A look at the cards for this weekend’s PROGRESS Chapters 80 & 81!
While next week and weekend will be loaded with wrestling between MLW, Ring Of Honor and WWE, this weekend will be a big one for PROGRESS Wrestling as they invade Manchester for Chapter 80: Gods and Monsters on Saturday, followed by Sheffield on Sunday for Chapter 81: Pour Some PROGRESS On Me.
With PROGRESS being among the promotions that WWE’s NXT UK talents are not restricted from as the two companies have worked together now for some time, the cards for both shows feature a number of NXT UK’s top Superstars.
Also of note if you remember, a scheduled match between NXT’s Street Profits and IMPACT Wrestling’s LAX was altered after IMPACT pulled LAX, reportedly not wanting one of their top talents to lost to WWE contracted performers (see that story here). Interestingly enough, Sunday’s Chapter 81 is set to feature IMPACT Wrestling’s Jordynne Grace taking on NXT UK’s Toni Storm. As of now, that match is still set, despite recent reports that was part of WWE’s restrictions in their new, recently handed out NXT UK contracts (for more on that, go here).
Here’s a look at the lineups for both of PROGRESS’ events this weekend. Chapter 80 is sold out, however limited tickets are still available for Chapter 81 in Sheffield at this link:
Chapter 80: Gods and Monsters
Pete Dunne vs. Mark Andrews
Trent Seven’s Atlas Championship Open Challenge
(C) Trent Seven vs. TBA
Tyler Bate vs. Ilja Dragunov
PROGRESS Tag Team Championship #1 Contender’s Match
LAX vs. CCK
Chris Ridgeway vs. Paul Robinson
Drew Parker vs. Ligero
Do Not Resuscitate vs. Eddie Dennis & Mark Haskins
Chapter 81: Pour Some PROGRESS On Me
PROGRESS World Championship
(C) WALTER vs. Shigehiro Irie
Toni Storm vs. Jordynne Grace
Ilja Dragunov vs. Travis Banks
PROGRESS Tag Team Championship
(C) Aussie Open vs. TBD
Mark Haskins vs. Mark Andrews
WWE News: NXT Live Event Results From Venice, Florida (12/8/18)
Results from the other NXT Live Event last night in Florida!
Last night while a portion of the WWE NXT roster featuring the brand’s champions and top Superstars were in action for a Live Event in St. Paul, Minnesota (find the results here), another portion containing more of the newer talent and Performance Center recruits continued their own weekend tour.
Following Friday night’s action in Fort Pierce (check those results out here), things moved along to Venice with a lineup that featured War Raiders back in tag team action, Keith Lee partnering with The Street Profits to take on The Forgotten Sons, in addition to Nikki Cross versus Deonna Purrazzo and more. Below are the results:
- Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch defeated Mansoor Al-Shehail & Rick Boog
- Xia Li defeated Vanessa Borne
- Babatunde defeated Fabian Aichner
- Aliyah & Reina Gonzalez defeated Jessie Elaban & MJ Jenkins
- Shane Thorne defeated Riddick Moss
- War Raiders defeated Brennan Williams & Punishment Martinez
- Nikki Cross defeated Deonna Purrazzo
- Keith Lee & The Street Profits defeated The Forgotten Sons
Results c/o Fightful
— Naturally Phenomenal (@NaturallyP1) December 9, 2018
#NXTVenice it was an awesome match between @NikkiCrossWWE and @DeonnaPurrazzo with as beloved Nikki is, it was awesome seeing Deonna getting a fairshare of support from the crowd as well, she is awesome pic.twitter.com/lpHPVxKOEO
— Kyle Feeley (@ScorpioKyle) December 9, 2018
Thank you #NXTVenice
Lee Profits. pic.twitter.com/uIQqH2PaqI
— King Tez (@MontezFordWWE) December 9, 2018
WWE News: NXT Live Event Results From St. Paul, Minnesota (12/8/18)
Results from NXT’s Live Event in St. Paul, Minnesota!
As we’ve noted, the WWE NXT roster has been divided up this weekend with some of the fresher faces staying home in Florida while the majority of the top Superstars have been north in Wisonsin and Minnesota.
After Friday night’s show in Green Bay (check out the results here), last night’s card a TakeOver: War Games II rematch as The Velveteen Dream challenged Tommaso Ciampa for the NXT Championship. Plus, Kairi Sane looked to recapture the NXT Women’s Title from Shayna Baszler, The Undisputed Era in a 6-Man Tag and much more. Below are the results:
- Matt Riddle defeated Kassius Ohno
- Jessamyn Duke defeated Candice LeRae
- Bobby Fish defeated Humberto Carrillo
- Dominik Dijakovic defeated Kona Reeves
- Aleister Black defeated Johnny Gargano
- Ricochet & Heavy Machinery defeated The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly & Roderick Strong)
- NXT Women’s Title: Kairi Sane defeated Shayna Baszler by DQ
- NXT Title: Tommaso Ciampa retained over The Velveteen Dream
Results c/o WrestleZone