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This has a very early start time which is good for UK.

Hard to predict a card right now. Jericho will keep the ROH Title until then for sure, but they're burning through a lot of his opponents so maybe a big name three-way match.

A bit of fantasy booking.

8. Chris Jericho (c) vs. Bryan Danielson vs. Claudio Castagnoli for the ROH World Title
7. Samoa Joe (c) vs. Brian Cage for the ROH TV Title
6. FTR (c) vs. Motor City Machine Guns for the ROH Tag Team Title
5. Daniel Garcia (c) vs. Davey Richards for the ROH Pure Title
4. Mercedes Martinez (c) vs. Willow Nightingale for the ROH Women's Title
3. The Briscoes vs. OGK (#1 contender match)
2. Dalton Castle & The Boys (c) vs. Sammy Guevara & 2point0 for the ROH Six Man Tag Title
1. Bandido vs. Dragon Lee

Zero Hour:

4. Wheeler Yuta vs. Nick Wayne
3. Alex Zayne & Blake Christian vs. Toa Liona & Kaun
2. Trish Adora vs. Serena Deeb
1. JD Drake & Anthony Henry vs. Tony Deppen & Adam Priest
 

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With Joe getting featured on the poster and it being early still... fantasy booking the main card :

ROH World Title (Champion VS Champion)
Samoa Joe VS Chris Jericho

ROH Tag Team Titles
FTR VS MCMG

ROH Pure Title
Daniel Garcia VS Lee Moriarty

ROH Six Man Titles
Dalton Castle & The Boys VS Lethal, Dutt and Singh

ROH Women's Title
Mercedes Martinez VS Willow Nightingale

Brian Cage's Man VS Machine Open Challenge
Brian Cage VS Mance Warner

Gates of Agony VS The Briscoes

The Kingdom VS Blake Christian & Alex Zayne

Dragon Lee VS Tony Deppen
 

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I was trying to figure out why the show is so early and the only thing I came up with is that the World Cup Quarter Finals are on Dec 10th. However, those games will be over by 4 pm (EST) that day. If they do have a TV/streaming deal coming, maybe they were planning to film one or two episodes later in the day after the PPV. That is my wild speculation though.

Card prediction:
FTR vs The Kingdom vs Claudio/Yuta

Briscoes vs Aussie Open - They have a match this weekend for the HOG titles and could run it back

Brian Cage vs Samoa Joe - ROH TV Title. A lot of this could depend on what Joe and Wardlow do at Full Gear, but I think Cage wins the title here.

Mercedes Martinez vs Penelope Ford vs Willow - ROH Women's World Title match - I don't think it is a coincidence that Ford has had more singles matches since returning from injury. Also, I expect Willow to win the title here. Rampage this Friday could set this in motion.

Chris Jericho vs Bryan Danielson - ROH World Title match. After the match Bryan Danielson is attacked by The Kingdom. They hold Bryan up to reveal his next ROH opponent is....Adam Cole. This leads to Cole super kicking Bryan to end the show.
 

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Since we know El Hijo Del Vikingo is coming to the US very soon...

... would be cool if they could add a special attraction match here and get El Hijo Del Vikingo to work this show. Maybe a triple threat with Bandido and Fenix for a spotty fun time ?
 

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Here's the first ticket info for Final Battle from WrestleTix. A good start with no card.

Tickets went on sale a couple of days ago and range from $25 to $90. All of the expensive floor seats appear to have sold already.

AEW: Ring of Honor Presents Final Battle 12/10/22
SAT DEC 10, 2022 – 2:00 PM
College Park Center, Arlington TX


Available Tickets => 1,000
Current Setup/Capacity => 2,505
Tickets Distributed => 1,505
 

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Seems like Joe vs Wardlow is probably likely coming out of Full Gear, probably with Hobbs taking TNT Title. What does Jericho do?

I'm going to call Nigel McGuinness vs Chris Jericho at Final Battle. Nigel news has been seemingly non-existent. No way Khan didn't reach out to him for RoH reboot. Nigel wins the title and vacates it saying it's about hungry talent (young lions looking for their opportunity or old lions looking for one last chance), not the old guard or old names from the past that Jericho has been trotting out, Nigel himself included. He's announced as RoH Commissioner and first act is to announce RoH Title Tournament where the only qualification is you cannot have held a "world" title in WWE, AEW, RoH or internationally.
 

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Athena getting the heel shine on Rampage solidifies for me that she is taking the title from Martinez. It also give me hope that she will be the one to drop the title to Willow. There is such a good story to be told about Willow's rise. Granted, there needs to be weekly tv to tell it properly.
 

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Post Full Gear predictions for Final Battle:

World Championship: Jericho vs Danielson - If Danielson loses he can never wrestle in ROH again.

Pure Championship: Garcia vs Claudio

Women Championship: Martinez vs Athena

Tag Titles: FTR vs Gunn's

Tag Title #1 contenders: Briscoes vs The Kingdom

Trios Title: Dalton Castle/Boys vs Cage/Gates of Agony

Winner takes all (ROH TV and TNT titles): Samoa Joe vs Wardlow

Appearance by Nigel McGuiness.
 

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Gresham wrestled Mike Bailey in another good match at GCW's show last night. I wonder if that situation can be sorted, as a report said the bridge hadn't been entirely burnt. Honestly, he is one of those like Andrade who needs to accept his lot rather than expecting to be placed at the very top.


Gresham would be a strong ROH-exclusive addition and I'd place him in the Pure division rather than the World Title scene. They need some remnants of pre-hiatus ROH in prominent positions to avoid it just being AEW Jr. (even if the AEW guys did work ROH in the past).
 

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World Championship: Jericho vs Jay Lethal vs Darby Allin

Pure Championship: Garcia vs Bandido

Women Championship: Martinez vs Athena

Tag Titles: FTR w/Shawn Spears vs Gunn Club w/Stokely

Trios Title: Dalton Castle/Boys vs JAS (Hager and 2.0)

TV Title: Samoa Joe vs Sammy Guevara w/Tay
 

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Gunn Club winning RoH titles with maybe outside help from FTR's NJPW WrestleKingdom opponents would be okay. Gunns hamming it up as RoH tag champs until Dem Boys walk out to confront them would be fun. Gunns make Briscoes run a gauntlet to earn title shot since they lost to FTR three times, whereas Gunns beat them first time. Stretches out Gunns having titles and being smarmy chickenshit heels while giving Briscoes a path of destruction until the next RoH PPV.
 

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I had completely forgotten that there was an ROH forum.

Mercedes vs Athena is the match I want to see. Two SHIMMER alums that I’ve followed for several years who have the potential for a great match.

I’m not really seeing the rest of the card as anything but just kind of ‘there’. It’ll take a lot to get me interested in this PPV, as opposed to the last couple.
 
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