Indies and Insanity: December 12, 2019

It’s the night thread!  Not to be confused with the Night thread, where we talk about how Star Wars is bad and we should feel bad.

Sports Report: the NBA on TNT has Sixers/Celtics, then Blazers/Nuggets.  Your NFL Game of the Week of the Day is Baltimore against New York AFC.  ESPN has the College Football awards show.  College basketball is on ESPN2 as Iowa faces Iowa State.

RIP Rene Goulet.  Obligatory e-fed joke: Warrior is backstage yelling at him for being incompetent at opening a casket.

And now, your indie wrestling roundup, for those who enjoy more than just the big boys!

It’s a very busy weekend, so let’s get started!

  • Tonight’s Uncharted Territory episode features a main event of Eddie Kingston and John Silver vs. Nick Gage and Thomas Santell, aka Nerder Death Kill.  In addition, Leyla Hirsch and Wheeler Yuta team up to take on AC Mack and Fred Yehi, while Aaron Rourke makes his 2nd Discovery Gauntlet defense, this one against Anthony Bowens.
  • Tomorrow night, Freelance Wrestling is in Chicago for War Is Inevitable!  Ethan Page defends the big gold against Kylie Rae in a return match, but it’s two out of three!  The Space Pirates defend the tag belts against No New Friends!  Project MONIX and Isaias Velasquez settle their differences in a No Holds Barred match!  Plus an incredible scramble: AJ Gray, Atticus Cogar, GPA, Gregory Iron, Laynie Luck, and Tripp Cassidy!
  • I’ll be in Ashburn, VA, on Saturday for CRAB Wrestling’s Keg Nog Knockout!  Mack Buckler defends the big gold in a four-way against Isaiah Frazier, Logan Easton LaRoux, and Jason Kincaid!  With Kerry Awful out on paternity leave, Nick Iggy steps into singles action against Mikey Banker!  And the Capital Vices square off against the GymNasty Boys!
  • CZW is in Voorhees on Saturday Night for the 21st annual CAGE OF DEATH!  Your participants this time around are Brandon Kirk and Jimmy Lloyd!  Joe Gacy looks to retire DJ Hyde while defending the big gold!  The WSU Title will be decided as Kris Statlander faces Brittany Blake!  Plus Jordan Oliver, Bear Country, John Silver, Anthony Greene, and more!
  • Your INDIE SHOW OF THE WEEK is Dropkick Depression’s To Infinity And Beyond on Saturday night from Old Bridge, New Jersey!  Terra Calaway has her retirement match, and she will face her husband Jeff Cannonball!  Matt Tremont looks to spill nerd blood against Francis Kip Stevens!  A wild four-way championship qualifier sees Angelus Layne, Hallowicked, Ophidian, and the aforementioned Statlander go at it!
  • Meanwhile, in London on Saturday night (a big night for indie wrestling, as you can tell), EVE is back in action with Wristlocks and Rhinestones!  Rhia O’Reilly defends the big gold against Jetta!  Millie McKenzie faces Nina Samuels!  Plus Jinny, Laura Di Matteo, and more!
  • Meanwhile, in Marrickville, NSW, the Fale Dojo teams with PWA Black Label for Liger Down Under!  Jushin Liger’s farewell tour continues as he teams with Robbie Eagles against Bad Luck Fale and Jack Bonza!  Also in action are Mick Moretti, Madison Eagles, Jessica Troy, Ricky South, and more of Australia’s finest!
  • Saturday afternoon, Wrestling Is Fun!  Yes, the CHIKARA spin-off makes a return for one day only!  Boomer Hatfield teams with Danjerhawk against the Colony!  Kobald and Frightmare face Merlok and Hermit Crab!  Plus, the Proteus Wheel in action and more!
  • Meanwhile, in Germany, WXW celebrates their 19th anniversary with a big bash!  Timothy Thatcher defends the big gold against David Starr and Bobby Gunns in a triple threat!  Amale Winchester goes for the women’s title against Meiko Satomura!  Plus, Alexander James and Jurn Simmons settle their business once and for all, and the loser takes 10 lashes with a Singapore cane from the winner!
  • Sunday afternoon sees Progress begin a Chapter!  (99: With a Flake, Please.)  David Starr challenges Eddie Dennis for the big gold!  Paul Robinson defends the Proteus title against Chris Ridgeway!  Meiko Satomura faces Jinny for the women’s title!  And Timothy Thatcher goes one-on-one with Kassius Ohno!
  • RevPro are in London on Sunday for Uprising!  El Phantasmo defends the Cruiserweight title against TJ Perkins!  Michael Oku challenges the bastard PAC!  And in the main event, it’s New Japan stable wars as EVIL and SANADA of LIJ take on Minoru Suzuki and Zack Sabre Jr.!

For our Indie Match of the Week, let’s go back to February for two teams with incredible chemistry!  Dominic Garrini and Kevin Ku (then called Sadkampf, but they’ve since changed the team name to Violence Is Forever) take on the WorkHorsemen of Anthony Henry and James Drake!

Bring the Insanity!