PROGRESS Wrestling: Super Strong Style 16 2017, Day 1 (Ch.49) (Review)

On the first day of PROGRESS Wrestling‘s annual Super Strong Style 16 tournament, sixteen men compete to advance to the next stage of the competition. First round matches include Mark Haskins versus Flash Morgan Webster, Travis Banks versus Jimmy Havoc, and Trent Seven versus current PROGRESS Atlas Champion, Matt Riddle…


Nathan Cruz
vs.
Jeff Cobb
SSS16 First Round
3star
(Winner via pinfall: Jeff Cobb)

Flash Morgan Webster
vs.
Mark Haskins
SSS16 First Round
3star
(Winner via submission: Mark Haskins)

Jimmy Havoc
vs.
Travis Banks
SSS16 First Round
3half_star

(Winner via pinfall: Travis Banks)

David Starr
vs.
Zack Sabre Jr.
SSS16 First Round
4star
(Winner via Referee Stoppage: Zack Sabre Jr.)

Zack Gibson
vs.
Jack Sexsmith
SSS16 First Round
4star
(Winner via pinfall: Jack Sexsmith)

Pastor William Eaver
vs.
Tyler Bate
SSS16 First Round
3star
(Winner via pinfall: Tyler Bate)

Flamita
vs.
Mark Andrews
SSS16 First Round
4star
(Winner via pinfall: Flamita)

Trent Seven
vs.
Matt Riddle
SSS16 First Round
4star
(Winner via pinfall: Matt Riddle)


Review

As PROGRESS Wrestling continues to grow and grow, so too does the anticipation for each of its events, and never has that been more evident than ahead of the three day weekend tournament, Super Strong Style 16. Maybe it was just me, but I felt incredibly psyched for this entire event, and couldn’t stay away from #SSS16 on Twitter, or the Facebook fan groups. And I wasn’t even at the shows!

PROGRESS got these shows up on their On Demand service incredibly fast, and whilst I wish we were able to view these live, I do appreciate that such a move would bring great costs to the company, and we’d also have to sacrifice some production qualities that, quite frankly, make this company stand out from the rest. Super Strong Style 16 (2017) looks beautiful, sounds great, and is three hours of great wrestling.

Sixteen wrestlers, all hungry for success, gave their all in this first round of matches. I genuinely can’t think of one person who came out of this show looking bad, as even all eight losers looked competitive and strong in defeat. Trent Seven, who lost in six seconds, came out looking superb too, and that was all down to a pre-match superb promo from the man himself, Jim Smallman’s superb announcement of Riddle’s victory, the crowds reaction to the manner of Riddle’s win, and the great commentary playing over all of it. How the hell did Trent Seven get more over by losing in six seconds? Incredible.

Great match between Jimmy Havoc and Travis Banks, which could have main evented any show and run a little longer. David Starr and Zack Sabre Jr. had a stiff contest, where ZSJ looked aggressive as hell, which is when he is at his best. Jack Sexsmith had arguably his best PROGRESS match to date versus Zack Gibson, whilst Tyler Bate looked dominate in his own first round victory (won with a brutal Tyler Driver 97). This was just a very good first round of matches.

If you haven’t yet watched a PROGRESS show, start with this one. It’s detached from the current ongoing storylines in the company, features some of the best current PROGRESS wrestlers, and shows just how much love the fans have for the company, and the company for them. Watch this show through to the end, and you’ll be addicted.

The good kind of addicted, of course.

P.S. You’ll wonder how a six second match got a 4.0 rating. Watch the promo before it, and everything after, then you’ll understand.

Match of the Night

David Starr vs. Zack Sabre Jr.

Rating

3half_star

You can view this event at Demand-Progress.com
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