Well, with very little action on the indies last weekend, I’m going to hit the wayback machine and cover a show from a couple years ago with people I like. So the Friday Indie show will be from the JT Lightning Invitational first round of 2018, and boy what a wild collection of names it’s got.
HoopsNight: the NBA on TNT has Sixers/Bucks, followed by Rockets/Lakers. ESPN is doing Cincy/Wichita from the AAC, then will show Part 2 of their 30 for 30 on Michael Vick. ESPN2 stays in the AAC with UConn/Tulsa before a Pac-12 double header with USC/Arizona and UCLA/Arizona State (Bill Walton alert). ESPNU goes deep cut again: Campbell/Winthrop from the Big South, Tulane/Houston from the AAC, and St. Mary’s/San Diego from the WCC. CBSSN opens with Towson/Delaware of the CAA, then goes to LaTech/Western Kentucky of CUSA and ends with Gonzaga hosting Loyola Marymount in the WCC.
Or, if hockey’s your thing: NBCSN has a doubleheader with Wings/Sabres and Sharks/Oilers.
But first, IWTV will be busy this weekend, and after the jump, all you need to know.
So the big news from a couple weeks ago is that IWTV has figured out how to multi-stream, meaning they can show tons of live wrestling. Here’s their look for the weekend:
- AIW kicks us off tomorrow night from Cleveland with Built To Last! The tag gold is on the line as the Philly-Marino Experience defends against Beyond big boys Bear Country! Jeff Cobb takes on Tom Lawlor! Lee Moriarty and Alex Shelley have a submission match! Plus Nick Gage, Mance Warner, Dominic Garrini, Allie Kat, Hornswoggle, and many more!
- Meanwhile, in Chicago, Freelance Wrestling is putting on Send In The Clowns! Kylie Rae defends their big gold against Robert Anthony! WARHORSE defends the IWTV title in a four-way against Arik Cannon, Isaias Velasquez, and Tony Deppen! The tag belts are on the line as the Space Pirates face the GymNasty Boys! Plus, Rickey Shane Page, Tripp Cassidy, Effy, Darin Corbin, and many more!
- Saturday is NATIONAL PRO WRESTLING DAY! The headline show will be at the WrestleFactory in Philadelphia under the Wrestling Is Fun! banner, and most of CHIKARA’s big names are expected to show! Already announced: Mike Quackenbush faces off against Hallowicked, while Ophidian goes one on one with Still Life! Plus Boomer Hatfield, Sonny DeFarge, The Colony, and more!
- Saturday night sees CZW celebrating their 21st Anniversary, live from Voorhees! The main event is a No Rope Barbed Wire match with Casanova Valentine facing Masada! The Rep defend the tag titles against The Skulk! AR Fox puts the Wired Title on the line against KC Navarro! Plus, Alex Reynolds, John Silver, Anthony Greene, Bear Country, and more!
- And we wrap up Sunday night with Bizarro Lucha presenting A Cold Dead Body In The Woods from Indianapolis! Most of the card is under wraps, but we know Mance Warner will face Levi Everett! Warhorse takes on Calvin Tankman! Plus, a Rumble!
Your indie match of the week comes to us from Toronto and SMASH Wrestling! The Machine, Brian Cage, is one of the best power guys in wrestling, and today he takes on one of the top international high-flyers in Speedball Mike Bailey!
Bring the insanity!