When Nigel McGuinness named Prince Nana as the new ROH Talent Scout, he had to have anticipated a few…unexpected choices brought into the company. Recognizable to all ROH fans, Eddie Kingston and former World Champion Homicide were almost certainly *not* the sort of untapped talent Nigel McGuinness hoped Nana would woo to Ring of a Honor. Kingston and Homicide have a long, violent history here. Unleashing these two flagrant rule breakers just as McGuiness has finally restored “honor” to ROH? What was Prince Nana thinking?
But what we’ve seen since Kingston and Homicide returned has left a lot of the ROH locker room and fans completely confused. Calling themselves Outlaw Inc, the formerly chaotic pair now wear suits and shake hands. There wasn’t a single bottle of Drano in sight while they helped set up the ring in Baltimore. According to Outlaw Inc, they’re here to HELP Nigel McGuinness. While others in ROH sully the traditions and honor of the company, Outlaw Inc intends to do everything perfectly right. Or so they say.
On the other hand, Tag Team Champions reDRagon don’t need a lesson in decorum – at least according to them. Fish and O’Reilly have declared themselves role models not just for tag team wrestling, but every facet of life. From physical fitness to winter fashion, reDRagon believe their way is the only way and everyone else is just hopelessly trying to catch up. According to reDRagon, while they are superior athletes destined to be champions forever, Outlaw Inc is just a pair of embarrassing slobs who would sooner pawn tag team titles than represent them properly.
Outlaw Inc fired the first shot by breaking O’Reilly’s fingers at Manhattan Mayhem. Whether or not this was “honorable” remains up to debate, but it definitely got the attention of the tag champions. Since then, Outlaw Inc have continued provoking reDRagon by “cheering” for them at ringside and deploying other psychological tactics. This new, more calculating side of Kingston and Homicide might make them MORE dangerous than the unpredictably violent men we’ve always known.
In Columbus, OH, Outlaw Inc defeated former champions and ROH legends the American Wolves. By not only going toe-to-toe but besting two of the most technically proficient, talented wrestlers in history, Outlaw Inc proved to Ring of Honor and Nigel McGuiness that despite the clown masks and rainbow wigs, they are deadly serious about competing against the elite teams in this company. They’re ready for the best: whoever holds the ROH World Tag Team Championship. Right now…that’s reDRagon.
So the Final Battle World Tag Team Championship challengers have been decided! Outlaw Inc will get their shot at Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly in New York City at the Hammerstein Ballroom. It’s clear that matchmaker Nigel McGuinness doesn’t entirely trust Eddie Kingston and Homicide – nor should he. But while Outlaw Inc is still trying to prove themselves honorable…or something like that…they’ve earned an officially sanction shot at reDRagon. This rivalry began in the Hammerstein Ballroom. On December 14, it heats up even more – and the ROH Tag Team Championship is at stake. Be there LIVE!
MAIN EVENT – ROH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TRIPLE THREAT MATCH**
ROH World Champion Adam Cole vs “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin vs Self Proclaimed REAL World Champion Jay Briscoe
ROH World TV Championship Match
ROH World TV Champion, Matt Taven w/ Truth Martini vs “The Sicilian Psychopath” Tommaso Ciampa
ROH World Tag Team Championship
reDragon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly) defend against Outlaw Inc (Homicide & Eddie Kingston)
Stretcher Match – Loser Must Stop Using The Piledriver
“Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen vs Michael Bennett w/ Maria Kanellis
Tag Team Attraction
IWGP Jr Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, The Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson) vs Adrenaline Rush (ACH & Tadarius Thomas)
Mark Briscoe vs Silas Young
FINAL BATTLE ’13
Saturday, Dec 14, 2013 07:30pm EST
Hammerstein Ballroom311 West 34th Street
New York, NY