PROGRESS Strong-Style Professional Wrestling is an upstart wrestling promotion based in London. It is the ONLY British wrestling organisation to run regular shows in Central London, with the awesome rock music location that is the GARAGE in Islington their home venue.
The company is run by stand-up comedian and TV presenter JIM SMALLMAN, events promoter JON BRILEY and West End musical star and actor GLEN JOSEPH.
The remit of the company is to showcase how amazing British Wrestling can be – letting the new stars of today stretch their talents and become the new legends, stepping into the significant shoes of the Dynamite Kid, Rollerball Rocco, Steven Regal, Fit Finlay and Johnny Saint.
The team behind PROGRESS remember when wrestling was awesome in the UK. They’re going to bring it back, in front of a loud, proud and INSANE crowd in London every two months – no stupid gimmicks, no foam fingers for the kids, just great wrestling for wrestling fans by wrestling fans.
PROGRESS is also proud to support new talent with it hosting the annual “NATURAL PROGRESSION” tournament for upcoming wrestlers.
This isn’t “sports entertainment” and we want to entertain you – THE FANS – not some mystical “universe”.
It began in March 2012, with CHAPTER ONE: IN THE BEGINNING taking place in front of a sold-out crowd. The audience was loud and insane, the action was tremendous and the first PROGRESS champion was crowned. One match – Zack Sabre Jr vs Marty Scurll – has been called “the best match on British shores in some time” and the show in general was called “the best debut show in British wrestling history” by Rob McNichol of the Sun newspaper.
After a great 2012, we will head into 2013 with shows EVERY TWO MONTHS. As of CHAPTER SEVEN in May 2013, EVERY SINGLE SHOW has been totally SOLD OUT. We can’t thank you guys enough for your support.
THIS. IS. PROGRESS.