Here's a place to check results and comment along with Ring of Honor (ROH)'s Final Battle 2016 pay-per-view (PPV) - happening Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 in Manhattan’s Hammerstein Ballroom.
The event, billed by the promotion as their biggest show of the year, will be headlined by the latest bout in the long-running rivalry between former Future Shock tag partners Adam Cole & Kyle O’Reilly. A lot has changed since Cole defeated O’Reilly at Final Battle ‘15... notably that Cole is now a two-time ROH World champ and a member of Bullet Club. Will O’Reilly be able to not only get the upperhand in this feud, but claim his first World title in the process?
Fellow Bullet Club members the Young Bucks will defend their tag titles against ROH mainstays the Briscoes, in an appearance which could be Matt & Nick Jackson’s final PPV appearance with Ring of Honor (Cole & O’Reilly’s contracts are also reportedly up soon, and there’s been talk of WWE “raiding” ROH, so there’s plenty of behind-the-scenes intrigue for this whole event). Two guys who aren’t going anywhere any time soon - recent signees Marty Scurll & Will Ospreay - are in the big 4way match for the Television title along with O’Reilly’s reDRagon teammate Bobby Fish and CMLL’s Dragon Lee.
A new title will be awarded as Matt Taven’s new Kingdom battles Lio Rush, Jay White and one of the few New Japan talents on this show, KUSHIDA, in the finals of the tournament to crown the promotion’s first six-man champs. NJPW also sent across the legendary Jushin Thunder Liger for an undercard match with Silas Young.
Cody Rhodes makes his ROH debut in a match against former World champ Jay Lethal, and a recently heel-turned Colt Cabana kicks off a feud with his former tag partner Dalton Castle.
The card is rounded out with another six-man match, as The Cabinet battles the Motor City Machine Guns & Donovan Dijak.
You can order the event from your cable or satellite provider, or get a streaming version for $34.95 here. The opening bell is scheduled for 9PM Eastern.
We'll update the results tonight as they happen, and feel free to use this space to discuss all the action with the best pro wrestling community on the internet - before, during and after the show.
* Video announcement that Bobby Fish is out of the TV title match due to a family emergency, which is now a three-way dance; Steve Corino informs us at the start of that match that Fish’s mother passed away this evening
Cabinet Rebellion (Caprice Coleman, Kenny King & Rhett Titus) def. Chris Sabin, Alex Shelley & Donovan Dijak via pinfall (Titus on Sabin following a Big Dawg splash)
Silas Young def. Jushin “Thunder” Liger via pinfall following Misery, after Liger had to take out Beer City Bruiser before trying a splash, which landed on Silas’ knees
Dalton Castle def. Colt Cabana via pinfall following Bang-A-Rang
Rhodes def. Jay Lethal via pinfall following Cross Rhodes... and a low blow to set it up; post-match argued with fans, threw a beer on referee Todd Sinclair and pushed Steve Corino to the floow
The Kingdom (TK O’Ryan, Vinny Marseglia & Matt Taven) def. Lio Rush, Jay White & KUSHIDA via pinfall (Triple Powerbomb to Rush) to become the first ROH Six Man Tag Team Champions
Marty Scurll def. Will Ospreay & Dragon Lee via submission (Ospreay hit Lee with a cutter, then Scurll threw him out of the ring and applied a crossface on Lee) to retain his ROH TV Championship
The Young Bucks def. The Briscoes via pinfall following a Meltzer Driver and an insane amount of superkicks to retain their ROH Tag Team Championship
- Matt Hardy showed up on the screen, declaring that he & Brother Nero must come to Honorable Ring and render both teams OBSOLETE
* The main event is announced as no DQ
Kyle O’Reilly def. Adam Cole via submission with ARMageddon (as both guys were bloodied up and laying in a bed of thumbtacks) to become the NEW ROH World Champion