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ROH announces two more matches for Final Battle


Ring of Honor has made two more announcements for Final Battle 2020.

In the first-ever Pure Rules tag match, The Foundation's Tracy Williams & Rhett Titus will face Fred Yehi & Wheeler Yuta at Final Battle. The match has the following rules:

  • The Code of Honor is required.
  • A legal tag requires the wrestler on the apron to reach over the top rope and tag his partner hand-to-hand while holding the tag rope with his other hand.
  • Each wrestler has five seconds to exit the ring after a tag is made.
  • Each team has three rope breaks to stop submission holds and pinfall attempts. After a team exhausts their rope breaks, submission and pin attempts on or under the ropes by the opponent are considered legal.
  • Each time a team breaks up a pinfall or submission, that team will lose a rope break. Breaking up a pinfall or submission when a team is out of rope breaks will result in a disqualification.
  • Closed-fist punches to the face are not permitted -- only open-handed slaps or chops to the face are allowed. Punches to other parts of the body are permitted excluding low blows. The first use of a closed fist will get a warning. The second will be a disqualification.
  • Interference from any wrestler will result in automatic termination from the roster for the wrestler that interferes.
  • Matches that reach the time limit will go to a judges' decision.
  • There's a 20-second count on the floor.

The Foundation's Jay Lethal & Jonathan Gresham will be in action as they defend their ROH Tag Team titles against Mark Briscoe & PCO at Final Battle. With every ROH title on the line at the pay-per-view,  Gresham is pulling double duty at the show and also defending his Pure Championship against Flip Gordon.

Danhausen also announced that he'll be facing Brian Johnson at Final Battle. Danhausen is currently involved in a storyline where he's been offered an ROH contract but has to win a match in 2020 to make the deal official.

Final Battle is airing on PPV and HonorClub on Friday, December 18. Here's the updated card for the show

  • ROH World Champion Rush defends his title against Brody King
  • ROH Pure Champion Jonathan Gresham defends his title against Flip Gordon
  • ROH Tag Team Champions Jay Lethal & Jonathan Gresham defend their titles against Mark Briscoe & PCO
  • Matt Taven & Mike Bennett vs. Vincent Marseglia & Bateman
  • ROH Six-Man Tag Team Champions Bandido, Flamita & Rey Horus defend their titles against Shane Taylor & The Soldiers of Savagery (Moses & Kaun)
  • Tony Deppen vs. Dak Draper vs. LSG vs. Josh Woods (winner will challenge Dragon Lee for the ROH Television Championship later in the night)
  • Jay Briscoe vs. EC3
  • Pure Rules tag match: Tracy Williams & Rhett Titus vs. Fred Yehi & Wheeler Yuta
  • Danhausen vs. Brian Johnson