Wrestling / Progress Wrestling

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This. Is. Progress.

Progress Wrestling is a Professional Wrestling company based in England. Founded in 2012, PROGRESS soon gained a loyal following with wrestling fans in England and beyond. Progress very rarely brings in wrestlers that would be considered imports to England preferring to use the talent already in England.

Progress is run by Jim Smallman, Glen Joseph and Jon Briley.

Current Progress Champions are

  • Progress Champion: Travis Banks
  • Progress Tag Team Champions: Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson and James Drake
  • Natural Progression Winner (Series Four): Toni Storm
  • Super Strong Style 16 Winner (2017): Travis Banks
  • Progress Atlas Champion: Walter
  • Progress Women's Champion: Toni Storm

Progress Wrestling contains examples of:

  • Acrofatic: Dave Mastiff, his finishing move is a running back flip onto his opponent and he's one of the largest members of the roster. Since turning face he has added a suicide dive through the ropes to his arsenal of moves.
  • Action Girl: Hard-hitting matches featuring a range of badass female talent frequently take place on ENDVR shows and since 2015 have become a regular part of main chapter shows too.
  • Alpha Bitch: Jinny is this; she's a fashionista who feuds with people she thinks are ugly.
  • An Axe to Grind: Towards the end of his championship run, Jimmy Havoc took to using an axe to threaten people with and he certainly wasn't bluffing. It has become associated with him to the point of a Lego figure of him being given away with a DVD of his matches with an axe as an accessory. There is also at least one promo photo in which he appears with an axe.
  • Anything That Moves: Jack Sexsmith.
  • Ascended Meme: Zack Gibson, being from Liverpoolnote  usually gets "Where's my car stereo?" chanted at him. At Chapter 35, he actually brought a car stereo out from under the ring to use as a weapon.
    • After a recent show El Ligero has confirmed that he'll make Lucha Otter shirts after that was chanted at him before his match.
  • Awesome Anachronistic Apparel: Jack Gallagher looks like a circus strongman, wearing leopard-print trunks and sports a magnificent moustache.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: Honestly there are a few, but Zack Sabre Jr. stands out the most.
  • Ax-Crazy: Jimmy Havoc since his Face–Heel Turn has viciously beaten up company co-owner (and non-wrestler) Jim Smallman, threatened to set Mark Andrews on fire to get a title match, tried to cut Will Ospreay's ear off, seemingly killed and eaten someone and acted on a threat to cut Ospreay's head off. As noted above, he also took to actually carrying an axe around with him towards the end of his championship run, even taking a swing at Ospreay during their final match together.
    • His former Regression stablemate, Paul Robinson, has also proven to be this.
  • Badass Beard: Tommy End, Rampage Brown, William Eaver, Damon Moser, Marty Scurll and Dave Mastiff all have one. Doubles as a Beard of Evil in the case of the latter two.
  • Badass Boast: In a promo for a match against The London Riots, Tommy End of The Sumerian Death Squad said "I am The Devil and I've brought hell with me" whilst pointing towards Michael Dante.
  • Badass Grandpa: British wrestling legend Johnny Kidd was 60 when he debuted for Progress and got 'please come back' chants after his match with Jack Gallagher.
  • Badass Longcoat: Jimmy Havoc and Marty Scurll wear these during their entrances.
    • Big Daddy Walter has taken to wearing one that looks like an old fashioned army jacket since Ring Kampf have debuted as a team in Progress.
  • Badass Long Robe: Pastor William Eaver's robes.
  • Badass Preacher: Pastor William Eaver, a wrestling priest whose Finishing Move is a lariat called The Clothesline From Heaven.
  • Bald of Awesome: Tom Irvin, one half of the GZRS tag team. Rampage Brown and Martin Kirby as well.
  • Bald of Evil: Paul Robinson and Zack Gibson.
  • Batter Up!: The London Riots (James Davis and Rob Lynch) bring a cricket bat to the ring.
  • Battle Couple: The South Pacific Power Couple (TK Cooper and Dahlia Black).
  • Big Bad: Jimmy Havoc was this during his 600 day plus reign as champion.
    • Marty Scurll has essentially taken over as this for the promotion, having defeated top babyface Will Ospreay to claim the Progress Championship.
    • After Scurll lost the championship for the second time, and Mark Haskins was forced to vacate it due to an injury, the title would soon after come into the hands of "The Bruiserweight" Pete Dunne, who now fills the role. Honestly it could just be said that anyone who wins the Progress Championship and is a heel is this for the promotion by default.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Mark Andrews returned this way, saving Will Ospreay from a post-match attack by Paul Robinson.
    • Oddly enough, the London Riots. Despised heels who were forced to leave Progress after losing a match at Chapter Fifteen, they made their surprise return at Chapter Eighteen as Progress Management’s ‘insurance policy’, attacking Jimmy Havoc and Paul Robinson, finally evening up the odds against Havoc's relentless Regression stable and receiving a huge ovation, naturally turning face in the process.
    • And in a smilar way as the Riots, Jimmy Havoc himself, at Chapter 36, saving Jim Smallman from Marty Scurll.
    • Flash Morgan Webster and Mark Haskins played this role at Chapter 43, saving Havoc from British Strong Style. The latter was thought to have suffered a career-ending injury, so his surprise return from injury was a Tear Jerker.
    • Ring Kampf saved TK Cooper and Dahlia Black when British Strong Style had started to attack them after their good bye speech when it was revealed that The South Pacific Power Trip been offered a tag title shot anytime and anywhere they wanted it.
    • After the main event of Chapter 53 British Strong Style beat down Travis Banks and CCK who normally fill in this roll whenever BSS do something like this to Travis. Pete Dunne was about to smash Banks's head into the mat with a sledge hammer, cue "Keep It 100" and out come TK Cooper and Dahlia Black with steel chairs and they chase off BSS.
  • Book Ends: Jimmy Havoc's title run started with a pinfall counted by Jim Smallman and ended with a pinfall counted by Jim Smallman.
  • Breakout Character: Jimmy Havoc. Quite a few other companies started to use him as the top heel after seeing what he was like as one in Progress.
    • Will Ospreay has become popular among internet fans. Although this popularity started due to a match he had in Pro Wrestling Guerilla, many have now seen his work in Progress and have nothing but good things to say about him.
  • The Bus Came Back: Mikey Whiplash didn't have any appearances on a main chapter show between Chapters 16 and 26.
    • Zack Gibson didn't have any appearances between Chapters 1 and 12
    • Sebastian returned at Chapter 33 after having been absent since Chapter 22
  • Card-Carrying Villain: "The Villain" Marty Scurll; you've got to be one of these for that to be your nickname.
  • Catch-Phrase: Jim begins every introduction he makes with "My friends..."
  • Cheap Heat: Zack Gibson, he's from Liverpool, and Progress mainly do shows in London so his gimmick is that he's a Liverpool FC fan, and he's a huge heat magnet because of it. It comes across as him being a Foreign Wrestling Heel despite living and being born in the same country the promotion is active in.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Jack Sexsmith, who can't stand people who like attacking women.
  • Cool Shades: Marty Scurll wears a pair during his entrances.
  • The Corrupter: Nathan Cruz, who has led 2 of the 3 major power stables in the promotion, Screw Indy Wrestling and The Origin. Both consist mostly of wrestlers who were faces before and after their time in that stable.
  • Country Matters: The most common chant Jimmy Havoc gets is "Jimmy, you're a cunt. Jimmy, Jimmy, you're a cunt". Paul Robinson also gets this chant, with Robbo replacing Jimmy.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: The GZRS came across as a pair of idiots more interested in getting drunk and having fun but Sebastian reached the semi finals of the Natural Progression Series (the prize being a title shot) and held his own against Zack Sabre Jr., whilst Tom Irvin pinned a former Progress Champion. Not bad.
  • Crowd Chant: "THIS IS PROGRESS!" is the most common one.
    • As mentioned above there's "Jimmy, you're a cunt. Jimmy, Jimmy, you're a cunt" whenever Jimmy Havoc shows up.
    • "Nathan is a wank stain, Nathan is a wank stain na na na na, na na na na" for Nathan Cruz.
    • "Fuck him up Jesus. Fuck him up" For William Eaver who looks like Jesus.
    • "Tommy, Tommy, Tommy Fucking End" and "You're going to get your fucking head kicked in" for Tommy End.
    • "Ospreay Ospreay Ospreay Ospreay" to the tune of an England chant for Will Ospreay.
    • "You Scouse Bastard" for Zack Gibson.
      • Other chants aimed at Gibson include the Manchester United fan chant of "Sign on, with a pen in your hand" to the tune of "You'll Never Walk Alone", and one time "Fuck The Beatles", which he seemed confused by.
    • El Ligero has had "El Torito" chanted at him on occasion since becoming a member of The Origin, due to his mask resembling a bull.
    • "Let's all go to Tesco's where Jinny buys her best clothes" and "Primark Princess" for Jinny
    • "Polly Polly Polly fucking Anna" and "Fuck her up Polly, fuck her up" for Pollyanna
    • Anyone wearing a topknot will be subject to the song "He's got shit hair on his head" to the tune of "The Whole World in his Hands"
  • Dark Is Not Evil: The London Riots (James Davis and Rob Lynch), as of 2015. They pretty much exclusively wear black and their gimmick is basically a pair of street thugs. They are currently two of the most over babyfaces in the promotion.
    • The Sumerian Death Squad (Tommy End and Michael Dante) too, as their gimmick is that of an Illuminati hit squad and are presented as faces too.
    • Pastor William Eaver wore black robes during the entrance for his match against Marty Scurll.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Jimmy Havoc, especially during the Q&A video he took part in.
  • Determinator: Mark Andrews, over the course of the 2016 Super Strong Style 16 tournament, lost his quarterfinal to Chris Hero, who nearly murdered him, won a scramble match to get back into the tournament, got battered by Mikey Whiplash, managed to roll him up, then nearly got his elbow broken by Zack Gibson and finally almost beat Tommy End in the final. Outside of the quaterfinal, all of that happened on a SINGLE. DAY. That is four matches in a single day. Give the man a round of applause.
    • Jack Sexsmith may not be the strongest or the biggest or the fastest member of the roster but he can take a hell of a beating with it often taking his opponents having to knock him out on the outside of the ring for a countout or forcing them to spam finishers and signature moves to put him down for the 3 count. As day two of Super Strong Style 16 2017 showed he'll even fight you when he's injured despite only having one usable arm.
  • Disco Dan: Flash Morgan Webster dresses up like a Mod (for those unfamiliar Mods have their roots in the 1960's, at least 20 years before he was born)
  • Dramatic Unmask: Nathan Cruz unmasking as the mastermind behind the Faceless at Chapter Nineteen. Cruz hadn’t been seen in Progress since Chapter Twelve. If there was one person fans assumed they’d never see again in the company, it was Cruz.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: A lot of ENDVR talent appear as company security on the chapter shows before having matches. Some examples are Ali Armstrong, Damon Moser and Shen Woo.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: The London Riots (Jimmy Havoc's earliest allies when he turned heel) seemed to be trying to pull Jimmy Havoc off of Ospreay when he made it clear he was going to cut Ospreay's ear off.
    • Jinny looked disgusted with TK Cooper and low blowing him when he punched Pollyanna in the face. Didn't stop her from taking advantage of the situation and pinning Pollyanna for the win though.
    • It has been a thing recently that during big multi man matches involving Sebastian that everyone currently in the ring will leave it to avoid having to deal with him.
    • Even Marty Scurll hates British Strong Style, but even British Strong Style hate Sebastian.
  • Evil Former Friend: Jimmy Havoc is this to Zack Sabre Jr. and Paul Robinson is this to Will Ospreay.
  • Facial Markings: Jimmy Havoc has had his face painted on more than one occasion.
  • Fat Bastard: Dave Mastiff
  • Flipping the Bird: During Chapter Twenty-Four, El Ligero threw his cape at co-owner Jon Briley during The Origin’s entrance. Jon responded by silently flipping him off.
    • Whenever Paul Robinson enters, the majority of the crowd will do this.
    • Jimmy Havoc did this a lot as well.
  • Frequently-Broken Unbreakable Vow: Jim's "no imports" rule:note 
    • This is relaxed every year for Super Strong Style 16, which features about an even mix of Brits and American or Mexican Indy stars.
    • The very first show had Colt Cabana on it
    • Chapter 31 was the first super egregious example, with the main event being Marty Scurll vs Chris Hero
    • The rule was completely smashed in half with the Atlas division in 2017, with the title being traded back and forth between American Matt Riddle, and German Walter. Just for good measure the title was defended against Tim Thatcher, also an American.
    • The World Championship is held by Travis Banks, and the Women's Cahmpionship is held by Toni Storm, both New Zealanders, but at least both are actually living in the UK.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Jimmy Havoc started out as a Face who lost almost every match. After a match with his career on the line, he turned heel and became a monster, winning the Progress Championship and having the longest title reign in the company's history.
    • Nathan Cruz as the leader of Screw Indy Wrestling subverted this by just being a prick, not a monster. Marty Scurll subverts it by being a main eventer before becoming the top heel. Pete Dunne, however, went from midcard tag team guy who couldn't get a win, to Progress World Champion in the space of 6 months.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Jimmy Havoc, just because he's a face now doesn't mean he's lost his sadistic edge, in his most recent hardcore matches he's taking to using barbed wire quite a bit and got quite creative with some of the weapons provided by the fans for his Fans Bring The Weapons match against Will Ospreay such as slicing the skin in between his fingers with records and squeezing lemon juice into cuts
  • Genre Savvy: Will Ospreay on two occasions has brought protection into matches, once when during a match with Paul Robinson, who had been avoiding having to fight him by getting himself disqualified from matches by kicking him in the groin by wearing a cup for the match. Another time was when he was wrestling Jimmy Havoc in a Fans Bring The Weapons Match, he countered Jimmy's liking for barbed wire by wearing a protective vest underneath his ring gear.
  • Hate Sink: Everything about The Origin screams this:
    • Both Nathan Cruz and Zack Gibson are prone to long, annoying promos.
    • Their theme is a mellow power ballad with a good minute of intro before they even come out. Depending on how many matches they're in and could win, it plays up to 4 times a show.
    • Throughout their second tag title reign, they kept winning matches in increasingly frustrating ways, show after show.
    • At Thunderbastard 2016, Zack Gibson eliminated about 5 faces just by avoiding everyone and locking in his submission move when they were down.
  • The Host: Owner Jim Smallman acts as this, as he opens shows by welcoming fans and getting them hyped up, acts as the ring announcer and is the most prominent authority figure present at each show.
  • I Have the High Ground: Will Ospreay, Mark Andrews, Flash Morgan Webster and El Ligero (before his Face–Heel Turn) are the most notable high flyers in the company.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: In one promo video, Jimmy Havoc is seen cannibalising a body, in gruesome detail.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Paul Robinson has used credit cards (in an attempt to give Will Ospreay a Glasgow Grin) and a bible (to hit William Eaver with). He also busted Jimmy Havoc open with a frying pan.
    • The GZRS used a Slip And Slide.
    • Sha Samuels uses his suspenders and scarf to choke people.
  • It's All About Me: Mikey Whiplash's current character is that he's angry that people have been getting title shots before him despite having an absence of about 10 chapter shows. However he's claiming that he deserves a title match because he beat a champion (Jimmy Havoc) in a non title match at a show at Download festival and never got a follow up match whilst Tommy End did when he proved he could beat the champion (Marty Scurll)
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Will Ospreay turned heel by attacking the now face Jimmy Havoc after their match at Unboxing Live and considering everything Jimmy Havoc has done to him and Progress it is understandable for him to refuse to forgive him and be angry that Jimmy was pretty much welcomed back with open arms
  • Kid Hero: Progress has had quite a few of these.
    • Will Ospreay was the top babyface in the promotion for a large portion of time. He's around 22/23 years old.
    • Tyler Bate. Jim Smallman made it a point after his debut to say that he was only 18 years old whilst praising his skills.
    • Noam Dar was born the same year as Ospreay.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Jimmy Havoc became this when he turned heel. Before that, most of the heels were just assholes. Havoc was Ax-Crazy as described before. When he threatened to set Mark Andrews on fire for a title match someone from the crowd shouted out "you're a psychopath".
  • Large Ham: The GZRS, Marty Scurll, Jimmy Havoc and Jack Sexsmith.
  • Light Is Not Good: Jimmy Havoc often wears white.
    • Marty Scurll wore a white fur coat for his title match against Pastor William Eaver.
  • Loveable Sex Maniac: Jack Sexsmith's gimmick. He debuted on the main roster being accompanied to the ring by a gimp and uses a song called "I Touch Myself" as entrance music.
  • Malevolent Masked Men: Jimmy Havoc sometimes uses these as part of his entrance. Jimmy himself wears a mask that covers his mouth, resembling a surgeon's mask covered in spikes.
    • During Mikey Whiplash's entrance he comes out in a gray devil mask and takes it off whilst he's on the stage.
    • The Faceless, up until they unmasked and revealed themselves as The Origin. El Ligero still qualifies in The Origin however, as he is a...
  • Masked Luchador: El Ligero.
    • Eddie Dennis has donned a Rey Mysterio mask during a match at least once and called himself Eddie Mysterio Jr. Played for Laughs, obviously.
  • Metal Scream: Part of Jimmy Havoc's current theme Psychotic Euphoric.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: The London Riots on The Origin - "Three of the most talented wrestlers in England, and Dave Mastiff"
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Would you seriously want to mess with a man with a name like "The Bastard" Dave Mastiff? Or a team known as the Sumerian Death Squad?
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Jimmy Havoc turning heel could be blamed on Jim Smallman. Smallman made Havoc compete in a hardcore match against James Davis, after Havoc made it clear that he wants no part of that style anymore and had been told by Nigel Mc Guinness, that "if you can hang with Zack Sabre Jr. you can hang with anyone". To convince Havoc to do the match, Smallman gave him a contract for any match he wanted at any time. Havoc, bitter that someone he considered a friend had in Havoc's own words "shortened my fucking life", he attacked Smallman with a chair at the next show and would eventually challenge the new champion Mark Andrews to a match and get it by threatening to set Andrew on fire. Havoc won the championship and started his two year long reign as champion.
  • Noble Demon: Pete Dunne of all people having no issue giving the Progress World Championship belt to Travis Banks after losing it to him.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Jack Sexsmith. Sitting in the front row at a show he's booked for is basically asking to be groped at this point.
  • Obvious Rule Patch: Chapter 31's match between Pollyanna and Dahlia Black had the stipulation that if anyone interfered, both women would be fired (meant to dissuade both Jack Sexsmith and TK Cooper, who'd frequently interfered with previous matches). However, when Jinny attempted to interfere to get her two biggest enemies fired, Jim stepped in and changed the stipulation so that anyone interfering would get fired alongside both women.
  • Odd Friendship: Pastor William Eaver and Chuck Mambo, as Eaver is a serious priest and Mambo is a smiling surfer dude. They’ve proven to be a successful and popular tag team though, known as Sweet Jesus.
    • The team of Jack Sexsmith and Bodyguy Roy Johnson who team together as The Shirtlifters are this as well.
  • Papa Wolf: As Mikey Whiplash learned, insult Mark Haskins' family and he will make you tap out.
  • Parasol of Pain: Marty Scurll's weapon of choice. He brings one to the ring and if he's having trouble winning the match cleanly, he will resort to hitting his opponent with it.
    • Taken to an extreme at Chapter Twenty-Five where Marty had at least 8 umbrellas hidden underneath the ring to beat Will Ospreay with.
  • Parts Unknown: Flash Morgan Webster is billed as being from "A Town Called Malice"
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Paul Robinson. There's no getting around the fact that the man is TINY. However, he's also a former kickboxing champion and not only defeated Jimmy Havoc in a BRUTAL hardcore match to become number one contender to the Progress Championship, he dominated champion Will Ospreay for a good portion of the subsequent title match and only lost due to a roll-up pin.
    • Mike Hitchman is also one of the smaller members of the roster. That didn't stop him from beating Stixx with a Package Piledriver.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Eddie Dennis, although he's more than capable of holding his own in a fight.
  • Power Stable: Progress has had a few. The first was Screw Indy Wrestling (Nathan Cruz, Mark Haskins and Rampage Brown originally, later the members were Mark Haskins, Sha Samuels and Martin Stone). Then there was Regression (Jimmy Havoc, James Davis, Rob Lynch, The Omega Isaac Zercher and Paul Robinson), The Faceless, who after unmasking are currently known as The Origin (Nathan Cruz, El Ligero, Zack Gibson and Dave Mastiff).
  • Promotional Consideration: Since 2015, wrestling-themed clothing brand SPLX has sponsored the inaugural Super Strong Style 16 tournament. Several wrestlers who’ve wrestled for Progress are SPLX-sponsored athletes – Zack Sabre Jr., Dave Mastiff, Adam Cole and Prince Devitt.
  • Punny Name: Pastor William Eaver. Bill Eaver.
  • Put on a Bus: The GZRS haven't appeared since Chapter 22.
  • Reality Ensues: The William Eaver and Sebastian situation was solved by Chuck Mambo, who had done some research on the law and revealed that the statue of limitations for Sebastian's accusation of assault had passed, and if anything, Sebastian would get in trouble with the police as well for blackmail.
    • Jimmy Havoc's Q & A: let the fans ask a guy they almost universally hate questions, and what do you get? A bunch of references and insults, with the occasional actual question sprinkled in.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Jim Smallman and Glen Joseph are this. Jim also doubles as The Host, as mentioned above.
  • Red Baron: There are several examples
    • "The Bastard" Dave Mastiff
    • "The Aerial Assassin" Will Ospreay
    • "White Lighting" Mark Andrews
    • "The Wild Boar" Mike Hitchman
    • "The Star Attraction" Mark Haskins
    • "The Villain" Marty Scurll who had previously been using "Party" Marty Scurll
    • "The Mexican Sensation" El Ligero
    • "Liverpool's Number 1" Zack Gibson
    • "The Eastend Butcher" Sha Samuels
    • "The Anti-Hero" Tommy End
    • "The Pride Of Wales" Eddie Dennis
    • "The Extraordinary Gentleman" Jack Gallagher
    • Referee Mark Parry is exclusively referred to as Paz.
  • Retired Badass: RJ Singh, currently a commentator, used to be a wrestler and will leave the table to get involved if people need to be pulled apart after a match.
  • Rival Turned Evil: Tommaso Ciampa has become this to Zack Sabre Jr.
  • Roundhouse Kick: A signature move of Tommy End.
  • Rule #1: As stated by co-owner Jim Smallman and the fans in attendance at the start of every show - 'Don't be a dick!' Also, if it's your first Progress show 'It's your round.'
  • Running Gag: When greeting co-owner Glenn Joseph, fans use jazz hands, due to Glenn’s musical theatre work.
    • There was a raffle at Chapter Sixteen, which The Faceless used to attack F.S.U. Ever since, whenever an important announcement is hinted at, expect someone to ask if it’s a raffle.
    • El Ligero obnoxiously throwing his cape at commentator RJ Singh, usually hitting Singh in the face.
    • Zack Gibson delivering the exact same promo before each of his matches. Every time, the crowd boo incredibly loudly to try and prevent him from even speaking. Doubles as a Crowning Moment of Funny
  • Sadist Teacher: Darrell Allen is the head trainer at the Pro Jo and wrestles on the ENDVR shows where he feuds with his students and has beaten them with chairs.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: The Omega Isaac Zercher's reaction to Jimmy Havoc and Paul Robinson trying to get him to side with either of them during the hardcore match between Havoc and Robinson at Chapter Twenty-One.
  • Shout-Out: Most of the Chapter show names are a reference to songs or TV shows.
  • Surfer Dude: Chuck Mambo. Beach balls are even thrown around the crowd while he makes his entrance.
  • Theme Tune: To signal the start of every main chapter show, the Imperial March from Star Wars is played, followed by ‘Started from the Bottom’ by Drake and finally ‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’ by Metallica which is host Jim Smallman’s theme. All three songs are greeted enthusiastically by the crowd and have all become songs heavily associated with the company.
  • The Voiceless: According to Jim Smallman, co-owner Jon Briley is this, backed up by him being always seen but almost never heard at shows. He is very talkative on Twitter and Facebook though.
  • Tournament Arc: The Natural Progression Series which is a tournament done throughout the year to showcase new talents and The annual Super Strong Style 16 both act as this.
  • Villain Song: Jimmy Havoc uses 'I Hope You Suffer' by AFI as entrance music, and it fits his entire character so well that it might as well have been made for him.
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Head: Zack Sabre Jr. has the Union Jack on his trunks and wears a Union Jack jacket to the ring. Marty Scurll wore identical Union Jack trunks early on in his Progress career; he and Sabre Jr were a tag team at the time.
    • Flash Morgan Webster wears a Union Jack coat as part of his entrance.
    • Travis Banks wears a bandana with the New Zealand flag on it as part of his entrance.
  • Would Hit a Girl: TK Cooper has interfered in Dahlia Black (his tag partner and girlfriend)'s matches by getting in the ring whilst she distracts the referee and punching the women she was wrestling in the face.

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