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 Never Say Die (June 28, 7:30PM Central)
- Curt Stallion & Eddie Kingston vs. FiyahFox (AR Fox & Myron Reed)
- Kris Statlander vs. Priscilla Kelly
- Fatu vs. Kongo Kong
- Jimmy Jacobs vs. Mance Warner (Loser Leaves AAW)
- Jake Something (c) vs. Trey Miguel (AAW Heritage Championship)
- Besties in the World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) vs. LAX (Angel Ortiz & Mike “Santana” Draztik) (c) vs. the Rascalz (Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz) (AAW Tag Team Championship)
- Sami Callihan (c) vs. ??? (AAW Heavyweight Championship)
AAW are back in Chicago and they’ve got another one of their trademark stacked cards for us. Hoss fight? Check. Three of the best tag teams in the world contesting the titles? Check. Open challenge? Check. Top flight women’s action? Check. And most exciting of all… Mancer and the Zombie Princess in an all-out war the results of which will determine which of them may stay in the territory!
Get your tickets here or check it out when it hits Smart Mark Video, folks.
Shine 59 (June 29, 3PM Eastern)
- Madi Maxx vs. Marti Belle
- Avery Taylor (c) vs. Natalia Markova (ACW Women’s Championship)
- Allie Recks vs. Santana Garrett
- Brandi Lauren vs. La Rosa Negra
- Aja Perera vs. Shotzi Blackheart (c) (Shine Nova Championship)
- Allysin Kay (c) vs. Mercedes Martinez (Shine Championship)
Shine are taking part in Evolve’s weekend double-header and this show coming at you from Queens, New York is months in the making! Finally, Mercedes Martinez gets her shot at the Shine title!
Get your tickets here or check it out live on the World Wrestling Network, whether as an individual purchase or at no additional cost through your Club WWN subscription.
Alpha-1 The Otherside (June 30, 4PM Eastern)
- Kody Lane vs. Pat Buck
- Punk Rock Pussy Kat (Allie Kat & Jody Threat) & Michael Wolf vs. Ryan Davidson & Savage Society (Holden Albright & Terrell Kenneth)
- Danny Adams & Mark Wheeler vs. Hornswoggle & ???
- Jeff Cobb vs. TJ Perkins vs. Trey Miguel
- Besties in the World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) (c) vs. Lotus (Gavin Quinn & Juntai) vs. Space Pirates (Shane Sabre & Space Monkey) (A1 Tag Team Championship)
- Brett Michael David (c) vs. Justin Sane (A1 Zero Gravity Championship Lumberjack Match)
Alpha-1 are back in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and they’ve got a real solid show lined up for us, folks! Cobb, Perkins, and Miguel in a killer power/grappler/flyer triple threat, plus a three-way for the tag titles and a main event lumberjack match that will feature the ENTIRE roster at ringside!
Get your tickets at the door or check it out when it hits IWTV.
EVE Wrestle Queendom II (June 30, 4PM GMT / 11AM Eastern)
- Jordynne Grace vs. Laura Di Matteo
- Session Moth Martina vs. Su Yung
- Arisa Hoshiki vs. Roxxy
- Kagetsu vs. Mayu Iwatani
- Medusa Complex (Charli Evans & Millie McKenzie) vs. WrestleFriends (Erin Angel & Jetta) (EVE Tag Team Championship)
- Jamie Hayter vs. Nina Samuels vs. Utami Hayashishita (c) (EVE International Championship)
- Kay Lee Ray (c) vs. Viper (EVE Championship)
EVE have lined up a whole weekend of action but we’re gonna zero on the big one, Wrestle Queendom II! From the main event, where KLR and Viper will wrestle for EVE’s greatest prize in what is both of their final matches for EVE, all the way through all the Stardom matches, through the crowning of the first EVE tag champs, all the way down to those two US/UK challenge matches, it’s a hell of a card, folks!
Get your tickets here or check it out live on EVE On Demand.
Progress Chapter 90: The Lonesome Death of the One-Man Cabaret Act. (June 30)
- NIWA vs. Rickey Shane Page
- Candy Floss vs. Lana Austin
- Brent Banks vs. Jordan Devlin
- Connor Mills vs. Paul Robinson
- Dan Moloney & Trent Seven vs. LAX (Angel Ortiz & Mike “Santana” Draztik)
- David Starr & the OJMO vs. Ringkampf (Veit Mueller & WALTER)
Progress are back in London, England and the march towards Starr/WALTER rolls on with a big tag team match where both established stars have brought in a relative rookie to tag with them!
Tickets are sold out, but as always you can catch this bad boy when it hits Demand Progress, folks.
WWR Let Them Eat Cake (June 30, 3PM Eastern)
- Kasey Catal vs. Masha Slamovich
- Faye Jackson vs. Vanity
- Karissa Rivera vs. Skylar
- Leyla Hirsch vs. Terra Calaway
- Heidi Katrina vs. Solo Darling
- Alisha Edwards vs. Kris Statlander
Women’s Wrestling Revolution is in Everett, Massachusetts for another night of the finest women’s action the northeast can offer, folks!
Get your tickets here or check it out live on IWTV!
Free matches here!
Brian Pillman, Jr. vs. David Starr
From the fine folks over at IPW:UK, we’ve got a match for their world title. Brian Pillman, Jr. challenges the King of Taunts for the IPW World Championship, check it out!
Jordynne Grace vs. Kris Statlander
From our friends over at Beyond, we’ve got two of the premier women in the game today going at it. Grace. Statlander. Don’t miss it!
CZW Tournament of Death 18 (June 22)
- Dan O’Hare over SHLAK (Tournament of Death 18 First Round Doors of Death Deathmatch)
- Conor Claxton over Jimmy Lyon (Tournament of Death 18 First Round Summer Funtime Deathmatch)
- Jimmy Lloyd over John Wayne Murdoch (Tournament of Death 18 First Round Shattered Dream Panes of Glass Deathmatch)
- Casanova Valentine over Big F’n Joe (Tournament of Death 18 First Round Bundles and Boards Deathmatch)
- The REP (Dave McCall & Nate Carter) over Murder By Kicks (Ken Broadway & Matt Travis) (Home Run Derby Deathmatch)
- Conor Claxton over Jimmy Lloyd (Tournament of Death 18 Semifinal Exploding Bat Light Tube Deathmatch)
- Dan O’Hare over Casanova Valentine (Tournament of Death 18 Semifinal Texas Tumbleweed Deathmatch)
- Matt Tremont over Mance Warner (Fans Bring the Weapons Deathmatch)
- Conor Claxton over Dan O’Hare (Tournament of Death 18 Finals Light Tube Madness Deathmatch)
The Wrench takes Tournament of Death! With a hard path through Chondo and last year’s winner Jimmy Lloyd before finally taking Dan O’Hare out in the finals, he’s finally won the tournament after two previous attempts that reached the finals! Plus the REP got their revenge on those House of Glory boys!
Check the VOD out on CZW Studios, folks.
Remember folks, no matter what type of wrestling you like, no matter how down you feel about the state of WWE, 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.