Ring Of Honor began the countdown to one of its biggest events of the year, Final Battle, with TV tapings held Friday night in Philadelphia.
The main event of Final Battle wasn't confirmed but, certainly, ground was laid for it to become official, as Dalton Castle and Cody had an extended confrontation following up from their segment at ROH Global Wars Chicago. Later on in the taping, it should be noted that, according to reports, Castle wrestled his match without The Boys present or his peacock robe.
Two matches for Final Battle were made official, as Silas Young, Shane Taylor and Punishment Martinez all qualified for a Four Corner Survival match for the ROH TV Title, presently held by Kenny King. The other Final Battle match confirmed will pit Jay Lethal against Marty Scurll.
The tapings also saw the Briscoes turn heel, attacking Bully Ray, who was in the midst of another apparent retirement speech, and Tommy Dreamer.
Here are all the results from the taping.
The Kingdom (Vinny Marseglia & TK O'Ryan) def. Coast 2 Coast (Leon St. Giovanni & Shaheem Ali) and The Dawgs (Rhett Titus & Will Ferrara) in a Triple Threat tag.
Cody def. Brian Nova to retain the ROH World Title. After the match, Dalton Castle came out for a confrontation with Cody.
Motor City Machine Guns def. War Machine to retain the ROH World Tag Titles.
Jenny Rose def. Nikki Addams, Jessie Brooks & Sumie Sakai in a Four Corner Survival Women of Honor match.
Punishment Martinez def. Josh Woods to qualify for a Four Corner Survival TV Title Match at Final Battle.
Kenny King def. Mark Briscoe to retain the ROH TV Title.
Best Friends (Trent Barreta & Chuck Taylor) def. The Addiction.
Dalton Castle def. Hangman Page.
Karen Q def. Deonna Purrazzo in a Women of Honor match.
Matt Taven def. Jay White.
Shane Taylor def. Cheeseburger to qualify for the Four Corner Survival TV Title Match at Final Battle.
Silas Young def. Jonathan Gresham to qualify for the Four Corner Survival TV Title Match at Final Battle.
The Young Bucks, Hangman Page & Marty Scurll def. Flip Gordon, Scorpio Sky, Leon St. Giovanni & Shaheem Ali.