Indies and Insanity: February 20, 2020

Since this is my birthday weekend (I turn 40 on Sunday, god help me), I’m reviewing an old Nova Pro show that I happened to take part in!  Indulge me!

Thursday Night Hoops: your NBA ON TNT doubleheader is Nets/Sixers, followed by Rockets/Warriors.  ESPN gives you Ohio State/Iowa, then Oregon/Arizona State.  ESPN2 follows with UConn/Temple, USC/Colorado, and San Fran/Gonzaga.  ESPNU goes for the little D-1 schools with Vermont/Stony Brook, UNC-Asheville/Radford, and Hawaii/UC-Riverside.  (Thirty points for naming all three conferences these games are from.)  CBSSN has South Florida/Wichita, then a WCC doubleheader with Santa Clara/BYU and LMU/Saint Mary’s.  FS1 completes the whiparound coverage with Sparty/Nebraska.

And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting to skip over, it’s the Indie Weekend Roundup!  Details after the jump as always.

Let’s look around the horn for the weekend!  (Note: if you attended today’s RevPro event in Portsmouth, lemme know how it went!)

  • We open in Chicago as AAW presents The Art of War tomorrow night!  The Besties in the World defend the tag titles against AR Fox and Myron Reed!  ACH returns to indie wrestling after a mental break to face TJ Perkins!  Matthew Justice battles Nick Gage!  Plus, Kris Stadtlander, Fred Yehi, Josh Briggs, Ace Perry, Nate Webb, Nate Webb’s ridiculous entrance (we hope), and more!
  • FIP is live (on WWN Live) tomorrow night in their stomping ground in Ybor City for Everything Burns!  Anthony Henry defends the big gold against Jon Davis!  The Skulk defend the tag belts against Precipice!  The Ugly Ducklings will be in action!  There’s a four-way with a chance one of the guys will get an Evolve tryout!
  • St. Louis Anarchy is across the river in Alton, IL tomorrow night with In Your Hall; Strong Style, Live on IWTV!  It’s an 8-man “strong style” (whatever that means in this case) tournament, and in non-tournament action, the Viking War Party and the Hooligans will face off!  Here’s the first-round matchup list:
    • Aaron Williams vs. Brett Ison
    • Curt Stallion vs. Jake Dirden
    • Daniel Makabe vs. Thomas Shire
    • Erick Stevens vs. Gary Jay
  • Tomorrow night in Hamburg, wXw presents Dead End XIX!  The big draw is Ilja Dragunov facing David Starr in an unsanctioned match!  The tag titles are on the line when the Pretty Bastards defend against Vollgasteren!  Plus Killer Kelly, Marius Al-Ani, Jurn Simmons, Jordan Devlin, and more of the usual suspects!
  • In your SHOW OF THE WEEK, AIW is on Saturday Night in Akron for a show called Hey Yo… and yes, that means Scott Hall will be in the house!  In addition, Lee Moriarty faces Tom Lawlor!  Erick Stevens takes on Mance Warner!  And… oh my… Danhausen faces Hornswoggle in a match that could be ALL the hoots!
  • Sunday afternoon in London, PROGRESS presents Chapter 103: Beer Snake City!  Cara Noir defends the big gold against Mark Andrews!  Jordan Devlin and Scotty Davis put the tag gold on the line against the WorkHorsemen!  Plus Paul Robinson, Toni Storm, Gisele Shaw, Ilja Dragunov, and more!
  • Meanwhile, RevPro runs a show Live In Southampton on Sunday!  Shota Umino faces Robbie X!  Michael Oku takes on Connor Mills!  Plus, Dan Moloney, Hikuleo, Zoe Lucas, and more!

This week’s INDIE MATCH OF THE WEEK is from June 2019, as Jordynne Grace squares off against Laura Di Matteo from EVE’s Wrestle Queendom 2 event!  I know there’s a small EVE following here, so I’m sure this match will be much appreciated.

Bring the insanity!