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.
GCW Off the Rails / FSW vs. GCW (Aug. 20-21)
—Off the Rails (Aug. 20, 7:30 pm PT)—
- EFFY vs. Ricky Morton
- 2 Cold Scorpio vs. Chris Bey
- Jordan Oliver vs. Starboy Charlie
- AJ Gray vs. Allie Katch
- Dark Sheik vs. Jimmy Lloyd
- 44OH! (Atticus Cogar, Eric Ryan, & Rickey Shane Page) vs. MDK Gang (Mance Warner, Matthew Justice, & Nick Gage)
- Matt Cardona (c) vs. ??? (GCW World Championship)
—FSW vs. GCW (Aug. 21, 12 pm PT)—
- Chris Bey vs. Starboy Charlie
- Atticus Cogar vs. Remy Marcel
- Allie Katch vs. Sandra Moone
- Disco Inferno vs. EFFY
- AJ Gray & Nick Gage vs. Cut Throat Cody & Funny Bone
GCW are back with a double-header coming at you from Las Vegas, Nevada and they’re bringing the whole package out with them! Matt Cardona has a mystery opponent, Sheik takes on Lloyd, 2 Cold Scorpio in action, and then when they meet Future Stars of Wrestling— wait what Disco by god Inferno in the year of our lord 2021? Wrestling EFFY?
Check ‘em out live on FITE, folks.
NPU Rituals (Aug. 20, 22)
—Part One (Aug. 20, 2 pm PT)—
- Eric Ryan vs. Parrow
- John Wayne Murdoch vs. Funny Bone
- Dark Sheik vs. Kennedi Copeland
—Part Two (Aug. 22, 7 pm PT)—
- Atticus Cogar vs. Chris Bey
- Jai Vidal vs. Treehouse Lee
- EC3 vs. Matthew Justice
No Peace Underground are joining in the Vegas fun with this split double-header with a day in-between. EC3 vs. Matthew Justice baby sign me up!
Check it out live on IWTV, friends.
PWX Battlefield X (Aug. 21, 7 pm ET)
- Other Guys (Keith Mack & Stuart Snodgrass) vs. the Heatseekers (Elliot Russell & Sigmon) (c) (PWX Tag Team Championship)
- Savannah Evans (c) vs. Suge D (PWX Pure Championship)
- Anthony Greene vs. Lucky Ali (c) (PWX iTV Championship)
- JD Drake vs. ??? (Open Challenge)
- Battlefield X
PWX are back in Gastonia, North Carolina and it’s time for Battlefield X, their version of the Royal Rumble! Everybody loves a Rumble! Plus James Damn Drake offers up an open challenge, the Retrosexual returns to challenge Lucky Ali for the iTV belt, and more!
Check it out when it hits the Highspots Wrestling Network, folks.
RPW Nine Year Anniversary (Aug. 21, 5:30 pm GMT)
- Hyan vs. Skye Smitson
- Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis) vs. Young Guns (Ethan Allen & Luke Jacobs)
- Adam Maxted vs. Dan Moloney
- Destination Everywhere (Connor Mills & Michael Oku) vs. the Legion (Lucian Phillips & Screwface Ahmed) (Great British Tag League Finals)
- Ricky Knight, Jr. (c) vs. Shota Umino (SWE Heavyweight Championship)
- Chris Ridgeway vs. Michael Oku (c) vs. Robbie X (RPW British Cruiserweight Championship)
- Gisele Shaw (c) vs. Zoe Lucas (RPW British Women’s Championship)
- Doug Williams vs. Will Ospreay (c) (RPW British Heavyweight Championship)
RevPro are in Manchester, England (England) and celebrating nine years of their doors being open! UK indie legend (and one of yours truly’s personal favorites) Doug Williams celebrates his return from retirement in a big way by coming for the title, Aussie Open are back, and more!
Check it out when it hits RPW On Demand, folks.
Warrior Wrestling Stadium Series (Aug. 21, 7 pm CT)
- Evil Uno vs. Jason Hotch
- Beastman vs. “WARHORSE” Jake Harnell
- Jacksyn Crowley vs. Marko Stunt
- Cole Radrick vs. Isaias Velazquez
- “Switchblade” Jay White vs. Sam Adonis
- Alan Angels vs. Brian Cage vs. Dante Martin vs. KC Navarro vs. TJ Perkins vs. ??? (WW Championship #1 Contender’s Match)
- Kylie Rae (c) vs. Thunder Rosa (WW Women’s Championship)
- Aramis (c) vs. Mr. Iguana (WW Lucha Championship)
- Jake Something vs. Trey Miguel (c) (WW Championship)
Warrior Wrestling are back in the stadium in Chicago, Illinois for the final time and they’re bringing that fire they always bring! Switchblade’s in town, you got a #1 contender’s match that’s got AEW written all over it, and more!
Check it out live on FITE, friends.
WWR+ Say You’ll Be There (Aug. 22, 1 pm ET)
- Higher Society (Armani Kayos & Paris Van Dale) vs. Kings of the District (Jordan Blade & Eel O’Neal) vs. Outfielders (Boomer Hatfield & Molly McCoy) vs. Scrunchie Pals (Becca & Erica Leigh) vs. Team Sea Stars (Ashley Vox & Delmi Exo) vs. Top Dogs (Davienne & Skylar) (Tag Team Gauntlet)
- The Administration (Damian Adams, Dones, & Tina San Antonio) vs. Willow Nightingale & ???
- Alisha Edwards vs. Kayla Sparks
- Kaia McKenna vs. Kimber Lee
- Addy Starr vs. Kennedi Copeland
- Ashley D’Amboise vs. Jordynne Grace
- Lil’ Mean Kathleen vs. Riley Shepard
- Megan Bayne vs. Trish Adora
WWR+ are back in the White Eagle in Worcester, Massachusetts to set the stage for big brother Beyond’s Americanrana, and I mean just look at the talent in that gauntlet match, and that’s before you get to the singles! Queen of the LEGO Deathmatch Addy Starr is in action, Jordynne Grace, Kimber Lee, Trish Adora and more!
Check it out live on IWTV, friends.
Beyond Americanrana ‘21: Take Me to Heaven (Aug. 22, 6 pm ET)
- Alec Price vs. Matt Makowski vs. Trish Adora vs. Willow Nightingale
- Rhett Titus vs. Tony Deppen
- Aaron Rourke & Shook Crew (Bobby Orlando & Bryce Donovan) vs. Bear Country (Bear Boulder & Bear Bronson) & SLADE
- Dan Barry vs. Dutch (No Disqualification Match)
- Jordynne Grace & Kimber Lee vs. Leyla Hirsch & Masha Slamovich
- Matt Cardona vs. Teddy Goodz
- Chris Dickinson vs. Alexander James, Logan Easton LaRoux, Richard Holliday, & Wheeler YUTA
And Beyond’s biggest show of the year is back, live and in living color from Worcester, Massachusetts! The Dirty Daddy has his work cut out for him in a one-on-four main event, Team Tremendous explodes, and more!
Check it out live on IWTV, folks.
Free matches here!
Ava Storie vs. Kiera Hogan
Starting off with some hype women’s action from RISE, the once and future Brandi Lauren takes on Kiera Hogan, check it out!
Anthony “Sharkbait” Gutierrez vs. “Filthy” Tom Lawlor
Glory Pro’s match of the week serves us well, offering this beautiful slice of technical excellence. Enjoy!
JCW Battlebowl: The Lethal Lottery
Last but not least, we’ve got this free full show from Jersey Championship Wrestling featuring one of the coolest concepts in pro wrestling, the lethal lottery!
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.