Indies and Insanity: March 14, 2019 (the Thursday Night Thread)

Your NBA on TNT doubleheader today is Lakers/Raptors, followed by Mavericks/Nuggets.

It’s CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK!  ESPN has the ACC quarterfinals of Louisville/North Carolina and Syracuse/Duke.  The Big XII quarters of West Virginia/Texas Tech and Texas/Kansas.  FS1 is in on the action in the Big East, with Saint John’s/Marquette and Georgetown/Seton Hall.  ESPNU has the AAC, with SMU/Tulsa, and East Carolina/Wichita State.  CBS Sports Network is in on it with the Mountain West, featuring New Mexico/Utah State and Air Force/Fresno State.

So… now let’s look ahead to some wrestling this weekend!

Kind of light on the independents, but let’s crank them out anyway!

  • CMLL is doing a PPV!  It’s Homenaje a Dos Leyendas (Homage to Two Legends) on Friday, as CMLL salutes the life and times of both founder Salvador Lutteroth and the great Blue Demon.  The Trios title is on the line as Los Guerreros Laguneros defend against Caristico, Dragon Lee, and Volador Jr.  But our main event is a good old-fashioned apuesta, with Angel De Oro and Niebla Roja facing Bestia Del Ring and El Terrible with hair on the line!
  • Saturday features AAW’s Hell Hath No Fury in Chicago.  Sami Callihan defends the big gold against Jake Something, while Kylie Rae puts the Women’s title on the line against Jessicka Havok.  In addition, Eddie Edwards faces Fred Yehi and Mance Warner goes one-on-one with Jimmy Jacobs!
  • CHIKARA gets our Show of the Week honors, as they’re running the 15th Young Lions Cup!  The quarterfinals will be a set of four-way elimination matches, while the semis and finals are one on one.  Yes, this means the winner will have not just the Cup, but three points to go with it!  Your field:
    • Air Wolf, Frantik, Jaden Newman, Thief Ant
    • Allie Kat, Brayden Lee, Green Ant II, Ricky South
    • Blanche Babish, Boomer Hatfield, Jaden Valo, Jay Sorbet
    • Cam Carter, Davienne, DL Hurst, Still Life with Apricots and Pears
  • In addition, Dasher Hatfield defends the Interim title against Solo Darling, Mark Angelosetti looks to show he’s back in form against Chris Dickinson, and Team FIST is one win away from a title match if they can beat Cornelius Crummels and Sonny DeFarge!
  • It’s a SHINE/EVOLVE twin bill!  We open with SHINE 57 from NYC, as Allysin Kay puts the big gold on the line against Mercedes Martinez!  In addition, Ivelisse faces Shotzi Blackheart, and the Twisted Sisterz (Thunder Rosa and Holidead) get a tag title shot against Rainbrow Bright!
  • And we follow that up later in the evening with EVOLVE 124!  Champion Austin Theory gets a chance to become WWN champ against JD Drake!  Darby Allin looks to settle the score with Anthony Henry!  Plus, in a white-hot main event, it’s the Unwanted (Shane Strickland, Eddie Kingston, and Joe Gacy) facing off against the Street Profits and Velveteen Dream!

And let’s seal the deal with your Independent Match of the Week.  From last year’s Young Lions Cup, it’s the final between Cam Zagani and Omari!

Bring the insanity!