This week in independent wrestling (April 9th – 15th)
Fresh off the back of an awesome Mania Weekend, the world of independent wrestling continues with great shows all around the world.
Bar Wrestling present Bar Wrestling 11: April O’Neil this Thursday at Baldwin Park, California. Talent announced so far includes Brian Cage, Scorpio Sky, Eli Drake, Tessa Blanchard, Brody King and much more. Tickets are available here.
AAW host Never Say Die on Friday in Merrionette Park, Illinois. Tenille Dashwood will be making her debut for the company. The show will also see Penta El OM wrestle Teddy Hart and MJF against Ace Romero. Tickets and on demand can be found on their website.
On Friday, Defy Wrestling host Vibes on Friday at Washington Hall, Seattle. The main event will see Defy Champion Shane Strickland face off against Austin Aries. The show will also include Tommy Dreamer, Matt Cross and Randy Myers. Visit their website.
All female wrestling from RISE Wrestling for Rise 7: Sensation this Friday at the Berwyn Eagles Club, Chicago. Delilah Doom defends the Phoenix of Rise Championship against Deonna Purrazzo and Mercedes Martinez wrestles Taya Valkyrie. All information can be found on their website.
Chikara Pro present their annual Tag world league tournament on Saturday from The Wrestle Factory, Philadelphia. The Rumblebees will take on Joey Janela and Penelope Ford. Tickets are available here.
CZW host their annual Best of the Best 17 on Saturday at The Coliseum, New Jersey. Matt Riddle, Trey Miguel, Zachary Wentz and Joey Janela will among the talent competing to become the best of the best. Outside of the tournament it will be champion vs champion as CZW Heavyweight champion Rickey Shane Page takes on CZW Wired champion MJF. Tickets can be purchased here.
Two shows for Shimmer this week on Saturday & Sunday at the Eagles Club, Illinois. Talent scheduled to appear include Nicole Savoy, Leva Bates, Deonna Purrazzo, Tessa Blanchard among many others. Visit their website for all information.
In the UK this week, IPW:UK present Brutalism on Wednesday from Unit Nine, Milton Keynes. Zack Sabre Jr is back for the company fresh from his exploits over Mania weekend. Also on the show it will be youth against experience as Jay Garner takes on UK legend Johnny Storm. Tickets are available here.
The award for best named show of the week goes to Pro Wrestling: Eve for Badass Bitches from Mars this Saturday from the Resistance Gallery, London. Jinny wrestle Xia Brookside. Tickets are sold out but on demand can be found on their website.
Revolution Pro host Contenders 18 this Saturday in Portsmouth. UK veterans Andy Simmons and James Tighe take on Kurtis Chapman and Dan Randell and Gideon Gray wrestle Ace Grace. Visit their website for all information.
In Wales, Dragon Pro are back with Homecoming on Sunday from The Neon, Newport. The show will be hosted by Eddie Dennis and will see Danny Jones defend the All Wales title against Brendan White, and Matt Horgan defends the Next Wave Championship against Mark Andrews. Tickets for the can be purchased here.
Scottish kings ICW are on the road with Live in Newcastle this Sunday from the 02 Academy in Newcastle. The Purge takes on Sons of Ulad, DCT wrestles Stevie Boy. The tag team titles will also be on the line as Ashton Smith & Rampage Brown defend against The Kinky Party. All information can be found on their website.
In Ireland, OTT host Contenders 9 this Sunday from the Ringside Club, Dublin. The show will include the NLW tournament, with participants Doug Williams, Scotty Davis, Eddie Stone among others. Visit their website for tickets and on demand info.
Europe’s number one promotion, wXw puton their biggest show since their recent 16 Carat weekend with True Colors on Saturday in Dresden. In a repeat of their MOTY contender from last year, Ilja Dragunov defends his Unified title against WALTER and Absolute Andy and Marius Al Ani do battle in a TLC match. Also on show will be Bobby Gunns, Lucky Kid and many more. Tickets and on demand can be found on their website.
Also in Germany, Power of Wrestling’s Stars of the Ring show takes place in Hanover on Saturday. No matches announced yet but information can be found on their Facebook page.
Mover over to Sweden, STHLM Wrestling present Opposing Force on Saturday in Slaktkyrkan, Stockholm. Timmy Force defends the STHLM title against Ken Malmsteen and Chaos wrestle Marcus of Man. Visit their website to find out more.
Rest of the World
Our Canadian coverage this week begins with C*4 Wrestling, who host End of Days on Saturday in Vanier, Ontario. Former WWE superstar Simon Grimm will be on the show as he wrestles Matt Angel and Ethan Page goes up against Facade and Josh Briggs in a three-way. Information on how to watch can be found here.
Also in Ontario, Alpha 1 Wrestling present Show Me What You Got on Sunday from Hamilton. Chris Dickinson wrestles Kobe Durst, Simon Grimm takes on Josh Alexander and Rickey Shane Page defends the Alpha Male title against MJF. Visit their website to find out more.
In Mexico, there is another show from The Crash Lucha Libre on Saturday at the Auditoro de Tijuana. LA Park wrestles Rey Fenix. The show will also include ACH, Jimmy Jacobs, Flamita and more. Visit their Facebook page.
More Lucha from XNL for Sed de Gloriaon on Sunday in Carpediem Multiespacio. The XNL World title will be on the line as John Sinner defends against Domina, and Bajo Cero takes on Alessandro. Visit their website for all information.
We end this week in New Zealand for Impact Pro NZ who present The Eliminator this Saturday from the Mt Eden War Memorial, Auckland. The show will revolve around the Eliminator match, which includes Alex Savage, Kingi, Falcon Kid and others. Tickets can be found here.
Are you attending any of these shows? Is there a show we missed that you want to tell us about? Let us know in the comments below!