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12/16 ROH Final Battle Results



From Chief contributor and Ace Reporter Sean Banner:

Hammerstein Ballroom

– In a pre-show match, Grizzly Redwood pinned “God’s Gift” QT Marshall with a sunset flip in 16 seconds. Marshall’s pre-match promo was longer than the match itself.

Roderick Strong defeated Michael Elgin via book shot and fire mans carry into a gutbuster. Post match, Truth Martini tries to recruit Strong, but Strong leaves. Martini tries to recruit Elgin, Elgin tries to power bomb Martini. Martini convinces Elgin to not power bomb him and berates him then slaps Elgin. Elgin turnbuckle bombs Martini and punches him out of the ring.

Jay Lethal defeated Rhino in 9:36 via handspring cutter. Post match, Steve Corino comes out to badmouth Lethal. Jimmy Jacobs out to beat down Lethal. Corino and Jacobs set up Lethal for a Rhino Gore and Corino badmouths Lethal some more before leaving.

RD Evans Defeated Prince Nana in 6:41 with a Gotch Style Piledriver. Post match, Tommaso Ciampa came out through the crowd to have words with Evans.

The Worlds Greatest Tag Team (Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin) defeated Rhett Titus and BJ Whitmer in 15:17 after a top rope belly to belly through a table. Scary, as Whitmer went through the table head first. Whitmer was able to walk out on his own power.

Mike Bennett defeated Jerry Lynn in 10:07 after interference by Maria Kanellis led to a Ura-Nage Suplex. Post match, Lynn hit a DDT on Brutal Bob Evans on a chair, a DDT on Maria on Evans, and a cradle piledriver on Evans. Thank you Jerry and You still got it chants. Lynn puts over ROH and Cary Silkin. Nigel McGuinness talked about his early matches with Lynn and gives Lynn a plaque.

Jay Lethal out to confront Nigel McGuinness. Wants a title match vs. Steen. McGuinness says there will be repercussions vs. Jacobs and Corino and will get the first shot if Generico wins. Lethal wants a match tonight. McGuinness says no. Lethal spits on McGuinness. McGuinness and Lethal get into a pushing match and are separated.

Kevin Kelly interviews Mike Mondo on the rehab from his broken ankle. Mondo says he will be back in 4 weeks. Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish out. Fish heard Eddie Edwards isn’t here. Asks Mondo if he wants to be Richards partner. Davey Richards out to make the save. Richards is double teamed, Eddie Edwards out to make the save, leading to their match

The American Wolves (Eddie Edwards and Davey Richards) defeated Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish after an Achilles lock with kicks to the head by Edwards on O’Reilly in 13:47

Matt Hardy defeated Adam Cole in 11:46 with a low blow and an inside cradle.

In a three way sudden death elimination tag team match, Jay and Mark Briscoe defeated Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander and Steve Corino and Jimmy Jacobs in 7:06 to win the ROH Tag Team titles. Briscoes make an open challenge to any team for a title shot, and say the first team to be getting a shot is Alexander and Coleman.

Kevin Steen defeated El Generico in Ladder War 4 in 28:03 to retain the ROH World Title. Steen hit a package piledriver on two ladders set up lengthwise between two upright ladders, enabling Steen to climb one of the ladders and claim the ROH Title belt.

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5 Responses

  1. The Sheild says:

    Briscoe bros as tag champs again. They’re like the Cena of tag teams, why even give Corino & Jacobs the belts.

  2. Rex Anderson says:

    I am not kiddig when I say this, you need to see that fall from both ladders to believe what your reading. That was insane

  3. steve says:

    A lot of these guys are trying to get into tna, I wonder if tna wants any of them though.

  4. Rob S says:

    From a career perspective, don’t be surprised if they could make more money in TNA. TNA doesn’t look to ROH for their next crop of talent now that most of that talent has been depleted and TNA has signed OVW to a developmental contract.

    ROH has reportedly improved their contracts for wrestlers and it’s not unreasonable to make a very decent living in ROH. If a wrestler was truly loyal to their product, and I’m sure that loyalty to ROH has been tested throughout the past few years amidst changes, then they should have no problem staying put in ROH.

  5. Nick A says:

    Interesting to see a major change in the product finally hit with this card. A seven minute tag title match would have been unheard of in ROH last year, so maybe they are actually striving to bridge that gap between casual and hardcore fans they desperately need to bridge before ROH can find any long term success.

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