Preview: PROGRESS – Chapter 101 Dalmations (1/19/20)

Chapter 101 Dalmations

PROGRESS Chapter 101 Dalmations starts off the decade with the first show of a new era .  Chapter 100 was Jim Smallman’s last with the company with Matt Richards taking over his role.  The show picks up where Chapter 99 left off with Do Not Resuscitate and Destination: Everywhere colliding, Cara Noir getting his reward for defeating Ilja Dragunov and Jinny looking to take the PROGRESS women’s title back to relevance.

Pretty Deadly (Lewis Howley & Sam Stoker) vs More Than Hype (Darren Kearney & Nathan Martin)

Chapter 101 Dalmations

Do Not Resuscitate Pretty Deadly look to continue their unbeaten run in PROGRESS here.  They take on the promising team of More Than Hype who debuted for PROGRESS in July when they took on DNR.  MTH has already become a big part of the Irish wrestling scene as they are former two-time Irish Tag Team Champions but have yet to make a real mark in the UK.  Ending the unbeaten streak of Pretty Deadly would be a great way for MTH to finally start making that mark.

LJ Cleary vs Kyle Fletcher

With his tag team partner injured for the foreseeable future, it’s now time for Kyle Fletcher to stand out on his own.  Fletcher is a two-time PROGRESS tag team champion and has helped to anchor the division as part of the Aussie Open tag team.  Fletcher’s singles stint in PROGRESS got off to a losing start against Ilja Dragunov.  In this match, Fletcher faces an opponent that may not appear a threat but one that is 2-0 in PROGRESS and will happily pull out an upset if he’s underestimated.  Cleary has been very successful in Ireland as he is a former PWU Tag Team Champion, former two-time Irish Junior Heavyweight Champion, and a former OTT GN Champion.  He has already proven his pedigree on the Irish wrestling scene and this match gives him the opportunity to show PROGRESS and Fletcher just why he is one of the island’s top prospects.

Mark Andrews vs Ilja Dragunov

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Andrews has been stringing wins together ever since making his PROGRESS return at Alexandra Palace.  He faces a guy who hasn’t faired as well but is always a danger.  Dragunov comes into this one off the back of losing a feud to Cara Noir but he did get a win at Chapter 100 that could kickstart his momentum.

Do Not Resuscitate (Danny Duggan, Present William Eaver & Spike Trivet) vs Destination: Everywhere (OJMO, Oisin Delaney & Charlie Carter)

Ever since the Natural Progression Series OJMO has been feuding with Do Not Resuscitate.  Somewhere along the line, he brought in his partners The NIC to bring his Destination Everywhere stable to PROGRESS.  These two sides have been feuding for months and it could just reach a climax here as the two factions collide in six-man action.

PROGRESS Women’s Championship: Jinny (C) vs Mercedes Blaze

Chapter 101 Dalmations

Jinny has vowed to make the PROGRESS women’s division relevant again as she sets off on her second reign as champion.  She faces a familiar face in Mercedes Blaze.  Blaze made her debut at Chapter 100 and impressed enough to be given this title shot.  These two team together as the Diamond Vogue Collective in EVE so they know each other’s game inside and out which should present an interesting matchup.

PROGRESS Proteus Championship: Paul Robinson (C) vs A-Kid

Paul Robinson’s reign as Proteus champion has seen him face a wide array of competitors and even come out on top in matches against Timothy Thatcher and Chris Ridgeway.  This time around he faces A-Kid.  A-Kid hasn’t been seen in PROGRESS since May when he lost to Robinson.  At PROGRESS Chapter 101 these two will have a rematch as Robinson expects to come out on top once again.

PROGRESS World Championship: Eddie Dennis (C) vs Cara Noir

Chapter 101 Dalmations

Cara Noir comes into this match off the back of winning a feud with Ilja Dragunov.  If Noir can beat one of Europe’s best in a three match series then he cand definitely come away with the win here against Eddie Dennis.

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