After an eventful weekend in which several prominent names departed PROGRESS, Michael Oku, also known as The OJMO, took to Twitter to hint at an announcement regarding the promotion. “When it comes to PROGRESS, huge change is needed and huge change has begun,” wrote Oku. He states that Glen Robinson and Matt Richards are “stepping away,” and that Vicky Haskins, LUCE., and James Amner are involved. Robinson is one of the owners of PROGRESS; he is also the company’s main commentator, and he works as an executive producer for the company, too. Richards, who worked both as an announcer and as member of the creative team, said his departure is a result of the scandal.
When it comes to PROGRESS, huge change is needed and huge change has begun:
More on this tomorrow
– Michael Oku
— PROGRESS Wrestling (@ThisIs_Progress) June 21, 2020
This morning I made the decision to step down from both my roles in creative & as ring announcer at PROGRESS Wrestling
Quite openly & honestly, I've fallen out of love with wrestling
— Matt Richards (@mrichardshost) June 20, 2020
In an earlier statement, PROGRESS announced that it is taking allegations against several members of the roster, who have been accused during the #SpeakingOut movement, quite seriously:
“David Starr – will no longer be working for PROGRESS
Marc ‘Paz’ Parry – will no longer be working for PROGRESS
Travis Banks – will be suspended indefinitely
Jordan Devlin – will be suspended indefinitely // the tag titles have been vacated
Scotty Davis – will be suspended indefinitely // the tag titles have been vacated”
Additionally, Trent Seven isn’t working at the promotion anymore. Wrestlezone will provide more details as they become available.