The Ring of Honor Newswire for December 20th.
- THIS Friday December 23rd, 2011, LIVE at 7:30pm from the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City and streamed worldwide via GoFightLive, ROH will present the biggest event in our history…"Final Battle 2011!" This upcoming Friday is loaded with anticipation and intrigue as ROH is set to break company records. The entire card is complete with 8 official matches including the biggest main event in the history of ROH. ROH World Champion Davey Richards defends his title against "Die Hard" Eddie Edwards in the third meeting between these two unbelievable athletes. It is in your best interest to witness this event whether on iPPV or in attendance at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Don't forget you can watch this event on your computer LIVE on iPPV!!!!
- Speaking of Richards-Edwards III, For a limited time, so everyone can see the two matches that preceded this bout, ROHWrestling.com is offering both the ROH World TV Title bout from "ROH on HDNet" on March 5, 2010, as well as the ROH World Title bout from "Best in the World 2011" on June 26, 2011, in our Video Section for free! Richards-Edwards I is available now and Richards-Edwards II will be available tomorrow. This is your chance to prepare for the rubber match at "Final Battle 2011." Also, as a special bonus to our Ringside Members, Best in the "World 2011" will be available in its entirety in the Exclusive Video Section from December 21st until December 31st.
- General Admission tickets for "Final Battle 2011" are discounted right now in the ROH Store! Upper Balcony tickets are only $10 while Lower Balcony seats are bargain priced at $15; this sale ends on Thursday at noon so take advantage while you still can right here!
- As announced last week, a special meet & greet autograph session will take place this Friday night at "Final Battle 2011" starting at approximately 6:15 PM with ROH World Champion Davey Richards, "Die Hard" Eddie Edwards, and Dan "The Beast" Severn". For $20 you can purchase a special souvenir 8 X 10 photo which will be autographed live and in person by all three men. These commemorative photos will be limited to only 200 and will be individually hand numbered. Autograph tickets will be available to purchase at the event on Friday night. For those customers paying with cash you can purchase your ticket at the location of the signing. Those fans looking to pay with a credit card can buy their tickets at the ROH merchandise table upon entering the venue.
- The ROH roster is busy promoting "Final Battle 2011" all over the wrestling media this week. The Briscoes sat down with The Bleacher Report to talk about their impending tag title match with Haas & Benjamin, their outlook on ROH going forward, and Mark's dream opponents. You can read that here. Davey Richards joined SLAM! Wrestling to discuss his ROH World Title defense against Eddie Edwards, his journey from near-retirement to World Champion, and his love-hate relationship with wrestling.
- As announced in the 12-16-11 Video Wire, The Embassy's past vs. The Embassy's present will take place at "Final Battle 2011" in New York City. Jimmy Rave makes his return to ROH this Friday night and has his sights set to end Tommaso Ciampa's undefeated streak.
- Prince Nana offers up his take on the Jimmy Rave situation in the latest "Nana's World" blog.
- Steve Corino recently sent a blog of his own to ROHwrestling.com regarding his match with Kevin Steen this Friday. This is a must read.
- Also, in light of the content of that blog, as well as the potential violence wrapped up in their issues, it has been decided that the Steve Corino vs. Kevin Steen fight at "Final Battle 2011" will be contested under No DQ rules!
- "The Prodigy" Mike Bennett recently filmed a new PSA where he teased the lovely Maria Kanellis accompanying him to the ring this Friday at "Final Battle." We can officially confirm that Maria will indeed be in New York City this Friday in the corner of Bennett. Bennett's confidence level will be through the roof this Friday as he seeks to claim the gold he promised to achieve before the end of 2011. Bennett will not want to look like a failure in front of someone as beautiful and talented as Maria. Kanellis is a former WWE Diva, Playboy model, Actress, Horror Film Hostess, Stuntwoman, Singer, AfterBuzz TV Co-Host, etc. You can learn more about Maria by following her on Twitter @marialkanellis and her official website www.mariakanellis.net. It will be interesting to see how ROH fans react to Maria given her association with Bennett.
- The latest episode of "Ring of Honor Wrestling" is now online for immediate viewing by Ringside Members here! This week, The House of Truth's "Unbreakable" Michael Elgin steps into the "Proving Ground" against the ROH World Champion Davey Richards! Andy "Right Leg" Ridge tries to prove himself against ROH's only Triple Crown Winner, "Die Hard" Eddie Edwards, and much more on "Ring of Honor Wrestling"!
- ROH officials hope to have new event dates and locations for 2012 signed, sealed, and delivered in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.