PROGRESS Wrestling progresses once more with the creation of one of the most unique titles in wrestling.
On their twitter, PROGRESS co-owner Jim Smallman announced that due to WALTER unifying the PROGRESS World and Atlas Titles, that they will be retiring the Atlas belt and replacing it with the new PROGRESS Proteus Championship.
This title is arguably one of the most unique in wrestling, as the titleholder will be able to set the stipulation that their championship matches will have from then on. Smallman said in the video that it could turn into “a hardcore title, a hybrid rules title or even a dance-off title”.
The first champion will be crowned on September 15th at Alexandra Palace in London, at PROGRESS’ biggest show of the year ‘Chapter 95: Still Chasing’. The winner will be decided in PROGRESS’ first-ever Rumble match.
The Atlas title, which was for wrestlers over 205 pounds only, was first won by Rampage Brown in Brixton Academy at Chapter 36, beating Joe Coffey in a tournament final. Previous champions have been Matt Riddle, Trent Seven and Doug Williams before WALTER’s title unification over Super Strong Style 16 weekend earlier this year.