Thanks in part to the #SpeakingOut movement, PROGRESS Wrestling underwent some major changes with some of their talents being accused of sexual misconduct. Those stars included, David Starr, Travis Banks, Ligero, and referee Mark “Paz” Perry, whom the company cut all ties with.
Jordan Devilin and Scotty Davis were stripped of their Tag-Team titles following the allegations and were also suspended. PROGRESS owner Glen Robinson stepped down, along with Matt Richards. PROGRESS World Champion Paul Robinson was also named in the allegations. He recently appeared at the “Chapter 104” event, which aired on the WWE Network this past weekend. Robinson never actually appeared on camera but did work behind the scenes and contributed to the show.
Having said that, PROGRESS did release a statement regarding Robinson working with them as an agent at shows (or “Chapters”) 104-108.
Here is the official statement:
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 publicly.
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