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Re: PROGRESS Thread: The Fake Taxi of Wrestling

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:29 pm
by Ckkj14
Lawsoncomedy wrote:
Ckkj14 wrote:I thought it was a pretty awful show apart from the opener to be fair. The main event was awful
Well Lykos got hurt, so there wasn't much to be done. I liked Jinny v Dahlia and thought the squash tag match was one of the best squash matches I've ever seen.
Wasn't aware of Lykos injury

Re: PROGRESS Thread: The Fake Taxi of Wrestling

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:45 am
by Ckkj14
Chapter 59 on Demand now. This was the snow show. Not watched it all yet but Adam Chase v Chris Ridgeway was very good for 2 youngsters. Ridgeway looks very good

Re: PROGRESS Thread: The Fake Taxi of Wrestling

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:53 pm
by Empiresk
Ch.59 was decent considering the circumstances. Aussie Open vs Grizzled Young Vets was really, really good.

Never thought I would be someone to complain about this, but does anyone else think their are just too many kickouts in PROGRESS?

Seems like they are just setting out to have good matches rather than get people/moves over. For example..
► Show Spoiler
Probably being pedantic but it also showed in the main event as well although both guys did need protecting.

Re: PROGRESS Thread: The Fake Taxi of Wrestling

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:46 pm
by Ckkj14
Chapter 59 was good. Tag match and Banks v Dennis were very good

Re: PROGRESS Thread: The Fake Taxi of Wrestling

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:13 pm
by stienerontheforklift
Empiresk wrote:Ch.59 was decent considering the circumstances. Aussie Open vs Grizzled Young Vets was really, really good.

Never thought I would be someone to complain about this, but does anyone else think their are just too many kickouts in PROGRESS?

Seems like they are just setting out to have good matches rather than get people/moves over. For example..
► Show Spoiler
Probably being pedantic but it also showed in the main event as well although both guys did need protecting.
I haven't watched in months but certainly part of the reason I've fallen off recently is the 'indie fatigue' where every match is an epic back and forth. PROGRESS certainly isn't egregious as say PWG when it comes to tiring the viewer with very samey indie style epics, but I do think they have slowly pivoted towards that direction over the years. That last Ospreay vs Havoc match where they crammed a deathmatch and a more traditional indie style into one match was when I first really noticed it. Ospreay kicked out of like half a dozen acid rainmakers. I do find the commentary style of yelling constantly over every match to make it seem important really tiring as well, it's a common indie trope but with a more story based promotion like PROGRESS I think it really hurts it. There's less variety on the cards recently as well, fewer comedy and squash matches overall. I think that's part of the average show being 3 hours as opposed to 2 or 2 and a half early on in their history.

I've been watching a lot of AAW recently and I think they do a great job of not letting their matches overstay their welcome. Very few of the matches go over 15 minutes and there's always of a good mix of young local talent and indie stars. OTT in Ireland do a real good job of having variety on their cards and keeping everything feeling brisk.

Re: PROGRESS Thread: The Fake Taxi of Wrestling

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:17 am
by John The Drummer
So I just got the Highspots Network and I've been browsing around on it. I've been meaning to check out Progress for quite some time now and decided to give their Super Strong Style 16 from this year a shot. Only made it through the first night so far, but I am hooked.

Great atmosphere, ,hilarious crowd interaction, and the matches are really good. I am disappointed in myself that it's taken me this long to watch it!

Re: PROGRESS Thread: The Fake Taxi of Wrestling

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:11 pm
by themib
First two matches for Birmingham on the 14th...

*PROGRESS TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: Grizzled Young Veterans (James Drake & Zack Gibson) (c) vs. Moustache Mountain (Trent Seven & Tyler Bate)
*Chris Brookes vs. Chris Ridgeway

Re: PROGRESS Thread: The Fake Taxi of Wrestling

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:19 pm
by themib
Three more for Birmingham...

*WWE UNITED KINGDOM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: Pete Dunne (c) vs. Joseph Conners
*Will Ospreay vs. Adam Brooks
*Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis) vs. Jimmy Havoc & Mark Haskins

And the first four for the Dome show on the 10th...

*NATURAL PROGRESSION SERIES 5 QUALIFYING MATCH: Connor Mills vs. Maverick Mayhew
*Bea Priestley vs. Millie McKenzie
*Amir Jordan vs. Strangler Davis
*Charli Evans vs. Nina Samuels

The first match for Chapter 62 in Camden on January 28th is WALTER vs. Timothy Thatcher for the Atlas Title.

Re: PROGRESS Thread: The Fake Taxi of Wrestling

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:43 pm
by Ckkj14
Watched the first hour of Chapter 60 before and it might be the worst hour in wrestling history

Re: PROGRESS Thread: The Fake Taxi of Wrestling

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:34 am
by VilinskiKonjic
Ckkj14 wrote:Watched the first hour of Chapter 60 before and it might be the worst hour in wrestling history
It was fantastic for the live crowd and watching it back I still enjoyed it about as much as I could hope to on a rewatch, but stuff like that is always gonna vary wildly in how people receive it I suppose.

Re: PROGRESS Thread: The Fake Taxi of Wrestling

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:10 am
by Ckkj14
VilinskiKonjic wrote:
Ckkj14 wrote:Watched the first hour of Chapter 60 before and it might be the worst hour in wrestling history
It was fantastic for the live crowd and watching it back I still enjoyed it about as much as I could hope to on a rewatch, but stuff like that is always gonna vary wildly in how people receive it I suppose.
The opener was far to long but I'd be happy never to see Jack Sexsmith again.

Re: PROGRESS Thread: The Fake Taxi of Wrestling

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:39 pm
by VilinskiKonjic
Ckkj14 wrote:
VilinskiKonjic wrote:
Ckkj14 wrote:Watched the first hour of Chapter 60 before and it might be the worst hour in wrestling history
It was fantastic for the live crowd and watching it back I still enjoyed it about as much as I could hope to on a rewatch, but stuff like that is always gonna vary wildly in how people receive it I suppose.
The opener was far to long but I'd be happy never to see Jack Sexsmith again.
Sexsmith has had a good year, I've been a fan of a lot of what he's done, but I'd agree that the Coffey match really didn't click for me.

Re: PROGRESS Thread: The Fake Taxi of Wrestling

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:01 pm
by themib
In a change to Sunday's card, Chris Brookes is now challenging Travis Banks for the PROGRESS World Championship, on the basis of his recent singles record. Chris Ridgeway will have a new opponent.

Re: PROGRESS Thread: The Fake Taxi of Wrestling

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:31 pm
by Padje
themib wrote:In a change to Sunday's card, Chris Brookes is now challenging Travis Banks for the PROGRESS World Championship, on the basis of his recent singles record. Chris Ridgeway will have a new opponent.
Wonder what the original plan was for Trav

I'm most excited for the Ospreay match. I love to see new match ups.

also, very pleased for Kip Sabian debuting at the Dome. Hope to see him on the chapter shows straight away.

Re: PROGRESS Thread: The Fake Taxi of Wrestling

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:13 pm
by themib
Sunday's card is rounded out by Chris Ridgeway vs. Mark Andrews, and Charli Evans & Millie McKenzie vs. Bea Priestley & Nina Samuels.