Chris Ridgeway - PROGRESS Wrestling

Chris Ridgeway

Chris Ridgeway - PROGRESS Wrestling

The Journey

Chris Ridgeway is a formidable competitor in the world of PROGRESS Wrestling, known for his relentless fighting spirit and technical prowess. Representing North West Strong, Ridgeway brings a hard-hitting and no-nonsense approach to his matches.

Ridgeway’s wrestling style is characterised by his proficiency in various martial arts disciplines, seamlessly blending strikes, submissions, and high-impact moves. He possesses an impressive repertoire of kicks and strikes, delivering them with precision and intensity.

With a reputation for his strong striking ability, Ridgeway often dominates his opponents with a relentless offensive onslaught. His matches are filled with hard-hitting strikes and fierce grappling exchanges, captivating audiences with his physicality and determination.

Beyond his physicality, Ridgeway exudes a calm and focused demeanor in the ring, showcasing his mental toughness and strategic thinking. He thrives on the competitive nature of PROGRESS Wrestling, consistently seeking to prove himself against the best competitors in the promotion.

Chris Ridgeway’s passion for wrestling and dedication to his craft have made him a respected figure in PROGRESS Wrestling. His performances continue to impress, as he showcases his exceptional skills and relentless drive, leaving a lasting impact on fans and opponents alike.

At PROGRESS Chapter 74: Mid Week Matters on 25 July 2018, he faced Mark Haskins, Eddie Dennis, and Pete Dunne (Butch WWE) in a four-way match

He competed in a reverse battle royal at PROGRESS Chapter 100: Unboxing Live IV – A New Hope on 30 December 2019, alongside the winner Chief Deputy Dunne, Los Federales Santos Jr., and others.

At the Super Strong Style 16 Tournament Edition 2019 held at PROGRESS Chapter 88, Ridgeway suffered a loss to Kyle O’Reilly on the first night, but on the second night, he teamed up with Darby Allin and Lucky Kid, defeating Chris Brookes, DJ Z, and Artemis Spencer in a six-man tag team match.

Ridgeway competed against Paul Robinson at PROGRESS Chapter 99: With A Flake, Please in a knockout or submission match for the PROGRESS Proteus Championship. He unfortunately lost by referee decision.

In a four-way match at PROGRESS Chapter 104: Natural Progression on 20 February 2021, Ridgeway emerged victorious against Gene Munny, Omari, and Spike Trivet, earning the number one contender status for the PROGRESS Unified World Championship.

He participated in a match for the PROGRESS Unified World Championship at PROGRESS Chapter 105: Bring The Thunder on 27 February 2021 against Cara Noir.

At PROGRESS Chapter 106: Stick A Pony In Me Pocket on 13 March 2021, Ridgeway teamed up with Ethan Allen, against Lykos Gym (Kid Lykos & Kid Lykos II).

Chris Ridgeway and Jonathan Gresham have had some classics especially at Chapter 128: Technique in Manchester.

The pinnacle of his achievements came at the 2022 Super Strong Style 16 tournament featuring the likes of John Morrison, Jack Evans, Aramis and more where Ridgeway emerged as the victor, capturing both the tournament championship and the vacant PROGRESS Wrestling Unified World Championship overcoming Warren Banks in the final.

Chris Ridgeway is currently competing in Japan with NOAH and is a two time GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion with tag team partners Yoshinari Ogawa (1) and Daga (1). Ridgeway is also a former TNT Extreme Wrestling champion.

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Chris Ridgeway is known for his technical wrestling style with PROGRESS Wrestling.

Trained by Robbie Brookside and Chris Masters, he is the leader of North West Strong.

Notable rivalries: Chris Ridgeway v Jonathan Gresham, Chris Ridgeway v Big Damo

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