A new match has been made official for Ring Of Honor’s Final Battle Fallout TV Tapings!
For Ring Of Honor fans, a lot of the focus (and justifiably so, see the card here) has been on the upcoming Final Battle pay-per-view, taking place Friday, December 14th from the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.
Of course, that card is loaded, including what will be Cody’s final match with Ring Of Honor as he challenges Jay Lethal for the ROH World Championship. However, there is still the following night’s Final Battle Fallout television tapings, emanating from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Already announced for Final Battle Fallout is Zack Sabre Jr. going one-on-one with ‘Hot Sauce’ Tracy Williams (check out the details here) and now this evening, ROH has officially added another big match as New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Juice Robinson will face-off with ‘The Darewolf’ PJ Black:
On Dec. 15, the night after the huge Final Battle pay-per-view, Ring of Honor will present Final Battle Fallout, an international TV taping, at the historic 2300 Arena in Philadelphia. What better city for ROH to put an exclamation point on its biggest year ever than The City of Brotherly Love?
Following a 4-0 record on the Global Wars Tour, Juice Robinson firmly entrenched himself as a top contender for ROH gold! Robinson scored victories over Silas Young, Christopher Daniels, and Beretta in singles action, while teaming with Dalton Castle to beat the Bouncers. These wins, and a declaration that he is coming for Cody’s IWGP United States Championship, have put ROH fans on notice.
In Philly, Robinson takes on decorated international star PJ Black! Black has competed in over 60 countries and 48 states. But in November, he made his long-awaited ROH debut at Survival of the Fittest where he reached the finals!
PJ BLACK vs. JUICE ROBINSON
PJ Black returns to ROH after a successful debut at Survival of the Fittest when he takes on Juice Robinson in a first-time bout!
Robinson, the former IWGP United States Champion, has his sights set on Cody to recapture gold. But in his quest, Robinson has built up a number of impressive wins in ROH competition, going 4-0 on the Global Wars Tour!
Which international star will pull out the victory in a match that is certain to put one of the two stars in the driver’s seat toward a title shot? Join us LIVE to find out!
RING OF HONOR – FINAL BATTLE FALLOUT INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION TAPING
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15TH
BELL TIME @ 06:00 PM ET
2300 S SWANSON ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19148
PROVING GROUND MATCH – IF LUCHASAURUS WINS OR LASTS 15 MINUTES WITH THE ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION, HE EARNS A ROH WORLD TELEVISION TITLE MATCH
LUCHASAURUS vs. ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION JEFF COBB (IF CHAMPION)
ZACK SABRE JR. vs. TRACY WILLIAMS
PJ BLACK vs. JUICE ROBINSON
Scheduled to Appear:
ROH World Champion Jay Lethal
ROH World Tag Team Champions SCU (Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky)
ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions The Kingdom (Matt Taven, TK O’Ryan, Vinny Marseglia)
Women of Honor Champion Sumie Sakai
“The American Nightmare” Cody
The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson)
The Briscoes (Jay & Mark Briscoe)
“The Villain” Marty Scurll
“Hangman” Adam Page
The Bouncers (Beer City Bruiser & Brian Milonas)
Twisted Sisterz (Holidead & Thunder Rosa)
Best Friends (Beretta & Chuckie T.)
Card Subject to Change
Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle (2/19/19)
Start your Tuesday off with commentary on DX in the Hall Of Fame, Lacey Evans, heat for Lio Rush, and more!
Jason shuffles into Tuesday with the Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle! Today we take a look at news on DX, Lacey Evans, heat for Lio Rush, and more!
Why Becky Lynch Won The Royal Rumble
Many fans have been questioning why Becky Lynch won the Royal Rumble if the goal was to have Charlotte inserted in to storyline with Ronda Rousey. The current storyline between the three would have made more sense had Charlotte won. Dave Meltzer stated on the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio that Vince McMahon was insistent that Becky Lynch win the Royal Rumble.
Are You Ready?
It was announced earlier today that the first members of the WWE Hall Of Fame Class of 2019 will be none other than D-Generation X. Xpac, Shawn Michaels, HHH, The New Age Outlaws and Chyna will all be a part of the induction.
— WWE (@WWE) February 18, 2019
Big Plans For Lacey Evans?
Since debuting on the main roster and participating in the Royal Rumble, fans have wondered what creatives plans are for Lacey Evans. According to Dave Meltzer and the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Lacey Evans is in for a gigantic push, and there are many backstage officials that are very high on her.
Lio Rush Has Heat ?
Sunday nights finish to the Intercontinental title match between Finn Balor and Bobby Lashley has people scratching their heads. Perhaps there is reason to the breakup of Lashley and his hype man Lio Rush. According to PWI Insider Elite, Rush has heat backstage.
“It appears as if Lio Rush is done with Bobby Lashley. I can tell you behind the scenes there were not a lot of people surprised at that and not a lot of people surprised that Lio took the pin.”
“There are times Lio has a reputation for rubbing people — including other workers the wrong way. Whether that was being held against him and that was part of the reasoning for him losing or whether it was just a decision to protect Lashley and shift the belt to Finn Balor, I guess we’ll have to see based on how Lio is presented in the weeks and months to come.”
Jason’s Thoughts On Today’s News
DX is getting a well deserved Hall Of Fame Induction, but I have mixed feelings on it. This feels like an easy way out for WWE to have Chyna included into the HOF, rather than have her inducted as an individual. Also, I am probably in the minority on this, but there are others more deserving to be in before DX. I personally would have went with the NWO, but I am a mark for the NWO, so that’s just me.
Lacey Evans has the look, and her mic skills aren’t bad, however, she is green as grass. It will be interesting to see what type of program they come up with for her. A clash with Alexa Bliss perhaps?
Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle (2/18/19)
Start your Monday off with comments on news regarding Chris Jericho/IMPACT, AEW Ticket Sales, Becky Lynch and more!
Jason shuffles into Monday with the Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle! Today we take a look at news on Chris Jericho/IMPACT, AEW Ticket Sales, Becky Lynch, and more!
More On IMPACT Offer To Chris Jericho
Chris Jericho was recently a guest on Wrestling Observer Radio, and during the broadcast he discussed the offer that IMPACT wrestling made to him a few months ago: (credit to Fightful for the transcription below)
“In my mind, from a pure business standpoint, I’m worth as much as Brock Lesnar to WWE as far as what I bring to the table. That’s the watermark that I had. For me to go back to Vince, I want that kind of a deal. When I was starting to talk with Tony (Khan) and New Japan and Impact as well– Impact offered me a hell of a deal for a four match series. We’re talking mid-seven figures. They have some cash as well.”
AEW Double Or Nothing Ticket Sale Notes
Cody Rhodes took to Twitter a few days ago and provided some interesting stats on ticket sales for AEW Double Or Nothing:
• Tickets purchased from all 50 states domestically(plus Puerto Rico / D.C)
• 9 countries. Canada, UK, Mexico, Australia, Costa Rica, Finland, Germany, Panama, Austria
• 1st same day sellout for pro-wrestling in Vegas ever!
Thank you fans for going “all in” on this dream. pic.twitter.com/F5oi8A7uDu
— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) February 13, 2019
Why The Women Didn’t Headline Elimination Chamber
Initially, it was thought that the historic Women’s Tag Team Championship match would headline the Elimination Chamber pay per view, however, according to Fightful, Vince McMahon made the change to swap the match out with the men’s Elimination Chamber match. McMahon felt the women’s match would get the reaction desired to close out the show.
Becky Lynch Re-Injures Knee At Live Event
While it appears to be only in storyline, Becky Lynch appeared to re-injure her knee after attempting to attach Charlotte Flair at a house show Saturday evening.
— WWE (@WWE) February 17, 2019