A few weeks ago, I went down to the PROGRESS Wrestling show at the Electric Ballroom in Camden. Having never been to a PROGRESS show before, I didn’t know what to expect – what I saw was some of the best LIVE wrestling I’ve seen in a long time. What made this show special was the 2 qualifying matches for the WWE Cruiserweight Classic. This is huge for a company which is only 4 years young.
The first qualifier was between Zack Sabre JR and ‘Flash’ Morgan Webster. The match was awesome – incredibly fast paced. Zack had control most of the match, but the resilience Webster put up was great to see. Checkout a video clip of the bout below:
The second WWE qualifier was between Jack Gallagher and Pete Dunne. This was another enjoyable match. Again incredibly fast paced and showcased that the UK has some of the best wrestling talent in the world.
Another match that blew me away was Rampage Brown vs Joe Coffey. Brown is a machine. I saw him take part in the TNA Wrestling British Boot Camp process a few years back and he was incredible then. Tonight, was no different, both wrestlers beat the hell out of each other. It was very fun to watch – a real back and forth battle. The match ended in a draw.
F.S.U and The London Riots vs The Origin was also a belter. All of the guys put on an amazing show for the SOLD OUT London crowd. Shout out to Mark Andrews for pulling of some very spectacular in and out ring stunts.
The show ended with Marty Scurll defeating Tommy End via disqualification. Overall, I enjoyed my first PROGRESS show and would love to catch another one in the near future.
PROGRESS returns to London on Sunday 15th May. For more information/tickets click here.