The ROH Pure Championship was on the line at ROH Final Battle.
Josh Woods faced Brian Johnson at Final Battle and successfully retained his title after referee stoppage when he caught Johnson with a front-choke while sitting on the top turnbuckle. Johnson was seemingly in control but got caught in a bad spot and was out of rope breaks after spending them all early in the bout.
Woods ends this era of ROH as Pure Champion.
A full rundown of the action from the match can be seen below:
ROH PURE Title Match
Josh Woods (c) vs Brian Johnson
Josh locks in a series of submission almost immediately before Brian gets to the ropes and uses his first and second rope breaks in a matter of seconds. Brian locks in a sleeper in the ropes before Brian snaps the neck of Josh across the top rope and stomps him at ringside before tossing him back inside and hitting a diving clothesline. Josh locks in a rear naked before Brian backs him into the corner and elbows his way free before hitting knee drops into a jumping splash. Brian hits a reverse draping DDT onto the floor before Josh tosses Brian off of the top and spears him before hitting a powerslam into a dead lift German before Brian drops him with a closed right hand. Josh suplexes Brian and himself over the top rope and down onto the floor before the two exchange strikes at ringside until the count of sixteen. Back in the ring the two continue exchanging until Josh locks in a standing arm triangle and makes Brian go to the ropes for his final rope break. Brian gets a near fall off of The Process before going outside and bringing the belt into the ring before the referee takes it and Brian pulls off the top turnbuckle pad. Josh gets a near fall off of a dead lift German before the referee ties the turnbuckle pad back and drops Josh with a closed right hand for a near fall before setting Josh up on the top turnbuckle. Josh then locks in an arm triangle on the top rope before Brian passes out and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner; Josh Woods retains his ROH PURE champion by defeating Brian Johnson via referee stoppage.
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