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PROGRESS Strong-Style Professional Wrestling (PROGRESS) is an award-winning wrestling promotion based in London. The company is run by stand-up comedian and TV presenter Jim Smallman, events promoter Jon Briley and West End musical star and actor Glen Joseph. The three of them decided to start a wrestling promotion in 2011, with the first show in March 2012.


The company was conceived by Jim Smallman and Jon Briley in 2011, who were both massive wrestling fans. Smallman is a big fan of "strong-style" wrestling, Japanese in particular, and Briley was Smallman's agent. The pair decided to put on a wrestling show in London, as not many shows were being put on in the capital itself, featuring the type of wrestling that they would both like to watch. The pair then spent seven months putting their first show together. Smallman is also a huge fan of punk music, and the pair decided to emphasize the fact that it would be a London-based promotion with a punk rock vibe. They also were keen not be import-heavy, like other promotions, but to promote British talent. The pair eventually settled on The Garage in Islington for the venue, because of the size and also having a great reputation as a music venue. The Garage were also very supportive of what Smallman and Briley wanted to do. And on March 25th 2012, PROGRESS was born.

The performance of the company exceeded everyone's expectations. Their debut show, Chapter One: In The Beginning, sold-out the venue. The company quickly established a loyal fanbase, and initially held shows every three months. They were joined by Glen Joseph shortly before their second event, and Briley would eventually give up being Smallman's agent to focus on PROGRESS full-time. At the end of a very successful 2012, selling-out their first four shows, such was the demand that PROGRESS announced they would hold shows every two months.


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Chapter One: In The BeginningChapter Two: The March Of ProgressChapter Three: Fifty Shades Of PainChapter Four: The Ballad Of El Ligero
Chapter Five: For Those About To Fight, We Salute YouChapter Six: We Heart ViolenceChapter Seven: Every Saint Has A Past, Every Sinner Has A FutureChapter Eight: The Big Boys Guide To Strong StyleENDVR:1Chapter Nine: Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kick Me, Kill MeENDVR:2Chapter Ten: Glory Follows Virtue As If It Were Its Shadow
Chapter Eleven: To Fight War, You Must Become WarENDVR:3Chapter Twelve: We're Gonna Need A Bigger RoomENDVR:4Chapter 13: Unbelievable JeffIPW:UK/PROGRESS Future ENDVR 1ENDVR:5World CupWrestling Sonisphere Festival - Night 1Wrestling Sonisphere Festival - Night 2Wrestling Sonisphere Festival - Night 3Chapter 14: ThunderbastardENDVR:6Just Because You're Paranoid, Doesn't Mean They Aren't Out To Get YouENDVR:7Chapter 16: Very Very Very Breaky Breaky Breaky Bishi Bishi

ENDVR:8Harder, Better, Faster, StrongerENDVR:9PROGRESSleMania For Legal ReasonsENDVR:10Strong Style 16 Tournament Edition - Night 1Strong Style 16 Tournament Edition - Night 2Download 2015 - Night 1Download 2015 - Night 2Download 2015 - Night 3ENDVR:11Beyond ThunderbastardPTNTL:1PTNTL:2You Know We Don't Like To Use The Sit Down GunENDVR:12Trust, Encouragement, Reward, Loyalty, SatisfactionENDVR:13PTNTL:3What A Time To Be Alive!Hit The North


ENDVR:14Chat Shit Get BangedUnknown PleasuresENDVR:15The Lost Art Of SufferingPlease, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I WantPractically PROGRESS In Every WayENDVR:16Super Strong Style 16 Tournament Edition 2016 - Night 1Super Strong Style 16 Tournament Edition 2016 - Night 2Chapter 31: All Hail The New PuritansChapter 32: 5000 To 1Chapter 33: Malice In WonderlandPTNTL:4ENDVR:17Chapter 34: Keep It UnrealChapter 35: Writing Nirvana On Other People's BagsENDVR:18Smash-PROGRESS UncensoredSmash-PROGRESS Smash Vs. PROGRESS - Night 1Smash-PROGRESS Smash Vs. PROGRESS - Night 2Chapter 36: We're Gonna Need A Bigger Room ... AgainChapter 37Chapter 38ENDVR:19Chapter 39Chapter 40Chapter 41: Unboxing Live!


Chapter 42: Life, The Universe & WrestlingChapter 43: Tropic Thunderbastard

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