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PROGRESS Wrestling “Chapter 40: Intercepted Angel” Review

(Writer’s note: Apologies for the delay on this review. A combination of more work, sudden internet issues, and blatant procrastination made this take a while.) After a double-booking at the Ritz in Manchester, Progress Wrestling finds itself making their Sheffield debut. Here, Jimmy Havoc and Marty Scurll face off in a no-disqualification match for a future Progress Championship match. And, the new Progress Champion Pete Dunne makes his first defense of the title against the technical wizard, Zack Sabre Jr. It’s Chapter 40, Intercepted Angel! The New Nation (Alexander Henry and…

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PROGRESS Wrestling “Chapter 39: The Graps of Wrath” Review

“But when there is chaos, JR, there is opportunity.” – Paul Heyman After Chapter 38 and the shocking announcement that Mark Haskins was vacating the Progress Championship, Progress was in the unenviable position of not having a top champion. They needed to crown a new World Champion, and they needed to do it fast. So, co-owner Jim Smallman announced that a new champion would be crowned at the next chapter show. How? In a seven-man elimination match, featuring the winners of five matches that would happen on the same night. Who will…

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PROGRESS Wrestling “Chapter 38: When Men Throw Men At Men” Review

Progress Wrestling returned to their home in London for the first time since Chapter 36, and they did not come back fooling around. For the first time in over a year, Jimmy Havoc returns to the Electric Ballroom with his sights firmly set on the Progress World Championship. But getting it back won’t be easy. He has to go through Marty Scurll, the man who believes that he is the greatest Progress Champion ever. He also has to go through the current champion, Mark Haskins, who is deadset on proving that he…

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PROGRESS Wrestling “Chapter 37: A Sudden Sense of Liberty” Review

Progress Wrestling returned to The Ritz in Manchester for Chapter 37: A Sudden Sense of Liberty. A four-way #1 contenders match, an Atlas Title Open Challenge, and the first match of the Mark Haskins title reign headlines this show. Let’s get started. Progress co-owner Jim Smallman starts the show off with his normal hype-up speech. He lets the crowd know that Shane Strickland is stuck in Germany, and will not be able to compete in the four way match tonight. He then leads us into the first match of the night. Bubblegum…

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PROGRESS Wrestling Chapter 37 “A Sudden Sense of Liberty” Preview and Predictions

On Sunday, October 16 at The Ritz in Manchester, Progress Wrestling hosts Chapter 37: A Sudden Sense of Liberty. I, Suit Williams, am gonna look at each match on the card and give my thoughts on who I think will get their hand raised in the end. Let’s get started. James Drake vs. Fabian Aichner This is both men’s Progress debuts. Other than Aichner’s one match in the Cruiserweight Classic, I’ve never seen either man before. I will say Aichner wins, but hopefully both men are worthwhile additions to the…

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Progress Wrestling Chapter 36 “We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Room Again” Review

Progress Wrestling heads to the O2 Brixton Academy to host what is by far the biggest show in Progress history, Chapter 36: We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Room Again. In front of almost 2,500 people, the first Atlas Champion will be crowned, Marty Scurll defends his title against both Tommy End and Mark Haskins, and Tommaso Ciampa says farewell to indie wrestling in a 2 out of 3 falls match against Zack Sabre Jr. Let’s see if Progress can live up to the hype. (Note: The Sebastian vs. Pastor William Eaver…

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SMASH vs PROGRESS (Night 2) Review

Progress returns to Smash for Smash vs Progress Night 2! Six big interpromotional battles, including Speedball Mike Bailey challenging Mark Haskins for the Smash Wrestling Title. Plus, Scotty O’Shea takes on Brent Banks, and the fans bring the keyboards! Like in my Night 1 review (available HERE), I will keep the tally of which promotion wins the day. Progress won Night 1 by a score of 4-2. Let’s do it to it. (This show is available on both Smash on Demand and Demand Progress.) Franky The Mobster (Smash) vs. El Ligero…

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SMASH vs PROGRESS (Night 1) Review

On September 17, 2016, UK-based wrestling promotion Progress Wrestling crossed the pond to collaborate with Canadian promotion Smash for 2 days of interpromotional battles, headlined by Smash Champion and Progress roster member Mark Haskins. On this first night, Haskins defends the title against Smash representative Brent Banks, Scotty O’Shea takes on Progress’s only triple crown winner Mark Andrews, and the Overdogs go up against Progress Tag Team Champions London Riots. There’s also a ladder match for a future Smash title shot. Let’s see what went down. I will keep score…

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PROGRESS Wrestling “Chapter 35: Writing Nirvana on Other People’s Bags” Review

Hello everyone! I’m Lionel, but you can call me Suit Williams. I will be reviewing Progress Wrestling on the site, and I’m very excited and appreciative of the opportunity. Enough about me, though. Let’s talk about Progress. In four short years, Progress Wrestling has rapidly become one of the most well known promotions out of the UK. Started in 2012, Progress has sold out every chapter show they have ever run, going from the 400-seat Garage to the 700-seat Electric Ballroom to now traveling between London, Manchester, and soon, Birmingham….

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Revolution Pro Wrestling Sabre Jr. vs. Angle Review

Taped from London, England Marty Scurll vs. Noam Dar Dar is a WWE Cruiserweight Classic participant while Scurll is the number one contender for the British Heavyweight Champion. This is a grudge match. Some grappling on the mat to begin. Scurll applied a chickenwing to injure Doam’s arm. Hence this match taking place. Low dropkick after an exchange of strangleholds by Dar. Scurll goes for the chickenwing, but Dar escapes. He heads out of the ring. Scurll stalls for a second but hits the superkick. Scurll delivers some hard strikes…

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