Progress can't seem to catch a break this weekend, and Pete Dunne's head getting busted open was just the beginning of it.
At Progress: New York City yesterday (Aug. 12), the tag title match between reigning champions British Strong Style (Trent Seven & Tyler Bate) and best-tag-team-in-the-world-level challengers the South Pacific Power Trip (TK Cooper & Travis Banks) quickly turned to tragedy when Cooper, attempting a corkscrew moonsault to the outside, dislocated his ankle.
The match was immediately called off and TK was taken to the back and to the hospital while Progress ran a non-title handicap match between the remaining three men to save the day as best they could.
The injury required surgery, and Progress co-owner Glen Joseph kept us posted with running updates:
Hour number 3 in an ER room somewhere in Queens. @PureTKC's foot is on straight again.— Glen Joseph (@Glen_Joseph) August 13, 2017
This is, indeed, progress. pic.twitter.com/FOi6kPETJp
Ain't out the woods yet as to surgery etc but @PureTKC definitely appreciates the outpouring of support. Tough kid. An idiot, but tough. ❤️ https://t.co/iToR8GcsZQ— Glen Joseph (@Glen_Joseph) August 13, 2017
Additionally, the other half of the South Pacific Power Couple let us know that Cooper's injury is more serious than the similar ankle injury she suffered earlier this year, and he'll be requiring a full cast.
Unfortunately his is worse off than mine was so he needs a full cast x https://t.co/1NyBAXUNJs— Dahlia Black (@blahliadack) August 13, 2017
It’s too early to get any sort of estimated recovery time, but fortunately, TK himself is upbeat about the situation:
Yo New York, I'm hella sorry! I owe you guys big time. Lemme just sort this ankle and I'll be back in a bit.— TK Cooper ▲ (@PureTKC) August 13, 2017
I'll still be at the Boston show tonight though. So if you wanna come rub my back at the new SPPC Pity Booth. By all means.— TK Cooper ▲ (@PureTKC) August 13, 2017
To end all this on the happiest note possible, let's take a look at the card announced this afternoon for today's Progress: Boston, shall we?
- Jeff Cobb vs. Mark Andrews
- Dakota Kai vs. Deonna Purrazzo vs. Jinny
- Jack Gallagher vs. Travis Banks
- Martin Stone vs. Matt Riddle
- Jimmy Havoc vs. Zack Gibson
- British Strong Style (Trent Seven & Tyler Bate) (c) vs. Ringkampf (Timothy Thatcher & WALTER) (Progress Tag Team Championship)
Nice to see WWE Superstars Gallagher and Kai sticking around for the second show, eh? And that Stone/Riddle match, they had a belter at Style Battle in June, I can only imagine how it'll be in front of a red-hot Progress crowd!
There you have it, folks
We here at Cageside Seats wish TK the speediest of recoveries and will do our utmost to keep it 100 in his absence.