PROGRESS has announced the World Championship match for their upcoming Chapter 84 event. Chapter 84 will be taking place on Sunday February 24th from the Electric Ballroom in Camden, London.
NXT UK Superstar WALTER will be facing Chris Ridgeway. WALTER is the PROGRESS World Champion and one of the hottest stars in the European scene right now. After his shock appearance on NXT UK’s Takeover event the questions have been asked as to when WALTER may end his independent bookings. PROGRESS are aligned with WWE, that is now confirmed. The co-owners of PROGRESS are all working alongside NXT UK if not actually running the promotion.
Chris Ridgeway is a hard hitting, very credible competitor. This would be an ideal opportunity for PROGRESS to have WALTER drop the title and move full time into NXT UK. Whilst the contract information for NXT UK Superstars has been convoluted WALTER must be considered a top tier talent. Top tier Superstars are apparently going to be exclusive to the WWE brand, although WALTER is also confirmed for the wXw 16 Carat Gold tournament. With WALTER’s ties to European wrestling he may well have signed a special deal with independent dates included. This however is speculation and we cannot confirm at the time of writing.
— PROGRESS Wrestling (@ThisIs_Progress) January 30, 2019