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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.

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RPW High Stakes 2020 (Feb. 14, 5:30PM GMT)

  1. Carlos Romo vs. Chris Brookes vs. Hikuleo vs. Kyle Fletcher vs. Mad Kurt vs. Mark Haskins (Scramble Match)
  2. Dan Moloney vs. Jeff Cobb
  3. Eddie Kingston vs. LA Park (No Disqualification Match)
  4. Ricky Knight, Jr. (c) vs. Robbie X (SWE Speed King Championship)
  5. David Starr & No Fun Dunne vs. the Legion (Great-O-Kharn & Rampage Brown) (c) (RPW British Tag Team Championship)
  6. Gisele Shaw vs. Zoe Lucas (c) (RPW British Women’s Championship)
  7. El Phantasmo (c) vs. Michael Oku (RPW British Cruiserweight Championship)
  8. Will Ospreay vs. Zack Sabre, Jr. (c) (RPW British Heavyweight Championship)

RevPro are back in York Hall in London, England for another one of their big shows and boy howdy this one’s a blockbuster! Scramble? We’ve got that. Ultraviolent brawl? Oh, you bet. Main event between arguably the two best the country has to offer? It’s on!

Get your tickets here or check it out when it hits RPW On Demand, friends.

PWA Black Label Rick South for the Boys (Feb. 15, 7:30 AET)

  1. Aaron Jake & Rhys Angel vs. Black Shirt Cool Group (Concrete Davidson & Shazza McKenzie)
  2. Carter Deams vs. Mikey Broderick vs. Silvio vs. Tree Hugger Luchi
  3. Ricky South vs. ??? (PWA Heavyweight Championship #1 Contender’s Match)
  4. Michael Spencer vs. Paris De Silva
  5. Jack Bonza & Kingsley vs. the Prefects (Billy Preston & Jimmy Townsend)
  6. Jessica Troy (c) vs. Steph De Lander (PWWA Championship Steel Cage Match)

PWA Black Label are back in Sydney, Australia and while I don’t follow their product super closely, any indie show with a cage match main event is worth having an eye on! Plus Chikara Young Lions Cup Champion Ricky South has an open challenge to prove that he’s the best man to challenge Caveman Ugg for the PWA Heavyweight Championship, and more!

Get your tickets here or check it out on OVO, folks.

A1 Deadly Encounter (Feb. 16, 4PM Eastern)

  1. Isaias Velazquez vs. Josh Alexander vs. Kody Lane
  2. A1 Originalz (Cheech & Justin Sane) vs. Fight or Flight (Gabriel Fuerza & Vaughn Vertigo) (c) vs. Sad Buds (Brett Michael David & Rickey Shane Page) vs. Space Pirates (Shane Sabre & Space Monkey) (A1 Tag Team Championship)
  3. Danny Adams (c) vs. Trey Miguel (A1 Zero Gravity Championship)
  4. Eric Ryan vs. Holden Albright (c) vs. Matt Justice vs. Steve Brown (A1 Outer Limits Championship No Disqualification Match)
  5. Kylie Rae & Veda Scott vs. Punk Rock Pussy Kats (Allie Kat & Jody Threat)
  6. ”Warhorse” Jake Parnell (c) vs. “Speedball” Mike Bailey (IWTV Independent Wrestling Championship)
  7. Gregory Iron vs. Mark Wheeler (c) (A1 Alpha Male Championship)

Alpha-1 Wrestling are back in Hamilton, Ontario with another of their trademark cards full of tight, snappy action featuring local standouts and national stars in equal turns. Maybe most exciting to me is Parnell/Bailey but top to bottom this is a card to be stoked about, folks, and that’s without even getting to “All Ego” Ethan Page’s “huge” announcement, whatever that may be!

Get your tickets here or check it out when it hits IWTV, friends.

Free matches here!

Eddie Kingston vs. Timothy Thatcher

First up, from our friends at Beyond, we’ve got a match that comes to us in circumstances that leave me with bittersweet feelings. My man Timothy Thatcher has signed with WWE and it’s got me feeling a way, but that doesn’t take away one jot from the top shelf action on display right here, folks. Don’t miss it!

Bear Bronson vs. Kris Statlander

From our friends over at Black Label Pro, where else in the world have you ever seen an alien fight a bear? Check it out!

Hyan vs. Kimber Lee

And from AAW, we’ve got some fine sprinty women’s action for y’all as Hyan takes on Kimber Lee, enjoy!


AIW Built to Last (Feb. 7)

  1. Chase Oliver over Zach Thomas
  2. VSK over Dominic Garrini
  3. Lee Moriarty over Alex Shelley (Submission Match)
  4. Hornswoggle over Super Oprah
  5. To Infinity and Beyond (Cheech & Colin Delaney) over 40 Acres (AJ Gray & Tre LaMar), Aeroform (Flip Kendrick & Louis Lyndon), and the Bitcoin Boiz (Eric Taylor & Mikey Montgomery) to become #1 contenders to the AIW Tag Team Championship
  6. Allie Kat over Nick Stapp
  7. Philly Marino Experience (Marino Tenaglia & Philly Collins) (c) over Bear Country (Bear Beefcake & Bear Bronson) to retain the AIW Tag Team Championship
  8. ”Filthy” Tom Lawlor over Jeff Cobb
  9. Joshua Bishop over Dr. Daniel C. Rockingham, Erick Stevens, Mance Warner, Nick Gage, and Wheeler YUTA to become #1 contender to the AIW Absolute Championship

One successful debut for AIW on IWTV later and their Mania weekend card is starting to take some real shape!

Check it out on IWTV, folks.

As always...

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.

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