Aleister Black is one of the most exciting and brutally efficient strikers WWE has ever seen, but his path of destruction started well before he joined NXT in 2017.
The ominous Superstar began laying waste to opponents on the independent circuit in Europe and the United Kingdom, and now you can watch many of Black’s toughest battles from before he was a WWE Superstar in the brand-new Best of Aleister Black in PROGRESS Wrestling collection, just released on the award-winning WWE Network.
The collection, which focuses on Black’s run in the England-based promotion, highlights this week’s batch of independent wrestling shows now available to stream anytime on demand. Check out the full list of what’s new below, and come back every Saturday for more action from PROGRESS, EVOLVE, wXw and ICW.
The Best of Aleister Black in PROGRESS Wrestling
Aleister Black ascends above the independent scene in this collection of his greatest battles in PROGRESS Wrestling. Matches include his epic run in the 2016 Super Strong Style 16 Tournament, showdowns against Dave Mastiff, Eddie Dennis and Chris Hero, and a PROGRESS Wrestling Tag Team Championship defense alongside Michael Dante against The Hunter Brothers.
“The Original Bro” Matt Riddle faces the fast-rising Curt Stallion, Shotzi Blackheart takes on Ashley Vox, and Austin Theory & Arturo Ruas compete in tag team action. Plus, Joe Gacy goes one-on-one with the massive Babatunde, the highflying AR Fox takes on JD Drake, and Johnny Gargano makes a special appearance, returning to the promotion that helped put him on the map.
ICW Fight Club 99
The Kings of Catch battle Chris Renfrew and a mystery partner in the main event. The Fite Network face The Kinky Party & Grado in a Six-Man Tag Team Match, Kay Lee Ray goes toe-to-toe with U.K. legend Lionheart, and Aaron Echo issues an open challenge.
wXw Shotgun #5
A massive Eight-Man Tag Team Match pits Bobby Gunns, Maggot, Abdul & Aytac against Absolute Andy, Leon Van Gasteren, Dirty Dragon & Emil Sitoci. Avalanche demands one more match with Norman Harras, Levaniel welcomes Stephanie Maze and Fast Time Moodo to The Heavenly Castle, and much more.