Jimmy Havoc Reflects On His 609-Day Reign As PROGRESS World Champion, And Discusses His Match At 'Hello Wembley'

Jimmy Havoc is ready for chaos.

The 5'10 hardcore warrior Jimmy Havoc is ready to put on his best performance yet as he will compete at the biggest independent wrestling show in the U.K. in thirty years come September 30th at PROGRESS Wrestling's 'Hello Wembley' event at the 'SSE Arena'. Havoc will be in a NO-DQ match with former RPW Undisputed British Tag Team Champion Paul Robinson.

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To promote 'Hello Wembley', Jimmy Havoc spoke with SPORTbible and during their conversation Jimmy discussed having to face Paul Robinson who is a former kick-boxer that does not hold back when delivering strikes.

"It's going to be a good match but Paul is a former European kickboxing champion and he kicks really hard. I'm looking forward to it, I quite like getting hurt as it weird as it sounds." Havoc said. "The history of the match is there, people will be into it. Being a no DQ match, that's what I'm good. It's going to be messy."

The main event of 'Hello Wembley' will feature Tyler Bate challenging WALTER for the PROGRESS World Championship. Jimmy Havoc knows something about being world champion as he is the longest reigning PROGRESS World Champion in the promotion's history with a reign that stands tall at 609 days. Havoc reflected on his run as the top dog in PROGRESS and stated that he was not a fan of the constant pressure that was on him.

"I look back at my time as champion and I'm very proud of everything I did but at the time the fu****g pressure that was on me, I hated every second of it." He revealed. "I got so nervous before matches because the fans are so hot and because we love performing there so much there's a lot of pressure. So when I was on last after all these awesome matches I was always thinking, 'This is going to be s**t, I don't know what I'm going to do' and I always used to feel sick before my matches. I hated every single match I had, I felt like I wasn't good enough. Then watching back afterwards I used to think, 'Well that was okay, I did the best I could do.' I might not be the most athletic person or the smoothest technical wrestler but I think I'm good at telling stories." Havoc added, "I'm very proud of what I did. Obviously I'd like to be champion again because it's cool, isn't it. As long as I can have a storyline I think that's what I'm more interested in, doing matches that people care about. There's people that are a lot better than me at wrestling and deserve the title more than I do so as long as I can carry on telling stories."

 

To read the full interview with Jimmy Havoc, click here. Once 'Hello Wembley' concludes next Sunday, Fightful will have results and news from the event posted here on the site. 

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