PROGRESS Wrestling have now officially announced that Jack Sexsmith will be challenging Travis Banks for the PROGRESS World Championship at Chapter 69 – ‘Be Here Now.’
The ‘Pansexual Phenomenon’ earned this opportunity way back at Chapter 59 in an 8-man contender match, he announced shortly after that he would be taking his Championship bout at Chapter 69 in front of PROGRESS’ biggest ever crowd outside of London. Sexsmith has been an inspirational figure for the UK scene and has become an almost ‘accidental’ champion of the LGBTQIA community, he heads into this bout as a huge fan favourite and will have the full backing of the PROGRESS fans to win his first World Championship.
Travis Banks enters the bout having gone undefeated since the ‘Chase The Sun’ event wherein he defeated Pete Dunne to become the PROGRESS World Champion. Banks has been receiving a fairly mixed reaction from the PROGRESS crowds lately, his winning defence against Matt Riddle seemed to solidify the fans turning against the ‘Kiwi Buzzsaw’ leading him to adopt Roman Reigns-esque mannerisms to ‘troll’ the PROGRESS faithful. The bout against Sexsmith became official after Banks defeated former ATLAS Champion WALTER at the Super Strong Style 16 event this past weekend.
#Chapter69: CONFIRMED – @TheJackSexsmith challenges @Travis_BanksPW for the World Title when we hit @VicWarehouse #Manchester on 20th May! Tickets: https://t.co/oyyCYEM8Mt #ThisIsProgress #BeHereNow pic.twitter.com/bJ1FHohpKI
— PROGRESS Wrestling (@ThisIs_Progress) May 8, 2018