This week in independent wrestling (September 10th – 16th)

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US

Bar Wrestling – Bar Wrestling 18: Victims, Aren’t We All  & 19: It Can’t Rain All the Time – Wednesday & Thursday – California. Two guys who impressed at All In will battle as Indy sensation Marko Stunt takes on the legendary Matt Cross. Also on the card Tenille Dashwood wrestles Viper and Rocky Romero faces MJF. All information can be found on their Facebook page.

Absolute Intense Wrestling – Escape from Cleveland – Friday – Cleveland, Ohio. Tim Donst defends the Intense title against Colt Cabana, Nick Gage battles KTB, Tom Lawlor and Matthew Justice in a four-way and Ultimo Dragon will also be in town as he faces Louis Lyndon. Visit their website to find out more.

PWG – Battle of Los Angeles – Friday, Saturday and Sunday – Globe Theatre, Los Angeles. The biggest tournament in independent wrestling is upon us as the Battle of Los Angeles moves to the Globe Theatre for the first time. Competitors this year include PCO, Joey Janela, David Starr, Bandido, Brody King, Ilja Dragunov, Penta and many others. Visit their website for more.

F1rst Wrestling – Saturday – James Ballentine “Uptown” VFW, Minneapolis. Viper defends the ICW Women’s championship against Taya Valkyrie. The show will also see appearances from Joey Janela, Joey Ryan, Ethan Page and many others. Tickets are sold out but all other information can be found on their Twitter page.

PWX Wrestling – Headlocks 4 Hospitals – Saturday – Shelby, North Carolina. PWX will be presenting a charity show for the Childrens Miracles Network Hospitals. With matches including a four-way between Matt Cross, Tracer X, Serpentico and Saieve Al Sabah, Slim J vs Shane Strickland, and there will also be appearances from Hurricane Helms, Billy Gunn and Simon Grimm. Tickets for the show can be found here.

Beyond – Somebody’s Farewell, Probably – Sunday – East Greenwich, Rhode Island. In a match that began at All In, Jordynne Grace will again attempt to squat a monster as she faces Brian Cage, Jaka takes on Wheeler Yuta, Nick Gage wrestles another man who impressed at All In, MJF. For more info visit their website.

UK

Futureshock – Uproar 102 – Sunday – Stockport. Joey Hayes defends the Futureshock Adrenaline Championship against UK legend Doug Williams, T-Bone & Chris Ridgeway defend the tag titles against The Young Guns, and WOS star Cyanide takes on Kevin Lloyd. Visit their website for tickets and other info.

NORTH Wrestling – NCL.12: Nobody Pray for Me – Saturday –Riverside, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Chris Ridgeway takes on HT Drake, El Phantasmo wrestles Robbie X and there will also be appearances from TK Cooper, Amir Jordan, Chief Deputy Dunne and Liam Slater. All information can be found on their website.

OTT – Live in Belfast – Sunday – Europa Hotel, Belfast. WWE UK Champion Pete Dunne will be in Belfast as he takes on Damien Corvin, former champion Jordan Devlin wrestles Fred Yehi, and The Kings of North battles Aussie Open. There will also be appearances from Martin Kirby, Rickey Shane Page and NJPW star The Great O Karn. Visit their website to find out more.

Mexico

DTU – Tuesday – Arena Aficion, Hidalgo. More hardcore action from Mexico with Aeroboy, Crazy King, Masashi Takeda, Mary Apache and LuFisto all scheduled to appear. Visit their Twitter page for more.

Lucha Memes – Sunday – Arena Lopez Mateos. Nicho el Millionario battles Rush in a no rules match, as well as performances from Daga, Octagon, Mike Segura. Information can be found on their Twitter page.

Promociones LG – Sunday – Arena Xalapa, Veracruz. Faby Apache defends the Reina de Reinas title in a three-way against Lady Shani & La Hiedra. Pagano, El Texano Jr, Psycho Clown. 

Rest of the World

wXw – Shotgun Tour – Friday – Ludwigshafen. Europe’s number one promotion continue their Shotgun tour this week in Ludwigshafen. Absolute Andy, Killer Kelly, Lucky Kid and Fred Yehi will all be appearing. Tickets can be found on their website.

German Hurricane Wrestling – Xtreme – Saturday – Hessen. There will be some very big names on show in Hessen, with 2 Cold Scorpio and Juventud Guerrera both appearing, as matches from Manticore, Mike Schwarz, Tristan Archer. Visit their website for more.

International Wrestling Syndicate – Scarred 4 Life – Saturday –Club Unity, Montreal. Eli Everfly vs Evil Uno vs Kevin Blanchard vs Mike Bailey. All info can be found on their website.

Smash Wrestling – One Hundred II – Sunday – The Rec Room Toronto, Ontario. Smash will be presenting a mystery show on Sunday with no matches announced, but tickets and information on how to watch can be found website.

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