#NEWS: WWE Announce Big PROGRESS Wrestling Match!

As you can see in the above tweet, WWE’s NXT Twitter account took the unusual step of announcing a match for a PROGRESS show today. Moustache Mountain will take on the team of Keith Lee and Matt Riddle at September’s super show in Alexandra Palace.

All four of the men are no strangers to competing for the London-based company. Trent Seven, of Moustache Mountain, competes regularly for PROGRESS; last seen wrestling for them in Toronto last week. Tyler Bate wrestled his last match for the company in December of 2018, in a losing effort with Pete Dunne. Matt Riddle last wrestled for the group at Last year’s September show which took place at Wembley Arena. He lost to PROGRESS stalwart Mark Haskins in what was billed as his last match on the independents. Keith Lee last wrestled for PROGRESS in 2018’s Super Strong Style 16 tournament. He would crash out in the semi-finals to eventual winner Zack Sabre Jr. Pete Dunne is also scheduled to compete at the same show but has no opponent as yet.

It’s not so unusual for WWE to loan out wrestlers to its partners on our fair shores. Jack Gallagher, Kassius Ohno, and Kyle O’Reilly have all competed for PROGRESS whilst under contract to WWE. What is unusual, is the step the New York outfit has taken in announcing the match via their social media. Rumors have had it for years WWE was going to add PROGRESS et al to their streaming Network. Perhaps this indicates another step on the way to that happening. The sudden departures of Eddie Dennis, Flash Morgan Webster, Wild Boar, and even Jim Smallman may play into this also.

Whatever the case, this is yet another reason to secure your tickets a show that will also feature: David Starr challenging Walter, Meiko Satomura’s debut, Pete Dunne’s return, the Proteus title Royal Rumble, and a title defense by Grizzled Young Veterans.