Sports Entertainment – Progress Wrestling ‘Hello Wembley’ Preview
London based ‘Punk-Rock Pro Wrestling’ promotion PROGRESS are about to take on their biggest task yet as they gear up to take on Wembley Arena, this coming Sunday.
The promotion, ran by three friends, debuted in March of 2012, and has taken the wrestling world by
storm over the past six years, performing across the globe, including a recent tour through the U.S and shows in Germany, but will return to their homeland for the biggest show they have ever done, also becoming the biggest wrestling show in England to date.
On Sunday, all the titles are on the line – Doug Williams, a UK veteran defends his Atlas Title against former Tag Champion Trent Seven. If Doug Williams is to lose, his career spanning 25 years will come to an end. This has all the potential to be a heavy hitting war.
The Tag Titles match will feature the most competitors, as current champions Flamita and Bandido defend against seven other teams. The aptly titled ‘Thunderbastard’ will be chaos, and a hell of a lot of fun.
PROGRESS Women’s Champion Jinny, will be in contention against two of the best from the Womens scene on Sunday, Toni Storm and the ridiculously young yet ridiculously talented Millie McKenzie. There is a lot of history between all three of those women, so brutality is expected.
The card will also feature many more guaranteed barn burners, including former MMA fighter Matt Riddles final independent appearance before he heads to NXT going up against PROGRESS veteran Mark Haskins.
A grimacing NO DQ match will pit two former friends turned bitter rivals Jimmy Havoc and his former partner Paul Robinson against each other, after Robinson cost Havoc his most important match to date at the previous show in Camden.
Eddie Dennis and Mark Andrews will also end their year long feud in a TLC match. These two have been waiting to get their hands on each other for a long time.
PROGRESS are also advertising the ‘biggest match in European Wrestling’ with Pete Dunne taking on Russian Born Ilja Dragunov, a man known for his fierce intensity when inside the squared circle. A prize fight that has been talked about for a while? Yes. But the biggest match Europe has seen? Unsure. If anyone can pull it off, it’s these two.
The main event will see a true David VS Goliath match take place. Current Champion Walter, an Austrian ring general will be challenged by mid five foot Dudley powerhouse Tyler Bate. For the past year we have seen Walter decimate the entire roster, leaving men bloodied and defeated.
Bate is going to have the hardest task of the night without a doubt.
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Tickets are still available for this show, head to progresswrestling.com for more details.
It’s gonna be a good one.