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PROGRESS Super Strong Style 16 2018 Results: Matches Made For Wembley and a New SSS Winner Crowned

Check out our round-up of the last three days of the biggest tournament in European wrestling, PROGRESS Wrestling’s Super Strong Style 16 2018.

Four thousand fans over three days inside of the historic Alexandra Palace bared witness to the best technical wrestler in the world continuing his hottest year to date and two monumental matches potentially made for Wembley Stadium.

Zack Sabre Jr won the 2018 Super Strong Style 16 tournament, beating NXT’s Kassius Ohno via pinning combination and secured his spot in the main event at the biggest British wrestling show in history with two simple words; ‘Wembley, innit’.

Zack Sabre Jr’s path to victory also included a pinfall victory over Keith Lee in the semi final, a quarter final submission victory over David Starr and a first round win, also via submission against Chuck Mambo. Ohno had a more interesting route, as following his shock first round win over Chris Brookes he lost to Tyler Bate in the quarter finals. However, Bate injured his shoulder in the contest and was forced to withdraw and Ohno got himself back in, winning a Wasteman Challenge scramble against Roy Johnson, Chuck Mambo, Chris Brookes, Jordan Devlin, Angelico & David Starr. He then earned his spot in the final by beating Zack Gibson in the semis.

The two biggest stories however were not even in the tournament. We finally got our confrontation between Mark Andrews and Eddie Dennis. After months of abuse, Andrews finally had enough after not only did Dennis cost him his spot in the tournament against Angelico, but Dennis attacked a friend of Mark’s at the Junior gig on Sunday night. On Day three, Andrews called Dennis out to the ring and said that he will fight him…once he is physically fit and demands that he does not appear at any PROGRESS show until them. Dennis accepted this proposal but only is he can pick where and when.

The shock of the weekend came following a death match between Joey Janela and Jimmy Havoc, in which Janela won following a brainbuster on some thumbtacks. Havoc hurled a torrent of rage of PROGRESS owner Jim Smallman, saying that no one cares about him and he’s been forgotten about. then, Will Ospreay appeared with an axe and accussed Jimmy Havoc of becoming weak and soft. The challenge was then made for the biggest fued in PROGRESS will have his biggest conclusion at the biggest show, on September 30th and Wembley Arena.

WxW owner Christian Jakobi also made an appearance to make a challenge to WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne to face Ilja Dragunov in the near future, to see who the best wrestler in Europe is.

In championship action, Travis Banks survived with his PROGRESS World Championship as he got himself intentionally counted out against Atlas Champion WALTER. The following day, following WALTER’s demolition of TK Cooper; Travis Banks says as long as WALTER is Atlas Champion, he will never get a shot again at the World Title. WALTER then shockingly gave his belt to Jim and ran after Banks, signalling he has eyes on a bigger prize.

PROGRESS Womens Champion Toni Storm also held on to her title, beating Charlie Morgan with a piledriver. This also means Charlie Morgan is banned from Chapter 69 when Storm defends her belt against Jinny.

In other non-tournament action, Day Two saw Jordan Devlin defeated TK Cooper & Chuck Mambo, Jimmy Havoc, Mark Haskins & “Flash” Morgan Webster bested Mark Andrews, Chris Brookes & Joey Janela and Millie McKenzie, Sierra Loxton & Laura Di Matteo def. The House Of Couture (Jinny, Nina Samuels & Chakara). Day three’s other non-tournament match saw Mark Haskins & “Flash” Morgan Webster def. Connor Mills & Maverick Mayhew.

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