PROGRESS Wrestling: Chapter 1 (Review)

Brand new wrestling promotion, PROGRESS, debut their first ever show, as some of the best of 2012’s indie stars compete to become the first PROGRESS World Champion…


El Ligero
vs.
Noam Dar
Qualifier for PROGRESS Championship Match
3star
(Winner via pinfall: El Ligero)

Nathan Cruz
vs.
Colossus Kennedy
Qualifier for PROGRESS Championship Match
3star
(Winner via pinfall: Nathan Cruz)

Colt Cabana
vs.
“Loco” Mike Mason (with Becky James)
Qualifier for PROGRESS Championship Match
2star
(Winner via pinfall: Loco Mike Mason)

Zack Sabre Jr.
vs.
Marty Scurll
Qualifier for PROGRESS Championship Match
3half_star
(Winner via pinfall: Marty Scurll)

Xander Cooper (C)
vs.
Darrell Allen
vs.
Zack Gibson
BWC Scarlo Scholarship Championship
3star
(Winner via pinfall: Xander Cooper)

El Ligero
vs.
Nathan Cruz
vs.
“Loco” Mike Mason (with Becky James)
vs.
Marty Scurll
4-Way Elimination match for the PROGRESS World Championship

3star
(Winner and inaugural Champion: Nathan Cruz)


Review

PROGRESS Wrestling‘s first show was everything you would expect it to be. It was a bit basic, a bit rough, didn’t always look good as a television presentation, and didn’t have the greatest commentary. You might think that such an opinion means I did not enjoy the show, but you’d wrong in that assessment. Certainly, it wasn’t one I would ever go back and watch, but it had a very good Zack Sabre Jr./Marty Scurll match, and you could tell that the entire show was produced with a lot of love from the PROGRESS owners.

As someone who has seen later shows from this company, I would only recommend going out of your way to see Chapter 1 if you’re curious as to where it all began, because 2012 PROGRESS is a very different viewing experience to modern PROGRESS. That won’t stop me from going through all the early shows myself mind, as there’s an innocent charm to this one that makes it very clear as to how this company caught on with wrestling fans so quickly.

Match of the Night

Marty Scurll vs. Zack Sabre Jr.

PROGRESS: Chapter 1 Rating

3star

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