In these uncertain times, escapism is important now more than ever. Many promotions have a library of online matches, so you can be entertained without spending a penny.
Whether you want to relive recent classics or discover hidden gems, this list has contests to entice everyone. Here are some free-to-watch matches to cure your boredom right now.
10. Matt Riddle vs. MJF – Beyond Wrestling
This contest shows how talented the NXT and AEW stars were so early in their careers. Both Riddle and Friedman had only been wrestling 3 years prior to this match. Despite that, this Beyond Wrestling gem looks like it could’ve taken place yesterday.
From the opening bell, it is clear this is the same charismatic Maxwell Jacob Friedman that we know and hate. It doesn’t take long for Riddle to demonstrate his familiar powerful strikes, trying to silence his obnoxious opponent.
Matt’s insatiable strength clashing with Maxwell’s cunning style produced an interesting clash of styles, making this match a must-see.
9. Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Flash Morgan Webster – PROGRESS Wrestling
The 2016 Cruiserweight Classic featured some of the best wrestlers from around the world. Qualifying matches like this were the reason why, ensuring that the tournament entrants were battle-tested.
At PROGRESS Chapter 29, Sabre Jr. and Webster battled for the opportunity to compete in the inaugural tournament. With the stakes raised, both men left everything in the ring in front of an electric crowd.
Fans were split between cheering for Zack’s technical prowess and Flash’s aerial offence. This was a gripping showcase of British wrestling, neither man willing to concede the chance to represent their home country and promotion. ‘This is Progress’ indeed.
8. PAC vs. Hangman Page – All Elite Wrestling/Wrestle Gate Pro
When PAC entered Rushcliffe Arena in Nottingham, England, the last person he expected to see was Adam Page. Scheduled to battle at Double or Nothing 2019, Hangman came face-to-face with his Las Vegas rival a week earlier than expected.
Answering PAC’s open challenge, the duo main-evented Wrestle Gate Pro’s third ever show, the first AEW sanctioned match. Every single person was on the edge of their seat, from the first strike until the final bell.
If you’re missing the feeling of sitting ringside, the Hangman Page entrance pop alone should make you feel at home.