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WWE’s Deal With ICW & PROGRESS Ends

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WWE’s deal with UK independent promotions PROGRESS Wrestling and Insane Championship Wrestling (ICW) has ended. WWE had streamed both promotions shows on its WWE Network for a couple of years.

Initially, shows from the promotions’ back catalogs were released on the WWE Network in 2020 along with shows from EVOLVE and Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw). 

PROGRESS’s chapter shows from 101 – 146 were all subsequently released on the WWE’s streaming service. ICW’s weekly Fight Club show aired on the WWE Network between November 28, 2020, and December 10, 2022.

Fantastic Relationship 

PROGRESS co-owners Martyn Best and Lee McAteer thanked the WWE for a fantastic relationship.

“We are very excited for what the future now holds for PROGRESS Wrestling and we are currently in discussions with several high-profile streaming platforms,” they said. “Our US show during WrestleMania 39 is an exciting venture and we can only say that our recent decisions put us between a Rock and a hard place.”

PROGRESS Wrestling will continue to be available via its Demand Progress streaming service. 

 

Daily Shows 

ICW announced its unaired Fight Club shows will be posted on its YouTube channel at 5 pm daily between now and January 26, 2022. 

An ICW Fight Club event will air live on Facebook and YouTube on January 29.

There is no official update from German-based wXw. The promotion has streamed 11 series and nine premium live events on the Network since 2020. 

Stay tuned to the Last Word on Pro Wrestling for more on this report and other stories from around the world of wrestling, as they develop. You can always count on LWOPW to be on top of the major news in the wrestling world, as well as to provide you with analysis, previews, videos, interviews, and editorials on the wrestling world. You can check out an almost unlimited array of WWE content on the WWE Network and Peacock.

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