Tony Khan is planning to help ROH for their “Final Battle: End of an Era” pay-per-view this weekend.
Khan appeared on Busted Open Radio today and wished ROH the best, adding that he will “be doing some things to support them in their last show to make it a good show for them,” according to F4Wonline.com.
Khan also said, “Over the weekend I am going to lend some support to them and try and help them out because it’s the right thing to do.”
Khan did not elaborate but it’s speculated that he will be allowing some AEW talents to work the show, perhaps for the 10-man Wild Card Tag Team Match on the Hour One pre-show, or the main event.
On Thursday, it was announced that ROH World Champion Bandido was pulled from Final Battle due to a positive COVID-19 test. He was scheduled to defend in the main event against Jonathan Gresham. It will be interesting to see if Khan offers a former ROH talent currently on the AEW roster to work Gresham in the main event. Former ROH veteran Jay Lethal, who recently left the company to sign with AEW, has been speculated on, which would be interesting as he and Gresham were partners.
ROH has not announced Bandido’s replacement as of this writing, but it has been indicated that the Final Battle main event will still be for the ROH World Title.
Final Battle is scheduled to be the final ROH pay-per-view as the company prepares to go on a major hiatus until April 2022. The plan is to “re-imagine” the company in hopes of returning with a “fan-focused product” moving forward.
ROH “Final Battle: End Of An Era” will take place this Saturday, December 11 from the Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena in Baltimore, MD.
Below is the current announced card for Final Battle:
ROH World Title Match
Jonathan Gresham vs. Bandido (c)
ROH Women’s World Title Match
Willow Nightingale vs. Rok-C (c)
ROH World Tag Team Titles Match
The Briscoes vs. The OGK (c)
ROH Pure Title Match
Brian Johnson vs. Josh Woods (c)
Fatal 4 Way for the ROH World Television Title
Joe Hendry vs. Silas Young vs. Rhett Titus vs. Dalton Castle (c)
ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Titles Match
The Righteous’ Vincent, Bateman and Dutch vs. Shane Taylor Promotions’ Moses, Kaun and O’Shay Edwards (c)
Fight Without Honor Match
Shane Taylor vs. Kenny King
Brody King, Homicide and Tony Deppen vs. Taylor Rust, Tracy Williams and Eli Isom
Chelsea Green, Marti Belle and Allysin Kay vs. Angelina Love, Mandy Leon and Miranda Alize
Rey Horus vs. Dragon Lee
Hour One Pre-show: Wild Card 10-Man Tag Team Match
TBA vs. TBA