Lots to get through, so let’s crack straight on…

Our next show in MANCHESTER at our Northern home – the O2 Ritz – is on SUNDAY JUNE 19th (doors 2pm, show 3pm). Tickets for CHAPTER 31: ALL HAIL THE NEW PURITANS go on pre-sale TUESDAY APRIL 19th (so, tomorrow) at 10pm.

As it’s a PRE-SALE, to buy tickets you’ll need to EITHER be an O2 customer, or use our ticketing page on this website with a password. But what’s the password, we hear you cry? Easy. We’ll post it on Twitter and Facebook tomorrow night, as well as emailing it to our mailing list subscribers. So set an alert on your phone and make sure you get your tickets tomorrow.

Speaking of tickets, after night one (May 29th) of the sold out CHAPTER 30: SUPER STRONG STYLE 16 we’ll be doing a live podcast / Q and A with co-owners Jim Smallman and Glen Joseph and a selection of special guests. This was great fun last year, and this year we’re going to do it actually inside the Electric Ballroom. So once the show finishes, go grab something to eat and get back for 9pm to have a laugh, have a drink and socialise with Jim, Glen and your fellow Ultras. Tickets for this are just £6, and you can attend even if you’ve missed out on a SSS16 ticket. Click here to get a ticket for this.

We had the quite surreal and excellent experience this week of WWE.com announcing two matches on a PROGRESS show; the two GLOBAL CRUISERWEIGHT SERIES qualifying matches that we’re hosting for them this coming Sunday at CHAPTER 29: PRACTICALLY PROGRESS IN EVERY WAY. You can see the full eight match show line-up by clicking on the show page here, but the GCS matches announced are ZACK SABRE JUNIOR vs FLASH MORGAN WEBSTER and PETE DUNNE vs JACK GALLAGHER. It’s a great opportunity for all four of those men. Add in two Atlas Tournament matches, the Natural Progression Series III final AND an enormous title match and you’ve got one heck of a show.

If you subscribe to DEMAND PROGRESS – and for about a fiver a month to see ALL of our shows, you probably already do – then you’ll want to know that CHAPTER 28: PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE LET ME GET WHAT I WANT is now up and ready to watch in full. It’s arguably our best Manchester show yet, attracting rave reviews… so set yourself a few hours to one side and enjoy it. Need convincing? Here’s the trailer for the show. WARNING! CONTAINS MILD SPOILERS!

Right then. See you guys in Camden on Sunday! Show day FAQ up later in the week.


Jim, Jon and Glen