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Colt Cabana finishes run with Ring of Honor


First reported by POST Wrestling's John Pollock, Colt Cabana has wrapped up his run with Ring of Honor at Friday's Final Battle pay-per-view.

According to Pollock, it was known since September that Cabana wouldn't be returning. We can confirm that Cabana never had an official contract with the company and was on a handshake deal. He was offered a new deal, but chose to turn it down.

At Final Battle in Baltimore, the 39-year-old faced, and lost to, fellow veteran Alex Shelley for the first time in an angle set up on the pre-show.

This was Cabana's third run with ROH as he was a big part of the company from 2002 through 2007, feuding (and later teaming) with CM Punk, Nigel McGuinness, Austin Aries, and Daniel Bryan. He held ROH's tag titles twice with Punk and left the company to sign with WWE.

He returned to ROH in 2009 and worked there regularly through 2011 along with other promotions, and returned again in 2016 as a wrestler/commentator, trending more toward the latter in recent years. 

Cabana is the NWA National champion and will defend the title Saturday against Ricky Starks and Aron Stevens at the brand's first-ever PPV. It's expected he will be part of their subsequent Sunday and Monday TV tapings for Power.