-- PWG has made changes to Saturday's Failure to Communicate event. Kenny Omega has been added to the show, teaming with El Generico to face The Young Bucks. Roderick Strong will now face Rich Swann in a singles match. he show is still headlined by Kevin Steen vs. Michael Elgin vs. Ricochet for the PWG Title.
-- Ultimo Dragon has announced the top matches for his 25th Anniversary show taking place November 7th in Tokyo, Japan. The lucha-themed show will include a six-man tag 2/3 falls main event of Ultimo Dragon, Great Sasuke & Rayo de Jalisco vs. Ultimo Guerrero, Black Tiger & Hajime Ohara.
-- The Team 3D Wrestling Academy has announced that recent graduate Raideen O'Connor won his first major title in Japan for the Zero-1 promotion. On October 16th, O'Connor won Zero-1's NWA United National Hvt Title. O'Connor, who is a native of Auckland, New Zealand, relocated to Florida to train at Team 3D before relocating to Japan to work for Zero-1.
-- CZW has shows in Europe the next two weekends. This weekend, CZW will tour the U.K. with two shows in Wolverhampton, U.K. (Friday and Saturday) and a show in St. Neots, U.K. (Sunday). Next weekend, CZW tours Germany with three scheduled shows.
-- ROH has released The Rise of Generation Next DVD set. Here is the official blurb and listing for the DVD..
In May of 2004, at an event dubbed "Generation Next" because of its intent to give a new generation of wrestlers a chance to shine, four men took it upon themselves to crash the party and change the landscape of Ring of Honor. Led by Alex Shelley, the group took the name Generation Next for themselves and thus began the ROH careers of Austin Aries, Roderick Strong, and Jack Evans. Going into battle against foes such as The Briscoes & CM Punk, and even assualting legends like Ricky Steamboat, the quartet initally chose to take their spots but over time, with the addition of Matt Sydal, they earned their stripes with both the ROH faithful and the locker room as well.
GenNext was a unit that launched five men straight into the spotlight, led one man to the ROH World Title, and in this 2-Disc DVD collection, containing 17 matches as well as key moments in their genesis, witness the Rise of Generation Next...
1. Roderick Strong, Austin Aries, & Jack Evans vs. Special K...Generation Next 5/22/04
2. Alex Shelley vs. Hydro (Jay Lethal)...Generation Next 5/22/04
3. Generation Next (Aries, Shelley, Strong, & Evans) vs. The Briscoe Brothers, John Walters, & Jimmy Rave...Generation Next 5/22/04
4. Alex Shelley, Roderick Strong, & Austin Aries vs. Matt Stryker, Jimmy Rave, & John Walters...World Title Classic 6/12/04
5. Roderick Strong & Jack Evans vs. Izzy & Dixie...ROH Reborn Completion 7/17/04
6. Clip of Generation Next attacking CM Punk & Ricky Steamboat...ROH Reborn Completion 7/17/04
7. Austin Aries, Roderick Strong, & Jack Evans vs. John Walters, Matt Stryker, & Jimmy Jacobs w/ Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat...Death Before Dishonor II Night 1 7/23/04
8. Jack Evans & Roderick Strong vs. John Walters & Matt Stryker...Death Before Dishonor II Night 2 7/24/04
9. Austin Aries vs. CM Punk...Glory By Honor III 9/11/04
10. Austin Aries, Alex Shelley & Jack Evans vs. CM Punk, Ace Steel & Jimmy Jacobs with Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat (Six Man Tag Team War)...ROH Gold 10/15/04
11. Austin Aries & Roderick Strong vs. CM Punk & Ace Steel (No DQ Match)...Weekend of Thunder Night 2 11/6/04
12.. Clip of Generation Next turning on Alex Shelley after Roderick Strong & Alex Shelley vs. CM Punk & Steve Corino...Final Battle 2004 12/26/04
13. Clip of Austin Aries winning the ROH World Title...Final Battle 2004 12/26/04
14. Jack Evans vs. Alex Shelley...Third Anniversary Celebration Pt. 3 2/26/05
15. Austin Aries vs. Alex Shelley (ROH World Title Match)...Manhattan Mayhem 5/7/05
16. Highlights of Roderick Strong vs. Alex Shelley...Final Showdown 5/13/05
17. Roderick Strong vs. Alex Shelley...New Frontiers 6/4/05
18. Pre-match Shelley promo and closing minutes of Aries & Strong vs. Shelley & Fast Eddie...The Homecoming 7/23/05
19. Roderick Strong & Austin Aries induct Matt Sydal into Generation Next...Redemption 8/12/05
20. Austin Aries, Roderick Strong & Matt Sydal vs. Jimmy Rave, Alex Shelley & Abyss...Redemption 8/12/05
21. Austin Aries, Roderick Strong & Jack Evans vs. Jimmy Rave, Alex Shelley & Abyss (No DQ Match)...Buffalo Stampede 10/15/05
22. Austin Aries, AJ Styles, Jack Evans & Matt Sydal vs. Jimmy Rave, Alex Shelley, Abyss & Prince Nana...Vendetta 11/5/05
23. Generation Next vs. The Embassy...Steel Cage Warfare 12/3/05
You can order the set here.
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Independent wrestling icons Colt "Boom Boom" Cabana and "Scrap Iron" Adam Pearce have spent the better part of the last two years decimating one another throughout the United States in what many insiders believe is 2012's professional wrestling Feud of the Year, aptly entitled #7LevelsOfHate.
After losing the legendary NWA World's Heavyweight Championship to Cabana on two occasions, Pearce laid it all on the line and issued the ultimate challenge to settle this vendetta: A battle to the bitter end through the ultimate Best-of-Seven series. #7LevelsOfHate features seven unique and equally brutal stipulation matches in seven different cities.
The premise was simple: if Pearce were to win he'd get the validation and retribution he craves. If Cabana were to take the series, Pearce would leave the National Wrestling Alliance FOREVER. Between the chaos of the matches themselves, the hatred and bloodshed, and the epic storytelling in an era where the steak takes a backseat to the sizzle, #7LevelsOfHate has run through six stages of the series to rave reviews by fans and insiders... (Continues on next page)