Rev. Claire Elizabeth
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.
H2O The Last Extravaganza (Oct. 30-31)
—Day One (Oct. 30, 8PM Eastern)—
- Austin Luke vs. Dyln McKay vs. GG Everson vs. Ryan Redfield
- Jeff Cannonball vs. Kit Osbourne
- Frankie Pickard (c) vs. Jimmy Lloyd vs. Marc Angel vs. Sean Henderson vs. Steve Sanders vs. Xavier Cross (H2O Hybrid Championship Ladder Match)
- Alex Colon vs. Brandon Kirk vs. Orin Veidt vs. Tim Donst (Danny Havoc Hardcore Championship Tournament First Round Match)
- JOKER vs. Lowlife Louie vs. SHLAK vs. Stockade (Danny Havoc Hardcore Championship Tournament First Round Match)
- Aiden Baal vs. Bam Sullivan vs. Conor Claxton vs. Eric Ryan vs. Mouse (Danny Havoc Hardcore Championship Tournament First Round Match)
- Devon Moore vs. Drew Blood vs. Lucky 13 vs. Scotty Vortekz (Danny Havoc Hardcore Championship Tournament First Round Match)
- Matt Tremont vs. Rickey Shane Page (Matt Tremont Retirement Match)
—Day Two (Oct. 31, 8PM Eastern)—
- Chris Bradley vs. Deklan Grant vs. Kristian Ross vs. Nothing Face
- Undisputed ISW King of Crazy Championship Mystery Person Gauntlet
- Jimmy Lyon vs. Neil Diamond Cutter (Barefoot Pit Deathmatch)
- Danny Havoc Hardcore Championship Tournament Semifinals & Finals
This is it, folks. H2O are back in Williamstown, New Jersey, and the Bulldozer has reached his final match.
A couple WrestleMania weekends ago was when I first saw Matt Tremont wrestle, catching up on a CZW iPPV that I had got as part of the WWN package that year. Coming out to the Journey song Separate Ways and then engaging MASADA in a whirlwind of violence to successfully defend the CZW World Heavyweight Championship, the Bulldozer blew me away and sparked my interest in modern-day indie deathmatch wrestling, and for that I will always be grateful.
But it’s not just goodbye to one of the pillars of deathmatch wrestling, it’s a salute to another as the late great Danny Havoc is being memorialized with a tournament to crown a champion in his name!
Check it out live on IWTV, friends.
Free matches here!
PWA Premiership Episode 1
It’s been a while since we featured a full episode of anything around here, but since Pro Wrestling Australia have been so kind as to upload the first episode of their pandemic-era tournament show, who am I to leave it on the cutting room floor?
Orange Cassidy vs. Stokely Hathaway
Men. Myths. Legends. Beyond Wrestling. Don’t miss it!
El Generico vs. Karsten Beck
And we finish up our slightly abbreviated week with one of a bunch of matches Germany’s Westside Xtreme Wrestling have uploaded to YouTube in memory of the late Karsten Beck. Ole!
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.