Survival of the Fittest (2015)

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Survival of the Fittest (2015)
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PromotionRing of Honor
DateNight 1: November 13, 2015
Night 2: November 14, 2015
CityNight 1: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Night 2: Hopkins, Minnesota
VenueNight 1: Turner Hall Ballroom
Night 2: Hopkins Eisenhower Community Center
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Survival of the Fittest (2015) was a two night, two city professional wrestling event produced by the U.S.-based wrestling promotion Ring of Honor, the 10th Survival of the Fittest. It took place on November 13, 2015 at the Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and November 14 at the Hopkins Eisenhower Community Center in Hopkins, Minnesota.

Storylines[edit]

Survival of The Fittest (2015) featured professional wrestling matches that involve wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds or storylines that play out on ROH's television program, Ring of Honor Wrestling. Wrestlers will portray heroes (faces) or villains (heels) as they follow a series of events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches.[1]

Survival of the Fittest is an annual tournament held by ROH. For the 2015 event, the winners from designated tournament matches in Milwaukee, Wisconsin advanced to a 6-Man Elimination Match the following night in Hopkins, Minnesota, and the winner of that match will be declared Survivor of the Fittest, and receive a future ROH World Championship match.

After winning a Four Corner Survival match to become the number one contender at All Star Extravaganza VII, AJ Styles will challenge reigning ROH World Champion Jay Lethal for the title in December at Final Battle. As a prelude to that match, Lethal - along with his House of Truth teammates Donovan Dijak and Joey Daddiego - wrestled Styles and his Bullet Club teammates The Young Bucks (Nick and Matt Jackson) in a six-man tag team match during Night 1 of Survival of the Fittest, which resulted in Styles pinning Lethal with his finishing move, the Styles Clash, thus giving his team the victory.

2015 Survival of the Fittest tournament participants[edit]

Results[edit]

Night 1 - Milwaukee, WI[edit]

No. Results[2] Stipulations Times
1 Christopher Daniels defeated Mark Briscoe, Hanson and Kenny King Four corner survival match; first round match in the 2015 Survival of the Fittest tournament 12:33
2 Roderick Strong defeated Cedric Alexander (with Veda Scott) Singles match; first round match in the 2015 Survival of the Fittest tournament 15:27
3 Silas Young (with Beer City Bruiser) defeated Dalton Castle and Adam Page (with B.J. Whitmer and Colby Corino) Three-way match; first round match in the 2015 Survival of the Fittest tournament 7:12
4 The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) (c) (with Maria Kanellis) defeated reDRagon (Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly) Tag team match for the ROH World Tag Team Championship 13:54
5 Jay Briscoe defeated Frankie Kazarian, Raymond Rowe and Rhett Titus Four corner survival match; first round match in the 2015 Survival of the Fittest tournament 16:40
6 Michael Elgin defeated Adam Cole and Moose (with Stokely Hathaway) Three-way match; first round match in the 2015 Survival of the Fittest tournament 13:17
7 ACH defeated Matt Sydal Singles match
Match 5 in the Best of 5 Series; first round match in the 2015 Survival of the Fittest tournament
19:32
8 Bullet Club (A.J. Styles and The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson)) defeated The House of Truth (Jay Lethal, Donovan Dijak and Joey Daddiego) (with Truth Martini and Taeler Hendrix) Six-man tag team match 16:30
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

Night 2 - Hopkins, MN[edit]

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Cedric Alexander (with Veda Scott) defeated Will Ferrara Singles match 9:42
2 Dalton Castle defeated Adam Page (with B.J. Whitmer and Colby Corino) Singles match 11:02
3 Mark Briscoe defeated Frankie Kazarian Singles match 10:50
4 The Kingdom (Adam Cole, Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) (with Maria Kanellis) defeated Moose and War Machine (Hanson and Raymond Rowe) (with Stokely Hathaway) Six-man tag team match 18:09
5 Joey Daddiego (with Truth Martini) defeated Cheeseburger Singles match 5:08
7 The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) defeated The All Night Express (Rhett Titus and Kenny King) Tag Team match 11:05
8 A.J. Styles defeated Matt Sydal Singles match 11:20
9 reDRagon (Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly) defeated The House of Truth (Jay Lethal and Donovan Dijak) (with Truth Martini and Taeler Hendrix) Tag Team match 14:33
10 Michael Elgin defeated Jay Briscoe, Christopher Daniels, ACH and Silas Young (with Beer City Bruiser) Survival of the Fittest tournament final
Five-way elimination match*
Winner will receive an ROH World Championship match
45:30

(*) - Roderick Strong had qualified to advance to the tournament final, but could not wrestle due to a concussion, making it a five-way match.

Order of Elimination

  • Silas Young was eliminated by ACH
  • ACH was eliminated by Christopher Daniels
  • Christopher Daniels was eliminated by Jay Briscoe
  • Jay Briscoe was eliminated by Michael Elgin

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grabianowski, Ed. "How Pro Wrestling Works". HowStuffWorks, Inc. Discovery Communications. Archived from the original on 18 November 2013. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  2. ^ Survival of the Fittest - ROH Wrestling.com