Re: ROH Final Battle 2012 - NYC, Dec 16 (DOOMSDAY~!)
Man, that opening bout between Elgin and Strong was epic! Seriously, this match is one of many reasons why ROH is putting on some of the best matches in the world today and I can say that this match made me love both competitors even more than I already did going into this bout. The Lethal/Rhino match was pretty entertaining too, honestly I thought Rhino was going to win but I was surprised and happy to see Lethal continue his successful ways and pick up the win. I really enjoyed the Benjamin/Haas vs Whitmer/Titus street fight too, the ending where Whitmer was put through the table was absolutely sickening.
I like this kind of venue for ROH, it's pretty big and the crowd was really lively which gave the important bouts a "big match" feel to them which always helps when enjoying a match. Moving along, the Cole/Hardy match was a little better than a waste of time and I really don't think Matt Hardy belongs in ROH whatsoever. This guy is a bum, seriously, he's not good at all and is nothing more than a husk of what he was back in 1999-2001 when he and his brother were a team, and even then Jeff carried the group. Cole basically carried the match and should've won....
The main event was great, the match had a "big match" feel to it and you could almost feel the hatred between the two competitors. This was a very brutal contest with the ladders in place and a very hard hitting one as well, another reason ROH is simply amazing. Awesome match with an awesome ending having Steen coming out the victor which in turn adds to his legacy as the ROH World's Champion.
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Major (World) Championships I recognize/follow
World Heavyweight Championship (as of 2009)
WWE Championship (as of 2009)
ROH World Championship (since inception)
IWGP Heavyweight Championship (since inception)