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.
AAW United We Stand 2021 (Jul. 9, 6:15 pm CT)
- Robin Steele vs. Steve Manders
- Jake Something vs. Josh Alexander
- Hyan vs. Skye Blue (“I Quit” Match)
- Allysin Kay vs. Kris Statlander (c) (AAW Women’s Championship)
- Hakim Zane vs. Myron Reed (c) (AAW Heritage Championship)
- Ace Austin & Madman Fulton vs. InFAMy (Deonn Rusman & Joeasa) (c) (AAW Tag Team Championship)
- Fred Yehi vs. Mance Warner (c) (AAW Heavyweight Championship Steel Cage Match)
AAW are back with this year’s edition of United We Stand and folks, that card is packed to the absolute gills! Kay takes a run at Statlander, you got “I Quit” action, Zane and Reed continue tearing the house down for the Heritage belt, and my man Fred Yehi gets a chance that’s been a long time coming, for the big one, inside of a steel cage!
Check it out live on FITE, folks.
ICW-NHB Vol. 15 / Vol. 16 (Jul. 9-10)
—Vol. 15 (Jul. 9, 8 pm ET)—
- Daniel Garcia vs. Nolan Edward
- Brett Ison vs. Vincent Nothing
- Brandon Kirk vs. Neil Diamond Cutter
- Satu Jinn vs. Tank
- Dale Patricks vs. Tommy Vendetta
- Calvin Tankman vs. Justin Kyle
- SHLAK vs. Sick Boy
- 44.OH! (Atticus Cogar, Bobby Beverly, & Eric Ryan) vs. the Rejects (AKIRA, John Wayne Murdoch, & Reed Bentley)
—Vol. 16 (Jul. 10, 8 pm ET)—
- AKIRA vs. Neil Diamond Cutter
- Brandon Kirk vs. Dale Patricks
- Bobby Beverly vs. Reed Bentley
- Eric Ryan vs. Sick Boy
- Aaron Williams vs. Nolan Edward
- Casanova Valentine vs. Danny Demanto vs. Satu Jinn vs. Tank (Home Run Derby Deathmatch)
- John Wayne Murdoch (c) vs. Justin Kyle (American Deathmatch Championship)
ICW No Holds Barred are bringing their brand of ultraviolence to Indiana this week with a double-shot of death match delights!
Check it out live on IWTV, friends.
WCP Cruel Summer 2021 (Jul. 9, 7 pm PT)
- D-Rogue vs. Derek Slade vs. Lucas Riley vs. Midas Creed vs. Titus Alexander
- Jorel Nelson vs. Karl Fredericks
- Alpha Zo vs. Slice Boogie
- Juicy Finau vs. Levi Shapiro
- Lee Moriarty vs. Starboy Charlie vs. Trey Miguel
We welcome San Francisco’s West Coast Pro Wrestling to Sermon this week, and hey, I don’t recognize a lot of these names but that’s only a good thing— new names means new favorites! And with a judicious handful of nationally-established folks like Moriarty and Fredericks, this is the perfect kind of show to tune into and get blown away!
And you can do that, live on IWTV, folks.
PPW Midnight City / Midnight Marauders (Jul. 9-10)
—Midnight City (Jul. 9, 11:59 pm ET)—
- Sonico vs. Vincent Nothing
- Colby Corino vs. Flash Thompson
- Dustin Leonard vs. Phoenix Kidd
- Calvin Tankman vs. Freddie Hudson
- Austin Connelly vs. Daniel Garcia
- Eden von Engeland vs. Sandra Moone
- Josh Crane vs. “Hoodfoot” Mo Atlas (Terminal Combat Match)
- Bobby Beverly vs. Ron Mathis (Deathmatch)
- Cabana Man Dan vs. Jordan Blade
- Alex Kane vs. Matt Makowski
- Lord Crewe vs. Victor Benjamin
- AKIRA vs. Cole Radrick
—Midnight Marauders (Jul. 10, 11:59 pm ET)—
- Apollo Starr vs. Bobby Flaco vs. Charlie Kruel vs. “Big Beef” Gnarls Garvin vs. Hardway Heeter vs. Sandra Moone
- Lost Boys (Adam Slade, Bradley Prescott IV, Chase Holiday, & “Hoodfoot” Mo Atlas) vs. Mandatory Violence Connection (Eli Knight, Kayla Kassidy, Shawn Kemp, & Sonico) (Captain’s Fall Elimination Tornado Tag Team Match)
- Kristian Robison vs. Suge D
- Lucky 13 vs. Mad Man Pondo (Circle City Street Fight)
- Brayden Lee vs. Jaiden vs. Keita vs. Zay Washington
- Cole Radrick vs. Daniel Garcia
- Billie Starkz vs. Nick Wayne
- Creature Feature (Adriel Noctis & Lazarus) vs. Shooters Don’t Die (Don’t Die Miles & Freddie Hudson) vs. the Ody (Chris Copeland & Jack Andrews) vs. the Rejects (John Wayne Murdoch & Reed Bentley) (c) (PPW Tag Team Championship Doors, Ladders, and Chairs Match)
Well well, that’s a lot of matches! Stay up all night with the good folks over at Paradigm Pro, who’ve lined up two cards chock full of that good friendly violent fun! Night two is a little more eventful here, what with a four-way tag title defence and Mad Man Pondo in action, plus a Captain’s Fall atomicos!
Check ‘em out live on IWTV, if you will.
PIB Solid Gold ‘21 (Jul. 10, 7 pm ET)
- Dez Monroe vs. MV Young vs. Myles Millennium vs. PB Smooth (Boxers or Briefs Elimination Match)
- Higher Society (Armani Kayos & Paris Van Dale) vs. Kings of the District (Eel O’Neal & Jordan Blade) (Fists vs. Fierce Match)
- Eddy McQueen vs. Saint Synclair-Atari (Divas Championship Twitter Beef, But Make It Real Match)
- Jared Evans vs. Karen BamBam vs. Sahara Seven (Three-Way Dance)
- Best Business Bureau (Darius Carter, Killian McMurphy, & Molly McCoy) & ??? vs. House of No Bullshit (Ashton Starr, Billy Dixon, & Erica Leigh) & Moriah Moreno (Grand Prize Championship Bitch It’s Going Down Match)
Paris Is Bumping is the premiere wrestling promotion fusing indie wrestling and ballroom culture and I’m proud to cover this show in Sermon for the first time. Cards on the table, ballroom culture is absolutely not in my lane as a gay, so perhaps I can’t fluff this show up as much as it properly deserves, but it’s important and I want to uplift queer culture in pro wrestling wherever I can, so here we go!
Unfortunately your originally scheduled main event of Edith Surreal against Mariah Moreno had to be called off due to Edith’s continuing recovery, but Moriah’s been folded into that atomicos there, and either she or Darius Carter will leave as Grand Prize Champion!
Check it out when it hits IWTV, friends.
AWR Asylum Deathmatch Tournament 2 (Jul. 10-11)
—Show 1 (Jul. 10, 3 pm ET)—
- Aidan Blackheart vs. Otis Cogar (Asylum Deathmatch Tournament Last Man Standing First Round Deathmatch)
- Dysfunction vs. Neil Diamond Cutter (Asylum Deathmatch Tournament Carpet Strip Fuckery First Round Deathmatch)
- Lucky 13 vs. Phoenix Kidd vs. Raven Havok (Asylum Deathmatch Tournament Ladders and Light Tubes First Round Deathmatch)
- Josh Crane vs. Lord Crewe (Asylum Deathmatch Tournament Four Corners of Hell First Round Deathmatch)
- AKIRA vs. Sick Boy (Asylum Deathmatch Tournament Panes of Glass First Round Deathmatch)
- Dale Patricks vs. JJ Escobar (Asylum Deathmatch Tournament Backyard Fuckery First Round Deathmatch)
- Casanova Valentine vs. Mickie Knuckles (Asylum Deathmatch Tournament Boards of Bullshit First Round Deathmatch)
- Mad Man Pondo vs. Remington Rhor (Asylum Deathmatch Tournament Fans Bring the Weapons First Round Deathmatch)
—Show 2 (Jul. 11, 3 pm ET)—
- Brayden Lee vs. Eric Dillinger (c) (AWR Revolutionary Championship)
- Black Cube Society (Angelo Gallareto & Kevin Noire) vs. Shooters Never Die (Freddie Hudson & ???) (c) vs. the Original Sins (Dick Michaels & Tyler Lydol) (AWR Tag Team Championship Doors, Ladders, and Chairs Match)
- Asylum Deathmatch Tournament Semifinals & Finals
Asylum Wrestling Revolution are also newcomers to Sermon this week, but who can resist a big fat deathmatch tournament? Bring on the blood!
Check it out live on IWTV, folks.
GCW You Only Die Once (Jul. 10, 8 pm CT)
- Dante Leon vs. Jack Cartwheel
- Sadika vs. SHLAK
- Bryan Keith vs. Chris Dickinson
- Starboy Charlie vs. Tony Deppen
- Joey Janela vs. Ninja Mack
- Allie Katch vs. EFFY
- Alex Colon vs. Nick Gage (c) (GCW World Championship)
Yeehaw, GCW are runnin’ Texas this week! I could hype up a lot of things here but really the key thing is BUSSY exploding as EFFY meets Katch!
Check it out live on FITE, folks.
NPU Asmodeus (Jul. 11, 8 pm ET)
- KOBK (Hardway Heeter & Nolan Edward) vs. the Hallowed (Lord Crewe & Otis Cogar) vs. the End (Odinson & Parrow)
- AJ Gray vs. Reed Bentley
- Ace Austin vs. Ace Perry vs. Kevin Blackwood
- BSTRD Cassidy vs. Gregory Iron vs. Neil Diamond Cutter vs. Satu Jinn vs. Sawyer Wreck vs. Vincent Nothing
- Eric Ryan vs. Super Crazy
- John Wayne Murdoch vs. Masada
- Cole Radrick vs. Levi Everett
- Orin Veidt vs. Shane Mercer vs. Sick Boy vs. Sonico
- 44.OH! (Atticus Cogar & Rickey Shane Page) vs. oVe (Jake Crist & Madman Fulton)
We love shows named after Kings of Hell here in Sermon on the Mat! Anyway, No Peace are joining the Indiana crew this weekend and bringing their brand of ultraviolence to the table and— mother of god, that’s Super Crazy wrestling Eric Ryan? Holy hell.
Check it out live on IWTV, folks.
Free matches here!
Chris Sabin vs. Colt Cabana
Starting off strong with a couple of living legends clashing thanks to AIW, check it out!
Billie Starkz vs. Jake Something
Black Label Pro brings this mixed gender action to our table, enjoy!
RGR La Revancha
Last but not least, we’ve got a full lucha libre show for you, featuring one of Andrade el Idolo’s first matches since leaving WWE! He faces El Hijo del Santo in tag team action in the main event, and so much more!
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.