The main draw for me here was the series of PROGRESS VS Evolve matches, but I hoped to see some other great matches too. The opening segment with Drew Galloway was interesting. Keith Lee is monstrous! It was also nice to see PCW stalwart Joanna Rose.announcing across the pond.
Keith Lee VS Jason Kincaide VS Austin Theory VS Gatekeeper Blaster
I’ve never seen any of these guys before, so I was excited to expand my knowledge of the US scene. This was a decent match, nice way to start. Keith Lee looked strong.
Shine Championship: LuFisto VS Toni Storm
I’m familiar with Toni, but not LuFisto. I’ve not seen any Shine before, but I have heard great things so I was excited for this match. It as a good solid match LuFisto is a big powerful women who played a strong heel, Toni adated and shine in a different type of match to ones I’ve seen her in before. It told a cracking story and I hope to see both again. Loved that Toni wrestled in a PROGRESS t shirt.
PROGRESS VS Evolve series:
Jimmy Havoc VS Ethan Page
A great way to kick off the series. I was please to hear the ration for Jim Smallman before the match and for Jimmy Havoc, big PROGRESS contingent in the crowd. Match itself was decent, went round the room, good spots, good fan interaction and an interesting finish.
South Pacific Power Trip VS Catch Point
Superb match. Brilliant tag psychology. Perfectly paced. Nicely built to an insane crescendo. Great false finishes. Excellent all round.
PROGRESS World Title: Pete Dunne VS ACH
Great match between two of the best in the world..hooked me from the get go and told a grateful story. Both these guys have a long and happy future ahead of them and I’d love to see them take each other on again.
Evolve Title Match: Zack Sabre Jr VS Mark Haskins
Presumably ZSJ was the evolve representative in this match being the champion, but this was a match that was PROGRESS to the core. It was one of the best technical wrestling mat he’s I’ve seen. Everyone already knew ZSJ is the best technical wrestler in the world, but many probably didn’t know that Haskins can match him pretty much hold for hold. An amazing match.
This ended the PROGRESS VS Evlove section if the card.
WWN Championship – Battle of the champions elimination match: Fred Yehi VS Jon Davis VS Matt Riddle VS Parrow VS Timothy Thatcher VS Tracy Williams
Well worked, perfectly booked match including 6 amazing talents. They told a variety of stories and built to an incredible ending. It’s not very often I love a six man elimination match. But I did love this one.