ROH Final Battle

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Final Battle is a professional wrestling event, held annually by the Ring of Honor promotion. The event was initially held in 2002, and is traditionally ROH's last show in the calendar year.[1] The 2009 edition of the show was ROH's first internet pay-per-view, and the first ROH show to be broadcast live.[2] The 2010 edition and the 2011 edition were also broadcast live via the internet. Final Battle is ROH's biggest event of the year, similar to WWE's WrestleMania, New Japan Pro Wrestling's Wrestle Kingdom and Impact Wrestling's Bound for Glory.[3][4]

Since its inception, the event has been held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New York City, and Edison, New Jersey. Between 2006 and 2014, every Final Battle has been held at either the Grand Ballroom or the Hammerstein Ballroom of the Manhattan Center in New York City.

Dates and venues[edit]

Event Date Venue Location Main event Ref.
Final Battle 2002 December 28, 2002 Murphy Recreation Center Philadelphia, PA Bryan Danielson vs. Low Ki vs. Samoa Joe vs. Steve Corino in a four-way match for the Number One Contender's Trophy [5]
Final Battle 2003 December 27, 2003 Pennsylvania National Guard Armory Philadelphia, PA The Prophecy (Christopher Daniels and Dan Maff) vs. The Great Muta and Arashi [6]
Final Battle 2004 December 26, 2004 Pennsylvania National Guard Armory Philadelphia, PA Samoa Joe (c) vs. Austin Aries for the ROH World Championship [7]
Final Battle 2005 December 17, 2005 Inman Sports Center Edison, NJ Kenta (c) vs. Low Ki for the GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship [8]
Final Battle 2006 December 23, 2006 Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom Manhattan, NY Bryan Danielson (c) vs. Homicide for the ROH World Championship [9]
Final Battle 2007 December 30, 2007 Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom Manhattan, NY The Briscoe Brothers (c) (Jay and Mark Briscoe) vs. The Age of the Fall (Jimmy Jacobs and Tyler Black) for the ROH World Tag Team Championship [10]
Final Battle 2008 December 27, 2008 Hammerstein Ballroom Manhattan, NY Bryan Danielson vs. Takeshi Morishima in a Fight Without Honor [11]
Final Battle 2009 December 19, 2009 Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom Manhattan, NY Austin Aries (c) vs. Tyler Black for the ROH World Championship [12]
Final Battle 2010 December 18, 2010 Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom Manhattan, NY El Generico vs. Kevin Steen in an unsanctioned Fight Without Honor for Generico's mask or Steen's ROH career [13]
Final Battle 2011 December 23, 2011 Hammerstein Ballroom Manhattan, NY Davey Richards (c) vs. Eddie Edwards (with Dan Severn) for the ROH World Championship [14]
Final Battle 2012: Doomsday December 16, 2012 Hammerstein Ballroom Manhattan, NY Kevin Steen (c) vs. El Generico in Ladder War IV for the ROH World Championship [15]
Final Battle 2013 December 14, 2013 Hammerstein Ballroom Manhattan, NY Adam Cole (c) vs. Michael Elgin vs. Jay Briscoe in a Three-way match for the ROH World Championship
Final Battle 2014 December 7, 2014 Terminal 5 Manhattan, NY Jay Briscoe (c) vs. Adam Cole in a Fight Without Honor for the ROH World Championship [16]
Final Battle (2015) December 18, 2015 2300 Arena Philadelphia, PA Jay Lethal (c) vs A.J. Styles for the ROH World Championship [17]
Final Battle (2016) December 2, 2016 Hammerstein Ballroom Manhattan, NY Adam Cole (c) vs. Kyle O'Reilly for the ROH World Championship [18]
Final Battle (2017) December 15, 2017 Hammerstein Ballroom Manhattan, NY Cody (c) vs Dalton Castle for the ROH World Championship

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References[edit]

  1. ^ DeRosenroll, Mike (December 19, 2009). "DeRosenroll's Classic ROH Feuds: History of "Final Battle" ROH World Title matches (2002–2005)". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved February 5, 2011. Final Battle has been the name of the last ROH show of each year since the promotion started in 2002 
  2. ^ Caldwell, James (December 20, 2009). "Caldwell's Daily Blog 12/20: TNA PPV tonight, Notes from ROH's PPV last night, Linda McMahon's spin on history, Bobby Lashley notes". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved February 5, 2009. the promotion's first live PPV event 
  3. ^ "December 28th Newswire". Ring of Honor. 2011-12-28. Retrieved 2013-10-28. The ROH athletes put it all on the line at the biggest event of the year. Replays of the iPPV broadcast of "Final Battle 2011" are available here. 
  4. ^ "Final Battle 2012: Doomsday- New York, NY 12/16/12 (DVD)". Ring of Honor. Retrieved 2013-10-28. Ring of Honor closes out 2012 with the biggest event of the year... 
  5. ^ Burgan, Derek (August 10, 2004). "DVD Review: Burgan reviews Final Battle 2002 – Jody Fleisch, Steve Corino, Low Ki, Samoa Joe". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved February 5, 2011. 
  6. ^ Burgan, Derek. "Burgan reviews the ROH Final Battle 2003 DVD". Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 5, 2011. 
  7. ^ Music, J. (December 26, 2004). "12/26 ROH in Philadelphia, Pa.: Final Battle 2004 results including Foley, Joe vs. Aries". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved February 5, 2011. 
  8. ^ Magee, Bob (December 18, 2005). "12/17 ROH in Edison, N.J.: Low Ki vs. KENTA in main event match of year contender". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved February 5, 2011. 
  9. ^ Feuerstein, Matt (December 23, 2006). "ROH Danielson vs. Homicide results". Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 5, 2011. 
  10. ^ Vasquez, Steve (December 31, 2007). "12/30 ROH Final Battle 2007: Danielson vs. Aries vs. Hero vs. Morishima: "Greatest Match I Have Ever Seen Live."". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved February 5, 2011. 
  11. ^ Radican, Sean (February 20, 2009). "Radican's ROH "Final Battle 2008" DVD Review (Morishima vs. Danielson, McGuinness vs. Marufuji)". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved February 5, 2011. 
  12. ^ Radican, Sean (December 19, 2009). "Radican's ROH Final Battle PPV Blog 12/19: Complete coverage of Aries vs. Black, Briscoes vs. Wolves". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved February 5, 2010. 
  13. ^ Van Stone, Tom (December 18, 2010). "Final Battle 2010 Complete Results". WrestleView. Retrieved February 5, 2011. 
  14. ^ Caldwell, James (December 23, 2011). "Caldwell's ROH Final Battle PPV Report 12/23: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live iPPV – Richards vs. Edwards III". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved December 26, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Final Battle 2012 - NYC". Ring of Honor. Retrieved December 16, 2012. 
  16. ^ Johnson, Mike (August 15, 2014). "ROH FINAL BATTLE WILL BE...." Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved August 15, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Final Battle Returns to Philadelphia 12/18". Ring of Honor. August 17, 2015. 
  18. ^ < "Final Battle Returns Home to Manhattan Center's Hammerstein Ballroom". Ring of Honor. 

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