In the wake of the #SpeakingOut movement that is currently sweeping through British wrestling, a number of prominent promotions have already announced changes to their talent rosters, management or both.
Arguably the biggest independent wrestling company in the UK, Progress Wrestling, has this morning confirmed a major management reshuffle with founders Glen Robinson and Jon Briley stepping back along with Matt Richards.
The release reads as follows:
When it comes to PROGRESS, huge change is needed, and huge change has begun.
Therefore, we would like to introduce the new management team:
James Amner possesses a wealth of experience in artist and event management, in both sports and music. He has been involved in wrestling for over five years and has previously been responsible for PROGRESS events internationally. He will now be overseeing PROGRESS and all of its activities.
Vicky Haskins, whose 16-year career in wrestling includes working in PR, with media, as an interviewer, valet/manager, in merchandising, ring announcing and as backstage liaison, will be joining the new management team.
Michael Oku, one of the brightest future stars, both in and out of the ring, is part of the new team to make sure that a platform to perform is there for all talent.
Lucy Cave will be assisting with this new set up.
Our media team and event production team remain the same.
Glen Robinson and Matt Richards will be stepping away from PROGRESS.
Jon Briley is dealing with a major health issue and, as a result, will also be stepping back.
These changes mark a huge departure in the management structure of Progress Wrestling. Until the departure of Jim Smallman last year, the company had been run by the same team since its formation in 2011.
You can read the full release at this link.