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.
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.
PROGRESS Wrestling‘s first show of 2023 was named #StartSpreadingTheNews… for a very clear reason & we can now confirm that its very positive and long-standing partnership with WWE Network is coming to a harmonious end.
— PROGRESS Wrestling (@ThisIs_Progress) January 18, 2023
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.
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