18, 9:05 pm ET)

  1. The Ody (Chris Copeland & Jack Andrews) vs. the Rejects (John Wayne Murdoch & Reed Bentley) (c) (PPW Tag Team Championship)
  2. Chase Holliday vs. Eli Knight vs. Kristian Robinson
  3. Alex Kane vs. Bobby Beverly vs. Don’t Die Miles vs. Marion Fontaine
  4. Calvin Tankman vs. Isaiah Broner
  5. Cole Radrick vs. Jaiden
  6. Billy Dixon vs. “Hoodfoot” Mo Atlas (c) (PPW Heavy Hitters Championship)
  7. Myron Reed vs. Suge D

Paradigm Pro are back and kicking ass all over for you again! There’s lots of good stuff on this card but I’d like to direct your attention to Billy Dixon buying a video from Hoodfoot’s girlfriend and paying her to predict his victory— now that’s that real good heel shit!

Check it out live on IWTV, friends.

Unsanctioned Pro 12: If You Know, You Know (June 18, 11:10 pm ET)

  1. Jordan Oliver vs. Lexus Montez
  2. Freddie Hudson vs. Yoya
  3. Cole Radrick vs. Lord Crewe
  4. Aaron Williams vs. Everett Cross
  5. Casanova Valentine vs. “Big Beef” Gnarls Garvin

I don’t have a lot to say about this Unsanctioned Pro card but every smaller indie is an opportunity to tune in and get some new favorites, so what are you waiting for!

It’ll stream live on IWTV, folks.

Freelance Underground Back to Church Street Part Brew (June 19, 8 pm ET)

  1. JJ Garrett vs. Storm Grayson
  2. Blair Onyx vs. Kayla Kassidy
  3. Billie Starkz vs. Laynie Luck (c) (Freelance Underground Independent Championship)
  4. Calvin Tankman vs. GPA (c) (Freelance Underground Championship)

Freelance Underground are back... on Church Street and streaming on IWTV for the first time! And with GPA defending his title against Calvin Tankman on top, you know it’s gonna be good stuff!

Check it out live on IWTV, folks.

Black Wrestlers Matter 2 (June 19, 7 pm CT)

  1. FTC Rumble
  2. Estrella & Mazzerati vs. No Role Modelz (ATM & Chris Hendrix)
  3. Joseline Navarro vs. Willow Nightingale
  4. SK Bishop vs. Tre LaMar
  5. Culture, Inc. (Eli Knight & Malik Bosede) vs. Technical Difficulties (Moses & Rahim de la Suede) vs. the Culture (Con Artiest & Jon West)
  6. Kenny Alfonso vs. Suge D
  7. Brooke Valentine vs. Camaro Jackson vs. Devon Monroe vs. Mike Outlaw (BMW Championship #1 Contender’s Match)
  8. Jah-C vs. JDX (BWM Championship)

This is an important one, folks— what better way to celebrate Juneteenth than with a card of the finest Black wrestlers the independents have to offer? We’re crowning a champion and so much more, do not miss it!

Check it out on iPPV through BWM’s website, folks.

GCW Outlaw Mudshow (June 19, 7 pm MT)

  1. Gringo Loco vs. Jordan Oliver
  2. 2 Cold Scorpio vs. Chris Dickinson
  3. AJ Gray vs. Orin Veidt
  4. Matthew Justice vs. Steve Manders
  5. EFFY vs. “WARHORSE” Jake Parnell
  6. Mance Warner vs. Nick Gage (c) (GCW World Championship Bunkhouse Brawl)

GCW have gone far afield for this one, planting their boots in Wyoming for a real outlaw mudshow! You got Gage and Warner in a Bunkhouse Brawl, WARHORSE vs. EFFY, *and* 2 Cold Scorpio in action, gotta love it!

Check it out live on FITE, folks.

WWR+ To Wrestle, Shoot Straight, and Speak the Truth (June 20, 5 pm ET)

  1. Becca & Erica Leigh vs. Kings of the District (Eel O’Neal & Jordan Blade)
  2. Ashley D’Amboise vs. Tina San Antonio
  3. Masha Slamovich vs. Willow Nightingale
  4. Megan Bayne vs. Riley Shepard
  5. Davienne vs. Trish Adora

Beyond’s sister promotion is back and ready to rock the White Eagle once again!

Check it out live on IWTV, friends.

Free matches here!

Chris Dickinson vs. Richard Holliday

Beyond starts us off strong with this one between the Dirty Daddy and the ever TV-ready Holliday, check it out!

Becca vs. Paris Van Dale

Listen, I’m a simple woman. I see an upload from Limitless that’s billed as an “ALL SCRUNCHIES LEGAL” match, I run it. Enjoy!

Arez & Gringo Loco vs. Dante Leon & Travis Titan vs. La Sociedad Boricua

Last but not least we go to AAW for fast-paced three-way lucha tag action, check it out!

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.