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Sermon on the Mat (Dec. 15, 2022): Demand Lucha, Freelance, FU, GCW, HOG, & SHP cards;

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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...

Demand Lucha A Very Merry Lucha Christmas Show (Dec. 15, 8 pm ET)

  1. Delirious vs. Gringo Loco

We’re light on announced matches but c’mon, it’s a lucha libre Christmas, how could I not run this show?! Plus Super Crazy will be in action!

Check it out live on IWTV, folks.

Freelance Deck the Halls With Balls of Fury (Dec. 16, 8 pm CT)

  1. Guerrera de Brisenas & Sky’s the Limit (Gabriel Skye & Tristen Thai) vs. Kayla Kassidy & Pick ‘n Pop (Darius Latrell & Koda Hernandez)
  2. Angel Escalera vs. Chico Suave vs. Ezio Orlandi vs. Sorta Incredible Iverson vs. Sean Galway vs. Storm Grayson (Scramble Match)
  3. August Matthews vs. Project MONIX
  4. GPA vs. Luigi Primo
  5. Matt Knicks vs. Trevor Outlaw (Fans Bring the Weapons Match)
  6. Mysterious Q vs. Robert Anthony (c) (Freelance World Championship)
  7. Bryan Keith (c) vs. “Speedball” Mike Bailey (Freelance Legacy Championship)

Freelance are back and bringing the Christmas cheer, y’all— a Fans Bring the Weapons is always a gift, after all!

Check it out live on IWTV, folks.

GCW Americaz Most Wanted (Dec. 16, 8 pm PT)

  1. Alec Price vs. Cole Radrick vs. Jack Cartwheel vs. Jordan Oliver vs. Nick Wayne vs. Titus Alexander
  2. Hunter Freeman vs. Sawyer Wreck
  3. Arez, ASF, & Komander vs. Gringo Loco & Los Vipers
  4. Charles Mason vs. EFFY
  5. Dark Sheik vs. Masha Slamovich
  6. Matt Cardona vs. Starboy Charlie
  7. Los Macizos (Ciclope & Miedo Extremo) (c) vs. RockNES Monsters (BHK & Captain YUMA) (GCW World Tag Team Championship)
  8. Joey Janela (c) vs. Pagano (GCW Extreme Championship)
  9. Nick Gage (c) vs. Tony Deppen (GCW World Championship)

GCW are back and bringing the lucha libre, with one significant exception— El Hijo del Vikingo will be on the show and wrestling Blake Christian, but not on the live stream and not on the VOD, because we’re still doing this nonsense years after it made multiple Evolve shows weird when WWE pulled it with them! But hey, the rest of the show is great looking!

Check it out live on FITE, folks.

FU The Final Countdown (Dec. 17, 6 pm CT)

  1. Gunner Brave vs. Sean Logan
  2. Bang Bros (August Matthews & Davey Bang) vs. GPA & Koko Lane
  3. Alice Crowley vs. Kayla Kassidy vs. Laynie Luck
  4. Bryan Keith vs. Mojo McQueen
  5. Ethan Price & Ezio Orlandi vs. Pick ‘n Pop (Darius Latrell & Koda Hernandez) (c) (FU Tag Team Championship)
  6. Ruff Crossing vs. Storm Grayson (c) (FU Independent Championship)
  7. Calvin Tankman (c) vs. Project MONIX (FU Championship)

Freelance Underground are back with another slice of big names and hidden stars of the midwest!

Check it out live on IWTV, folks.

HOG Revelations (Dec. 17, 6 pm ET)

  1. Mighty Mante (c) vs. Nolo Kitano (HOG Cruiserweight Championship)
  2. Masha Slamovich vs. Violette (HOG Women’s Championship)
  3. Briscoes (Jay & Mark Briscoe) (c) vs. Mane Event (Jay Lyon & Midas Black) (HOG Tag Team Championship 2/3 Falls Match)
  4. Jacob Fatu (c) vs. Nick Aldis (HOG Heavyweight Championship)
  5. KENTA vs. Low-Ki

House of Glory are in this week’s roundup and it’s all about that rematch, baby! KENTA. Low-Ki. Violence.

Check it out live on FITE, folks.

SHP Great Expectations (Dec. 18, 3 pm ET)

  1. Adonis Valerio vs. Ryan Radix
  2. Casey Carrington vs. Lucky 13
  3. Dyln McKay vs. Marcus Mathers
  4. Reid Walker vs. Steve Manders
  5. Conor Claxton vs. “Speedball” Mike Bailey
  6. Atticus Cogar vs. Jimmy Lloyd (Dog Collar Match)
  7. Colby Corino vs. Matt Tremont (“I Quit” Match)

Sean Henderson Presents is back with a hell of a show— Bailey and Claxton in a clash of styles, Cogar and Lloyd putting on the dog collars, and in the main event, Corino and Tremont in an “I Quit” climax!

Check it out live on IWTV, folks.

Free matches here!

Josh Alexander vs. Mark Angelosetti

AIW have this blast from the past for us, as the Walking Weapon and Mr. Touchdown do battle!

LuFisto & Vanessa Kraven vs. Kimber Bombs

Smash Wrestling in Canada keep the hits coming with this women’s tag team match, check it out!

Daniel Garcia vs. Stu Grayson

Sticking with Smash, we’ve got this sprinty fresh match featuring one of AEW’s hottest up-and-comers against a founding member of the Dark Order who’s moved on, enjoy!

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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