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Re: PROGRESS Thread: The Fake Taxi of Wrestling

Post by themib » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:39 pm

The full Super Strong Style 16 lineup... although right now there's 17...

Pete Dunne
Keith Lee
Mark Andrews
Angelico
David Starr
Jordan Devlin
Chris Brookes
Tyler Bate
TK Cooper
Joey Janela
Chuck Mambo
Morgan Webster
Doug Williams
Zack Sabre Jr.
Kassius Ohno
James Drake or Zack Gibson (they have to decide between themselves who enters)

And the Night 2 main event is Travis Banks vs. WALTER for the PROGRESS World Title.

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Re: PROGRESS Thread: The Fake Taxi of Wrestling

Post by Ckkj14 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:02 am

They should have saved Hero for the 16th announcement as that was a bit of a disappointment. Still a great line up overall though. Anyone heading to it? I'll be there the 3 days

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Re: PROGRESS Thread: The Fake Taxi of Wrestling

Post by themib » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:54 am

Ckkj14 wrote:They should have saved Hero for the 16th announcement as that was a bit of a disappointment. Still a great line up overall though. Anyone heading to it? I'll be there the 3 days
I can see why they did it, as they showed the GYV as deluded enough to demand places in the tournament when there's only one left.

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Re: PROGRESS Thread: The Fake Taxi of Wrestling

Post by themib » Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:03 pm



Charlie Morgan looks like she's next up to challenge Toni Storm... and I noticed a wee dig at Jinny and the House of Couture there. I have a sneaky feeling that Morgan wins the title and Jinny gets angry that she got pipped to it.

UPDATE: It's happening on Day 3 of Strong Style.

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Re: PROGRESS Thread: The Fake Taxi of Wrestling

Post by themib » Tue May 01, 2018 12:48 pm

First round draw...

Chris Brookes vs. Kassius Ohno
Jordan Devlin vs. Tyler Bate
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Doug Williams vs. Pete Dunne
James Drake or Zack Gibson vs. Joey Janela
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Angelico vs. Mark Andrews
Keith Lee vs. Morgan Webster
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Chuck Mambo vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
David Starr vs. TK Cooper

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Re: PROGRESS Thread: The Fake Taxi of Wrestling

Post by K. Hare » Tue May 01, 2018 5:06 pm

If Banks beats Walter, especially with some BS, I'm going to be PISSED

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Re: PROGRESS Thread: The Fake Taxi of Wrestling

Post by Ckkj14 » Wed May 02, 2018 1:51 pm

Anyone else going this weekend?

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Re: PROGRESS Thread: The Fake Taxi of Wrestling

Post by Ckkj14 » Mon May 07, 2018 8:07 pm

Cracking 3 days at SSS16. Some questionable booking on day 2 but Day 3 sent plenty of great stuff up and the In ring was great all week. Match of the weekend for me was ZSJ v David Starr which I had at ****1/2. Also loved ZSJ v Chuck Mambo which blew away my expectations and Bate v Ohno

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Re: PROGRESS Thread: The Fake Taxi of Wrestling

Post by SuitWilliams » Sat May 12, 2018 1:21 am

Watching Super Strong Style night 1. Nice to have the licensed music back.
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Re: PROGRESS Thread: The Fake Taxi of Wrestling

Post by OptionZero » Sat May 12, 2018 7:39 am

Surreal to see Ohno at an "indie" event

Just another reason HHH > vince, even if its a relatively small thing

A few more observations as I'm nearly done with night 1:
- I hate the Ally Pally venue. Maybe its just being ignorant as to the significance as i'm a dumb westerner, but the acoustics SUCK. What made Progress . . . well, Progress, was the atmosphere of ROWDY BRITISH FANS YELLING STUFF. With the wiiiiide open spaces and what appears to be a high ceiling, the noise is so diffused you don't get the same concentration of noise

Related to this - slaps, chops, and other in-ring noises simply are not getting picked up. This might not just be the venue, there needs to be a ring mic of some sort that needs to be installed and tuned to pick this shit up, because all the moves that normally pop are just totally muffled. It dampens the whole viewing experience

- The camera work remains spotty. It didn't bug me as the prior chapters (which began after last year's ally pally), but there are still way too many zooms - moments when they want to get a close up of a face, but the wrestlers move, so the camera is catching literally nothing but empty space. Feels like the cuts were toned down, as it felt less Kevin Dunn-ish, but the zoom has to stop. Just use the damn hardcam more often. This is particularly painful when a dude like ZSJ is wrapping some poor fool into multiple preztels shapes and the camera dude just can't keep up.

- This is probably just me, but I just cannot take Chuck Mambo seriously against ZACH FUCKING SABRE JR. The same dude that went through Naito, Ibushi, Sanada, and Tanahashi in about 2 weeks is gonna be even moderately pushed by a dude who comes out with fuckin' beach balls? Webster v lee was more believable to me, at least Webster had the courtesy of jumping Keith Lee before the bell to work from the top at the start

- Angelico looks like a neon green, miniature A.j. Styles, with that hair of his and gear

- Someone on twitter said the only way to get Roman Reigns cheered is for RR to wrestle Zach Gibson in Britain. Perhaps. It's pretty amazing how much universal, nonstop heat he gets from live crowds.

- I don't get Joey Janela.

- From the spoilers i saw, i can't wait for Day 2/3

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Re: PROGRESS Thread: The Fake Taxi of Wrestling

Post by Ckkj14 » Sat May 12, 2018 11:38 am

Ally Pally was a fantastic venue being there live

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Re: PROGRESS Thread: The Fake Taxi of Wrestling

Post by OptionZero » Mon May 14, 2018 5:34 am

Day 3
Osprea/havoc promo was ....perfect


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Re: PROGRESS Thread: The Fake Taxi of Wrestling

Post by armsofsleep » Mon May 14, 2018 3:23 pm

This is a trip given how many times we were told "PROGRESS on the Network is only up to Vince". And the entrance themes on SSS16 weekend.

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Re: PROGRESS Thread: The Fake Taxi of Wrestling

Post by themib » Tue May 15, 2018 1:36 pm

Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Mark Andrews added to Manchester on Sunday.

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