Will Ospreay vs Paul Robinson – PROGRESS Chapter 22: Trust, Encouragement, Reward, Loyalty, Satisfaction

Will Ospreay (c) vs Paul Robinson

PROGRESS Championship


Electric Ballroom, Camden, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

Kind of messy, but solid promo package during the intermission. Another one before the main event, which I don’t much like due to A.) Ospreay’s poor promo skills, and B.) AC/DC. Starts off hot and heavy, lots of kicks and strikes, very much a yarding open. Ospreay takes a lot of big dumb bumps. Robinson is real gross, doing stuff like licking his fingers after doing a fish hook, and dripping drool over the champ, and shows good frustration after not being able to get a pin. Good spot where Robinson hits the Acid Rainmaker for two and can’t believe Havoc’s move couldn’t put Ospreay away. Not a bad match, but just a big yarding spotfest, with little rhyme or reason to things outside of a few choice moments from Robinson. Finish comes out of nowhere, and feels like nothing, having Ospreay roll up this rival and former friend. It does, however, continue this story of Robinson being frustrated with himself and not being able to quite get to that next level, and there’s a good shot of him in the corner after the match. Enjoyable all in all, but empty calories. Still, some real gross spots and good highflying. Worth watching if you’re into this sort of thing.


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