PROGRESS has announced a major change to their upcoming PROGRESS: Orlando show that takes place this Friday as part of the WWN Live events over Wrestlemania weekend.
PROGRESS co-owner Glen Joseph announced via the company’s Facebook account that WWE UK Champion Tyler Bate would be defending his title against ‘White Lightning’ Mark Andrews.
Andrews faced PROGRESS Champion Pete Dunne at this past Sunday’s Chapter event and lost the bout, due in part to Dunne’s stablemates Tyler Bate & Trent Seven interfering and as such NXT General Manager William Regal decreed that the WWE UK Title be put on the line.
While this may not be the first time that a WWE Title has been defended outside of the company it may well be the very first time that a WWE Title has been defended on a non-WWE iPPV stream. Can you think of any others? Let us know in the comments below.
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