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New PROGRESS Tag Team Champions Crowned

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During PROGRESS Wrestling’s Chapter 112 Show: “The Flowers Are Still Standing” Lykos Gym successfully captured the vacant PROGRESS Tag Team Championships defeating The Young Guns during the shows main event.

Lykos Gym (consisting of Kid Lykos and Lykos II) successfully defeated the incredibly popular duo of Ethan Allen and Luke Jacobs to capture the PROGRESS Wrestling Tag Team Championships, which had been vacant for almost a year due to an internal restructuring within the company. a record-setting fourth Tag Team Championship reign for Kid Lykos.

Although the contest was even for the duration of the match it was ultimately a well-timed handful of salt to the eyes of Luke Jacobs followed up by a Baking Tray shot to the head that proved the difference maker which allowed Lykos Gym to capture the Tag Team Titles. This win also marks a record-setting achievement for Kid Lykos, becoming the person with the most PROGRESS Tag Title reigns in history at 4 to surpass NXT UK’s Trent Seven and both of NXT’s Grizzled Young Veterans at 3.

Lykos Gym recently sat down to chat with Inside the Ropes’ own Innes McVey, during that interview, Lykos Gym revealed how they planned to win the Tag Team Championships stating:

Lykos II: “So the fact that the word experience was just mentioned is funny, to be honest, it is. Between us now is over 20 years of professional wrestling experience. You’ve [Lykos I] been wrestling since you were a child. I have been wrestling since I was a child. We’re two of the youngest veterans… We are the youngest veterans in this country, in Europe. There’s not two professional wrestlers that have the same story as we do. There’s not two professional wrestlers that’ve had the same upbringing in wrestling as we do. So the fact that experience is a team is even considered a threat to us is laughable.”

Lykos: “They’re experienced as a team but their experience in the ring is probably just about as long, they’ve been together since day one. The natural chemistry between us, for one, incredible; the wrestling ability, incredible; the experience, incredible – we eclipse everything that they have. They can do a fancy wristlock all they want but [when] we get in there, we can do anything. You don’t know what’s going to happen.

You’ve seen our previous incarnations, we can fly about with the best of them. [Lykos II] is a technical wizard but he doesn’t get to show it that often. He can outwrestle everyone. And that’s what we plan on doing: We’ll use our brains, ours smarts, our tactics and we’ll go in there and we’ll eclipse this ‘tag team experience’ that they have.”

When asked about the added pressure the possibility of becoming a record four-time tag team champion had on the match, Kid Lykos would respond:

“I would say it adds no pressure. I would say, if anything, it’s calming because I’ve been here countless times before. I’ve wrestled incredible teams in the past and I’ve proven I can do this at the highest standard. Like I’ve said in promos gone by, I’m the only wrestler in the tournament with legitimate PROGRESS main event and tag title experience and that’s what I’ve been teaching [Lykos II].

That’s why we’re going into the main event, we’re going into the final, wrestling The Young Guns who are incredible – incredibly annoying as well – but within their right, very good wrestlers. But they’re nothing like us. They’re not as smart as us. They don’t have the knowledge that I possess and Kid Lykos II possesses. That’s why we’re going into it, we’re taking the tag titles, and that’s why I will become the person with the most PROGRESS Wrestling tag title reigns in history.”

You can check out our interview with Lykos Gym in full here.

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