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[WWE News] El Generico Signs with Company

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For the past few months, rumors have floated around that indie star El Generico was on his way to the WWE. Well it appears that these rumors are indeed true. As first reported by PWPonderings, “The Generic Luchador” is making his way to Stamford, CT. According to PWInsider, who confirmed the story with their sources, one of the reasons the WWE is so interested in Generico is because of his ability to speak many different languages; it is believed that this could help the wrestling juggernaut in international markets. Also he’s insanely popular on the indie scene and damn good in the ring, but that’s a moot point apparently. No word on if the Generico gimmick is going with the man, but here’s hoping. Having a crowd of 20,000 singing along to “Ole!” would be amazing on so many levels.

Generico’s last big indy date was at last month’s Final Battle where he came up short in his bid to defeat ROH World Champion Kevin Steen. While initially pulled from PWG’s upcoming “DDT” tag tournament, it appears that he will be there in some form or another and it may be his last indie date for quite some time.

While not surprising news, this is definitely big time stuff. Indie fans already know how great Generico is, and the potential is there to make a big splash in the WWE. But, as always, we’ll have to wait and see.

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[iPPV Results] ROH Final Battle 2012: Doomsday

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The final ROH iPPV of 2012 has come and gone. Click “read more” for full results of the show in all their bare bones glory, courtesy of Chris Shore‘s live (and actually detailed) coverage at ProWrestling.net.

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[ROH News] ‘Final Battle 2012’ Lineup for This Weekend

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This Sunday, hours before WWE puts on their own PPV, Ring of Honor presents their final iPPV of the year Final Battle live from the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, NY. Here is the 9-match lineup for the event.

  • Main Event [Ladder War IV]: Kevin Steen (c) Vs. El Generico for the ROH World Title 
  • Adam Cole (c) Vs. Matt Hardy for the ROH Television Title
  • S.C.U.M. (c) Vs. The Briscoes Vs. Caprice Coleman/Cedric Alexander for the ROH World Tag Team Titles
  • Grudge Match: Michael Elgin Vs. Roderick Strong
  • Wolves Reunite: The American Wolves Vs. Kyle O’Reilly/Bobby Fish
  • Lynn’s Last ROH Stand: Jerry Lynn Vs. Mike Bennett (w/ Maria Kanellis and “Brutal” Bob Evans)
  • NYC Street Fight: Rhett Titus/BJ Whitmer Vs. Wrestling’s Greatest Tag Team
  • Jay Lethal Vs. Rhino
  • Prince Nana Vs. RD Evans (w/ QT Marshall)

ROH Final Battle 2012 takes place on December 16th at 2pm/1pm Central. You can order the iPPV at ROHWrestling.com.

[iPPV Results] EVOLVE 18

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The Dragon Gate USA sister promotion EVOLVE held their final iPPV of 2012 yesterday live from Voorhees, New Jersey. Here are the results of the event, courtesy of my overlords at Pro Wrestling Ponderings (click the link to see their analysis of the event).

  1. [Freestyle Qualifier Match #1]: AR Fox pinned Tony Nese.
  2. [Freestyle Qualifier Match #2]: Masada pinned Papadon.
  3. [Freestyle Qualifier Match #3]: Rich Swann pinned Jigsaw.
  4. [Freestyle Qualifier Match #4]: Jon Davis pinned Chuck Taylor.
  5. El Generico/Samuray Del Sol defeated Super Smash Brothers (Player Uno/Player Dos).
  6. [4-Way Freestyle Match]: Rich Swann defeated AR Fox, Masada, and Jon Davis.
  7. Johnny Gargano (c) defeated Sami Callihan by KO to retain the DGUSA Open the Freedom Gate Championship.

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EVOLVE 18 will be available for On-Demand purchasing over at WWNLive sometime soon.

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[ROH News] Steen/Generico Ladder War IV to Headline ‘Final Battle 2012’

I was going to wait for the show to actually air, but since ROH just spoiled it via press release (and a post on their official site) I guess I’ll just suck it up and post it now. During the final TV tapings of 2012 last week, new ROH matchmaker Nigel McGuinness announced the main event for the company’s final iPPV of the year Final Battle. The main event will pit Kevin Steen against his former partner turned hated rival El Generico for the ROH World Heavyweight Title…in a “Ladder War”. This is the sort of match that both men are very familiar in, having battled in 75% of them back when they were tag team partners, and adding this stipulation to their match at Final Battleis insanely poetic. Those paying attention to ROH are undoubtedly not surprised at Generico making his return to ROH to face his former partner as their last iPPV, Glory by Honor XI,ended with Steen ominously being delivered a Generico mask. Generico’s last match for ROH happened back at Showdown in the Sun earlier this year, a losing effort against Steen in a Last Man Standing match.

Speaking as merely a casual ROH fan (yes they exist), the Steen/Generico main event just sold me on getting the iPPV. I love both men’s work and their blood feud is one of the few standout storylines the company has had in the past few years. This is going to be a bloodbath and I can’t f*cking wait.

Final Battle 2012 comes at you live from the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on December 16, 2012. Purchase your tickets here.

[Indy Wrestling News] PWG Announces ‘Failure to Communicate’ Lineup for October 27th

The California-based Pro Wrestling Guerrilla has announced the lineup for its Battle of Los Angeles follow-up event Failure to Communicate. The matches are as follows:

  • Kevin Steen (c) Vs. Michael Elgin Vs. Ricochet for the PWG Heavyweight Title
  • Eddie Edwards/Roderick Strong Vs. The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson/Nick Jackson)
  • Grudge Match: Willie Mack Vs. Brian Cage
  • Davey Richards Vs. Sami Callihan
  • El Generico Vs. Rich Swann
  • The RockNES Monsters (Johnny Goodtime/Johnny Yuma) Vs. B-Boy/Famous B
  • Ryan Taylor Vs. Joey Ryan

Failure to Communicate will take place at the American Legion Post #308 in Resada, California on October 27, 2012. Tickets for the event go on sale on September 20th for those in the area.

[Event Results] PWG Battle of Los Angeles 2012 (Night 2)

Night 2 of PWG’s annual Battle of Los Angeles tournament has concluded and here are the results courtesy of PWG’s Twitter feed.

  • [BOLA Quarterfinals] Sami Callihan defeated TJ Perkins
  • [BOLA Quarterfinals] Adam Cole defeated Eddie Edwards
  • [BOLA Quarterfinals] Michael Elgin defeated Brian Cage
  • [BOLA Quarterfinals] Ricochet defeated Roderick Strong
  • Willie Mack/Drake Younger/B-Boy defeated Team Sleeze (Joey Ryan/Davey Richards/Kyle O’Reilly)
  • [BOLA Semi-Finals] Adam Cole defeated Sami Callihan
  • [BOLA Semi-Finals] Michael Elgin defeated Ricochet
  • Rick Knox/Kevin Steen/El Generico defeated Brian Cage and The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson/Nick Jackson)
  • [BOLA Finals] Adam Cole defeated Michael Elgin

So it’s official: Adam Cole is the 2012 Battle of Los Angeles winner. He’s having quite a year on the independent circuit. I will be monitoring the PWG website from here on out to make sure I grab a DVD of this event; every single match sounds worthy of watching. And congrats to Cole for winning!

For more information on PWG (Pro Wrestling Guerrilla), visit their official website.

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[Event Results] PWG Battle of Los Angeles 2012 (Night 1)

Night 1 of PWG’s annual Battle of Los Angeles tournament has concluded, and 8 wrestlers have won the right to make it to Night 2. The results of the event (taken from PWG’s official Twitter account) are as follows:

  • TJ Perkins defeated Joey Ryan
  • Roderick Strong defeated Drake Younger
  • Eddie Edwards defeated Kyle O’Reilly
  • Brian Cage defeated B-Boy
  • Ricochet defeated [PWG Heavyweight Champion] Kevin Steen
  • Sami Callihan defeated Willie Mack
  • Adam Cole defeated El Generico
  • Main Event: Michael Elgin defeated Davey Richards

Perkins, Strong, Edwards, Cage, Ricochet, Callihan, Cole, and Elgin all go on to Night 2 where a winner of the tournament will be crowned. Night 2 takes place later tonight so expect more results to be posted then. Although I haven’t seen it yet, I’m already ready to pre-order the DVD of this event.

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[Indy Wrestling News] Lineup for Tonight’s PWG Event ‘Battle of Los Angeles: Stage 1’

Pro Wrestling Guerrilla’s annual tournament “Battle of Los Angeles” begins tonight at the American Legion in Resada, California. Here is the current match lineup for the first night of the tournament, known as “Stage 1”:

  • El Generico Vs. Adam Cole
  • Davey Richards Vs. Michael Elgin
  • Ricochet Vs. Kevin Steen
  • Eddie Edwards Vs. Kyle O’Reilly
  • Willie Mack Vs. Sami Callahan
  • TJ Perkins Vs. Joey Ryan
  • B-Boy Vs. Brian Cage
  • Drake Younger Vs. Roderick Strong

The winners will advance to “Stage 2” tomorrow which will be held at the same location and will also feature non-tournament matches. PWG is one of the most beloved independent promotions in the country and judging by how excellent this lineup looks, I’m starting to understand why (my previous experience with PWG came from watching highlight videos/matches of The Human Tornado many moons ago). I will be posting results later on, so check back to the site to see who won.

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