Ring of Honor’s style of WCW-esque overbooking meets PWG-spotfest might not be for everyone, but you can’t say the wrestlers don’t go all out for our entertainment.
Their Final Battle pay-per-view (PPV) from the Hammerstein Ballroom last night (Dec. 14) was no exception. The Elite’s swan song is getting most of the press, and will probably have the biggest impact on the business of anything that happened in Manhattan on Friday, but there was plenty of action to go around.
Some of it had us legitimately concerned for performers’ well-being.
Take this spot from Matt Taven’s win over Dalton Castle. Amazingly, not only was Taven able to breathe after landing sternum first on the guardrail - he finished the match:
Then there was the main event. Ladder War is always full of crazy/dangerous moments, but if you were wondering why folks are saying they were surprised to see Nick Jackson standing for the Curtain Call, let alone speaking coherently on the mic, this is why...
It’s somehow even worse from this angle:
Thanks y’all. Also, please don’t die.