ROH Final Battle Results
December 2, 2016
New York City, New York (Hammerstein Ballroom)
Commentary: Kevin Kelly, Steve Corino
Results by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com
In the pre-show dark match, CHEESEBURGER and Will Ferrara def. The Tempura Boyz of Sho Tanaka and Yohei Komatsu.
Video package opens the show with “Storytime with Adam Cole” as he talks about his rivalry with Kyle O’Reilly and their main event tonight for the ROH Title.
Commentary welcomes us to the show and runs down the big matches on tonight’s show. It is noted that the TV Title match is now a Triple Threat Match, without former champion Bobby Fish. We go to the opening match.
The Motor City Machine Guns (Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley) and Donovan Dijak vs. The Rebellion (The All Night Express and Caprice Coleman)
We see video of when the Rebellion laid out Dijak at a recent ROH live event. Machine Guns get a big reaction before the bell. No Code of Honor here. King and Sabin start. King is wearing tights with the ROH logo shown upside down. Series of evasions early by both. Dijak and Coleman tag in, with Coleman calling Dijak a “jive turkey.” Rebellion triple-team Dijak after knocking the Guns off the apron. Titus tags in, but Dijak comes back. Guns and Dijak triple-team Titus. Shelley tags in, does some strutting and dropkicks Titus in the keister while stuck in the corner. Dijak in, springboard elbow drop gets 2. Sabin in, series of double-teams by the Guns, ending with a springboard moonsault by Dijak for 2. King in, Titus avoids the running apron PK by Sabin, Coleman sends Sabin into the barricade. Titus with a tope suicida, then King with a corkscrew plancha that wipes out Sabin.
Back in, King gets 2. Coleman in, chokes Sabin in the ropes. Titus in, standing frog splash gets 2. King in, Rebellion with a catapult/hot shot/elbow drop combo for 2. Caprice chokes Sabin again, then has words with referee Paul Turner. King in, but Sabin avoids a double team and hits King with a Tornado DDT while kicking Coleman. Sabin kicks Titus off, Dijak tags in.
Dijak with big boots to Coleman and King. Standing throwing suplex slam to Titus. Dijak catches Coleman off the ropes, then swings him outside out of a slam. Titus goozled from the ropes, Chokebreaker by Dijak for 2. Guns with strikes to the Rebellion outside, springboard somersault plancha by Dijak wipes out everyone! Back in, Guns and Dijak triple-team Titus again. Feast Your Eyes by Dijak, inverted T-Gimmick by the Guns, but the Rebellion break up the pin. No-Hands Rana by Coleman to Sabin, sit-out Widowmaker by Dijak to King. Titus avoids another dive, standing dropkick to Dijak, Coleman sends Dijak into the barricade. Coleman stops Skull & Crossbones by the Guns on King, King rolls up Sabin with the ropes for 2.
Sky Splitter by Coleman, Big Dawg Splash by Titus on Sabin for the win.
Winners: The Rebellion by pinfall (Big Dawg Splash)
Rebellion celebrate their win after. Dijak helps Sabin to the back.
— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) December 3, 2016
We see video from a recent episode of ROH TV with Silas Young ripping Jushin Liger.
“The Last Real Man” Silas Young w/The Beer City Bruiser vs. Jushin “Thunder” Liger
Big reaction for Liger in NYC. Silas knees Liger downstairs instead of adhering to the Code of Honor. Liger takes down Silas, but Silas flees outside to get out of the surfboard. Liger then wipes out Silas with the rolling senton. Liger takes control and is finally able to lock Silas in the surfboard. Silas gets free by grabbing a hold of referee Todd Sinclair. Silas fights back and begins going after the mask of Liger. Liger gets out of Misery, but Silas hits a backbreaker for 2.
Liger sent outside, then Silas distracts the ref while the Bruiser sends Liger into the barricade. Back in, Silas gets 2. NYC crowd gets on the Bruiser. Silas goes after the mask again, then locks in a neck vise. Silas with another backbreaker, then stretches Liger across his knee. Liger fights out, but the Bruiser stops Silas from being suplexed back in so Silas can hot-shot Liger. Slingshot double stomp by Silas for 2. They clothesline each other, both men down. Shotei by Liger, then they head up top and Liger hits a Super Rana for 2. Silas blocks the Liger Bomb, sending Liger to the corner. Liger again slips out of Misery, but Silas hits the Killer Combo for a close 2. Bruiser gives Silas a swig of his beer, which Silas spits at Liger. Liger blocks a suples and hits the Brainbuster. Liger heads up top, but Silas stops him. Silas heads up for a superplex, but Liger knocks him off. Bruiser gets on the apron, but Liger nails him. Liger leaps off, but Silas gets the knees up.
Silas finally hits Misery for the win.
Winner: “The Last Real Man” Silas Young by pinfall (Misery)
— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) December 3, 2016
We see video on how we got to Colt Cabana vs. Dalton Castle.
Grudge Match: Colt “Boom Boom” Cabana vs. “The Peacock” Dalton Castle w/The Boys
Cabana comes out to a new remix of his famous song. We see video from a recent ROH live event when Cabana distracted Castle during a match by shredding one of Castle’s robes. Castle comes out with his Boys, riding on a chariot. Big reaction for Castle in NYC.
Cabana wants the Code of Honor, but Castle has none of it. Castle shows off his amateur skills early. Series of evasions, then Castle surprises Cabana with his Peacock pose. Cabana sent outside, then Castle feigns a dive and does his Peacock walk. Cabana throws the Boys in the ring to distract Castle, but to no avail. Castle walks up the Boys’ backs onto the turnbuckles and hits a missile dropkick. Castle with a suplex, then pins Cabana for 2. Cabana blocks another suplex, then takes out Castle’s legs with a shot while Castle was on the middle rope. Cabana takes control. Castle fights back, but Cabana regains control and taunts the crowd. Castle fights back again, hitting a clothesline. Running corner high knee, but Cabana avoids another. Cabana leaps off the middle rope, but Castle catches him in mid-air and hits a Bearhug Suplex. Castle catches Cabana off the Flying Apple, but Cabana takes down Castle and locks in the Billy Goat’s Curse, but the Boys help Castle get to the ropes. Castle comes back with an elbow, but Castle is sent outside and Cabana with a baseball slide. Castle then comes back with his 619-style rana. Back in, Castle avoids a springboard moonsault and hits the Deadlift German for a close 2. Cabana comes back with a bionic elbow, then hits the Running Alligator Clutch for 2. Castle with another running knee, then they head up top, but Cabana grabs Castle. Castle slips out of the Chicago Skyline, but Cabana counters the Bang-a-Rang with a roll-up for 2.
Castle gets the Bang-a-Rang on the second try for the win.
Winner: “The Peacock” Dalton Castle by pinfall (Bang-a-Rang)
Castle and the Boys celebrate his win after.
— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) December 3, 2016
Promo from Jay Lethal about his match up next with the debuting Cody Rhodes.
“The Greatest First Generation Wrestler” Jay Lethal vs. Cody Rhodes (debut)
Cody’s wife, Brandi Rhodes, gives him a personal ring introduction for his entrance. Big reaction for Rhodes in NYC. Lethal gets a good reaction also.
Before the bell sounds, The Addiction’s music hits and they make their way to the ring. Kazarian asks if people honestly thought the Addiction wouldn’t make our presence felt. We’re cool with the night off tonight after what happened to us at Ladder War. Crowd gets on the Addiction. Daniels puts over Lethal’s ROH title reign, crowd chants for Lethal. Daniels brings up his first influence in wrestling being Cody’s late father, Dusty Rhodes. If ROH wants to remain the best, it needs people with passion in their hearts, but now, you have to go through men like us to remain in ROH. Daniels says the Addiction will be guest commentators for this match and leave to go to the commentary table.
Code of Honor adhered to as the bell sounds. Dueling chants by NYC. Chain wrestling early. Lethal with his classic hiptoss/cartwheel/basement dropkick combo. Lethal works over Rhodes in the corner. Backbreaker by Lethal for a 1 count. They fight over a suplex until Rhodes finally hits a delayed gourdbuster for 1. Rhodes begins working over Lethal’s arm. Drop-down uppercut by Rhodes, but Lethal avoids Beautiful Disaster and hits a dropkick for 2. Rhodes knocks Lethal down for 2, then continues to work on the arm. Rhodes goes to skin the cat back in, but Lethal catches him upside down with a dropkick, sending Rhodes outside. Lethal begins his trifecta of tope suicidas, but Rhodes avoids the third and hits a Triangle Dropkick. Rhodes runs up the ropes and hits a double-jump springboard crossbody, wiping out Lethal outside! Back in, Rhodes gets 2. Rhodes does the old Stardust cartwheel, then their heads collide and Rhodes nails Lethal with Beautiful Disaster. They trade shots until Rhodes with a clothesline, but then Lethal hits the Lethal Combination for 2. Rhodes blocks a back suplex, but then Lethal hits an Inverted Finlay Roll into a Crossface. Rhodes gets out and locks Lethal in the American Nightmare submission, but Lethal is able to reach the ropes. Rhodes goes for CrossRhodes, but Lethal slips out. Rhodes with a Sunset Flip for 2, followed by a clothesline for another 2. Rhodes goes for the Moonsault Press, but Lethal avoids it. Lethal hits a Cutter, then heads up top and goes for Hail to the King, but Rhodes counters it with a Crucifix for 2. Superkick by Lethal, but Rhodes blocks the Lethal Injection, sending Lethal into the referee.
Rhodes with a low kick to Lethal, then hits CrossRhodes for the win.
Winner: Cody Rhodes by pinfall (CrossRhodes)
Rhodes celebrates his win, taunting the NYC crowd after. Rhodes sarcastically mocks Lethal, wanting a Code of Honor, but Lethal spits at him. Rhodes kicks Lethal and then the Addiction run in to make the save. Rhodes flips the ringside table, then throws a drink at the referee before leaving. Rhodes then goes over to the commentary table and shoves down Steve Corino, who gets up and goesto the back after Rhodes.
ROH 6-Man Tag Title Tournament Finals: The Kingdom (Matt Taven, Vinny Marsgelia and TK O’Ryan) vs. IWGP Jr. Champion “The Timesplitter” KUSHIDA, Jay White and Lio Rush (subbing for ACH)
No Code of Honor here. Rush hits the Rush Hour quickly on O’Ryan as White and KUSHIDA wipe out the rest of the New Kingdom. Frog Splash by Rush for a close 2. White and O’Ryan trade shots until White with a flying forearm. O’Ryan rakes the eyes, but KUSHIDA blind tags in and nails O’Ryan. Rush in, sliding clothesline gets 2. O’Ryan blocks a kick, Taven blind tags in and DDTs Rush for 2. Taven works over Rush in the corner. Marseglia tag in, series of shots to Rush. O’Ryan in, suplex to Rush for 2. Taven in, pump kick and a spear by the New Kingdom on Rush, White breaks up the pin. O’Ryan in, Rush slides outside and avoids shots by the New Kingdom. KUSHIDA in, springboard chop to O’Ryan, cartwheel dropkick to Marseglia. Hoverboard Lock applied on O’Ryan, but O’Ryan gets to the ropes. KUSHIDA works over the arm, then Marseglia with a Russian Leg Sweep to KUSHIDA for 2. KUSHIDA fights back, but O’Ryan distracts the ref while the New Kingdom double-team KUSHIDA. O’Ryan gets 2. Marseglia in, back suplex into a slam for 2. O’Ryan in, but KUSHIDA avoids a double-team, rana to O’Ryan, but Taven stops the tag. KUSHIDA with a double handspring elbow to take out the New Kingdom. White in, series of shots to Marseglia. Running uppercut to Marseglia, snap suplex sends O’Ryan into Marseglia, exploder to Taven into his teammates in the corner. International team triple-teams Marseglia. White with a missile dropkick to Marseglia for 2. They head up top, but Marseglia blocks a superplex. Marseglia with a Boston Crab in the ropes, but then KUSHIDA puts Marseglia in the Hoverboard Lock on the turnbuckles. Taven heads up and superplexes KUSHIDA, then Rush with a Frog Splash to Taven. KUSHIDA with the Hideo Nomo to Marseglia. Rush and Taven tag in, enziguri by Rush, then he wipes out Taven outside with a tope suicida. Series of tope suicidas by everyone, then O’Ryan with a springboard corkscrew plancha. KUSHIDA with a somersault senton, then Rush with a springboard corkscrew plancha. Taven then ends it with the Air Taven dive! Back in, the New Kingdom goes for Resolution, but Rush counters it for 2. Taven blocks the Rush Hour and hits the Climax, btu White breaks up the pin. White with a dropkick to Taven, KUSHIDA with a dropkick, Rush with an enziguri, White hits the Kiwi Crusher, but Marseglia breaks up the pin by wiping out the referee. Taven nails White with his cane, then Rush accidentally nails KUSHIDA, sending him outside. Wheel Kick by Rush to Taven, then O’Ryan nails Rush with the cane outside.
Resolution by the New Kingdom to become the first 6-Man Tag champions.
Winners and the FIRST ROH 6-Man Tag Team Champions: The New Kingdom by pinfall (Resolution)
The New Kingdom celebrate their title win after.
— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) December 3, 2016
We see video from the recent ROH tour of the UK that saw Will Ospreay win the TV Title from Bobby Fish in Liverpool, then Marty Scrull beat his archrival for the title in London.
ROH TV Title, Triple Threat Match: “The Villain” Marty Scrull (c) vs. “The Aerial Assassin” Will Ospreay vs. Dragon Lee
Big reactions for Ospreay and Scrull as this is their US ROH debuts. Commentary notes that Bobby Fish isn’t here due to a death in his family. Code of Honor adhered to before the bell.
Series of evasions early between Lee and Ospreay. Scrull avoids Ospreay, then Lee cartwheels out of a running rana by Ospreay. Series of pin attempts by all three for nearfalls, then more evasions and counters until we get a stalemate. Scrull dares Ospreay and Lee, then he is sent outside. Ospreay and Lee trade shots, then Lee sends Ospreay outside with a tilt-a-whiel headscissors. Scrull with the apron superkick to Ospreay, then Lee with a superkick to Scrull. Lee then wipes out both men with a flip dive! Back in, Lee and Scrull trade shots, then Lee with a one-legged basement dropkick, but Ospreay breaks up the pin. Series of strikes by Ospreay, followed by a tilt-a-whirl DDT and a standing Shooting Star Press to Lee, but Scrull breaks up the pin. Ospreay counters the Chickenwing by Scrull with an enziguri. Scrull with the Just Kidding superkick to the knee, followed by a clothesline, but Lee breaks up the pin. Big chops by Lee to both men, then the UK boys go back-and-forth, trading big strikes on Lee. Ospreay and Scrull trade shots, then Ospreay traps Scrull in the turnbuckles and hits Cheeky Nandos. Lee has Scrull in the Tree of Woe and hits a Ghetto Stomp. Lee blocks another Ospreay DDT and hits an Orange Crush Bomb for a close 2. Ospreay to the apron and Lee leaps over the ropes to hit Ospreay with a rana outside, but Ospreay lands on his feet! Apron superkick by Scrull, then Ospreay back in hits the Pip, Pip, Cheerio springboard forearm on Scrull, followed by a Springboard Shooting Star Press to wipe out Lee! Back in, Ospreay traps Scrull again in the turnbuckles, but Scrull with a kick to get free. Ospreay counters a suplex with a stunner, then hits another running shooting star press, followed by a springboard moonsault. Ospreay with another springboard, but Scrull catches him in mid-air into the Chickenwing, but Lee breaks up the pin with a Top Rope Double Stomp! “This is awesome” chants from NYC. All three men trade shots, then Scrull rakes both men’s eyes. Ospreay comes back with a double back handspring Pele Kick! Ospreay heads up top and goes for Red Arrow, but Lee gets the knees up! Lee with a German on Ospreay, but Scrull breaks up the pin. Scrull manipulates the fingers of Lee, cracking them. Lee gets out of the Chickenwing, Victory Roll for 2. 720* Kick and the Oscutter by Ospreay on Lee, but Scrull throws Ospreay outside.
Chickenwing applied, Lee taps.
Winner and STILL ROH TV Champion: “The Villain” Marty Scrull by submission (The Chickenwing)
Scrull celebrates his title retention after.
— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) December 3, 2016
We go to video on how we got to the Briscoes vs. The Young Bucks for the ROH Tag Team Titles.
ROH Tag Team Titles: The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) (c’s) vs. The Briscoes (Jay and Mark Briscoe)
Big reactions for both teams in NYC. Dueling chants for both teams as the bell sounds. Mark and Nick start. Big chop by Mark early. Exchange of arm drags, then we get a stalemate. Mark with a slam, Jay tags in. Matt hot-shots Jay, then the Briscoes block superkicks by the Bucks and the teams go nose-to-nose. Both teams trade shots, Jay with a big boot to Nick, then Matt with a superkick to Jay. Nick wipes out the Briscoes outside with a flip dive! Back in, Mark with a big boot to Nick for 2. Matt in, assisted pop-up rana by the Bucks, followed by the backflip headscissors/running dropkick combo to Jay. The Bucks then hit stereo Odes to KO on the Briscoes outside. The Bucks back in go for the Terminator Dive, but the Briscoes run back in and cut them off. Jay with a tope suicida that wipes out the Bucks, then Mark with the Cactus Elbow off the apron on Matt. Jay gets 2. Mark in, Belly-to-Belly to Matt for 2. Jay in, double shoulder tackle by the Briscoes. Jay peppers Matt with jabs and stops him from making a tag. Matt finally makes the tag in Nick. Nick makes a comeback on the Briscoes. Slingshot facebuster/apron Tornado DDT by Nick on the Briscoes. Mark catches Nick off a springboard, but Matt with a superkick. Jay with jabs and headbutts to the Bucks, then he avoids a double superkick and the Briscoes hit the Bucks with double superkicks. Matt stops Redneck Boogie with a superkick to Jay. Superkicks by the Bucks to the Briscoes, but then Jay with a double clothesline, turning the Bucks inside out! Matt and Jay trade shots. Matt slips out of the Hangman’s Neckbreaker and the Bucks hit the Buckle Bomb/Enziguri and assisted Swanton combos on Jay, but Mark breaks up the pin. Mark blocks a Sunset Bomb, but Nick with a superkick to Mark, then the Bucks hit the Doomsday Superkick to Mark outside. More Bang for Your Buck by the Bucks on Jay, but Jay kicks out! Nick with a superkick to Mark, but Mark then with a Urnangi to Nick on the outside, followed by Jay hitting a DVD on Matt. Mark in, but Nick stops the Doomsday Device. Bucks go for the Meltzer Driver, but Mark stops it with a Cutter on Nick! Jay Driller by Jay on Matt, followed by Froggy Bow by Mark, but Matt somehow kicks out! “This is awesome” chants by NYC. Mark with the running apron Blockbuster by Mark to Nick outside. Doomsday Device by the Briscoes to Matt, but he kicks out AGAIN! The Briscoes can’t believe it! Briscoes with boots to Matt, but Nick comes in and fights back with kicks and knees. Bucks have Mark and hit the Meltzer Driver, but Jay breaks up the pin! Bucks fire each other up and begin the Superkick Execution to the Briscoes in stereo, then they spit in their faces and want more!
The Bucks continue the Superkick Execution on the Briscoes, one after the other, until the Briscoes are finally done for and the Bucks retain the titles. WOW!
Winners and STILL ROH Tag Team Champions: The Young Bucks by pinfall (The Superkick Execution)
Afterwards, the lights go out. When they come back on, we see a video on the Cary-Tron by Broken Matt Hardy!
Broken Matt Hardy Issues A Challenge
Broken Matt praises the last match and says that he and Brother Nero want to face the greatest tag team in all of time and space and to do so, we must come to ROH to render the Bucks of Youth OBSOLETE and they will be DELETED!! DELETE!! DELETE!! DELETE!! DELETE!!! NYC crowd does the “DELETE” chant.
We see video on how we got to the main event.
Matchmaker Nigel McGuinness joins commentary for the main event and notes that he has granted Kyle O’Reilly’s request to make the main event a No DQ Match.
Main Event for the ROH Title in a No DQ Match: Adam Cole (c) vs. Kyle O’Reilly
Pre-match intros for this one. Good reaction for Cole in NYC. Both men go back-and-forth early. O’Reilly tries for cross armbreakers early, including one in the ropes. Cole with an enziguri, but O’Reilly sends him into the barricade multiple times. They brawl around ringside, O’Reilly with a Belly-to-Belly on the floor. Back in, O’Reilly gets 2. Cole fights back, but O’Reilly locks him in a choke. Cole gets free, then knocks O’Reilly off the ropes and to the outside. Cole works over O’Reilly in the corner. O’Reilly whipped hard into the corner as Cole taunts him, O’Reilly then spits at Cole and comes back with Axe & Smash. Cole grabs the ROH title belt and nails O’Reilly leaping off the apron right in the head with it. We see that O’Reilly has been busted open above the eye. Cole tries to whip O’Reilly, but O’Reilly just slumps down. O’Reilly fights back, then pops up off a release German, but then falls through the ropes and to the outside. Referee checks on O’Reilly as Cole grabs a trash can and nails O’Reilly in the head with it. Cole places the can over top of O’Reilly and superkicks the can. Cole brings in 2 chairs and nails O’Reilly across the back, but it just fires up O’Reilly! More shots by Cole, but they continue to fire up O’Reilly! O’Reilly hits his series of strikes, now he has the chair, which he uses to back suplex Cole through the open chair! Kneebar applied, but Cole kicks his way free. Cole flips off O’Reilly, but O’Reilly locks in a cross armbreaker, Cole gets to the ropes. O’Reilly seats Cole on another chair at ringside and hits some kicks, but is barely able to stand. Trash can shot by O’Reilly, then he runs off the apron and dropkicks the trash can back into the seated Cole! O’Reilly brings out a table and sets it up in the ring. O’Reilly places Cole on the table and heads up top, but Cole stops him. They head up top, but O’Reilly slips out, heads back up top and hits a Super Back Suplex through the table! O’Reilly makes a cover and gets a close 2. They go to the apron, but Cole with a low blow. Cole goes for a piledriver, but now O’Reilly goes low. O’Reilly with a front guillotine choke applied, but Cole tries to get out, but in doing so, they both crash through the ringside table! We see that Cole is also busted open above the eye. O’Reilly brings in a steel chain, but Cole comes in and hits the Last Shot, but O’Reilly kicks out! Cole brings in a bag and opens it up to reveal thumbtacks! Cole goes for the Florida Key, but O’Reilly gets out and begins teetering Cole with kicks. O’Reilly locks in a Triangle, but Cole lifts him up and powerbombs O’Reilly onto the thumbtacks! O’Reilly catches a Cole superkicks and hits a Brainbuster onto the thumbtacks! O’Reilly gets 2. ARMageddon applied while in the thumbtacks, along with kicks to the head and Cole finally taps, NEW CHAMPION!!
Winner and NEW ROH Champion: Kyle O’Reilly by submission (ARMageddon)
O’Reilly is presented the ROH title belt after by founder Cary Silkin. We see highlights from the match, then O’Reilly celebrates his title win as the show closes.