Ring of Honor has been on one of the best runs of their history over the past few months, and it will all come together at Final Battle this coming Friday. The card was thrown together and looks incredibly solid, with a main event of ROH World Champion RUSH taking on a fired up Brody King, among other big matches. However, the card will now have to be changed, due to several major names not being cleared to compete after failing pre-travel COVID-19 testing protocols.
As announced by Ring of Honor themselves, several booked names will not be making it to Final Battle. These are EC3, Kenny King, Bandido & Flamita.
EC3, Flamita, Bandido, & Kenny King Will Not Make It To Final Battle
EC3 was set for a major singles match with Jay Briscoe, stemming from an altercation a few weeks back following a tag team match, and a short singles match to push the feud to this match. It was to be his first major match for the promotion, and one of the first announced for Final Battle.
Bandido & Flamita are two thirds of the ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions, who alongside Rey Horus were to make their return on the show to defend their titles. That match has now been scrapped, but they were to face Shane Taylor Promotions, so watch for that match down the line.
Finally, Kenny King has not been seen on ROH TV since his loss to Shane Taylor. It was initially assumed he’d face Jontathan Gresham for the ROH Pure Championship, after feeling like he was screwed by the judges in the tournament. This might be why Flip Gordon was quickly pushed into that match, as King was unable to make it.
Everyone Is Doing Well, And The Show Will Go On
All four men are doing well and resting up at home. The good news is that everyone else booked for the show are safely in Baltimore for the show, and have passed two rounds of COVID-19 testing. Are you excited for Final Battle? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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