-- 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
5. Roderick Strong & Jack Evans vs. Izzy & Dixie...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
14. Jack Evans vs. Alex Shelley...Third Anniversary Celebration Pt. 3 2/26/05
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
23. Generation Next vs. The Embassy...Steel Cage Warfare 12/3/05
You can order the set here.
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