The most talked about story in ROH - and perhaps all of professional wrestling - centers around the Final Battle tag team match between Roderick Strong, Jay Lethal, Eddie Edwards, and....well, right now only Nigel McGuinness knows the answer. This match already held much significance as it is quite possibly the last ROH appearance for "Diehard" Eddie Edwards. Therefore, McGuinness no doubt needed to consider not just the wishes of the fans, but had to select a partner deserving of this spot in ROH history.
Last week, Matt Hardy prepared a video statement and submitted it to Ring of Honor.
In it, he claimed he has one more ROH appearance guaranteed by contract. According to him, he would not sue ROH for breach...but rather than trust Matt Hardy's always questionable integrity, Nigel McGuinness has decided to grant this request, sort of.
Although the Final Battle card is already stacked full of huge matches, Nigel McGuinness has added one more. This new opportunity is a huge one for Adam Page...and should satisfy Matt Hardy's legal advisors. A deal is a deal. Matt Hardy WILL be in action at Final Battle. After that, Ring of Honor's commitments to him are over. We still don't know who will stand side by side with Eddie Edwards on December 14th, but we can cross one name off the list of candidates.
Hardy's video statement and subsequent social media campaign have pleaded for him to be selected as Eddie Edwards' Final Battle tag team partner. Obviously, Matt Hardy is undeserving of this honor. He spent months working to destroy Ring of Honor with SCUM. Unlike former SCUM members like Kevin Steen and Jimmy Jacobs, Hardy has shown no indication that he regrets his former actions. As exemplified in his self indulgent video statement, Matt Hardy cannot be trusted as a cooperative partner for a Triple Crown champion's possible last ROH match.
The mystery partner will not be revealed until Final Battle. Be there live and be the first find out who Nigel McGuinness has selected!