ROH Final Battle notes:
WILL OSPREAY VS. MATT TAVEN
Fantastic opener for any show, fast paced and the crowd was super into it. Both men did dives less than one minute into the match. There was interference early and later on by Kingdom members TK O'Ryan and Vinny Marseglia. Ospreay hit a springboard shooting star press to the outside on Marseglia and TK O'Ryan allowing Taven to hit a kick through the ropes on the back of the head of Ospreay. Ospreay missed what looked to be a 450 attempt and Matt Taven hits the headlock DDT after blocking an Oscutter for the win.
WAR MACHINE VS. CHRISTOPHER DANIELS & FRANKIE KAZARIAN
A fast-paced tag match as well as one of my favourites on the show. War Machine is a great team and Kaz & Daniels never get enough credit for what they do. Action packed from start to finish inside and outside the ring. Hanson layed out Kazarian with a tope leaving Daniels in the ring with both Hanson and Rowe who hit the fallout on Daniels for the win.
JAY LETHAL VS. MARTY SCURLL
In the match of the night, Marty came out wearing all white for the symbolism that he is the good even furthering the story that Lethal needs to join the dark side and show his villain side. During the match there was a great spot in which, during a ref bump, Marty grabbed a chair, tossed it to Lethal as if he hit him and laid down. Lethal then put the chair around his head and also dropped down as both men acted as if they got hit upon the ref getting up. Marty then grabbed a white umbrella as Lethal and the ref took it away. Marty grabbed a black umbrella and nailed Lethal with it and followed it up with a release piledriver. In the end Marty had the ref turned around and it was Lethal with a low blow kick followed up with a Lethal Injection for the pin. After the match Lethal looked beside himself for having to go back to the dark side.
Motor City Machine Gunz vs. Best Friends for the ROH Tag Titles
The story they were trying to tell was that the MCMG have teamed for much longer and that the worked heel because of experience. This was not the best match you would expect out of such great workers. Cool heel spot in the middle in which they had Barreta in the tree of woe and then did the crotch ring post spot with Taylor on to Barreta's face and head. MCMG contiuned to do more heel mannerisms playing to the crowd. Finish came out of no where Taylor hit a piledriver on Sabin, who rolled though and grabbed Baretta's legs for a jackknife cradle.
KENNY KING VS. SHANE TAYLOR VS. PUNISHMENT MARTINEZ VS. SILAS YOUNG FOR THE ROH TV TITLE
This match was elimination style with alot of a roller coaster type feel of good and bad. Martinez got the star treatment intro coming out of a standing coffin with about a dozen people playing extras as zombies. Martinez pinned Taylor for the first elimination with a springboad senton. Young then pinned King after a awesome looking beer bottle spot to the head. Young and Martinez battled to the end Martinez did a running dive over the top the corner post hitting the Beer City Bruise but selling the injured ribs on the spot. Young took advantage working the ribs with repeated knee strikes and then hit Mizery to become the new ROH Television Champion.
THE BRISCOES VS. BULLY RAY & TOMMY DREAMER
The New York crowd was into this gimmick filled match which featured kendo sticks, tables, a kitchen sink, lighter fluid, chairs and light sabers. Bubba bladed early on a ring post spot and was covered in blood. Jay and Mark were also bleeding but not as much. Dreamer handed Bubba lighter fluid and Bubba poured it on a table but it was countered by the Briscoes who used a 3D on Bully on a table but the table didn't break. Mark then went to the top and hit the froggy elbow on Bubba for the pin.
HUNG BUCKS VS. FLIP GORDON & DRAGON LEE & TITAN FOR THE 6 MAN TITLES
Tons of high spots in the match exaxtly what you would expect.Page who is by far the most improved wrestler of 2017 hit a shooting star Indy Taker off the apron to the outside on Lee. Then Page had both Lee & Gordon up for the passage as Matt & Nick came off the top with a double Indy Taker on them for the win and then Matt pinned Gordon. Daniels & Kazarian came out after to attack the Bullet Club. Scorpio Sky, who was on commentary and also a buddy of Gordon's came to make the save as he, Kaz and Daniels took out all 3 members of the Hung Bucks.
CODY VS. DALTON CASTLE FOR ROH WORLD TITLE
Cody came to the ring with a rode that coveres the top of his head, half way down the ramp he pulled the hood off to show bleach blonde hair paying homage to his father. Brandi did a dive of the top rope onto the boys early in the match and the ref tossed them all away from ringside. This was followed shortly after by Cody hitting ring post and he also did a blade job donning the crimson mask. Dalton kicked out of Cross Rhodes as well as a disaster kick. In the the end Dalton hit the bangarang for the win. Big confetti celebration after the match with Dalton becoming the new ROH Champion.