ROH Final Battle (12/10/2022) Results: Jericho vs Castagnoli, FTR vs Briscoes 3, Samoa Joe In Action

Welcome to the Fightful.com live discussion & coverage for the 12/10/2022 edition of ROH Final Battle live from the College Park Center in Arlington, Texas on Bleacher Report Live & FITE TV (internationally). We will bring full results and breakdowns for every match and segment on the show. Follow Fightful on Twitter.com/Fightful and Facebook.com/FIGHTFULONLINE

Honor is REAL.

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Preview.

- ROH World Heavyweight Championship Match: Chris Jericho (c) vs. Claudio Castagnoli.

- ROH Pure Championship - Pure Rules Match: Daniel Garcia (c) vs. Wheeler Yuta.

- ROH Women's Championship: Mercedes Martinez (c) vs. Athena.

- ROH World Television Championship Match: Samoa Joe (c) vs. Juice Robinson.

- STP (Shane Taylor & JD Griffey) vs. Swerve in Our Glory (Keith Lee & Shane "Swerve" Strickland)

- ROH World Tag Team Championship - Double Dog Collar Match: FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler) (c) vs. The Briscoes (Jay Briscoe & Mark Briscoe).

- ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championship Match: Dalton Castle & The Boys (Brandon Tate & Brent Tate) (c) vs. The Embassy (Brian Cage, Bishop Kaun, & Toa Liona) (w/ Prince Nana).

- Blake Christian & AR Fox vs. RUSH & Dralistico (w/ Jose The Assistant).

- Zero Hour: Trish Adora vs. Willow Nightingale.

- Zero Hour: Mascara Dorada vs. Jeff Cobb.

- Zero Hour: Matt Meynard & Angelo Parker vs. Shinobi Shadow Squad (Eli Isom & Cheeseburger).

- Zero Hour: The Kingdom (Mike Bennett & Matt Taven) (w/ Maria Kanellis-Bennett) vs. Top Flight (Dante Martin & Darius Martin).

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Live Coverage.

Zero Hour.

- ROH Ring Announcer Bobby Cruise welcomed the audience to the broadcast before introducing the night's commentary team, Ian Riccaboni & Caprice Coleman. After a video package promoting the show, Riccaboni & Coleman quickly transitioned the show into the opening match.

Mascara Dorada vs. Jeff Cobb.

Dorada tried to take down Cobb with a shoulder tackle, but Cobb was unphased. Dorada went for high-flying moves on Cobb, sending him to the outside with a Mexican arm drag. Dorada went for the recipe again, but Cobb continued to catch it before slamming him onto the mat & apron throughout the mat. Dorada hit a running Hurricanrana on Cobb to send him to the outside before hitting a Tope Tornillo on Cobb to the outside. Back in the ring, Dorada hit a springboard senton on Cobb for a near fall. Dorada went for a move off the top rope, but Cobb pulled him off the top and hit a twisting back suplex followed by a standing moonsault on Dorada for a near fall. Cobb went for Tour of The Islands, but Dorada reversed with a sunset flip for a near fall. Cobb went for a Deadlift superplex Dorada, but Dorada evaded and walked the ropes before hitting Bulldog on Cobb for a near fall. Cobb clubbed Dorada on his neck and went for a lariat, but Dorada evaded and went for a springboard move before Cobb caught him mid-air and hit a Tour of The Islands for the decisive pinfall win. The two adhered to the code of honor after the match.

Winner: Jeff Cobb.

- There was a vignette of Prince Nana & The Embassy ahead of their match for the ROH Trios Championship against Dalton Castle later in the night.

- There was a video vignette promoting the match between ROH Women's Champion Mercedes Martinez & Athena ahead of their match for later in the night.

Matt Meynard & Angelo Parker vs. Shinobi Shadow Squad (Eli Isom & Cheeseburger).

Parker & Isom began the match adhering to the code of honor locking up, with Isom getting a roll up on Parker for a near fall. Meynard tagged in, but Isom evaded before Cheeseburger tagged in. Cheeseburger faked shaking parker's hand as Parker & Meynard demanded to shake Parker's hand. Cheeseburger hit an atomic drop before shaking Parker's hand. Meynard & Parker spent the match double-teaming Cheeseburger, keeping him away from Isom from making the tag as the crowd had dueling chants for Daddy Magic & Cheeseburger. Cheeseburger leaped to tag in Isom, but Parker tagged him mid-air Isom finally tagged in with the hot tag on Parker & Meynard before he & Cheeseburger hit a pop-up neck breaker into a double-stomp on Parker. Parker lowered the rope to send Cheeseburger to the outside before Parker & Meynard got Isom and hit a double Spike DDT on Isom for the pinfall win.

Winners: Matt Meynard & Angelo Parker.

- There was a vignette showcasing the feud between Wheeler Yuta & ROH Pure Champion Daniel Garcia ahead of their match later in the night.

Trish Adora vs. Willow Nightingale.

The match began with the two locking up before Willow did a takedown on Adora into the mat, to which Adora responded by locking in leg scissors on Willow, but Willow reversed it with head scissors of her own. Adora rolled the hold into a jack-knife before she & Willow exchanged pins before the two exchanged strikes. Willow took over control of the match with a body slam & a diving lariat on Adora for a near fall. Willow hit two consecutive hip attacks to the abdomen, but Adora responded with a chop & a Northern Lights Suplex for a near fall. Adora took over control of the match before Willow did a handspring and hit an enziguri kick on Adora. Willow hit three lariats, ten chops, a hip attack, and a middle rope shotgun dropkick on Adora for a near fall. Adora got Willow in an Air Raid submission before hitting low-bridge German Suplex on Willow for a near fall. Adora hit a corner splash, but Willow responded with the POUNCE from out of nowhere before dropping the straps and hitting the Doctor Bomb for the pinfall win.

Winner: Willow Nightingale.

- There was a vignette with ROH TV Champion Samoa Joe & Juice Robinson ahead of their match later in the show for the TV Title.

- There was a vignette promoting the ROH World Heavyweight Championship match between champion Chris Jericho & Claudio Castagnoli ahead of their match in the main show.

The Kingdom (Mike Bennett & Matt Taven) (w/ Maria Kanellis-Bennett) vs. Top Flight (Dante Martin & Darius Martin).

Dante & Bennett assaulted the Martin brothers to begin the match. Darius tagged in and evaded the offense from Taven & Bennett before Dante tagged in. The two Martins hit consecutive sentons on Taven before sending Bennett out of the ring. Darius & Dante hit stereo dropkicks on Taven for a near fall before Dante hit a springboard stomp on Taven's arm. Dante continued to evade Taven's offense before Taven hit an enziguri kick while Bennett hit a rebound forearm strike on Dante. Darius tagged in with the hot tag, sending Benntett into Taven's abdomen before hitting an enziguri kick on Darius. Bennett hit a forearm strike in a Purple Thunder Bomb from Taven on Darius. Bennett hit a snap suplex. Bennett hit a spinebuster on Darius before Taven hit a Lionsault on Darius. Taven & Bennett double-teamed Darius, with Bennett specifically laying offense on Darius viciously. Darius broke down Bennett with a series of slaps before connecting a Spanish Fly on Bennett before tagging in Dante. Dante came in with the hot tag and hit two forearm strikes, a slam, and a standing moonsault on Taven for a near fall. Darius & Dante double-teamed Taven before Bennett speared Dante into Darius & Taven to break the pin. Darius tried to double-team Taven & Bennett, but Bennett tagged in and hit corner strikes before Bennett hit the Spacoli Driver into a PK Kick from Taven for a near fall. Darius hit a dive on Bennett to the outside, but Taven hit a Trust Fall on Darius. Maria distracted Dante in the ring before the referee ejected him out of the ring. Dante & Darius got Bennett before connecting the Nosedive/ Powerbomb combination on Bennett for the impressive pinfall win.

Winners: Top Flight (Dante Martin & Darius Martin).

Main Show.

- Riccaboni & Coleman welcomed the audience to the broadcast before transitioning to the opening match.

Blake Christian & AR Fox vs. RUSH & Dralistico (w/ Jose The Assistant).

The opening match was a showcase of high-flying senations, with a combination of the American High Flying & Lucha Libre. Christian & Dralistico began the match evading each other's offense before AR Fox & RUSH tagged in and exchanged chops & forearm strikes before RUSH hit a rolling forearm on AR Fox. Fox hit a kip-up enziguri on RUSH before tagging in Christian, but RUSH strikes Christian in the head before launching Christina across the four sides of the barricade on the outside. RUSH whipped Christian with a green cable on the outside. RUSH & Dralistico double-teamed Christian for the majority of the match before Christian took down Dralistico and tagged in Fox. Fox hit a sling blade on Dralistico, a sliding dropkick on him to the outside, and a shotgun dropkick on RUSH before hitting dives on Dralistico & RUSH. Back in the ring, Fox hit a Swanton on Dralistico for a near fall. RUSH took down Fox to the outside before Dralistico hit a springboard Shooting Star Press to the outside. Back in the ring, Christian hit a flipping DDT on Dralistico before AR Fox hit a 450 Splash on Dralistico for the shocking pinfall win. RUSH & Dralistico attacked the two after the match.

Winners: Blake Christian & AR Fox.

ROH Women's Championship.

Mercedes Martinez (c) vs. Athena.

The match consisted of the two viciously exchanging blows. Athena hit a powerbomb into a suplex on Martinez before connecting a kick on Martinez. Martinez got back up and hit a brainbuster on Athena for a near fall. The two then brawled on the outside, with Martinez hitting a suplex on Athena on the outside floor. In the last embers of the match, Athena got a roll-up on Martinez for a near fall, to which Martinez responded by locking in a Dragon Sleeper on Athena, but Athena bit her to break the hold. Martinez briefly took over the match, but Athena regained control by hitting a shotgun dropkick on Martinez into an exposed corner. With Martinez dizzy, Athena hit the O-Face on Martinez for the pinfall win, becoming the new ROH Women's Champion.

Winner & New ROH Women's Champion: Athena.

STP (Shane Taylor & JD Griffey) vs. Swerve in Our Glory (Keith Lee & Shane "Swerve" Strickland).

In the last embers of the match, Lee accidentally struck down Strickland before Taylor hit "Welcome to the Land" on Lee for a near fall. As a receipted from Full Gear, Swerve walked out of the match, leaving Lee to wrestle on his own against Griffey & Taylor, his former tag team partners. Griffey & Taylor tried to double-team Lee, but Lee evaded kick from Griffey, with the kick landing directly at Taylor's head. Lee saw this and picked up Griffey before hitting the Big Bang Catastrophe on Griffey for the miraculous pinfall win.

Winner: Swerve in Our Glory (Keith Lee & Shane "Swerve" Strickland).

- Matt Meynard, Daniel Garcia & Angelo Parker came to the ring ahead of Garcia's match, with Meynard saying that if Jericho beat Castagnoli, he would join the JAS as a part of a team called "The Hat Trick".

ROH Pure Championship - Pure Rules Match.

ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championship Match.

Dalton Castle & The Boys (Brandon Tate & Brent Tate) (c) vs. The Embassy (Brian Cage, Bishop Kaun, & Toa Liona) (w/ Prince Nana).

The Embassy took control of the majority of the match, targeting Brandon Tate in their corner to keep Castle & Brent Tate at bay, but that stopped as Dalton Castle tagged in. Castle cleared house and hitting a series of suplexes on Linao before tossing the Tate Twins to the outside to hit a series of Tope Suicidas onto all members of the Embassy. Linoa hit a wicked double back-drop on the Tates before Kaun slammed Brent into the apron & Linoa hit a Belly-to-belly on Castle. AFter distraction from Prince Nana & interference from Linoa & Kaun. The Embassy hit Brandon Tate with a Triple Powerbomb for the pinfall win to become the new ROH Trios Tag Team Champions.

Winners & New ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions: The Embassy (Brian Cage, Bishop Kaun, & Toa Liona) (w/ Prince Nana).

Daniel Garcia (c) vs. Wheeler Yuta.

After Garcia took most of the offense at the beginning of the match and Yuta expired his three allowed rope breaks, Yuta got back up and hit the Phenomenal Forearm on Garcia before getting back up and going for the Seat Belt suplex, but Garcia caught him with a strike. Garcia locked in the Sharpshooter on Yuta, but Yuta reversed it with a crossface. Garcia broke it and went for a sharpshooter again before Yuta reversed it with a pin for a near fall. Yuta & Garcia exchanged shotgun dropkicks before Yuta hit a brainbuster on Garcia for a near fall. After butting heads, Yuta hit the seat-belt suplex on Garcia for a near fall. Yuta went for a splash, but Garcia lifted his knees to block the move before hitting a piledriver for a near fall. Garcia locked in the sharpshooter in the ropes on Garcia, but Yuta broke the hold by racking Garcia's eyes before the two dropped to the outside. The two exchanged strikes on the apron before Yuta hit a back-drop on Garcia on the apron. Yuta got Garcia in a modified Tombstone on Garcia for a near fall before laying in the elbow strikes and getting a sunset flip for a near fall, but Yuta laid in the elbows strikes to leave Garcia unconscious, giving Yuta the win via TKO & becoming the first ever two-time ROH Pure Champion.

Winner & New ROH Pure Champion: Wheeler Yuta.

ROH World Tag Team Championship - Double Dog Collar Match.

FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler) (c) vs. The Briscoes (Jay Briscoe & Mark Briscoe).

This match started off hot and it went on as a bloody affair, with even the referee ending up busted open. Mark Briscoe went for a move off the tope rope, but Wheeler slammed Mark off the top rope into a tack of chairs onto the outside. Back in the ring, Jay & Hardwood exchanged strikes before Jay laid in the chair shots on Dax, but Dax hit a low blow on Jay before hitting a Piledriver on Jay into a stack of chairs for a shocking near fall. Wheeler brought in a bigger stack of chairs to the ring as Hardwood got Jay into the top rope, but Jay evaded and slammed the chain into Hardwood's nards to drop him. Jay got himself & Dax on the top rope before hitting a vicious Superplex on Dax into a stack of chairs, but only got a count of two. Jay got Dax in a chain-assisted STF on Jay, but Wheeler pushed through to stop Dax from tapping, but Mark dropped his weight to stop Wheeler's trajectory as they were chained together. With nowhere to go or run, Dax submitted to award The Briscoes the win, becoming 13-time ROH Tag team champions in a masterpiece of violence.

Winners & New ROH Tag Team Champions: The Briscoes (Jay Briscoe & Mark Briscoe).

- Austin Gunn & Colten Gunn attacked FTR after the match, then they said that FTR's legacy is dying and that they would not stop until they kill their legacy. The Briscoes came to the ring to run off the Gunn Clubb.

ROH World Television Championship Match.

Samoa Joe (c) vs. Juice Robinson.

The match began with Joe & Robinson exchanging holds before Juice briefly took control, but that was until Joe locked in the Coquina Clutch on Juice before Juice got a rope break. Joe & Juice brawled on the outside, with Robinson hitting a senton on Joe into the barricade. Back in the ring, Juice went for a top rope move, but Joe evaded before slamming Robinson with a Uranage on Robinson. Robinson rolled out of the ring before Joe hit him with a Tope Suicida on Robinson onto the outside. Joe took full control of the match as he laid a beating on Robinson on the outside & back in the ring. Juice regained control, but Joe got it right back with a Powerbomb for a near fall before locking in an STF on Robinson, quickly transitioning into a cross face. Robinson got the rope break to break the hold, but Joe called for the Muscle Buster, but Robinson reversed it with a Sunset Flip for a near fall before connecting a Side Kick on Joe. Robinson went for a top rope move, but Joe trapped Robinson's groin on the top rope before getting him up and connecting the Muscle Buster for the pinfall win & title retention.

Winner & Still ROH World Television Champion: Samoa Joe.

ROH World Heavyweight Championship Match.

Chris Jericho (c) vs. Claudio Castagnoli.

Jericho refused to adhere to the code of honor, which Claudio followed up by attacking Jericho inside & outside of the ring. Back in the ring, Claudio laid in an uppercut on Jericho before Jericho went for a code breaker, but Claudio caught him before Jericho got a roll-up for a near fall. Jericho went for the Judas Effect, but Claudio hit a Neutralizer on Jericho for a near fall. Claudio got Jericho on the top rope before planting him with an Avalanche Gut Wrench Suplex on Jericho. Claudio got Jericho in a Gorilla press before dumping him into the apron and booting him out of the apron to the outside. Claudio went for a cannonball off the apron, but Jericho evaded to regain some footing on the outside. Back in the ring, Jericho flicked off the crowd before hitting a back suplex on Claudio for a near fall. Claudio hit two uppercuts, but Jericho responded with three choops and chests kicks before running the ropes, but Claudio caught him with a pop-up uppercut for a near fall. Claudio went for the Hammer elbow strikes but stopped because of his injured back. Instead, Claudio hit an uppercut, but Jericho responded with an Irish Whip into a corner lariat on Claudio. Jericho hit six more corner lariats before placing him on the top rope and going for a Hurricanrana, but Claudio caught him mid-air and laid in the punches on Jericho in the chest, but Jericho responded with a Straight-Jacket Frankensteiner on Claudio for a near fall. Jericho hit an uppercut on Claudio, but Claudio laid in the uppercuts before going for a springboard move, but Jericho went for a Code Breaker before Claudio got him in a Boston Crab, but Jericho pushed him out of the ring. Jericho went for a Triangle Dropkick, but Claudio caught him with an uppercut. On the apron, Claudio went for a suplex, but Jericho hit a suplex on Claudio off the apron into the ring floor. With the two back in the ring, Jericho laid in a series of forearm strikes but Claudio responded with a big boot. Jericho hit a boot of his own, but Claudio powered through before the two laid each other out with a double-lariat. The two exchanged strikes in the center of the ring before the two collapsed after the striking. Jericho racked Claudio in the eyes, but Claudio by getting the Giant Swing on Jericho, but Jericho immediately rolled Claudio over to lock in the Walls of Jericho on Claudio. Jericho cinched the hold deep, but Claudio got a rope break to break the hod. Jericho argued with the referee, which allowed Claudio to get back up and connect an uppercut on Jericho. Matt Meynard & Angelo Parker got a bat in the ring before Jericho hit Claudio with the bat. Jericho got a single-leg hook on Claudio, but Claudio kicked out at two. The referee noticed the bat and ejected Meynard & Parker out of the arena. Claudio got an Inside cradle on Jericho for a near fall, but Jericho instantly responded with a Code Breaker on Claudio for the near fall. Jericho went for the Judas Effect, but Claudio countered it with the Giant Swing, getting 30 rotations on Jericho, which Jericho had no choice but to tap out from the dizziness, with Castagnoli becoming a two-time ROH Champion. ECW Legend, Claudio Castagnoli & newly crowned ROH Pure Champion Wheeler Yuta celebrated in the ring as the broadcast ended.

Winner & New ROH World Heavyweight Champion: Claudio Castagnoli.

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