I promised myself in 2017 I would go out more and see more wrestling promotions one on the top of my list was Progress Wrestling.
Progress have been doing some amazing things in UK Wrestling and I wanted to see it for myself and luckily for me, they decided to run a show while I was in Manchester.
I managed to get 2 standing tickets for me and my friend Sabrina and we are ready to go.
Sabrina and Me :)
We get to the venue and luckily the weather holds out while we are queueing outside and then we go into the 02 Ritz.
When I got into the venue the room was nearly full already, I noticed immediately that their seemed to be such an energetic atmosphere. we find a place to stand and shortly after the show is ready to begin.
Matches and Results Below
Morgan Webster vs James Drake
My Photos of the Match
Morgan Webster defeated James Drake to earn a spot in the Super Strong Style 16 tournament
Jinny vs Martina
My Photos of the match
Jinny Defeated Martina
Chuck Mambo & Pastor William Eaver def. The London Riots
My photos of the match
Chuck Mumbo and Pastor Eaver win
Trent Seven vs Travis Banks
My Photos of the Match
Trent Severn Defeats Travis Banks
Nathan Cruz vs Rockstar Spud
My Photos of the Match
Nathan Cruz Defeats Rockstar Spud
Matt Riddle vs Tyler Bate for PROGRESS Atlas Championship
My Photos of the match
Matt Riddle Defeats Tyler Bate Via DQ
Pete Dunne vs Mark Andrews vs Mark Haskins in a triple threat match for PROGRESS Championship
My Photos of The Match
Pete Dunne def. Mark Andrews & Mark Haskins
Dunne gets on the mic saying that he was out of competition
and there was nobody left for him and British Strong Style. Matt Riddle comes out and gets beaten down by British Strong Style.
Chris Brookes and Kid Lykos (CCK) come out and British Strong Style Clear out of the ring.
I have seen Progress Wrestling Online and with this being my first Progress Show I had high expectations and they were met and surpassed.
Progress (In the best possible way) felt like a drug I want more of.
The Atomsphere at a show is so important and the crowd really do help make these shows, The chants and appreciation and respect for the wrestling and the wrestlers, owners, backstage staff was Tremendous.
As my first Progress live event I was made so welcome and fans were great to talk too and I even managed to Speak to Jim Smallman, Part owner of Progress and our ring announcer for the event - he was great to talk to and massive thank you to him for giving me time to talk to him.
The matches themselves surpassed what I had in my mind to see so much great talent all on one card was such a treat. I was amazed to see how much the fans hate British Strong Style (Dunne, Bate, Severn) they really aredespised by the Progress wrestling faithful.
I have been thinking about this for awhile and I cant pick a favourite match from this card - I truly enjoyed it all and all in different ways from the entertainment for Sweet Jesus, to the Craziness that is Session Moth, to the technical ability of Matt Riddle to the high flying ability of Mark Andrews there is something here for everyone.
One thing is for sure I will be coming back to Progress Wrestling very soon, without doubt and without question.
As I speak tickets for Manchester in July 23rd 2017 went on sale and they sold out within a couple of hours - the demand to see this is huge and I can see why.
Progress Wrestling........I'll see you again very very Soon
Preview Sun 20th Aug 2017 Exeter, Exeter Cornexchange
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Big League Wrestling returns to the Exeter Corn Exchange on Sunday 20th August featuring The All American American Jack Swagger vs The Unsigned Hype Harlem Bravado to decide who is the Real True Greatest American of Big League Wrestling.
Click Video below to See Harlem in ring promo from Big League Wrestling Uprising in Credition
Harlem Bravado, whether at the commentary desk or on the microphone in the ring clearly feels that Big League Wrestling does not respect True Americans like himself.
Harlem believes he is a symbol of all that is great about America and Big League Wrestling and its officials and owners should all bow down to his greatness.
What Harlem has failed to say however is that he has been using many questionable tactics in order to win his matches.
In his Big League debut match in Crediton Bravado outsmarted Big Grizzly by laying him out and then locking him behind the guard rail and win the match via Count out.
Jack Swagger has vowed to show Harlem Bravado what Being a Real American, A True American and Being a Great American is all about.
Will Harlem Bravado be able to overcome the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger or is Swagger going to lose his title of being the real American....American?
Also announced Big League Tag Team Championships will be on the line as Big Grizzly & Dave Mastiff - Team G.B put their Big League Tag Team Championship on the line vs The Brothers Awe.
The Brothers Awe have a huge opportunity to capture championship Gold for the first time in their careers. Can they cause an upset and do the impossible beating the current tag team champions? Or will Team GB cement their legacy further as the most dominant team in Big League Wrestling in their first title defence. During a hard fought main event in Crediton at Big League Wrestling “Uprising” Chris Andrews defeated Dave Mastiff.
After the match Chris Andrews made it very clear that he has not forgotten about Eddie Ryan who attacked Andrews at “Gold Rush” earlier this year.
What will happen at Big League Revolution Will Chris Andrews get the revenge he desires or will Eddie Ryan have another trick up his sleeve?
See what Chris Andrews Had to Say to Eddie Ryan after Big League recent event in Credition
Following this Chris Andrews then Attacked Eddie Ryan at at PWA event you can see what happened in the video below
A very angry Eddie Ryan then had this to say following Chris Andrews attack - click the video below
The animosity between Andrews and Ryan has really amped up in recent weeks- what more could we see from these two?
Chris Andrews must forget about Eddie Ryan (for the moment) and his focus must be on Josh Bodom when they meet in Exeter at Big League Revolution.
Bodom is not a man to be taken lightly as seen at Big League Wrestling Gold rush when he had a very impressive outing vs Lion Kid. Bodom has also faced NJPW legend Jushin Liger, David Starr and Will Ospreay all in 2017.
UPDATE - Due to Josh Bodom deciding that he wants to appear for Ring Of Honor Wrestling (ROH) and not informing Big League Wrestling of this decision - Josh will not be appearing at Big League Wreslting on Sunday 20th August 2017
Also at Big League Wrestling “Revolution”
Plus The Unveiling of a Brand New Big League Championship + more!!