Here are the match results, my match ratings and review of Progress Wrestling Chapter 76 Hello Wembley.

 

Pre Show Battle Royal

Winner: Chuck Mambo

Match Rating:⭐️

 

 

 

Mark Haskins def Matt Riddle

Match Rating:⭐️⭐️

 

 

 

Progress Women’s Championship

Triple Threat Match

Jinny def Millie McKenzie and Toni Storm

Match Rating:⭐️

 

 

 

 

Progress Atlas Division Championship

If Doug Lost He Had To Retire

Trent Seven def Doug Williams

Match Rating:⭐️⭐️1/2

 

 

 

No Disqualification Match

Jimmy Havoc def Paul Robinson

Match Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

 

 

 

Progress Wrestling Tag Team Championship

Thunderbastard Tag Team Match

Winner: Aussie Open

Match Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

 

 

 

 

Pete Dunne def Ilja Dragunov

Match Rating:⭐️⭐️

 

 

 

Number One Contender TLC Match

Eddie Dennis def Mark Andrews

Match Rating:  ⭐️⭐️1/2

 

 

 

 

Progress Wrestling Championship

Walter def Tyler Bate

Match Rating:⭐️⭐️3/4

 

 

 

 

There is no question that this was a remarkable achievement by Progress Wrestling to put on a show at Wembley Arena. This was a history making moment and proved how popular British Wrestling as a whole has become. But for me the majority of this show was disappointing in a few ways. Firstly the show went way over the time it was advertised and that meant many people who had organised transportation home that evening had to leave prior to the show finishing and missed the main event, we were some of the many that left early but not only because of the over running but also after having sat through over five hours already that left us feeling underwhelmed by the whole experience. For me there has always been something missing from any Progress show that is not at the Electric Ballroom. Maybe it’s the atmosphere created there or something else but every other show I have been to by Progress outside of the Ballroom always felt rather flat in comparison. So they started with a pre show Battle Royal and like every other pre show Battle Royal it made everyone involved seem rather unimportant with the only person making any sort of impact being the winner, Chuck Mambo. One of the best international talents that has performed for Progress in their history had his last Indy match after he had signed for WWE. But this was not the Matt Riddle Match we had become accustomed to. This match was lifeless and dull, it was a disappointment that this was his last match but there is no doubt in my mind that he will be an even bigger star in the future. The next two matches did nothing to help change the atmosphere. The Women’s triple threat that was full of botches was easily the worst match of the night, Trent vs Doug was okay but to finish it with a cross body was baffling. At least Doug got to have his last match at the biggest show in England for 30 plus years and the fans tried their best to give this legend a decent send off. This would of been a disastrous half of a wrestling show if it weren’t for Havoc vs Robinson.  I was very disappointed that the original scheduled match between Havoc and Ospreay had to be moved due to Ospreay working in Japan but this was still a very good match. It had a good story to it and both men gave everything they had to entertain us. However it was just another typical Havoc match that we have seen so many times in the past. Our favourite match of the whole show was the Thunderbastard Tag Match. This had everything you could ask for as a Wrestling fan. No doubt the stars of the match were El Bandido and Flamita but the pop after Aussie Open won was nice as they fully deserve to be on top of this division as they have been one of the best teams I have seen this year in Indy wrestling. This was billed as the biggest match in European Wrestling but I’m sure I am not the only one that was in attendance that had not only never seen Ilja Dragunov compete but had never even heard of the guy before he was booked on this show. So after an okay match with Dunne I am still asking myself what is all the fuss about ? Maybe I will have to see more from him in the future but if they really wanted to get this guy over with fans that had never seen him before then why not have him go over on Dunne ? That would of been a huge impact if Dragunov had won they could of built on it and he would be a top guy in many fans eyes right from the start. This win did very little for Dunne as he beat a guy that many fans don’t know. The best built story for this show was easily Eddie vs Andrews. This had been spread over a year and had to be one of the most anticipated match in British Wrestling history. Now this would of and should of been the best match of the night but thanks to the idiot that decided to use non gimmick tables that explode on impact this match became extremely hard to watch as I was more concerned with these two leaving the match without any serious injury. Who ever that idiot was should not be allowed to work in this business as they clearly don’t give a dam about the safety of the performers. These two continually attempted to put each other through the table from different angles and heights but every attempted had the same outcome. Finally after countless attempts they did break the table but again it wasn’t without these two putting their bodies in serious danger. Was it really worth it ? These two have been signed by WWE and I would hate it if an injury from this match would somehow jeopardise their chances in the future. They have to think of the bigger picture and realise how short a wrestlers in ring career is and that doing stupid things like this can only lessen that life span. So we didn’t stay for the main event but by all accounts and after watching it back we really didn’t miss much. Walter retained after chopping the crap out of Bate, who was impressive proving why he is a Big Strong Boy with some outstanding displays of strength. So a disappointing show that left us feeling dejected and dissatisfied. We will more than likely go to more Progress shows but it may only be ones at The Electric Ballroom or smaller venues (if we can get tickets) as we feel that the biggest venues just don’t have the same sort of atmosphere that we enjoy from the smaller sort of venues like the Ballroom.

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