ROH Final Battle: End Of An Era Results
On December 11, at ROH Final Battle: End of an Era, ROH delivered “the best wrestling on the planet” one final time.
ROH Six-Man Tag Team Championships: Shane Taylor Promotions (O’Shay Edwards and Soldiers of Savagery) (c) vs. The Righteous (Vincent, Bateman and Dutch)
Moses and Dutch start the bout and feel each other out. Dutch takes him down with a hurricanrana, but Moses drills the big man with a shot to the face. All six men enter the ring and start fighting. The brawl spills outside the ring. Kaun hits Vincent with a few strikes and drops him with an elbow to the face. Soldiers of Savagery double-team Vincent and get a two count. Vincent gets some breathing room and tags Bateman. Moses slams him with a Samoan Drop. Edwards tags in and takes the fight to Bateman. Vincent throws Edwards to the outside and dives onto him. Kaun follows suit and dives onto Vincent, but Bateman takes everyone out with another dive. Dutch and Vita VonStarr also dive onto the champions. Vincent hits the Redrum on Kaun for a two count.
The Coin Till and a top-tope moonsault from Edwards earns a near fall; it was so close that the timekeeper rang the bell. Edwards plants Dutch with a spinebuster. Vincent catches Edwards with an Orange Sunshine for the win.
Winners and new ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions: The Righteous
Jay Lethal hypes up his match with Jonathan Gresham and discusses the importance of his match with Gresham.
Bobby Cruise announces that the match between Lethal and Gresham will be for the original ROH World Championship.
Backstage, Brody King tells Rocky Romero to show everyone that he still has some “violence” in him, and he says “let the bodies hit the floor.”
The Hex (Allysin Kay & Marti Belle) & Chelsea Green vs. Miranda Alize & The Allure (Angelina Love & Mandy Leon)
Belle gains the upper hand against Alize early on. The Hex double-teams Alize and firmly takes control. “The Lucha Baddie” rallies, and The Allure isolates Green. A cheap shot from Alize helps Love maintain the advantage. Green perseveres and takes Love and Leon down with a missile dropkick. She tags Kay, and “AK” clears house with a flurry of offense. Kay and Belle hit Hex Marks The Spot on Leon, but Alize breaks up the pin. Love blasts Kay with the Botox Injection. Alize dives onto Kay outside the ring, and Green takes her opponents down with a diving crossbody. Leon hits the Astral Projection on Belle for the win.
Winners: Miranda Alize & The Allure (Angelina Love & Mandy Leon)
Eli Isom, Tracy Williams and Rust Taylor interrupt a “warning” from EC3 and recruit them to their side for their eight-man tag team bout against Violence Unlimited and Rocky Romero.
10-Person Wild Card Tag Team Match: Participants TBA
The teams turn out to be Brian Milonas, Beer City Bruiser, World Famous CB, Flip Gordon and PJ Black vs. LSG, Demonic Flamita , Will Ferrara, Sledge and Max The Impaler.
CB and Ferrara start the bout and feel each other out with some technical holds. Flamita and Gordon tag in and trade fast-paced offense. They’re evenly matched, and Flamita flips Gordon off when he offers a handshake. LSG and Black enter the bout, and a Rocket-by-Baby earns LSG a two count. Max tags in and squares off with Milonas. Bruiser attacks Max from behind, but Sledge tags in and trades blows with the big man. Black catches Sledge with a kick. Gordon blasts LSG with a kick of his own. CB drops Ferrara with a Dragon Suplex. Flamita slams CB with a powerbomb. Max slams Bruiser and squares off with Milonas again.
Max drills Milonas with a series of strikes and drops him with a Spear. Bruiser slams Max into the barricade, and Milonas squashes Sledge with a crossbody. Flip flips over the ropes and takes out several competitors with a dive. Sledge dives onto everyone, and Max suplexes CB onto a crowd of wrestlers. Flamita flips off the crowd and dives onto everybody. Gordon catches LSG with a cutter, and Black hits an assisted destroyer on LSG for the win.
Winners: Brian Milonas, Beer City Bruiser, World Famous CB, Flip Gordon and PJ Black
Dragon Lee vs. Rey Horus
Lee and Horus feel each other out, and they trade counters. A quick dive to the outside gives Lee the upper hand. Lee slams Horus on the floor. He grounds Horus and targets his back. Horus rallies with a body-scissors takedown and a dive to the outside. A dropkick to the head earns Horus a two count. Lee plants Horus with two back-breakers. He keeps honing in on Horus’ back. A flurry of offense ends with a Spanish Fly from Horus. A body-scissors driver off the top rope earns Horus a two count. Lee blocks a frog splash, but Horus gets another two count with a tornado DDT.
A Falcon Arrow earns Lee a two count of his own. Lee nails the Incinerator for a two count. A ripcord knee to the face and another knee to the back of the head earns Lee the win.
Winner: Dragon Lee
ROH Television Championship: Dalton Castle (c) Joe Hendry vs. Rhett Titus vs. Silas Young
Castle and his Boys play to the crowd. Hendry slams Young early on. Castle and Hendry square off briefly before Young pulls “The Answer” out of the ring. The champion suplexes “The Last Real Man.” Young drops Hendry with a springboard clothesline. Titus takes control with a flurry of offense, and he counters the Bang-a-Rang. “The Professional” drills Hendry with a big boot. Hendry catches a diving Titus and presses him. “The Answer” slams Yoing and Titus at the same time. Hendry drops Titus with a powerbomb. Castle hits Young with the Bang-a-rang. Hendry blasts Castle with the title belt. Dak Draper runs to the ring and attacks Hendry.
Titus catches Young with a dropkick for the win.
Winner and new ROH World Television Champion: Rhett Titus
In a taped message, AEW World Champion “Hangman” Adam Page, a former ROH star, wishes the company well and thanks it for its impact on his career.
ROH Pure Championship: Josh Woods (c) vs. Brian Johnson
Johnson shakes Woods’ hand, but he also talks some trash. “The Mecca” quickly uses his first two ropebreaks when the champion gains an early advantage. “The Tactical Beast” stomps Johnson’s ankle and kicks him in the face. Johnson sends Woods to the outside and gains the upper hand, fueled by the fans’s chants. “The Mecca” hits a diving clothesline and a shoulder block. He slams Woods and continues to control the bout. The challenger hits the Spike Eskin on the outside to gain even more momentum.
Woods rallies with a Suplex and a Spear. “The Tactical Beast” slams Johnson to the mat and suplexes him again. Johnson and Woods both crash to the ground on a suplex attempt. They trade stiff blows outside the ring, and they keep fighting back inside the squared circle. Woods locks in a chokehold and makes Johnson use his final ropebreak. Johnson pokes Woods in the eye and hits the Trust The Process for a near fall. “The Mecca” grabs the title belt, but the referee stops him from using it. Woods suplexes Johnson for a two count. With the referee distracted, Johnson hits Woods with brass knuckles for a near fall. Woods locks in a sleeper hold and makes Johnson pass out.
Winner and still ROH Pure Champion: Josh Woods
In another taped message, Jimmy Jacobs reflects on his time in ROH and tells everyone to enjoy the show.
Fight Without Honor: Shane Taylor vs. Kenny King
The match quickly spills to the outside as the two rivals wage war. King and Taylor crash through a table on a top-rope blockbuster to the outside. A few stiff kendo stick shots give King even more momentum. King blasts Taylor with a trashcan, but “The Baddest of All Time” slams him onto the steel. The powerhouse nails King with some kendo stick shots.
Taylor sets up another table outside the ring. He blasts King with a stiff forearm and sends him crashing through the table with a splash. The big man gets another table, but King slams Taylor through the wood for a two count. King grabs a ladder, but Taylor gets one of his own. “The Baddest of All Time” hits King with a kendo stick again. King chokes Taylor out with a kendo stick and dives off a ladder to hit a frog splash onto his enemy. Taylor rocks King with several stiff blows and hits Welcome to the Land for a two count. King and Taylor stand on a horizontal ladder and trade strikes. A nasty headbutt stuns King, and Taylor hits the Marcus Garvey Driver onto a ladder.
King flips Taylor off and tells him to “do it.” Taylor blasts him with a chair and hits the Marcus Garvey Driver onto the steel for the win.
Winner: Shane Taylor
STP and other wrestlers come to the ring to celebrate with Taylor. He then hugs King and puts an STP jersey on him.
In another message, CM Punk talks about ROH’s legacy and its amazing past. He says people shouldn’t be upset if this is the end because ROH has left its mark on wrestling in countless ways. He says he’ll always love ROH, and he’ll try to keep its spirit alive in ROH.
ROH Women’s World Championship: Rok-C (c) vs. Willow
The match is a stalemate early on. Willow slams Rok-C to the mat and catches the champion’s signature moonsault knees. The challenger is in control, and she has a counter for everything Rok-C throws at her. An Angle Slam earns Rok-C a two count. “The Prodigy” takes Willow down with a hurricanrana and plants her with a side Russian legsweep. Willow escapes the Rok Lock (crossface) and pounces Rok-C.
The two competitors trade blows, and Willow blocks the Code Rok. She slams the champion and gets a two count. Willow gets a two count with a stalling superplex. Rok-C hits the Code Rok for the three count.
Winner and still ROH Women’s World Champion: Rok-C
In a taped message, Adam Cole thanks ROH for its impact on his career; he says the promotion is responsible for who he is today.
Violence Unlimited (Brody King, Tony Deppen and Homicide) and Rocky Romero (with Chris Dickinson) vs. Taylor Rust, Eli Isom, EC3 and Tracy Williams
Williams and Romero start the bout and feel each other out. “Hot Sauce” stomps on Romero’s ankle, and they trade submission attempts. Rust and Deppen tag in, and the latter drops Rust and Williams with a double hurricanrana. Homicide and EC3 trade strikes before King tags in. King and Homicide double-team EC3, but Isom tags in and rallies alongside EC3. King squashes Isom with a senton for a two count. Violence Unlimited isolates Isom for a bit, but EC3 gets the hot tag. He clears house and suplexs Deppen outside the ring. Homicide dives onto EC3.
King sends Williams to the outside and dives onto everyone. Rust powerbombs Romero onto several chairs. Homicide stabs EC3 with a fork when the referee isn’t looking. King drops Isom with a Muscle-buster, but EC3 plants the big man with a Jerry Lynn-like piledriver. Williams blasts Romero with a clothesline and locks in the Cattle Mutilation, but Deppen breaks it up. Isom hits the Helluva Kick and drops Deppen with El Generico’s Brainbuster. Isom kicks out of Da Cop Killa. King pins Isom with the Gonzo Bomb.
Winners: Violence Unlimited and Rocky Romero
After the match, EC3 helps Isom to his feet. He says there is no honor in what wrestlers do when he do it for corporate wrestling and three-letter brands. He says our leaders have failed us, and both Dak Draper and Brian Johnson come to the ring. EC3 tells Johnson has lost everything, and that’s what makes him so dangerous. He says this is a call to arms, as they can take this industry back by controlling the narrative. Westin Blake and another individual come to the ramp while EC3 tells Johnson and the others he can give them their freedom, but they have to fight. Adam Scherr (Braun Strowman) shows up and attacks Johnson and the others.
EC3 says this isn’t an invasion; it’s an awakening. Scherr slams Isom to the mat and plays to the crowd. EC3’s army takes Johnson and the others to the back.
The Young Bucks thank ROH and wish everyone well in a taped message.
ROH Tag Team Championships: The OGK (Matt Taven & Mike Bennett) (c) vs. The Briscoes (Mark & Jay Briscoe)
Maria Kanellis-Bennett comes to the stage and accompanies The OGK to the ring. Jay and Taven begin the bout, but Bennett quickly tags in. He trades blows with Mark, who brings “Redneck Kung Fu” to the table. The Briscoes gain the upper hand, but Taven keeps fighting and hits the Flight of the Conqueror, but The Briscoes dodge it. Mark dives onto the OGK outside the ring. Taven and Bennett rally and take control, but The Briscoes turn momentum back in their favor. Bennett tags in and chops Jay. He plants Jay with a Brainbuster. Taven hits a frog splash onto Jay outside the ring.
Mark dives onto Bennett outside the ring. Jay dives onto Bennett and Mark drops him with a blockbuster on the floor. The Froggy Bow nearly earns Mark the win, but Maria breaks up the pin. Bennett accidentally Spears Maria, but he drops Jay with a piledriver. The OGK hits a super Doomsday Device. The champions hit the Hail Mary for a near fall.
Jay hits Bennett with the Jay Driller, and he drops Taven with one for a near fall. Another Jay Driller and the Froggy Bow earns The Briscoes the victory.
Winners and new ROH World Tag Team Champions: The Briscoes
After the match, The Briscoes say they love the fans and say anyone who wants some of them should come get it. The lights go out, and FTR shows up. They brawl with the Briscoes until they’re separated.
In a taped message, Bryan Danielson discusses his run in ROH. He thanks the fans and the company.
ROH World Championship*: Jay Lethal vs. Jonathan Gresham
*The original ROH World Championship is on the line; the current champion, Bandido was unable to compete because he tested positive for COVID-19.
Gresham and Lethal feel each other out with technical holds while fans chant “ROH” and “This is wrestling.” Lethal hits his signature cartwheel dropkick and sends Gresham to the outside with a kick. He dives onto “The Octopus” outside the ring. Lethal continues to control the bout. Gresham rallies with a pin attempt and a kick to Lethal’s arm. He targets Lethal’s arm, and they trade stiff chops. Lethal plants Gresham with a powerslam. “The Octopus” counters the Figure-Four. Lethal catches Gresham and locks in a Torture Rack. “The Franchise” hits Hail To The King.
Gresham hits a springboard moonsault and locks in a chokehold. Lethal plants Gresham with a cutter, and both men are down. The locker room comes to the ring to cheer the wrestlers on. “The Octopus” drills Lethal with a forearm, but Lethal nails him with a superkick. Gresham counters the Lethal Injection and locks in the Octopus Lock. Lethal taps out, so Gresham wins the title.
Winner and new ROH World Champion: Jonathan Gresham
Gresham celebrates with Jordynne Grace and Baron Black, along with the rest of the roster and Cary Silkin.
The show ends with a brief vignette that says “When one era ends, another begins” before the text “April 2022” appears on the screen.