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Bandido off ROH Final Battle due to positive COVID-19 test

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ROH World Champion Bandido will miss Saturday's Final Battle after testing positive for COVID-19.

The company announced today that Bandido tested positive and will not be at the Baltimore-area event this Saturday, December 11. Bandido had been scheduled to defend the ROH World title against Jonathan Gresham on the show. No replacement match has been announced. 

ROH released a statement on Twitter regarding the news: 

"#FinalBattle update. Get well soon @bandidowrestler! Match updates will be released as soon as possible."

"Unfortunately, ROH World Champion Bandido returned a positive result on his most recent Covid Testing and will not be present at Final Battle this Saturday, December 11th in Baltimore. 

Thank you for continuously supporting Ring of Honor through it all and we appreciate your understanding that safety and health of our talents, staff and fans are our top priorities. 

Stay tuned for match updates regarding Final Battle 2021 as we commemorate the history-making era that is coming to an end."

ROH will go on hiatus following Final Battle, with a relaunch planned for Spring 2022, although no future dates have been announced, and no talent will be under contract after March 31, 2022.