Indies and Insanity: January 23, 2020

Tomorrow, our Friday Indie Spotlight Thing will focus on Black Label Pro from one week ago.  WARHORSE defends the IWTV title against Kylie Rae, Erick Stevens puts the BLP title on the line against Tom Lawlor, plus AJ Gray, Alex Shelley, Jason Cade, Violence Is Forever, and a Rumble!

SPORTS: your NBA on TNT doubleheader is Lakers/Nets, then Mavericks/Blazers.  ESPN has the women’s marquee matchup of Connecticut/Tennessee, then the Pro Bowl Skills Show, then some X Games from Aspen.  ESPN2 has Belmont/Murray State from the OVC, followed by some Australian Open through the night.  FS1 has a Big Ten doubleheader, with Minnesota/Ohio State and Michigan State/Indiana, ending with a Pac-12 game of UCLA/Oregon State.  ESPNU goes to Conference USA with Florida International/Old Dominion, then AAC time with Connecticut/Houston, ending USC/Oregon from the Pac-12.  CBS Sports has Delaware/Hofstra from the CAA, Valpo/Missouri State of the MVC, and ending on San Francisco/Saint Mary’s from the WCC.  NBC Sports Network is showing… figure skating.

Some good shows going on this weekend, and your update is after the jump!

A couple of big shows to talk about, even though most of the promotions don’t want to compete with When Worlds Collide and the Rumble.  But that doesn’t mean there isn’t something fun to watch!

  • AAW is in Chicago tomorrow night with A New Dawn, their 2020 season premiere!  Curt Stallion and Jake Something team up to take on the Besties in the World for the Tag Titles!  ACH battles Fred Yehi!  AR Fox takes on Willie Mack!  Plus Sami Callihan, Savannah Stone, Kimber Lee, Hakim Zane, and Juventud Guerrera!
  • IWTV will present the INDIE SHOW OF THE WEEKEND on Saturday afternoon in Foxboro, MA, as Beyond Wrestling gives us Please Come Back!  Your concept for this show is that Beyond has asked veterans to find someone new to the Beyond audience they think the crowd will love and challenge them to a match.  So, we have Orange Cassidy bringing in Dan Champion; Josh Briggs brings in Jake Something; Chuck O’Neil brings in Brian Pillman Jr; Bear Country faces The REP… you get the idea.
  • RPW has a doubleheader on Saturday in Huntingdon!  They open with GRLZ, an all-women’s show, featuring the Tokyo Cyber Squad, Session Moth Martina, Kasey Owens, and more!  But that’s not all: their Live in Huntingdon show will have Zoe Lucas defend the Women’s gold in the main event against Millie McKenzie!  Plus TK Cooper faces Ricky Knight Jr, Sha Samuels takes on Shota Umino, and more!

And now, your indie match of the week — we go back in time to August 2018 in Black Label Pro.  As you know, styles make matches, and when you have a great bumper against a great hoss, you’re in for a treat — it’s PCO against Darby Allin!

Bring the insanity!