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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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ROH 12/30/16 TV Review

ROH 12/30/16 TV Review The show this week started off with a Kevin Kelly intro that welcomed us to a recap show that pieced together matches from the Reach For the Sky Tour from Leicester, Liverpool and London. It could also be called the best of Will Ospreay in ROH, as he was involved in every match on the episode. Due to how this was loaded on ROHwrestling.com, this show actually aired on 12/23. My review of the episode that aired 12/30 can be found here. First Match:ROH World Television…

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ROH 11/20/16 Reach for the Sky Tour London Review

ROH 11/20/16 Reach for the Sky Tour London Review London, England York Hall Before the event it was announced that Bobby Fish would not be able to compete, so reDragon would not be taking on the Addiction and the Motor City Machine Guns. Instead, Kyle O’Reilly took on Travis Banks. Lio Rush vs. Dalton Castle As Rush walked to the ring, Kelly and Corino mentioned that he tweaked his knee the night before in a match with Donovan Dijak. They put went on to put over the match and make…

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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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ROH 11/18/16 Reach for the Sky Tour Leicester Review

ROH 11/18/16 Reach for the Sky Tour Leicester Review Leicester, England Jay White vs. Joe Hendry Hendry’s entrance really works in the UK, the question is, with this Local Hero schtick work once he’s in the states? If he was just being used by the company for the shows in England, then he was used effectively yet again in this opener. White has the ability to work so many different styles and although Corino put Hendry over for being able to make others work to his pace, the credit should…

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ROH 11/18/16 Reach for the Sky Tour Liverpool Review

ROH 11/18/16 Reach for the Sky Tour Liverpool Review Liverpool, England Liverpool Olympia Kevin Kelly and Steve Corino welcome us to night one of Ring of Honor’s tour of the United Kingdom and the action kicked out shortly thereafter. Frankie Kazarian vs Lio Rush Before the match began Kelly and Corino spoke about the cursing rules in the UK and Corino said that everything is fair game, as the English over the used the “c” word like it’s going out of style. As always, it’s these little quips between the…

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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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ROH 11/20/16 Reach for the Sky Tour London Results

ROH 11/20/16 Reach for the Sky Tour London London, England York Hall Credit: Daniel Richardson Before the event it was announced that Bobby Fish would not be able to compete, so reDragon would not be taking on the Addiction and the Motor City machine Guns. Instead, Kyle O’Reilly took on Travis Banks. Lio Rush vs. Dalton Castle Castle wins via pinfall after hitting the Bang-a-Rang Rush. Victorious in London and now @theDALTONcastle has his sights set on @ColtCabana 🇬🇧 #ROHUK pic.twitter.com/HcqNa2Q84O — ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) November 20, 2016 The Addiction…

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ROH 11/18/16 Reach for the Sky Tour Liverpool Results

ROH 11/18/16 Reach for the Sky Tour Liverpool Liverpool, England Liverpool Olympia Credit: Nathan Major Frankie Kazarian vs Lio Rush Lio Rush wins with frog splash. First match on the REACH FOR THE SKY Tour and @itsLioRush is victorious! 🇬🇧 #ROHUK pic.twitter.com/M9oQAVM8lC — ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) November 18, 2016 Joe Henry vs Donovan Dijak Dijak wins with Feast your Eyes Hard fought victory for @DonovanDijak here in Liverpool! 🇬🇧 #ROHUK pic.twitter.com/w0XGwRZ8zN — ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) November 18, 2016 Nigel McGuinness cut promo Christopher Daniels vs Jay White Jay White wins…

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Wrestling Road Trip: Day Two – RPW/NJPW Global Wars UK Night 2

After the excitement of Night One, we awoke the next day to hop on a train for ten minutes down to Walthamstow, another part of London, after dropping everything off at the hotel we started our trek to find the venue, which ended up being a very impressive building right next to a courthouse. We were there early to take part in the meet and greets with the Japanese wrestlers (as well as Drew Galloway and Chris Hero, Drew surprisingly had the longest line for a long while.) after meeting…

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