ROH Final Battle (12/10/21) – Preview and Predictions

Final Battle 2022

Ring of Honor will close out 2022 with Final Battle. The pay-per-view that traditionally takes place at the end of the year will be headlined by Chris Jericho defending his ROH World Championship against Claudio Castagnoli. Mercedes Martinez will also defend her ROH Women’s Championship against Athena. The event will be available on traditional pay-per-view and Bleacher Report Live in the United States and on FITE internationally. The pre-show Zero Hour will begin at 3 pm eastern time with the main card at 4 pm eastern time. Let’s see what Ring of Honor has lined up for us this weekend.

ROH Final Battle 2022: Full Card and Predictions

  • Ring of Honor World Championship Match: Chris Jericho (c) vs. Claudio Castagnoli
  • Ring of Honor Women’s World Championship: Mercedes Martinez (c) vs. Athena
  • Ring of Honor World Tag Team Championship: Double Dog Collar Match: FTR (c) vs. Briscoe Brothers
  • Ring of Honor Pure Championship Match: Daniel Garcia (c) vs. Wheeler Yuta
  • Ring of Honor Television Championship Match: Samoa Joe (c) vs. Juice Robinson
  • Ring of Honor World Six-Man Championship: Dalton Castle and The Boys (c) vs. Gates of Agony and Brian Cage
  • Shane Taylor and JD Griffey vs. Swerve in Our Glory
  • Blake Christian and AR Fox vs. Dralistico and RUSH
  • Mascara Dorada vs. Jeff Cobb (Zero Hour)
  • Matt Menard and Angelo Parker vs. Shinobi Shadow Squad (Zero Hour)
  • Willow Nightingale vs. Trish Adora (Zero Hour)
  • The Kingdom vs. Top Flight (Zero Hour)

ROH Final Battle 2022 Predictions

Final Battle 2022: Martinez vs Athena
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Athena Takes on Mercedes Martinez

Mercedes Martinez is looking to make it seven successful title defenses as she takes on Athena at Final Battle. The Athena that Martinez is taking on is not the Athena that we have seen in the early part of her tenure in AEW. Athena began to show a darker more aggressive side over the past couple of months. Athena has been attacking her opponents after she defeats them in the ring. Things escalated on the November 18th edition of AEW Rampage.

Athena had defeated Madison Rayne and began her post-match beatdown. Martinez confronted Athena making a return to AEW following an injury. Later in the month on Rampage, Athena called out Martinez, wanting a shot at the title. The match was granted and now we will see the darker and more aggressive Athena take on the power of Martinez at Final Battle 2022.

Prediction – Athena wins

Final Battle 2022: Jericho vs Castagnoli
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World Championship Rematch

Claudio Castagnoli walked out of Death Before Dishonor as the ROH World Champion. Unfourtanetly for him he walked out of Dynamite Grand Slam without the Championship. Chris Jericho took the belt from him following a low blow that allowed him to get the win. Jericho has since adopted “The Ocho” moniker, alluding to his 8th overall World Championship run. He has defended the title against the likes of Tomohiro Ishii, Bryan Danielson, Colt Cabana, and Dalton Castle among others.

This rematch came to be on the Black Friday edition of AEW Rampage. Jericho along with the Jericho Appreciation Society came to the ring with Jericho claiming to be the best ROH Champion of all time. Claudio interrupted the segment and admitted he had been doubting himself lately but knows he can beat Jericho. Jericho laid out a challenge, claiming that Claudio is a great wrestler but a better sports entertainer. If Claudio loses the match he will be forced to join the JAS, but if he wins he will regain the ROH World Champion. Find out who walks out of Final Battle 2022 as the ROH World Champion this Saturday.

Prediction – Claudio wins

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