Preview: PROGRESS – Chapter 95: Still Chasing (9/15/19)

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PROGRESS returns to Alexandra Palace for it’s biggest show of the year.  The legendary Meiko Satomura debuts to take on Jordynne GracePete Dunne returns and the Limitless Bros make their way back to the UK on a show main evented by Super Stong Style 16 winner David Starr challenges PROGRESS World Champion WALTER.  PROGRESS Chapter 95 promises to be a great one.

Moustache Mountain (Trent Seven & Tyler Bate) vs Limitless Bros (Keith Lee & Matt Riddle)

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What better way to celebrate your biggest show of the year than by calling in two former UK scene favourites Keith Lee and Matt Riddle.  Riddle had big success in PROGRESS where his feud with WALTER helped make the Atlas title one of the hottest in the company for a short period.  Lee didn’t have as much success but was always a big favourite in the UK before joining NXT.  Moustache Mountain was one of the best tag teams in the scene for years before making their way to NXT UK.  Two tag teams made up of four elite performers will collide here in a special attraction match.

Proteus Rumble

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PROGRESS crowns it’s first Proteus champion.  The holder of the title gets to decide the stipulation for the title matches.  There are nineteen confirmed participants

  • Ilja Dragunov
  • Connor Mills
  • Lucky Kid
  • Charli Evans
  • Eddie Kingston
  • Chief Deputy Dunne
  • Los Federales Santos Jr
  • Sugar Dunkerton
  • Millie McKenzie
  • Do Not Resuscitate
  • South Pacific Power Trip
  • Chakara
  • Paul Robinson
  • Roy Johnson
  • Dani Luna

Rumble matches are always fun as there are eleven surprises and even if not then this bomb hype video for the title was cool.

PROGRESS Women’s Championship – Jordynne Grace (C) vs Meiko Satomura

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Grace has been PROGRESS Champion for over 200 days.  In this time she has made eight defences and established herself as the top woman in the division by quite a margin.  PROGRESS needed a challenger and they have got a legend of the business Meiko Satomura.  A 24-year veteran, former Mae Young Classic Semi-Finalist, Former Fight Club: PRO champion, Former KO-D Champion, former Wonder Of Starom champion, former Sendai Girls world champion and former two-time AAAW champion has had wars with some of the best of all time and has conquered multiple promotions in both Japan and the UK.  Grace faces her biggest challenge to date at PROGRESS Chapter 95

PROGRESS Tag Team Championships – Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson & James Drake) (C) vs Aussie Open (Mark Davis & Kyle Fletcher)

The tag team feud that has defined PROGRESS for the past while continues as GYV take on Aussie Open.  The Aussies looked to have taken on all challengers after defeating the Swords Of Essex until GYV arrived back on the scene and took their titles.  Now these teams will do battle one more time after Aussie Open won a number one contenders match at Chapter 94.

PROGRESS World Championship – WALTER (C) vs David Starr

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A few months ago in the build-up to SSS16 David Starr released a promo.  A scathing commentary on the state of PROGRESS and how many people in the company had “begged for” contracts.  Starr promised to beat the “NXT boys” and he did just that when he beat Jordan Devlin in the finals of the tournament.  Now he has to face not just an NXT boy but the NXT UK Champion WALTER!  These two have waged war against one another for years with David Starr yet to get a victory over WALTER in their 25+ matches.  Once just a rivalry based around one man trying to beat another this is now INDEPENDENT against a man that joined the machine and represents something that fans consider a plague to the scene that WALTER once represented.

Outside of PROGRESS kayfabe one has to wonder what role universal kayfabe will play here.  This is a feud with its roots in Westside Xtreme Wrestling and the moment David Starr finally beats WALTER should belong to wXw but can PROGRESS really have WALTER beat Starr when David is one of the hottest things in wrestling right now?

Stay tuned to the Last Word on Pro Wrestling for more on this and other stories from around the world of wrestling, as they develop. You can always count on LWOPW to be on top of the major news in the wrestling world, as well as to provide you with analysis, previews, videos, interviews, and editorials on the wrestling world.  And subscribe to Powerslam to see PROGRESS and thousands of hours of independent wrestling content or go to the event yourself as tickets are still available over at Ticket Tailor.

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