PROGRESS returned to action this past Saturday, February 20, with PROGRESS Chapter 104.
It was the first PROGRESS event since February 23, 2020 due to the pandemic and Speaking Out movement. Though PROGRESS had taken various steps to clean up the company, there was still some controversy coming out of the event.
Paul Robinson, the reigning PROGRESS Proteus Championship, was named as part of the Speaking Out movement and worked the event on Saturday. PROGRESS avoided questions regarding the status of Robinson during the weekend, but issued the following statement on Monday:
It was always our intent to name talent competing on each card, so that those who wish to watch can make a judgement for themselves. When a talent is working in a non-performing capacity, we require their permission to name them publically.
Paul Robinson has agreed that we can state that he was working as an agent on Chapter 104-108. Paul Robinson would have been an in ring competitor on this card, which changed only with conflicts of availability, and would have meant him being announced in the originally planned card.
To reiterate our statement from 20th February, all talent were aware who would be working backstage on the show, and no issues were raised. We are happy that everyone working on that show has passed all of our vetting procedures.
We ask if anyone has information about any of our talent or crew please get in contact via [email protected] and we will act on the information accordingly.
Thank you for all those who watched Chapter 104, we are looking forward to Chapter 105 this weekend.
All The Best
PROGRESS is set to hold its Chapter 105 event on Saturday, February 27 on WWE Network. Robinson worked as an agent for the event, according to the statement.
You can find results from Chapter 104 by clicking here.