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PROGRESS Wrestling NYC Results 8.12.17: Matt Riddle Beats Walter in Headliner

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The crowd looks to be in the 1,500 range.

Jimmy Smallman was overwhelmed by the crowd here. They chanted “Please come back” and he joked that’s the first time he’s gotten that chant two minutes into a show. He introduced WWE UK championPete Dunne in street clothes carrying both titles. Dunne got massive heel heat. He gave it to the NYC crowd for the negative reaction that he received because of his injuries.

Jack Gallagher in his ring attire comes out and cut a promo on Dunne. Gallagher put out a challenge to fight Dunne for the U.K. Championship in the future but Dunne slaps away Jack’s offer of a handshake and walked out of the ring.

Zack Gibson came out and cut a promo on Gallagher, getting loudly booed out of the building. Big “Zack is crap” chant. Looks like we’ll have an impromptu matchup….

Jack Gallagher defeated Zack Gibson with the corner drop kick followed by a standing top rope elbow to Gibson’s neck. Great opener.

Jinny & Deonna Purazzo defeated Dahlia Black & Dakota Kai, where Deonna pinned Dakota with a hanging corner neckbreaker. Debuts for Deonna & Dahlia and it was another really good match.

Timothy Thatcher defeated Donovan Dijak with a Fujiwara armbar to become the #1 contender for the PROGRESS Atlas Championship. A really solid match, with Thatcher trying to ground Dijak’s offense for most of the match.

In Joey Janela’s PROGRESS debut, Jimmy Havoc defeated Joey Janela in a No DQ match with the Acid Rainmaker. This match was entertaining with chairs, tables, cinderblocks & thumbtacks being used by both wrestlers, who had a split crowd in the last five minutes of the match.

PROGRESS just announced they would be returning with a live event Wrestlemania weekend in New Orleans.

In a 4-way match, Mark Haskins def Austin Theory, Mark Andrews & Keith Lee, in which Haskins applied the sharpshooter on Theory. This was young Theory’s Progress debut & Keith Lee was super over with the crowd.


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