After a year-long hiatus, PROGRESS Wrestling is returning with Chapter 104: Natural Progression – which will stream on the WWE Network!
As announced by both talkSport and WWE, one of the British wrestling scene’s largest promotions is making its return in grand fashion. Chapter 103: Beer Snake City took place as far back as February 23rd 2020. Chapter 104, for the first time ever, will premier on both Demand Progress and the WWE Network.
Returning with the seventh Natural Progression series – a tournament boasting previous winners including now-WWE stars Toni Storm and Mark Andrews – PROGRESS will seek to find the future stars of the industry. The line-up for series seven includes:
-Kid Lykos II
-Big Guns Joe
-Man Like Dereiss
-“The Kid Without Fear” Danny Black
-“The Nigerian Kaiju” Warren Banks
The show will also feature bouts containing the reigning Unified Progress champion Cara Noir as well as young star Millie McKenzie. All four quarter-final matches of the Natural Progression series will take place on the show, though fans will not have to wait long for the tournament’s conclusion…
Just one week after Chapter 104 premieres, the WWE Network will also play host to Chapter 105: Bring The Thunder. Featuring the culmination of Natural Progression Series 7, Chapter 105 features a huge first-time main event: the first women’s Thunderbastard match.
An original invention of the popular British promotion, the Thunderbastard match contains seven competitors. A new competitor enters every 2 minutes and entrants can be eliminated via pinfall, submission or disqualification. The competitors are scheduled to be revealed during Chapter 104, though talkSport have revealed the identity of one of the competitors. After her match with Millie McKenzie on Chapter 104, Mercedez Blaze will enter the Thunderbastard match!
As the British Wrestling scene continues to find its feet after the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be interesting to see how PROGRESS’ return will play into WWE’s future NXT UK plans.
PROGRESS Wrestling Chapter 104: Natural Progression will premiere at 8pm GMT/3pm EST on Demand PROGRESS and the WWE network. Chapter 105: Bring The Thunder will air the following Saturday.