ROH Final Battle 2012
Sunday, 16 December 2012 12:39
by Jason Namako
New York City (Hammerstein Ballroom)
December 16, 2012
1. Roderick Strong defeated Michael Elgin with the End of Heartache after nailing him with the Book of Truth.
- Truth Martini came out during the match, cheering for both men. Afterwards, he celebrated with Strong, who again said he quit the House of Truth. Martini then got in Elgin's face and slapped him, then Elgin hit him with a Buckle Bomb and a spinning backfist.
2. Jay Lethal defeated Rhino with the Lethal Injection.
- Steve Corino was on commentary for the match, afterwards, Corino, Jacobs & Rhino beat down Lethal.
3. RD Evans w/QT Marshall defeated Prince Nana with the Unchained Melody.
- After the match, Tommaso Ciampa came through the crowd and went after Evans & Marshall.
4. NYC Streetfight:
Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team defeated Rhett Titus & BJ Whitmer after Whitmer was superplxed thru a table, with Whitmer landing headfirst.
- After the match, referees checked on Whitmer, who was able to leave with assistance.
5. "The Prodigy" Mike Bennett defeated Jerry Lynn with the Box Office Smash after Maria interfered.
- After the match, Lynn laid Bennett, Maria & Brutal Bob all out.
- Then, the ROH Roster & Nigel McGuinness came out to thank Lynn. Lynn & Nigel both gave speeches putting Lynn over.
- Jay Lethal comes out and gets in Nigel's face, spitting on him. The two then have to be separated by officials and Nigel threw Lethal out of the building.
- Mike Mondo comes out, on crutches, and talks about his leg injury. Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly come out and attack Mondo until Davey Richards makes the save, followed by Eddie Edwards, who teased turning on Davey, but then attacked Fish & O'Reilly, leading to....
6. The American Wolves defeated Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly by ref stoppage after Edwards locked O'Reilly in the Achilles Lock and stomped him repeatedly in the head.
7. Matt Hardy defeated Adam Cole after 2 low blows and an inside cradle when the ref was distracted.
8. ROH Tag Team Titles:
The Briscoes defeated Coleman & Alexander and S.C.U.M. (c's) to win the titles after hitting the Doomsday Device on Jimmy Jacobs.
9. ROH World Title, Ladder War IV:
Kevin Steen (c) defeated El Generico to retain the title after a Package Piledriver thru 2 adjacent ladders.