What originally seemed like a very quiet weekend is quickly turning into a very busy couple of days if you’re a fan of independent wrestling. And if you’re not, this may be the perfect time to “experiment” with something outside of your usual comfort zone.
Starting tonight (Friday), we have THREE shows being streamed on three different platforms for three different companies. Ring of Honor presents “Honor Reigns Supreme” live and free on Facebook and FITE TV, Freelance Wrestling in Chicago will be streaming live on PowerbombTV, and WrestlePro: Brace for IMPACT will air completely free on the new IMPACT Wrestling Twitch channel.
Very early Saturday morning we also have NJPW The New Beginning in Osaka, streaming live with English commentary on New Japan World, with Okada’s 10th title defense and every member of Los Ingobernables de Japon in singles action. Saturday afternoon PCW UK streams live on PowerbombTV with WWE Superstar Apollo Crews, Matt Riddle vs. Zack Sabre Jr., Polo Promotions, Moose and more!
So if you don’t have anything to do this weekend and you’re looking to expand your horizons beyond the WWE bubble into some tremendous indie wrestling, this is the time to do it. Keep it locked to ProWrestling.com all weekend long as we’ll be providing coverage (some live, some not) of all these great events and more.
—— WWE NEWS ——
There has been a major change to the WWE Fastlane main event, which was originally set as a triple threat between AJ Styles, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn for the WWE Championship. Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin will take place on next week’s Smackdown Live, with the winner being added to the title match at Fastlane. (DETAILS)
Can we also talk about how “Fastlane” isn’t a word?
- Backstage news on WWE’s motivation for signing Ronda Rousey
- Backstage news on Triple H gaining more power within WWE
- WWE reveals changes in their financial reporting
- The latest WWE Network subscriber count
- Former Smackdown star joins Performance Center as a coach
- Top 10 Roman Reigns WWE Matches
—— WRESTLING NEWS ——
IMPACT Wrestling put on another good show with week two of the new Don Callis and Scott D’Amore era, headlined by Johnny Impact becoming the #1 contender to the IMPACT World Championship. We also got to see new Knockouts in action, Laurel Van Ness defending the Knockouts Championship, and a great international tag team match featuring three champions and talent from all around the world. Full results.
- IMPACT Wrestling licensing footage to WWE
- Austin Aries claims he hasn’t signed with IMPACT Wrestling yet
- Brian Cage debuting on IMPACT next week
– Ring of Honor: Honor Reigns Supreme streaming live on Facebook & FITE at 7PM ET this Friday. Full preview and match card.
- Bullet Club vs. The Kingdom
- Dalton Castle & The Boys vs. SoCal Uncensored
- Jay Lethal vs. Jonathan Gresham
- Best Friends vs. The Young Bucks
- Punishment Martinez vs. Shane Taylor
– WrestlePro: Brace for IMPACT streaming live on Twitch.tv at 8PM ET this Friday. Full preview and match card.
- Tenille Dashwood (fka Emma) vs. Angelina Love
- Johnny Impact vs. Dan Maff
- Eli Drake vs. Matt Macintosh vs. Anthony Bowens
- Teddy Hart vs. Bobby Wayward
- Alberto el Patron vs. Fallah Bahh
- Moose vs. Shawn Donovan
- Matt Sydal & Chris Payne vs. The Heavenly Bodies
- UFC Welterweight Colby Covington in action
– Freelance Wrestling streaming live on Powerbomb.tv at 10PM ET this Friday. Free trial available.
- Ethan Page vs. Isaias Velazquez vs. Darin Corbin vs. Space Monkey
- Anthony Henry vs. Stevie Fierce
- Gregory Iron vs. Craig Mitchel
- Viking War Party vs. Four Star Heroes
- Aaron Epic vs. Kobe Durst
- The N-Word vs. The Unfortunate Pairing of Pat Monix & Elliott Paul
- Scramble Match
– NJPW The New Beginning in Osaka streaming live on njpwworld.com at 3AM ET this Saturday. Full preview and match card.
- IWGP Title: Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. SANADA
- NEVER Title: Hirooki Goto (c) vs. EVIL
- IWGP Jr. Title: Will Ospreay (c) vs. Hiromu Takahashi
- Tetsuya Naito vs. Yoshi-Hashi
- Gedo vs. Bushi
– PCW UK: Road to Glory 2018 streaming live on Powerbomb.tv at 9AM ET this Saturday. Free trial available.
- Matt Riddle vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
- Apollo Crews vs. Iestyn Rees
- Adam Brooks vs. Dean Allmark
- Moose vs. Rampage Brown
- Tel Banham & Big T vs. Joey Hayes & Danny Hope
- Interracial Love vs. Kings of Leon
- The Henchmen vs. Dunkamania
- Polo Promotions in action
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—— THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE ——
Here’s what’s on tap for this week in pro wrestling!
**live coverage provided
Monday, Feb. 5th
– WWE RAW on the USA Network at 8PM ET**
Tuesday, Feb. 6th
– WWE Smackdown Live on the USA Network at 8PM ET.**
– WWE 205 Live at the WWE Network at 10PM ET**
Wednesday, Feb. 7th
– PW Live on Facebook at 3PM ET.
– WWE NXT on the WWE Network at 8PM ET**
Thursday, Feb. 8th
– New episode of #Indiecast feat. Matt Riddle & Eddie Kingston
– IMPACT Wrestling on Pop TV at 8PM ET**
Friday, Feb. 9th
– PW Live on Facebook at 3PM ET.
– ROH Honor Reigns Supreme on Facebook & FITE TV at 7PM ET
– WrestlePro: Brace for IMPACT on Twitch TV at 8PM ET**
– Freelance Wrestling on Powerbomb TV at 10PM ET
Saturday, Feb. 10th
– NJPW New Beginning in Osaka on New Japan World at 3AM ET