Who will face Rush at Ring Of Honor’s Final Battle Fallout TV Tapings?
Coming up on December 14th, Ring Of Honor will be at the Hammerstein Ballroom for its final pay-per-view event of 2018, Final Battle. However, the action over the weekend will continue the next night at the famed ECW Arena in Philadelphia for the Final Battle Fallout television tapings.
Thus far, two matches have been announced as Zack Sabre Jr. will battle ‘Hot Sauce’ Tracy Williams (check that out here) and then yesterday, we found out that New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Juice Robinson will square-off with the former Justin Gabriel, PJ Black (see that announcement here). Today, ROH has revealed the latest match for Final Battle Fallout as CMLL’s Rush will go one-on-one with The Kingdom’s TK O’Ryan:
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?
One of CMLL’s biggest stars, RUSH, a founding father of Los Ingobernables, makes his long-awaited ROH debut in Philadelphia at Final Battle Fallout! RUSH has headlined CMLL cards at the historic Arena Mexico since embracing his dark side and has seen his group expand internationally, with Tetsuya Naito launching his own incredibly successful group in New Japan.
RUSH makes his debut against a colleague of a man he faced in the main event of CMLL’s historic 85th Anniversary event just a few months ago! It will be RUSH versus “The Best Around” TK O’Ryan in Philadelphia!
RUSH vs. TK O’RYAN
Matt Taven has become a bonafide star in CMLL, main eventing CMLL’s biggest event of the year in 2018 after making his debut there in 2016. His very first opponent on his very first trip to Mexico? RUSH. Opposing him in the Hair vs. Hair tag team main event at 85th Anniversary? RUSH.
Responsible for scalping Taven in Arena Mexico, RUSH comes to ROH and he is looking to take out the entire Kingdom! It is an opportunity for Los Ingobernables, whose Japan chapter recently defeated The Kingdom in tag team action in Toronto, to pick up another victory over The Kingdom while it is an opportunity of a lifetime for TK O’Ryan to avenge The Kingdom’s leader and pick up the biggest win of his career against bonafide superstar, RUSH!
Who will pick up the victory? 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
RUSH vs. TK O’RYAN
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 (2/18/19)
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
WWE Elimination Chamber Results: WWE Championship Match
Was Daniel Bryan able to walk out of WWE Elimination Chamber still BOTH the Planet’s and WWE Champion?
Six men fought it out in the main event of WWE Elimination Chamber for The New Daniel Bryan’s WWE Championship. Did the Planet’s Champion retain?
The six men involved were:
- Kofi Kingston (with Big E and Xavier Woods, starting in the near right pod)
- Jeff Hardy (starting in the far right pod)
- Randy Orton (starting in the near left pod)
- AJ Styles (starting in the near left pod)
- Samoa Joe (starting in the ring)
- WWE Champion Daniel Bryan (with Eric Rowan, starting in the ring)
Does he have an advantage? All 4 of the last 4 (non-tag) Elimination Chamber matches have been won by first time entrants.
— WWE Stats & Info (@WWEStats) February 18, 2019
Kofi Kingston was THE fan’s favorite headed into this match. But he started in a pod, as the first two men in the match were Samoa Joe and WWE Champion Daniel Bryan (the Ring Of Honor fan in me is happy).
Order of events:
- Daniel Bryan and Samoa Joe started the match at 0:00
- Kofi Kingston entered the Chamber at 5:16
- AJ Styles entered the Chamber at 10:27
- AJ Styles eliminated Samoe Joe at 14:34
- Jeff Hardy entered the Chamber at 15:14
- Daniel Bryan eliminated Jeff Hardy at 17:58
- Randy Orton entered the Chamber at 19:57
- Randy Orton eliminated AJ Styles at 22:21
- Kofi Kingston eliminated Randy Orton at 24:01
- The final two men in the match were WWE Champion Daniel Bryan and Kofi Kingston
- Daniel Bryan pinned Kofi Kingston at 36:35 to retain the WWE Championship
.@TrueKofi with the trust fall!
— TDE Wrestling (@totaldivaseps) February 18, 2019
Daniel Bryan last eliminated Kofi Kingston to win the Elimination Chamber match and retain the WWE Championship
Follow along with Mitchell’s WWE Elimination Chamber Coverage!