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Recap from TJ Hawke:
This was a semi-final match in an eight person tournament to crown the first PROGRESS Wrestling Champion (on the promotion’s debut show). The winner went on to a four-way final. Crowd liked Ligero. They did not like Dar.
Dar is from Scotland, and the crowd immediately starts screaming about how much Scotland sucks. Ligero baited him to the outside early, and he then hit a slingshot plancha. Back in the ring, Ligero hit a standing moonsault for a nearfall. Ligero went to the top rope, but Dar managed to dropkick him to the floor. They traded strikes on the floor. Back in the ring, Dar went after Ligero’s limbs. Ligero hit a kick to the face, and he then made a big comeback, which included a handspring kick for a nearfall. Dar came back with an Airplane spin, which he transitioned into a bridging northern lights suplex: 1…2…NO! Dar got a leglock, but Ligero made the ropes. Ligero hit a shotgun dropkick and both men were down. Dar hit a rolling forearm for a nearfall. Dar went after Ligero’s leg again, and he got another leg lock. Dar managed to kick Ligero in the face, while he applied the hold. Ligero managed to make the ropes. They ended up on the top rope until Ligero trapped him in the Tree of Joey Lawrence. GHETTO STOMP! Ligero then hit a springboard DDT: 1…2…3!
This was a really fun match between two guys that I had never seen before. They both have some kinks to work out, but they both showed a lot of potential. The match did lose a little steam towards the end, but it still remained fun. The atmosphere of this match made me want to see more of this promotion for sure.
Match Rating: ***1/4