Went to Fight Club: Pro tonight and met Pete Dunne, Trent Seven, Tyler Bate, Travis Banks, Sami Callihan, Shane Strickland, Rey Fenix and Pentagon el Zero M. All of them were really nice and wished me a happy birthday. The Lucha Brothers vs the BruiserCats was definitely match of the night. I think this might have the best birthday ever.
(Bonus: Throwback to that time I met the Swords of Essex at WCPW Bulletproof and also Marty Scurll was there.)
Preview: PROGRESS Super Strong Style 16 Tournament Edition 2017
2017 brings the third instalment of PROGRESS’ Super Strong Style 16 tournament, traditionally held over the May Bank Holiday weekend (May 27th-29th this year). Sixteen men will compete in a knockout tournament with the winner receiving a shot at the PROGRESS World Championship.
The competitors for SSS16 2017 are as follows:
Zack Gibson vs Jack Sexsmith
Zack Sabre Jr vs David Starr
Jimmy Havoc vs Travis Banks
Mark Andrews vs Flamita
Tyler Bate vs Pastor William Eaver
Mark Haskins vs Flash Morgan Webster
Matt Riddle vs Trent Seven
Nathan Cruz vs Jeff Cobb
All eight first-round matches will take place on Day One, with the quarter-finals taking place on Day Two, and both the semi-finals and final on Day Three. Other matches, including the Natural Progression Series IV final to crown the inaugural PROGRESS Women’s Champion, will take place on Day Two and Three
This year’s tournament will be held over three days, as opposed to the usual two
Twelve of the competitors will be first-time entrants into the tournament (Eaver, Sexsmith, Banks, Seven, Havoc, Cruz, Webster, Bate, Riddle), with a three of those also making their PROGRESS debuts (Cobb, Starr, Flamita).
The only entrants to have competed in the SSS16 before are Zack Sabre Jr, Zack Gibson, Mark Haskins and Mark Andrews.
Trent Seven and Tyler Bate are the first men to enter the Super Strong Style 16 whilst also holding a PROGRESS championship.
The tournament will feature Flamita’s debut match in the UK