Former WWE Star Wins PROGRESS Championship


Big Damo may no longer be in the WWE, but he’s still in the world of wrestling winning championships. This past Sunday at PROGRESS Wrestling’s Chapter 142 in Birmingham, England, Damo won the Atlas Championship after taking out Luke Jacobs.

After his title victory, Big Damo said:

“I’m feeling battered and bruised. However, I am now Atlas Champion. Luke Jacobs is an incredible athlete, and he is only 22. When I was 22, I was miles away from where I am now, and that is more than 15 years ago. He has got the world at his feet and when he is my age, he could be a WWE Hall of Famer, he is that good. He made a fatal mistake. I capitalized on that and got the W.”

In April 2022, Damo made a return to PROGRESS, where his first match was also against Jacobs, and also for Atlas Championship implications. In that first round match of the Atlas Title tournament, Damo would lose to Jacobs. The young wrestler would eventually win the tournament and the gold, holding the belt until The Beast of Belfast took it from him on Sunday.

Big Damo defends his Atlas Championship for the first time against Shigehiro Irie on Tuesday.

Here are the full results from Chapter 142, courtesy of Cagematch:

PROGRESS Chapter 142 Results (9/25)

– Millie McKenzie def. Laura Di Matteo

– National Progressing Series 8 Qualifying Match: Peter Tihanyi def. Alexander Roth and Hari Singh and Tom Thelwell

– Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis) def. CPF (Danny Black & Maverick Mayhew)

– Shigehiro Irie def. Gene Munny

– Calamari Drunken Kings (Chris Brookes & Masahiro Takanashi) def. Lykos Gym (Kid Lykos & Kid Lykos II)

Atlas Championship: Big Damo def. Luke Jacobs (c) to win the title.

Tag Team Championships: The Sunshine Machine (Chuck Mambo & TK Cooper) (c) def. Violence Is Forever (Dominic Garrini & Kevin Ku)

Women’s Championship: Kanji (c) def. Lana Austin

World Championship: Spike Trivet (c) def. Man Like DeReiss