Going into Final Battle last night, much of the intrigue for the pay-per-view was what it would confirm about the futures of Cody Rhodes, The Young Bucks, Hangman Page, and SoCal Uncensored.
While nothing has been officially announced about what’s next for the wrestlers in question, all of them lost at Final Battle. Jay Lethal retained the ROH World Championship against Cody, The Briscoes won the ROH Tag Team titles in a Ladder War against Scorpio Sky & Frankie Kazarian and The Young Bucks, Jeff Cobb retained his Television title against Page, and Marty Scurll (whose contract isn’t up) defeated Christopher Daniels.
The Young Bucks did a post-show speech last night with Cody, Page, SCU, and Scurll in the ring. Nick Jackson started it by saying that the Hammerstein Ballroom is his favorite arena to wrestle in.
Matt Jackson then said it wasn’t going to be “some emotional farewell speech or anything like that.” He mentioned that The Young Bucks started in ROH over 10 years ago and called the past two years the greatest time of his life. He said he loves former ROH owner Cary Silkin and everyone in the ring.
Matt said ROH’s Joe Koff, Greg Gilleland, and Gary Juster have been incredible to work with. He said he wouldn’t have become the person or wrestler he is without their support, everyone in the back, his wife, and their families. In what appeared to be a reference to All Elite Wrestling, Matt said to the crowd, “Everybody in this ring, all of you — we’re all elite, right?”
Matt said the timer is ticking and something is about to go down. He doesn’t know what, but he hopes you watch Being the Elite. The crowd chanted “Double or Nothing.”
Matt closed the speech by saying they will be back in New York City. The Young Bucks, Cody, Page, Kazarian, Sky, Daniels, and Scurll all raised each other’s arms.
ROH’s fallout from Final Battle will take place tonight as the promotion holds a set of television tapings at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.
Video of last night’s speech is available to watch below: