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Newscast 01/18/17 ROH Contract Updates, Beyond, WWNLive, Wrestle Circus, CZW, ROH TV Taping spoilers & More

Chris GST & Rich Laconi are here to discuss some big news regarding ROH contract’s of Keith Lee & Donovan Dijak, Beyond Wrestling being put on the ROH “banned” list, and more. Results from PWX, Wrestle Circus, and ROH spoilers are discussed. The spoilers are at the end of the show so you can listen to the Newscast without having anything revealed that you aren’t warned of. Also news for CZW, Beyond Wrestling, Tier 1, WWNlive, EVOLVE, and lots of other discussion. Send your thoughts to mailbag@pwponderings.com Download the episode…

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PROGRESS 01/15/17 Chapter 42 Life, The Universe and Wrestling Report

PROGRESS 01/15/17 Chapter 42 Life, The Universe and Wrestling Report Credit: Martin Bentley PROGRESS Wrestling hosted their first show of 2017, “Chapter 42: Life, The Universe and Wrestling” (based on Douglas Adams’ “The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy”) on January 15th at the O2 Academy in Birmingham, PROGRESS’ debut in the city. Before the show started, WWE superstar and former PROGRESS competitor Finn Bálor made a guest appearance, and said while he couldn’t wrestle, he still wanted to compete, and proposed a game of Musical Chairs against four fans. For…

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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 Chapter 41: Unboxing Live! Results

PROGRESS Chapter 41: Unboxing Live! Results Credit: Martin Bentley PROGRESS Wrestling presented their final show of 2016, “Chapter 41: Unboxing Live!” on December 30th at the Electric Ballroom in Camden, London. The card was kept as a mystery before the show, much like PWG’s “Mystery Vortex” shows and most of SHIMMER’s shows, and proved to be quite eventful. 1: F.S.U. (Eddie Dennis & Mark Andrews) & Nixon Newell defeated the South Pacific Power Trip (Dahlia Black, TK Cooper & Travis Banks) – A high energy, fun opening match, with the…

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PROGRESS 12/11/16 Chapter 40: Intercepted Angel Review

PROGRESS Chapter 40: Intercepted Angel Report from Sheffield Credit: Martin Bentley PROGRESS Wrestling held “Chapter 40: Intercepted Angel” at the O2 Academy in Sheffield, PROGRESS’ debut show in the city. The show was originally scheduled for Manchester, but the O2 Ritz double booked PROGRESS with the rock band Ash. The show’s name was based on one of Ash’s songs, “Angel Interceptor”. 1: The London Riots (James Davis & Rob Lynch) b. The New Nation (Alexander Henry & Jason Prime) – the Riots had a new version of their theme song,…

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PROGRESS Wrestling 11/27/16 Chapter 39: The Graps of Wrath” Results

PROGRESS Wrestling “Chapter 39: The Graps of Wrath” Results Credit: Martin Bentley Results from PROGRESS Wrestling “Chapter 39: The Graps of Wrath”, held on November 27th at the Electric Ballroom in Camden, London, building to a main event to crown a new PROGRESS World Champion, after Mark Haskins vacated the title due to injury in October: 1: The South Pacific Power Trip (TK Cooper & Travis Banks) (w/Dahlia Black) defeated F.S.U. (Eddie Dennis & Mark Andrews) in the first qualifying match for the PROGRESS World Championship Elimination Match, when Black…

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An Interview With ‘The Showstealer’ Nathan Cruz

I’ve been lucky enough to have watched Nathan Cruz for about 5 years, first seeing him in a venue that held less than 200 people, today, he is a former PROGRESS Heavyweight and Tag Team Champion, and the current NGW Undisputed Champion, he also recently toured America for the first time, today I talk to him about the tour, and all things Nathan Cruz.   For anyone who doesn’t know who, if anyone, was the influence behind the ‘Showstealer’ Gimmick? Cruz: Me. Successful gimmicks derived originally from my own personality…

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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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