December 27, 2008 – New York City, New York
[ FINAL BATTLE 2008 ]
SINGLES MATCH Kenny Omega defeated Claudio Castagnoli: Canadian born Kenny Omega reversed the Ricola-bomb on his way to an upset victory!
4-CORNER SURVIVAL Jerry Lynn beat Chris Hero and Necro Butcher and Rhett Titus: Jerry Lynn pinned Chris Hero after a Cradle Pile-driver..
ROH WORLD TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH Kevin Steen & El Generico defeated The Age of the Fall (Jimmy Jacobs & Delirious) to retain the ROH World Tag Team titles: Before the match, Jimmy Jacobs cut a promo on former AOTF member Necro Butcher, calling him a Hollywood sellout. Delirious then attacked Necro until Steen & Generico made the save. Daizee Haze showed up and Jacobs threatened to Spike her but Delirious stepped in to prevent it from happening! Steen pushed Jacobs into the ring to start their scheduled match. After the match, Jimmy Jacobs scolded Delirious and walked out on him.
SIX-MAN TAG TEAM MATCH Brent Albright & Roderick Strong & Erick Stevens defeated Go Shiozaki & The American Wolves (Eddie Edwards & Davey Richards): After the match, the American Wolves walked out on Go Shiozaki and the crowd booed Shiozaki out of the building..
TAG TEAM DREAM MATCH The Briscoe Brothers defeated Kensuke Sasaki & Katsuhiko Nakajima: After the match, the American Wolves (Eddie Edwards & ??????) attacked the Briscoes until Steen & Generico made the save! Albright, Strong, and Stevens also showed up to defend against Sweet & Sour Incorporated. Albright said S&S was ruining ROH and begged Cary Silken for Steel Cage Warfare!
GRUDGE MATCH Austin Aries defeated Tyler Black: Austin Aries scored the victory after botched interference from Jimmy Jacobs. Jacobs then attacked Black, and Aries jumped back into the ring with a chair to protect Black. However, Aries turned heel and whacked Black with the chair and formed an shocking alliance with Jimmy Jacobs!!
ROH WORLD TITLE MATCH Nigel McGuinness defeated Naomichi Marufuji to retain the ROH World title: After the match, Jerry Lynn came out and praised Nigel McGuinness as ROH champion. Nigel was a total heel, and compared him to Mickie Rourke (from the movie “The Wrestler”). Lynn challenged McGuinness to a title match and Nigel just took off without a response..
IN THE RING: Prince Nana showed up once again begging for a job in Ring of Honor, but was unceremoneously escorted out of the building by ROH security. Man, I miss Prince Nana!
FIGHT WITHOUT HONOR “American Dragon” Bryan Danielson defeated Takeshi Morishima by Submission: What a long brutal history these two have, including Morishima causing Danielson’s well documented eye injury. Takeshi Morishima passed out in the Cattle Mutilation at the hands of the American Dragon..