Wrestling legend and veteran Douglas Williams has retired after 27 years. The former TNA X-Division Champion took on NXT’s Trent Seven at Progress Wrestling’s Hello Wembley event, defending the Progress Atlas Championship.
Seven would go on to defeat Williams, capturing his first singles title in Progress at this date. The Atlas Championship is specifically for competitors over 205 lbs, the Cruiserweight limit.
Williams is probably best known for his runs in TNA and Ring of Honor, where he faced the likes of Christopher Daniels, CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Chris Saban, Samoa Joe, and Chris Hero.
The Ambassador of British Wrestling held the Progress Atlas Championship for 132 days, defeating Joseph Conners, Rampage Brown, and Rob Lynch at Progress Chapter 69: Be Here Now. After his win, Williams stated that he would retire the day he lost the belt.
— WrestleZone on Mandatory (@WRESTLEZONEcom) September 30, 2018
After four months, Williams finally retired, dropping the championship to former NXT Tag Team Champion Trent Seven in a historic and emotional bout.