Chapter 103 - Show Preview

The full card for Chapter 103: Beer Snake City is this Sunday, it's another incredibly stacked show and we can't wait for you to find out what we've got in store! 

Firstly, though - tickets for this show will be available until 2pm on Sunday (subject to availability of course). There will be no cash door sales.
Final tickets HERE or on the Dice app

Cara Noir (c) vs Mark Andrews - World Title Match
Cara Noir came through his first title defence in Cardiff in a barnstorming main event with Chris Brookes, but not without a few battle scars (see here). On that same show, Mark Andrews overcame Ilja Dragunov in a 'fair fight' (spoiler: it wasn't) after which Eddie Dennis grabbed a mic and made the case that Andrews should be next in line for the World Title.

Cara Noir isn't really the talkative type, but Andrews certainly is. Earlier this week the Welshman sent us a video in which he claimed that "everyone hides behind a mask these days" and that he'll be bringing the World Title back into the FSU fold this weekend. 

Paul Robinson (c) vs Kyle Fletcher - Proteus Title Match
Paul Robinson is the inaugural Proteus champion, a title which allows the champion to set his or her own rules for title defences when they win the title; those rules are then set for the duration of their title reign. Having overcome 29 other people in PROGRESS's first ever Rumble match at Chapter 95 to win the title, Robinson chose to make his opponents "knock me out or tap me out" to defeat him (ie, knockout or submission only). Since then, Robbo has overcome Travis Banks, William Eaver, Chris Ridgeway, Timothy Thatcher, A-Kid and most recently Danny Jones to retain the belt.
The only person with any kind of pinfall on Robinson since he became Proteus champion is... Kyle Fletcher. Fletcher eliminated Robinson in the four-way match for the vacant World Title at Chapter 101. This clearly irks Robinson, which led to the champion calling Fletcher out immediately after Chapter 102.

Jordan Devlin and Scotty Davis (c) vs The WorkHorsemen - Tag Team Titles Match
Devlin and Davis have successfully burned through every challenger in their path since winning the tag titles in September. The NXT Cruiserweight Champion and his protege make a formidable team, as the Anti Fun Police found out in Cardiff a few weeks ago.
The WorkHorsemen - JD Drake and Anthony Henry - may not be too familiar to British audiences, but they are one of the most decorated and cohesive tag teams from the US indie scene. Former Evolve tag champs, Henry is noted for his submission and MMA-influenced style; the 'blue collar brawler' Drake recently made his in-ring NXT debut. 
On paper Devlin and Davis will be favourites to retain, but would be foolish to write off their opponents - the WorkHorsemen held the Freelance tag titles for well over a year and have a habit of winning tag titles the very first time that they step foot in a new promotion...

Jinny and Toni Storm vs Medusa Complex 
Last weekend the Medusa Complex (Charli Evans and Millie McKenzie) released an epic mission statement video:

Having jumped Women's Champion Jinny at Chapter 101, and then repeatedly called out both Jinny and Toni Storm as long-time pillars of the PROGRESS Women's Division, Jinny has called in some backup in the shape of her long-time rival to fight their common enemy. This match has the potential to steal the show on Sunday with plenty of bad blood between the sides!

Anti Fun Police and WALTER vs More Than Hype 
Originally announced as AFP and Travis Banks, Banks unfortunately had to cancel his appearance due to an ongoing injury situation. We cast around for a suitable replacement - and the reigning NXT UK Champion threw his hat in the ring. WALTER has repeatedly said that Los Federales Santos Jr is his favourite wrestler, and the opportunity to tag with him and the Chief was too good to turn down. He may also feel some obligation after his then-Ringkampf-stablemate Timothy Thatcher murdered Santos dead in Frankfurt 18 months ago (watch PROGRESS: Frankfurt to see what happened after that - spoiler, he survived).
More Than Hype have a mixed record in PROGRESS - picking up a win in Newcastle on their debut, but falling to various members of Do Not Resuscitate the following day; all three of them failed to pick up a victory at Chapter 101 so will be hoping that they have strength in numbers when they compete as a trio this Sunday. 

Malik vs Ilja Dragunov
Malik makes his first appearance since the NPS6 event in September, with plenty of vocal online support for the Heavy Hitter (and, of course, an endorsement from current Proteus champion Paul Robinson). What better way to make an impression than by toppling Ilja Dragunov? The Russian fell to Mark Andrews in Cardiff (courtesy of an exposed turnbuckle) and will be looking to make his way back towards the World Title picture; Malik will want to further his own case to become a PROGRESS regular at Dragunov's expense. 

Gisele Shaw vs Chakara 
With Jinny occupied dealing with Medusa Complex, space opens up for would-be challengers to the title to plant their flag.
Chakara returns for her first appearance since August 2019 where she competed in the title tournament; Gisele Shaw came out on the wrong end of a triple threat title match defeat in Cardiff but crucially wasn't pinned for the loss. 
Whoever comes out on top here will feel that they have a strong case for a title match in the future. 

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