Chapter 140 - WRESTLING, GOLF, MADRID - In That Order -
PROGRESS Chapter 140: Wrestling. Golf. Madrid. In That Order.
Location – The Tramshed, Cardiff, Wales
Recorded date – Sunday 4th September 2022
Airdate - Saturday 17th September 2022
1. Gene Munny vs LJ Cleary
2. Mike Bird vs Danny Black
3. Rhio vs Laura Di Matteo
4. Maverick Mayhew vs Malik (w/ Kosta Konstantino)
5. PROGRESS Tag Team Champions Sunshine Machine (TK Cooper & Chuck Mambo) vs Smokin’ Aces (Nick Riley & Charlie Sterling) vs The 0121 (Man Like Dereiss & Dan Moloney)
6. PROGRESS Atlas Champion Luke Jacobs vs Rickey Shane Page
7. Greedy Souls vs Lykos Gym #1 Contenders Match
8 .PROGRESS Women’s Champion Kanji vs Alexxis Falcon vs Jody Threat vs Skye Smitson (w/Lana Austin)
9. PROGRESS World Champion Spike Trivet vs Eddie Dennis
- Gene Munny is the Gene Munny World Champion of Gene Munny, this is his first defence of his self-derived title, and it makes it a world title by virtue of being in Cardiff. Adding further to the international flavour is Irish challenger, LJ Cleary who will be hoping to spoil the party and take the title.
- The Godfather of Welsh Wrestling, veteran Mike Bird, hopes to return to PROGRESS with a hometown victory, but he faces a far younger opponent in the form of CPF’s Danny Black. Experience vs Tempo.
- Rhio and Laura Di Matteo crossed paths at Chapter 138 and already they are at each other’s throats. Two of the absolute best go toe to toe, with Laura reeling from her recent inability to capture the belt from Kanji.
- Malik is out to send a message to future opponents and CPF’s Maverick Mayhew will be hoping to avoid the vicious side of the Heavy Hitta.
- When these three teams clashed in a ladder match at Super Strong Style Sunshine Machine came out on top against 0121 and Smokin’ Aces, and this is their attempt to prove it wasn’t a fluke in a fight that also promises to be a phenomenal encounter.
- Luke Jacobs Atlas championship reign continues to be impressive, and arguably this is his biggest test to date when he will come up against Rickey Shane Page, in a rare PROGRESS outing for the Ohio native.
- Sunshine Machine have issued a challenge to all comers, and having beaten both of these teams in recent months PROGRESS management require them to now decide which of them is deserving of a title shot. Will the hometown crowd help Greedy Souls overcome the ever conniving Lykos Gym?
- PROGRESS Women’s Champion Kanji has finally managed to get past Laura Di Matteo’s challenge, but the stakes have been raised as she’ll now need to get through Alexxis Falcon, Jody Threat and Lana Austin’s latest enforcer, Skye Smitson.
- It may be Spike Trivet’s first defence of the PROGRESS World Championship but there is nothing going in Spike’s favour here with Eddie Dennis fresh back to PROGRESS, in phenomenal shape and in front of his Cardiff family. Spike will have to use every one of his cunning tricks to get through this one.
HOST & COMMENTATORS
Simon Miller, our increasingly popular ring host, and enigmatic internet sensation appeals to everyone with his upbeat, informed take on wrestling. This gets an up.
Olie Spring and SoCal Val are on commentary. Olie has a long history of commentating duties across the UK and So Cal Val is quickly becoming a lively and engaging part of the PROGRESS DNA.