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Sad.

Now, I know Jim doesn't have a spotless record but a PROGRESS show without Jim doing the opening promo (long winded as they may be from time to time), doing the ring announcing, interacting with other stars on the roster honestly doesn't feel like a PROGRESS show. But best of luck to him in NXT UK.

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Seems like the wheels are coming off the British scene a bit. Defiant have just closed shop, I have to wonder how long PROGRESS would last without Smallman as while he turned out to be a bit of a knob and a sell out, he basically IS PROGRESS. Lots of British promotions are being turned into WWE feeder machines (even if NXT UK is awful). It seems like that British boom period from about three or four years ago has just died on its arse with no real clear reason.
The reason is very clear it's all down to WWE.
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Seems like the wheels are coming off the British scene a bit. Defiant have just closed shop, I have to wonder how long PROGRESS would last without Smallman as while he turned out to be a bit of a knob and a sell out, he basically IS PROGRESS. Lots of British promotions are being turned into WWE feeder machines (even if NXT UK is awful). It seems like that British boom period from about three or four years ago has just died on its arse with no real clear reason.
Well it's clear to see that most of the better men and women's talent have either been signed up by WWE, NJPW, Stardom, AEW and whoever else. You can't really paint them as the bad guys as talent happily signed on with these companies. It was always going to lead to a few indies in the UK taking a hard hit, as they couldn't promise talent would be at their shows if NXT end up pulling talent from shows.

That three of the bigger companies from UK and Irish scene are in bed with WWE and NJPW to a certain extent. ICW, OTT and Progress. As much as Pete Dunne likes to say it's "A Good thing for the UK Indie scene" but it has led to a downturn on the scene and has turned fans away.

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Yeah I suppose you are right. A lot of the upstart promotions and talent they nurtured got big enough to get noticed and then they just got absorbed by the big boys and disappear. The circle of life I suppose. A bit of a shame as I am English myself and it would have been nice to see the UK keep growing but I guess it wasn't to be. Japan and America have their dominance over this form of entertainment that I guess is unshakeable.


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Well, fuck you Triple H.



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But Progress told me that WWE just want to help the UK scene
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Seems like the wheels are coming off the British scene a bit. Defiant have just closed shop, I have to wonder how long PROGRESS would last without Smallman as while he turned out to be a bit of a knob and a sell out, he basically IS PROGRESS. Lots of British promotions are being turned into WWE feeder machines (even if NXT UK is awful). It seems like that British boom period from about three or four years ago has just died on its arse with no real clear reason.
It hasn't died, it's plateu'd. There is still a market out there, with people looking at a more localised promotion.

Only Progress and ICW are feeders aren't they?
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It hasn't died, it's plateu'd. There is still a market out there, with people looking at a more localised promotion.

Only Progress and ICW are feeders aren't they?
The other big one is WXW which I guess is more EuroWres but that promotion utilised a lot of European talent that was important and made a big part of the UK scene and is now also gated off in WWE.


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