Title Change At ROH Final Battle

For the first time in Ring of Honor, Silas Young is a champion.

"The Last Real Man," accompanied by his friend Beer City Bruiser captured the ROH World Television Championship on Friday night at ROH Final Battle. Kenny King, who went into the match as the title holder, was pinned second in the four corner survival match, guaranteeing a new champion. Shane Taylor and Punishment Martinez were also involved in the match.

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King's loss came at the hands of Young, who cracked him over the head with a beer bottle. Later, Young would also pin Punishment Martinez to seal the victory. You can see an excerpt of our live coverage below.

Everyone hits a move before they all four get back to their feet and exchange strikes. Kenny hits a springboard blockbuster that sends Martinez out of the ring before Shane hits a DVD into the corner and a splash off of the second turnbuckle for a near fall. Kenny hits the Royal Flush before Martinez hits a springboard corkscrew leg drop and pins Shane and eliminates him. Silas and Kenny take Martinez out and sends him out of the ring before Silas hits a running splash off of the apron. Kenny and Silas double team Martinez before hitting a blockbuster powerbomb to the floor.

They get back in the ring and Kenny hits the Royal Flush to Martinez before Silas knocks Kenny out with a beer bottle and eliminates him when Beer City Bruiser distracts the referee. Martinez hits a roundhouse kick into a chokeslam for a near fall that BCB breaks up by pulling Silas out of the ring. Martinez hits a tope to the outside before Silas sends him into the railing and knees him repeatedly in his injured ribs. They then get back in the ring and Silas hits Misery for the pin and the win.

Winner: Silas Young defeats Punishment Martinez via pinfall with Misery to become the new Ring of Honor Television champion.

Overall, Kenny King's 80 day reign as ROH World Television Championship reign is the fourth shortest in ROH history.

You can see our Final Battle live coverage at this link, as well as our post-show podcast at this link. Fightful's match ratings and podcast notes for the event will drop Saturday morning.

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