Articles by Tony Quant

PROGRESS Chapter 46 Results (3/26/17): Fans Bring The Weapons

PROGRESS Wrestling returned to their spiritual home of the Electric Ballroom in London, England, today for Chapter 46 I Like To Chill Out Here & Shoot Some Dinosaurs. Kicking off proceedings was a tag match pitting The Origin Vs The Origin: Banter Edition, Toni Storm took on Dahlia Black in the semi-final of the Women’s…


Impact Wrestling Teams With ITV For World Of Sport Wrestling

The UK Wrestling boom continues to grow with the latest announcement that Impact Wrestling is teaming up with UK television broadcaster ITV to bring back World of Sport Wrestling. The pilot f the show, which aired in the UK on New Year's Eve, was well received, and ITV decided to bring the show back on a semi-regular…


Impact Wrestling Forms Alliance With Mexico’s AAA

Impact Wrestling announced yesterday, via their President Ed Nordholm, that the promotion has formed a working relationship and alliance with Mexican promotion AAA. Nordholm and Jeff Jarrett met with AAA officials yesterday, and the announcement was made during the celebration of Rey de Reyes (translated to King of Kings), an annual tournament held by AAA. https://twitter.com/EdNordholm/status/843647959963254786 https://twitter.com/luchalibreaaa/status/843644058803163136…


PROGRESS Chapter 45 Results (3/19/17): Jimmy Havoc Tries To Kill Everyone!!

PROGRESS Wrestling headed to the North of England this afternoon to the O2 Ritz in Manchester for Chapter 45: Galvanize. The show started with British Strong Style putting their PROGRESS Tag Titles on the line against the South Pacific Power Trip. Elsewhere on the card, El Ligero took on Zack Gibson, Mark Andrews battled Will…



Io Shirai Among Female Talent Taking Part In WWE Tryout

It seems as though the WWE is keen to bolster the Women's Division both in NXT and on the main roster, and there have been a number of names taking part in tryouts this week. Io Shirai is one of the most highly rated stars to have taken part in the tryout at the WWE Performance…


WWE NXT Announces Return To Download Festival

NXT Live will be coming back to the UK later this year. The announcement was made by Triple H. The tour will commence on June 5 in Aberdeen, Scotland and make its way south (via Manchester, Leeds & Brighton) before heading to the Download Festival over the weekend of June 9. Tickets for the shows go…



“Outlaw” Ron Bass Has Passed Away At Age 68

Former NWA star "Outlaw" Ron Bass has passed away at the age of 68. The news was announced by one of his former employers, the WWE. Bass worked through the late 70's and 80's across a number of promotions including NWA, Crockett promotions and Florida Championship Wrestling. His days with FCW saw him feud with Barry…



NXT News: Nakamura Set To Return To TV & Title Match Set

It was announced on yesterday’s NXT that Shinsuke Nakamura would be making his television return next week. Nakamura has not been on television since losing the title to Bobby Roode back at NXT TakeOver: San Antonio. His television return will see him compete against former WWE Cruiserweight Champion TJ Perkins. While this will be the first…


Impact Wrestling Sign New UK TV Deal With Spike

During an unsettling week for Impact Wrestling in respect to some of its top talent leaving the promotion, there is finally some good news coming out which they have just announced. The news relates to a new television deal which they have signed to broadcast Impact Wrestling exclusively on Spike UK. The deal will see…


Bruce Prichard Set To Return To Impact Wrestling

Out with the old and in with the older; that could be Impact Wrestling's motto this week. It is being reported by Pro Wrestling Sheet that Bruce Prichard will be making a return to Impact Wrestling this week. It is rumored that Prichard will resume both a backstage role and also an on-air role. He…


Impact Wrestling News: Alberto, TV Tapings, Jade, & Contract Updates

Impact Wrestling continues to lose talent. As of today, former Knockout's Champion Jade is a free agent. Her contract expired yesterday, and it's being reported that she hasn't re-signed with the company. It's unknown at this time whether she will be at this week's television tapings. It is being reported that while it had previously…


British Strong Style Added To Upcoming ICW Tour; WWE Network Speculation

Scottish promotion ICW has added all three members of British Strong Style (WWE UK Champion Tyler Bate, PROGRESS Champion Pete Dunne, and ICW Champion Trent Seven) to the upcoming Fight Club tour, adding further speculation that the promotion will be soon debuting on the WWE Network. Dave Meltzer has recently reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter…


PROGRESS Chapter 44 Results (2/26/17): Devlin Debut (SPOILERS)

PROGRESS Wrestling returned to the Electric Ballroom in London, England, today for the rather oddly named Chapter 44: Old Man Yells At Cloud. The show featured many well known faces across the PROGRESS roster including Trent Seven, Pete Dunne, Mark Andrews, , and Jimmy Havoc. It also featured the PROGRESS debut of Jordan Devlin. Tyler Bate also…


Impact Wrestling News: Contract Updates For Top Stars

According to the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter there have been some interesting developments in relation to some contracts for some of the promotions top stars. Nick Aldis (better known as Magnus) was offered a contract to return, although at this time he hasn't signed. The former TNA World Champion made his last appearance for the…


NJPW News: Sabre Jr Debut Set & Update On 45th Anniversary Show Card

Following confirmation last week that Zack Sabre Jr. would be imminently joining NJPW, his debut has now been made official and the British star will be in for a very tough first night in the promotion. New Japan has confirmed that Zack Sabre Jr. will face off against current RevPro British Heavyweight Champion Katsuyori Shibata…


WWE Names New Senior VP Global Content Distribution & Business Development

WWE announced that Sal Siino will be taking on the role as the company's new Senior Vice President of Global Content Distribution and Business Development. Siino joins the WWE from WeMash and brings a wealth of media expertise to the promotion. Here is the full press announcement: STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced the appointment…


NJPW News: Top British Star To Join New Japan & Update On Cody’s Future

Dave Meltzer yesterday confirmed that British pro wrestler Zack Sabre Jr. will be heading to New Japan Pro Wrestling very soon. ZSJ will be joining fellow Brit Will Ospreay in NJPW in the coming months according to Meltzer. Sabre Jr. has been one of the most successful British wrestlers in the past few years, making a…


Updated List Of WWE PPV Events, Locations For 2017 & 2018

Sky Sports, the providers of WWE television and pay-per-views in the U.K., have released an updated schedule of WWE PPV events through tWrestleMania 34 in April 2018. This includes some dates which hadn't previously been announced. The updated schedule gives us an insight in to the shows during the summer period and sees Backlash move back…


ROH To Partner With Stardom For Women Of Honor Camp

Ring Of Honor has announced that they will be partnering with the women's wrestling promotion Stardom to put on a female-only tryout camp to seek the next generation of Women of Honor superstars. Stardom has been one of the leading promotions in women’s wrestling since 2011 and is a great partnership for ROH to enable them…



Fighting With My Family Casts Former TNA Champion

It seems as though the "Fighting With My Family" film is coming together, as today the Rock has announced that Thea Trinidad will feature in the film. Twenty six year old indy wrestler Thea Trinidad will be playing a former Divas Champion in the WWE Studios and Seven Bucks Productions film, which will tell the story of…


WWE Live Results (2/17/17) Dallas, TX: The Beast Is On The Road

WWE Live landed in Dallas, TX, for a RAW brand house show. The event featured one of Brock Lesnar's scheduled appearances in the lead up to WrestleMania and saw him compete against the Big Show. Elsewhere on the card Neville defended his WWE Cruiserweight Title against Rich Swann. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson put the…