Impact, Indies, and Insanity: August 19, 2021

Sorry this is going up early, but there’s an AEW Elevation episode on tonight that I didn’t know about until literally now.

IMPACT — Christian Cage and Melina are here!  Moose and Ace Austin battle Chris Sabin and Sami Callihan!  Doc Gallows and Joe Doering hoss it up!  Madison Rayne interviews Tenille Dashwood!  Mahabali Shera fights Matt Cardona!  And it’s 24 hours from Resurgence!

After this, an Indie roundup!

(Before anyone asks, I don’t know what’s on Elevation tonight.  The graphic shows Santana and Ortiz, Private Party, Emi Sakura, Nyla Rose, Daniel Garcia, and Matt Sydal.)


  • LAS VEGAS, NV — Why not piggyback off of SummerSlam with a GCW double-shot of Off The Rails (Friday, 7:30PMPT, FITE) and a cross promotion with local group FSW (Saturday, 12PMPT, FITE)?  Matt Cardona will defend the GCW title against someone, 2 Cold Scorpio faces Chris Bey, AJ Gray and Allie Katch collide, 44OH! battles Nick Gage/Mance Warner/Matthew Justice… and that’s just the Friday show!  Bonus points to EFFY, who will face Ricky Morton Friday and Disco Inferno Saturday.
  • ALSO LAS VEGAS — No Peace Undergroud follows in the footsteps of GCW as they always do with a double-shot of their own, Rituals!  (Part 1 Friday, 2PMPT, IWTV; Part 2 Sunday, 7PMPT, IWTV)!  Very few matches have been announced, but the Sunday show has a main event of Matthew Justice facing EC3!
  • GASTONIA, NC — PWX is back with Carolinas goodness, presenting their Battlefield X show (Saturday, 7PMET, taped for Highspots)!  Battlefield X is their name for a Rumble, but the undercard features JD Drake in an open challenge, plus Lucky Ali defending the iTV title against a returning Anthony Greene!
  • MANCHESTER, ENG — Revolution Pro celebrates its 9th anniversary with a heck of a show (Saturday, 1730GMT, On Demand)!  Will Ospreay battles Doug Williams for the big strap!  Gisele Shaw defends the women’s gold against Zoe Lucas!  Ricky Knight Jr puts the SWE title on the line against Shota Umino!  Michael Oku pulls double duty!
  • CHICAGO, IL — After the chaos from Rampage unfolds, stick around the town for Warrior Wrestling’s final Stadium Series show (Saturday, 7PMCT, FITE)!  Trey Miguel defends the big belt against Jake Something!  Kylie Rae puts the women’s gold on the line against Thunder Rosa!  AEW will send Evil Uno, Marko Stunt, Alan Angels, Brian Cage, Dante Martin, and more!  Jay White faces Sam Adonis!  IT IS LOADED!
  • WORCESTER, MA — It’s a double-header at the White Eagle with WWR+ Say You’ll Be There (Sunday, 1PMET, IWTV)!  Megan Bayne battles Trish Adora!  Ashley D’Amboise takes on Jordynne Grace!  There’s a six-team tag gauntlet with Higher Society, Kings of the District, the Outfielders, the Scrunchie Pals, Team Sea Stars, and the Top Dogs!  And all of this is warmup for…
  • STAYING IN WORCESTER — It’s time for AMERICANRANA!!! (Sunday, 6PMET, IWTV)!  This is the biggest event of one of the biggest indies out there, Beyond Wrestling!  Jordynne Grace and Kimber Lee face Leyla Hirsch and Masha Slamovich!  Matt Cardona takes on Teddy Goodz!  Six-man chaos as Aaron Rourke, Bobby Orlando, and Bryce Donovan face SLADE and Bear Country!  And in the main event, Chris Dickinson may have bit off more than he can chew as he challenges Wheeler Yuta, Alexander James, Richard Holliday, and Logan Easton LaRoux in a handicap match… or does he have backup…?!

Let’s top it off with a free show, as Jersey Championship Wrestling does a Lethal Lottery!