By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Progress Wrestling issued the following press release to the Super Strong Style 16 event that will be held on May 4-6 in London, England at Alexandra Palace.
PROGRESS Wrestling returns to the iconic Alexandra Palace in just a few weeks for the biggest professional wrestling tournament in Europe, Super Strong Style 16.
Sixteen top wrestlers from around the world will compete across the upcoming bank holiday weekend, May 4-6, with the eventual tournament winner earning a title match and the chance to become the top star in the world’s biggest independent wrestling company.
Among those competing are former WWE NXT Tag Team Champion Kyle O’Reilly, Mexican stars Aerostar and Daga, American independent wrestling standouts Darby Allin and DJZ, as well as a host of PROGRESS regulars including Chris Brookes and Jordan Devlin.
Devlin originally made his name wrestling in his native Ireland and has a been a mainstay at PROGRESS events since his debut in 2017. The 29-year-old suffered a disappointing first round exit to Tyler Bate at last year’s tournament and is desperate to put things right this time around.
He said: “This year I’m aiming to win the whole tournament, anything else will be a failure for me.
“I’ve established myself as a top name and a top performer in Europe over the past 18 months and it’s time to get some accolades on my CV to back up that claim.”
As well as the knockout-style SSS16 tournament, there are several other high-profile matches for fans to get their teeth into over the three days.
PROGRESS World Champion WALTER will do battle with PROGRESS Atlas Champion Trent Seven to unify the titles and prove who is the top dog in British wrestling.
PROGRESS Women’s Champion Jordynne Grace also has a title to defend in the Fatal Four-Way title match against Nina Samuels, Millie McKenzie and the winner of Jinny or Session Moth Martina.
PROGRESS co-founder Jim Smallman said: “It’s the most varied and interesting line-up PROGRESS has ever put together, taking the best talent from across the entire world of wrestling. I couldn’t be more excited!”
Tickets are still available and can be purchased through this link:https://alexandrapalaceevents.seetickets.com/tour/progress-wrestling
Over the past few years PROGRESS Wrestling has established itself as the world’s leading independent pro wrestling company, bringing an acclaimed brand of hard-hitting, strong-style action with a focus on using British wrestlers.
PROGRESS was started in 2012 by three friends; comedian Jim Smallman, actor/musician Glen Joseph, and event promoter Jon Briley. The punk rock-themed show premiered in Islington, London, and PROGRESS have enjoyed great success which has resulted in expansion to larger venues in London as well as others around the UK, including Manchester, Birmingham and Sheffield.
PROGRESS have also travelled to the United States for 2017’s Wrestlemania Weekend, including their own show in Orlando, New York and Boston and appeared at the Wrestlemania Weekend 2018 in New Orleans.
Last year also saw PROGRESS return to Germany, as well as playing shows in Australia for the first time – all in addition to its busiest UK schedule to date.
In September, just six years after the first event in front of 300 people, PROGRESS promoted the biggest English independent wrestling show in 30 years, at The SSE Arena, Wembley, in front of 4750 fans.
The Alexandra Palace weekend will host Europe’s biggest pro wrestling tournament, SUPER STRONG STYLE 16, featuring world-renowned names such as former WWE NXT Tag Team Champion Kyle O’Reilly, German star Ilja Dragunov, Mexican star Aerostar and many more.
For more information about PROGRESS Wrestling, please visit:www.progresswrestling.com/
Powell’s POV: The tournament already looks enticing with roughly half the entrants advertised, including talent from NXT, NXT UK, AEW, and Mexico. Dot Net staffer Haydn Gleed has written plenty of good things about Progress Wrestling over the years, so check out the shows and please send reports to firstname.lastname@example.org if you attend.
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