I just watched Chapter 94: Cheer Up Juice
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.
I thought it would be weird as well, but I really enjoyed Eddie Dennis intro and segments. He carried the show really well.
In fact I enjoyed the entire show because it didn't feel like the usual NXT UK lite. I know Banks and Grizzled Vets were there but it had a rebuild/new feel. Thanks to Paul Robinson his fantastic promo made it feel like Progress again.
Travis Banks vs Rickey Shane Page
Do Not Resuscitate vs The NIC
Jody Threat vs Dani Luna vs Gisele Shaw vs YUU
Paul Robinson vs Lucky Kid
CCK vs South Pacific Power Trip
Shigehiro Irie vs The O.J.M.O.
Aussie Open (c) vs Grizzled Young Veterans - Tag Team Titles Match
Jim not being there is something Progress fans are going to have to get used to after Chapter 100. I look forward to it!