Indies and Insanity: the Thursday Night Thread, May 16, 2019

Tonight, the Bruins (3) look to take the Hurricanes (0) out of the NHL playoffs and raise the Prince of Wales trophy… okay, NHL tradition says they won’t raise it, but still.  Meanwhile, Portland (0) takes on Golden State (1) in the Western Conference finals.  If you have MLB TV, tonight’s Free Game of the Day is Blue Jays at White Sox.

Get well soon, Ric Flair.

It’s a light weekend for indie wrestling, but let’s look at the highlights.

So only a few major promotions this week — seems like they’re all warming up for the summer season — but what we got ain’t bad:

  • AIW is in Cleveland with Keep Their Heads Ringin’ tomorrow night.  Tom Lawlor puts the big gold on the line against Mance Warner!  Nick Gage faces Eddie Kingston!  Tim Donst battles Dominic Garrini!  Lots of good stuff you’d expect from AIW here including the Jollyvilles against the Lucha Bros!
  • CMLL is at it again (what else is new)!  Our top tecnico team of Caristico, Mistico II, and Volador Jr take on Sanson, Cuatrero, and ROH World Champion Matt Taven in your main event, but the big story is the Lightning Match as Soberano Jr. takes on the timeless NEGRO CASAS!
  • But our SHOW OF THE WEEK is Freelance Wrestling’s Battle Royale!  In addition to the Battle Royal, check this card out:
    • Ethan Page faces Rickey Shane Page for the big gold!
    • GPA challenges Craig Mitchell for the secondary title!
    • Arik Cannon tackles Ophidian!
    • The Tag titles are on the line with the WorkHorsemen, the Ugly Ducklings, the GymNasty Boys, and the Hooligans!
    • Jody Threat, Laynie Luck, Solo Darling and Shazza McKenzie go at each other!

On to your INDIE MATCH OF THE WEEK!  We go back to OTT in Ireland for this one, as current NXT star Limitless Keith Lee takes on the Speedball, Mike Bailey.  If you like big/little matches, this is for you!

Also, this screencap needs a caption contest.

Bring the insanity!