It has been rumored that two of the UK’s biggest independent promotions (PROGRESS and Insane Championship Wrestling) would be heading to the WWE Network for at least the past six months…well it now looks as though that the two companies could finally be heading to the Network.
The Wrestling Observer claimed that the “the idea of ICW and Progress from the U.K. going to the WWE Network is back on, at least this week. But this is close enough that we’ve been told the announcement, if it happens, would be coming right around the time or at the Royal Albert Hall shows.”
The working relationship between the two companies and WWE has been well publicised but never officially revealed. NXT star Kassius Ohno has appeared for both ICW and PROGRESS over the past year and many PROGRESS competitors have been heavily featured on WWE’s United Kingdom shows, NXT and 205 Live.
Both companies currently run On Demand services and the status of these following a Network merger has not yet been revealed, it is also not yet clear if these deals would be parted of a ‘tiered’ WWE Network at $15 per month.