|Monday, 10/21||Tuesday, 10/22||Wednesday, 10/23||Thursday, 10/24||Friday, 10/25||Saturday, 10/26||Sunday, 10/27|
|ROH 422 (FITE 7PM EDT)†||DDT (DDT Universe 12AM EDT)**||NXT UK (WWE Network 3PM EDT)†||Tokyo Joshi Pro (DDT Universe 6AM EDT)||WWE SmackDown (FS1 8PM EDT)||WOW (AXS 8PM EDT)†||NJPW Road to Power Struggle (New Japan World 5:30 AM EDT)|
|WWE Raw (USA 8PM)||NWA Powerrr (YouTube 6PM EDT)†**||AEW Dynamite (TNT/ITV/FITE 8PM EDT)**||Uncharted Territory (IWTV 8PM EDT)**||WWE 205 Live (WWE Network 10PM EDT)||AAA Conquista Total (Twitch, 9PM EDT)||Stardom Mask Fiesta 2019 (Stardom World)ⱽᴼᴰ**|
|NJPW Road to Power Struggle (New Japan World)ⱽᴼᴰ||AEW Dark (YouTube 7PM EDT)†||WWE NXT (USA 8PM)||CMLL (CMLL.com 8:30 PM EDT)**||DDT (DDT Universe 10:30 PM EDT)|
|DDT Boyz (DDT Universe)ⱽᴼᴰ||This is IMPACT! (AXS 8PM EDT)†||AAA Lucha Capital (Facebook Live 10PM EDT)**||Freelance Wrestling (IWTV 8PM EDT)||NJPW Road to Power Struggle (New Japan World)ⱽᴼᴰ|
|CMLL (CMLL.com 8:30 PM EDT)||NJPW Road to Power Struggle (New Japan World)ⱽᴼᴰ||NJPW Road to Power Struggle (New Japan World)ⱽᴼᴰ|
|NJPW Road to Power Struggle (New Japan World)ⱽᴼᴰ|
** = Recommended
ⱽᴼᴰ= Available online at some point after the show
Remember two weeks ago when this schedule was just a little grid with no symbols and a lot of missing promotions? I really didn’t want to turn this schedule into my usual system of arcane color coding and symbology, but here we are. I also wanted to put MLW Fusion on this schedule but I can’t for the life of me figure out when it airs. So, sorry MLW Fusion.
On Raw, Seth Rollins will explain his poor excuse for an arson from last week. On ROH TV, it looks like Hot Sauce Tracy Williams will be doing something. Good for him. The latest New Japan Road to Power Struggle show should be up on New Japan World shortly, with more Super Juniors Tag Tournament matches. DDT‘s latest Boyz show (handsome wrestlers and an all-women audience) will be up on DDT Universe at some point today.
Recommended: DDT‘s next show streams live at midnight (EDT), including a special Halloween no DQ tornado tag team TLC death match. NWA Powerrr, which has been a consistently fun watch so far, starts at 6PM EDT on YouTube.
AEW Dark (YouTube, 7PM EDT) looks kind of weak this week, with Brandon Cutler filling in against Joey Janela before Leva Bates takes on Nyla Rose. At least T-Hawk is in the third match. AXS’ new This is IMPACT! show premieres at 8PM EDT with a main event of The Rascalz vs the team of Dr. Wagner Jr, Taurus & Aerostar from last night’s Bound for Glory. To quote myself in last week’s schedule: “I’m not sure why that isn’t the main event.” Wow! My influence! CMLL‘s Tuesday show will air as usual, and if that Dia de Muertos press conference didn’t get you interested in CMLL, I don’t know what will. New Japan Road to Power Struggle continues. I have my eye on the Rocky Romero & Ryusuke Taguchi vs Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado tournament match.
Recommended: AEW Dynamite (TNT East, 8PM EDT) has been on a roll of putting on great episodes of television, and I’m hoping the Young Bucks facing off with the Best Friends, Jon Moxley vs PAC, and the World Tag Team Title Tournament semifinals continue that streak. I absolutely loved what I saw last week of AAA Lucha Capital (Facebook Live, 10PM EDT). This week’s show looks to wow me even more, with some of my personal favorites (Puma King, El Vikingo, Taurus) in action. They shoot it in what looks like a large barbecue restaurant/bar? So it really has a fun, indy, intimate feel. Really a fun watch.
NXT UK (WWE Network, 3PM EDT) is definitely a show that I think we can all agree exists. NXT (USA, 8PM EDT) has some exciting looking matches coming up: Bianca Belair vs Rhea Ripley and Roderick Strong defending the NXT North American Championship against both Keith Lee and Donovan Dijakovic. The New Japan Road to Power Struggle tour will have another show on VOD, featuring more junior tag team tournament action.
Recommended: Beyond Uncharted Territory (IWTV.live, 8PM EDT) has been incredibly consistent in delivering a weekly wrestling show that I want to watch. Nothing on this card stands out particularly, especially after last week’s absolute banger between Mercedes Martinez and David Starr, but it’s still worth checking out.
Tokyo Joshi Pro has something scheduled on DDT Universe for Thursday (6 AM EDT), but I can’t find anything about it listed on their event schedule. Their Halloween show is set for Saturday (Friday night here in the US), but that isn’t on the streaming schedule. I will update this once I have answers.
Recommended: Why watch SmackDown when you could be watching CMLL Super Viernes instead? It’s free, it’s easy, it’s on at the same time, and it’s actually a good time to watch. I rarely have any idea what is going on and I still always have a blast watching CMLL.
SmackDown (8PM EDT) will be on FS1 this week instead of regular Fox due to the World Series Baseball Show. I guess they will be wrapping up storylines to head into the Blood Money Spectacular happening next week. 205 Live (WWE Network, 10PM EDT) seems to really be here to stay for now, and they’re allowing anyone in NXT who meets the weight requirement to show up. Freelance Wrestling: Things That Go Bump in the Ring (IWTV.live, 8PM EDT) is a Halloween themed indy show featuring Shotzi Blackheart, Tony Deppen, and the RockNES Monsters. Friday’s New Japan Road to Power Struggle show only has one announced tournament match, but also has Douki and El Desperado teaming up, which I always love to see.
[DDT 10.27 Korakuen Updated Card]
– The tag team of Yukio Naya and Cody Hall kick off
– Honda takes Naya's place in 10-person tag
— DDT English Update (@ddtpro_eng) October 21, 2019
Recommended: DDT Pre Ultimate Party 2019 (DDT Universe, 10:30 PM EDT) will stream live on Saturday night, gearing up to DDT’s big Ultimate Party event next weekend. With a lot of matches teasing the action next weekend, this looks like it will have a pretty fun card. I’m particularly looking forward to that 10-person tag. Danshoku Dieno, Antonio Honda and Super Sasadango Machine in a match with ASUKA and Saki Akai? Count me in!
WOW: Women of Wrestling airs on AXS Saturday evening at 8PM EDT, with a match between Jungle Grrrl and The Beast as well as a tag title match between Holidead and Siren and the Psycho Sisters. AAA Conquista Total streams free on Twitch at 9PM EDT, with all your favorites in action. I’m extremely psyched about Niño Hamburguesa and Máximo teaming together. Saturday’s New Japan Road to Power Struggle show looks an awful like the Friday show, but if you are following the Super Junior Tag Tournament closely, it will be up on VOD at some point after the fact.
Recommended: Stardom Mask Fiesta 2019 will be available to watch on Stardom World hopefully at some point on Sunday. Mask Fiesta is when all the Stardom wrestlers wear Halloween costumes, and it’s pretty much always a good time. It isn’t like an important show or anything, but it will be fun.
New Japan Road to Power Struggle finally streams live again on NJPW World from Korakuen Hall on Sunday (at 5:30 AM EDT) and gets back into the Super Jr Tag Tournament in earnest. Unfortunately, that means that SHO and YOH will finally face their former coach Rocky Romero and his partner Ryusuke Taguchi in tournament action. This is too tragic a world to live in.