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Sermon on the Mat (Sept. 2, 2021): AAW, GCW, Freelance, BLP, & Big Gay Brunch cards;

Plus free matches from F1RST, RISE, & Producciones Ave!

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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...

AAW Destination Chicago (Sept. 2, 6:30 pm CT)

  1. Arez vs. Laredo Kid
  2. Juice Robinson vs. Steve Manders
  3. Daniel Garcia vs. Davey Richards
  4. Allysin Kay (c) vs. Jody Threat (AAW Women’s Championship)
  5. Ace Austin vs. Myron Reed (c) (AAW Heritage Championship)
  6. Fred Yehi (c) vs. Josh Alexander (AAW Heavyweight Championship)

We’ve got a big, big weekend of Chicago wrestling coming up and AAW are kicking it off in style! The Savageweight defends against the Walking Weapon, Red Death gets a dream match against Davey by god Richards, lucha action, it’s gonna be a hoot!

Check it out live on FITE, friends.

GCW Guilty Conscience (Sept. 2, 8 pm ET)

  1. ASF vs. Gringo Loco vs. Jordan Oliver vs. Rhyno vs. Starboy Charlie vs. Tony Deppen (Scramble Match)
  2. Alex Colon vs. Rickey Shane Page
  3. Gregory Iron vs. Nick Gage
  4. Eddy Only vs. EFFY
  5. Allie Katch vs. Cole Radrick
  6. AJ Gray vs. Bobby Beverly
  7. 44OH! (Atticus Cogar & Eric Ryan) vs. Second Gear Crew (Mance Warner & Matthew Justice) (c) (GCW Tag Team Championship)

And GCW for their part kick their weekend off in... Detroit? Why not?! The 44OH! war against MDK continues with a big tag title defense, a bunch of killer singles matches, and Rhyno in a scramble, what more could you ask for?

Check it out live on FITE, folks.

Freelance No Place Like Home (Sept. 3, 7 pm CT)

  1. Kevin Blackwood vs. Storm Grayson
  2. Angel Escalera, Devon Monroe, & EFFY vs. Darius Latrell, Koda Hernandez, & Trevor Outlaw
  3. Bang Bros (August Matthews & Davey Bang) & Chris Castro vs. Billie Starkz, Cole Radrick, & Marcus Mathers
  4. Frank the Clown & Robert Anthony vs. Kylie Rae & Nick Gage
  5. Isaias Velazquez vs. Lee Moriarty
  6. Daniel Garcia vs. Laynie Luck (c) (FU Independent Championship)
  7. Danhausen vs. GPA (c) (FU Heavyweight Championship)

It’s Chicago, so of course Freelance and Freelance Underground are putting on a hell of a show for us! Frank the Clown faces Nick Gage in tag team action, a sentence I just typed. GPA defends against Danhausen, Garcia challenges Luck, but the money match for me is Velazquez absolutely tearing the house down opposite Lee Moriarty!

Check it out live on FITE, friends.

BLP / GCW 3 Cups Stuffed (Sept. 3, 11 pm CT)

  1. Billie Starkz vs. Jordan Oliver vs. Marcus Mathers vs. Mike Jackson vs. Nick Wayne vs. Starboy Charlie
  2. Alex Shelley (c) vs. “Filthy” Tom Lawlor (BLP Midwest Championship)
  3. Arez & Gringo Loco vs. ASF & Laredo Kid vs. Dragon Bane & Hijo de Canis Lupus vs. Juventud Guerrera & Super Crazy
  4. Nick Gage & Second Gear Crew (AJ Gray, Mance Warner, & Matthew Justice) vs. Powers of Pain (Barbarian & Warlord) & Warhausen (Danhausen & “WARHORSE” Jake Parnell)
  5. G-Raver vs. Jimmy Lloyd
  6. Chris Dickinson vs. Kevin Ku
  7. 2 Cold Scorpio vs. Stallion Rogers
  8. EFFY vs. Jake Something (c) (BLP Heavyweight Championship)

Black Label Pro team up with GCW for this absolute juggernaut of a pro wrestling card— not only do you get Powers of Pain teaming with Warhausen against the Ultraviolent King Nick Gage, 71-year-old Mike Jackson is in the scramble and Curt Stallion makes his triumphant return to the indies against no less than 2 Cold Scorpio!

Check it out live on FITE, folks.

BLP Ground Control to Filthy Tom (Sept. 4, 2 pm CT)

  1. Killer Kelly vs. Kylie Rae
  2. Laredo Kid vs. Lee Moriarty
  3. Drago vs. Nick Wayne vs. Super Crazy vs. Tre LaMar
  4. AJ Gray vs. Kevin Blackwood
  5. Daniel Garcia vs. “Filthy” Tom Lawlor
  6. Anthony Greene vs. “Big Beef” Gnarls Garvin
  7. Billie Starkz vs. Jody Threat
  8. Kevin Ku vs. Rohit Raju
  9. Jake Something (c) vs. Stallion Rogers (BLP Heavyweight Championship)

And BLP’s weekend carries on as they stand alone on Saturday afternoon with a simply delightfully-named card! Filthy Tom meeds Red Death, Jake Something (if he makes it through EFFY) defends against Curt Stallion, the Retrosexual is in action, Killer Kelly returns, and more!

Check it out live on FITE, folks.

GCW The Art of War Games (Sept. 4, 8 pm CT)

  1. ASF vs. Dante Leon vs. Gringo Loco vs. Jake Lander vs. Jordan Oliver vs. Nick Wayne vs. Ninja Mack vs. Shane Mercer vs. Yoya (Two Ring Ladder Scramble Match)
  2. Juventud Guerrera vs. Super Crazy
  3. Allie Katch vs. Tony Deppen
  4. Matt Cardona (c) vs. ??? (GCW World Championship)
  5. 44OH! (Atticus Cogar, Bobby Beverly, Eddy Only, Eric Ryan, Gregory Iron, & Rickey Shane Page) vs. Team MDK (AJ Gray, Alex Colon, EFFY, Mance Warner, Matthew Justice, & Nick Gage) (WarGames Match)

Oh hell yeah, folks— do I really need to sell you this one?


Team MDK.


Check it out live on FITE, friends.

EFFY’s Big Gay Brunch (Sept. 5, 11 am CT)

  1. Ashton Starr vs. Devon Monroe
  2. Jordan Blade vs. Parrow
  3. EFFY vs. Jake Atlas
  4. Ace Perry vs. Frontman Jah
  5. Edith Surreal vs. Veda Scott
  6. Allie Katch vs. Dark Sheik
  7. Second Gear Crew (Mance Warner & Matthew Justice) vs. Billy “Straight Bill” Dixon & MV Young

Last but not least, EFFY’s got a hell of a card lined up for brunchtime before All Out! Surreal vs. Scott and Sheik vs. Katch are instant classic dream matches in my book, plus Jake Atlas returns and Billy Dixon has gone straight for some reason and we can only hope that being immersed back in queer culture will bring him back to his senses.

Check it out live on FITE, friends and fellow gays.

Free matches here!

Arik Cannon vs. Samoa Joe

Starting off with a bang courtesy of F1RST Wrestling, Cannon squares up against the Samoan Submission Machine, check it out!

Karen Q vs. Kimber Lee

Short and sweet and sprinty from RISE, you just know that Karen and Kimber are gonna kick the hell out of each other, enjoy!

¡Sin Piedad!

Last but not least we’ve got this whole lucha show from +Lucha TV and the folks at Producciones Ave! DMT Azul vs. Hijo de Dr. Wagner vs. Hijo del Espectro vs. Penta el Zero M in four-way action on top, 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.

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