Here's a place to check results and comment along with Ring of Honor (ROH)'s Final Battle pay-per-view (PPV) - happening Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 at The Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.
This could be the last dance for many members of The Elite before they head off to... somewhere else. Cody Rhodes will be trying to win the World title against the man he debuted against at Final Battle 2016, current champ Jay Lethal, The Young Bucks will compete in a Ladder War with the Briscoes and the SCU duo of Scorpio Sky & Frankie Kazarain - the same teams who were in the Triple Threat when SCU won the tag titles, and Hangman Page will try to take the TV title from Jeff Cobb.
Marty Scurll isn’t going anywhere just yet, so the Villain certainly wants to hold onto the World championship shot he’s put on the line against Christopher Daniels. We’ll also see a man who calls the “real world champ”, Matt Taven, against a former real World champ, Dalton Castle.
The Women of Honor belt will be contested in a Fatal 4Way between Sumie Sakai, Madison Rayne, Karen Q & Kelly Klein. Flip Gordon and Bully Ray’s feud has escalated to an “I Quit” match, and Jonathan Gresham vs. Zack Sabre Jr. could be a showstealer.
Plus, Kenny King vs. Eli Isom, and more on ROH’s signature event!
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.
Kenny King def. Eli Isom via pinfall after Darkness Falls
King had Isom beat earlier but wanted to work him over more (he was getting a fair amount of heat from a crowd that was loud from the jump) and it almost cost him, but he picked up the win.
Jeff Cobb def. Adam Page via pinfall after two! Tours of the Islands to retain his ROH TV title
This was pretty nuts, with a 50/50 crowd and some pretty convincing nearfalls considering no one really expected Hangman to win. Lots of counters at the end, with Cobb’s finisher countered into a roll-up for a great nearfall before the end.
Kelly Klein def. Sumie Sakai via pinfall to win the Women of Honor title
Honestly didn’t realize this was an elimination match; not sure when that was added. Klein first eliminated Karen Q with her finisher after about five minutes of fourway action. Sakai hit Smash Mouth on Madison Rayne at around the nine minute mark, but Klein stole the pin. Kelly kicked out of two of Sakai’s finishers, Sumie kicked out of a regular K-Power, then Klein took her up top for a top rope version to take the title.
Zack Sabre Jr. def Jonathan Gresham with a European Clutch.
Matt Taven def. Dalton Castle with the Climax to retain his fake World Title that he claimed was on the line for the match.
This match had a lot of interference from the rest of the Kingdom, and then the Boys who tried to neutralize them. Eventually, the Boys were taken under the ring by Vinny Marseglia and TK was ejected leaving to the two main men to finish up the match on their own.
Marty Scurll def. Christopher Daniels by submission with the Crossface Chicken Wing
CD needed to win this match to keep his career in Ring of Honor. With the loss, he is in essence done with the company. The crowd adorned him with a long “Thank you, Daniels” as he stood on the turnbuckle.
But then Bully Ray came out and low blowed Daniels! What a POS! He grabs a mic and calls out Flip, leading to their match...
Flip Gordon def. Bully Ray in an I Quit match
At one point in the match, with Flip down, Bully got in the face of former ROH owner Cary Silkin and threatened him with a kendo stick. Announcer Bobby Cruise and Todd Sinclair both tried to stop him but he put them both down. Bully then grabbed Flips girlfriend from the front row and threatened to powerbomb her through the table unless Flip quit. Silkin then weakly hit Bully with a kendo stick. When he turned his attention to Cary, Flips girlfriend lowblowed Bully.
Flip used his American Flag and used the pole in a crossface when Silas Young came out to break it up. Cheeseburger ran down to help but was quickly disposed of. Colt Cabana was next and held his own but eventually was low blowed by Young.
Silas was about to light a table on fire when the lights went out... and they came back on to reveal the Sandman! He nailed Silas with two hard kendo sticks.
Gordon was back up and used two kendo sticks on the back on Bully repeatedly until Bully finally quit.
Jay Lethal (c) def. Cody Rhodes to retain the ROH World championship with the Figure Four Leg Lock
In the middle of the match, Brandi Rhodes tried to interfere many times. She landed a spear on Lethal and later missed one and hit Cody. Cody also tossed her in front of Lethal when the champ was going for the Lethal Injection - he delivered the move to Brandi instead.
At the end of the match, with the referee bumped, Lethal hit Cody in his bad knee with the title. They he delivered a couple superkicks, flipped off Cody calling back to 2016, and then the Lethal Injection. He went for another but Cody blocked it. That’s when Lethal locked in the Figure Four.
After the match, Marty Scurll walked into the ring. Then NWA champion Nick Aldis walked half way down the ramp to get a look before walking back.
The Briscoes def. SCU (c) and The Young Bucks in Ladder War to win the ROH Tag Team championships