More on CHAPTER ELEVEN shortly – but tickets are on sale at 10pm TONIGHT to MAILING LIST SUBSCRIBERS ONLY. The last show sold out in 31 minutes. SUBSCRIBE HERE NOW OR MISS OUT!
CHAPTER TEN was an emotional rollercoaster of a show: The beginning of the tag team title tournament, the return to the company of co-owner Jim Smallman, an unannounced appearance from one of the best wrestlers in the world in ADAM COLE, and of course the FINAL of the 2014 NATURAL PROGRESSION SERIES, won by “WHITE LIGHTNING” MARK ANDREWS.
What was arguably our best show to date was rather sullied by actions at the end of the show, however – and warning, spoilers below.
Mark Andrews chose to cash in his title shot – won as a result of winning the NPS tournament – immediately, facing champion RAMPAGE BROWN. Andrews pulled off an upset victory to become our NEW CHAMPION… but then one person, armed with a contract, threats of legal action, a steel chair and a bottle of lighter fluid brought everything crashing down.
JIMMY HAVOC forced our hand, and as his friends THE LONDON RIOTS ensured he would get his way, he forced Jim Smallman into making the three count and crowning him the champion. This was a result of his long-standing open contract that he received several months ago, and also from him threatening to severely injure Andrews and set fire to both him and the building if he did not get his match. We had to allow him his match, but we have a plan to deal with this.
CHAPTER ELEVEN takes place on SUNDAY JANUARY 26th 2014. As Havoc is now PROGRESS champion, he has to start playing by our rules again.
JIMMY HAVOC will defend his PROGRESS TITLE against number one contender ZACK SABRE JR – and whilst we would normally remain impartial, we hope Zack kicks his face off just like he did last time they met. Furthermore, should THE LONDON RIOTS even enter the building before, after or during the show… then Havoc will forfeit the title.
We haven’t forgotten MARK ANDREWS, we assure him that he’ll get a chance at revenge at some point as well – but whilst talks haven’t been finalised as yet, we believe that he will be part of one of TWO TAG TEAM TITLE TOURNAMENT MATCHES on the show.
We’re also aware that we need to address to tournament structure with the CHAPTER TEN match between THE BHANGRA KNIGHTS and THE LONDON RIOTS going to a double countout – and we will, don’t worry.
We’ll get through this, because PROGRESS is more than just a wrestling promotion. We’re a family.
Remember: CHAPTER ELEVEN tickets go on sale TONIGHT at 10pm to MAILING LIST SUBSCRIBERS ONLY. The show WILL SELL OUT. Make sure that you’re on the mailing list.
And once the show does sell out… we will make an announcement regarding our second anniversary show, CHAPTER TWELVE, in March. And it’s a BIG announcement…
One last reminder about our PROGSTARTER campaign, where you can pledge money to become an actual, physical part of our company with your name on our new canvas. There are various levels of contribution that you can make, and dozens of fans have already signed up. We’re seriously grateful, and if you want to get involved you can find all the information here.
So then, tickets on sale tonight. We’re sure that you guys will make it our ELEVENTH SELLOUT IN A ROW.
You are the best fans in the world, thank you once again for all of your support.
THIS. IS. PROGRESS.
Jim, Jon and Glen