Athena is set to defend the ROH Women’s World Championship against Billie Starkz in the main event of Final Battle on Friday night (Dec. 15, 2023). Scuttlebutt surfaced last week of Athena breaking her nose during the ROH TV taping. Now, we have video of the incident.
Athena wanted to make one final statement before Final Battle by competing in a Proving Ground match against Roxanne. The barefoot opponent didn’t last long. Athena cracked her with a stiff forearm blow to win in under one minute.
Starkz put her minion training into action by attacking Athena from behind after the match. A donnybrook ensued with the action spilling outside. Starkz viciously rammed Athena into the barricade, the ring post, and a chair. Somewhere along the way, Athena busted her nose. Blood poured as she writhed in pain. Starkz stood tall holding the title belt.
Here is the video clip of the broken nose brawl between Athena and Starkz.
Starkz showed no remorse for Athena’s injury.
Athena already stated that she will be wrestling at Final Battle despite the diagnosis.
Final Battle airs exclusively on ROH HonorClub.