At ROH Final Battle 2006, Homicide best Daniel Bryan (Bryan Danielson in ROH) to win the ROH World Title.
Bryan was the champion for 462 days, making 38 title defenses against the likes of Samoa Joe, AJ Styles, KENTA, Christopher Daniels, and more. Homicide was beloved in ROH, but could never quite reach the mountain top.
That changed at Final Battle in what is widely considered to be one of the best moments in ROH history.
Speaking on ROH Strong, Homicide recalled his title win.
"When I'm 90 years old and so many concussion syndromes, I'm always going to remember that day. I'll always remember guys like CM Punk, he just signed with WWE, he took a plane to come watch that match. The Briscoe Brothers were behind the curtain watching the match. Everyone was like, 'this is big for Homicide.' That motivated me so much. When I defeated him and all the guys came into the ring, that was for real. When I grabbed the belt and hugged Julius Smokes, I was surprised. I feel I deserve it and was part of that crew. Everyone talks about Colt Cabana, CM Punk, Samoa Joe, Christopher Daniels. I deserve to be part of that crew. When I beat Bryan for the belt, that was my WrestleMania moment," said Homicide.
Homicide held the belt for just 56 days, losing the title to Takeshi Morishima.
Elsewhere during the podcast, Homicide discussed his return to ROH and his future in wrestling. You can find his full comments by clicking here.
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