Tomorrow night (Dec. 11) is Final Battle, Ring of Honor’s last PPV before the venerable indie brand goes on hiatus so current owners Sinclair Broadcasting can “reimagine” the promotion.
The show’s already been dealt one setback, with reigning ROH World champion Bandido sidelined by a COVID diagnosis. Fans online have been hoping the PPV from Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena in Baltimore will be a send-off to Ring of Honor’s past, maybe even including some of the stars the company helped create like CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, and The Young Bucks.
Well, keep hope alive, rasslin’ fans. During his regular Friday appearance on Sirius XM’s Busted Open Radio today, AEW head honcho Tony Khan sounded like he might be sending some folks through The Forbidden Door this weekend...
“Absolutely. I do want to wish those folks with Ring Of Honor the best. I’ll be doing some things to support them in this last show to make it a good show for them. [Working partnerships] is what AEW is all about [inaudible], so I am wishing them the best tomorrow and tonight... yeah, over the weekend I am going to lend some support to them and try and help them out because it’s the right thing to do.”
Tonight’s Rampage was taped on Wednesday, and AEW’s next show — the Winter is Coming edition of Dynamite — isn’t until Dec. 15, so travel to Maryland isn’t a big obstacle. And whoever shows up, it really is “the right thing to do”. All Elite Wrestling probably doesn’t exist without ALL IN, Cody Rhodes & The Bucks’ 2018 PPV that ROH could have squelched, but instead supported. Collaboration here would also reignite speculation about TK gaining rights to ALL IN, and maybe more of the ROH video library.
What AEW “support” would you like to see at Final Battle?