FINAL BATTLE 2023 goes down in twenty-four hours and for the first time it is available exclusively on Honor Club, but before ROH's year-end extravaganza comes to you for the twenty-second consecutive time, there's one more edition of ROH ON HONOR CLUB to go, one last time for the competitors fighting on Friday night to prepare for war!
In advance of his next Continental Classic match, ROH World Champion Eddie Kingston will be in Proving Ground action, as will ROH Pure Champion Wheeler Yuta, and we will also see ROH Women's World Champion Athena compete, albeit not on the Proving Grounds! Leyla Hirsch will be in action, just as Taya Valkyrie and Rachael Ellering will meet for their first singles match, and so much more is on tap as 2023 draws closer to its end!
Just like FINAL BATTLE 2023, ROH ON HONOR CLUB is only available at WatchROH.com, and gets underway at 7pm ET/6pm CT! Do not miss out on the final episode of ROH ON HONOR CLUB before FINAL BATTLE 2023 to see how the warriors of ROH prepare for one of the biggest nights on ROH's calendar since 2002!
PROVING GROUND MATCH...
ROH World Champion Eddie Kingston vs. The Dark Order's Evil Uno
Eddie Kingston comes into this fight still the ROH World & NJPW STRONG Openweight Champion, but that might not be the case for much longer as the Continental Classic rolls on with Kingston only having three points to his name, and a bout with Daniel Garcia on tap for Saturday night's COLLISION.
Before he gets there, and while the ROH World Championship is still his to claim, Eddie Kingston has to step into a Proving Ground fight with The Dark Order's Evil Uno! It's been 13 ½ years since the last time these two men went one-on-one, for both that was a whole different life, might as well have been entirely different humans, but for what it's worth, Uno was the victor in that contest.
With more than a decade between these two fights, each man has gone through changes, learned a whole lot about themselves as people and as professional wrestlers, and in the case of Kingston, risen to championship status as a singles wrestler in two different promotions. Uno, while head of The Dark Order, is absolutely one of the most underrated competitors in the game today, be it ROH, AEW, or anywhere else in the wrestling landscape. He is a violent man, one need just look at DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR 2023's Fight Without Honor between The Dark Order and The Righteous with Stu Grayson. He hits hard, he can take a beating, and his heart, though quite dark, is strong; Evil Uno is going to give Kingston a tremendous fight in pursuit of a future ROH World Championship match, and he doesn't technically have to beat Kingston to earn the shot. Proving Ground rules dictate that the potential challenger need only last ten minutes with the reigning champion to earn an opportunity, but that's not as easy as it may sound on paper.
In the whole of ROH since the dawn of the new era, no individual or team has managed to earn a championship match on the Proving Ground, can Evil Uno be the first to do so while Kingston is in the midst of the Continental Classic and his most trying time as ROH World Champion?
PROVING GROUND MATCH...
ROH Pure Champion Wheeler Yuta vs. Jason Geiger
Though he's only made one prior appearance in Ring of Honor, a Pure Rules loss to Daniel Garcia back in July, Jason Geiger is a man with more than twenty years experience inside the squared circle, brought into professional wrestling by none other than Don Callis himself. He's been in the ring with Kenny Omega, El Generico, Kevin Owens, even fought Dan Severn in a MMA Rules match years ago, but this Thursday night on Honor Club, it's back to the Pure Rules for Geiger.
Unfortunately for him, he has to enter into the ring with a very angry young man who's currently on a collision course with FTW Champion HOOK, 3-Time Pure Champion and Blackpool Combat Club member Wheeler Yuta. After defeating Katsuyori Shibata to claim this championship for a third time, the confidence of Yuta is sky high, and that's led him to challenge HOOK to fight under FTW Rules.
But before Yuta gets there, the youngest member of The BCC is meeting Jason Geiger on the Proving Ground, under Pure Rules, this Thursday night on Honor Club! Can Geiger put his years of experience, as well as the knowledge gained from that last Pure Rules match, to good use and be the first person in the New Era of Honor to earn their shot via Proving Ground?
-Iron Savages & Jacked Jameson vs. Dalton Castle & The Boys
-Leyla Hirsch in action!
-Rachael Ellering vs. Taya Valkyrie
-ROH Women's World Champion Athena competes!
-The Righteous in tag team action!
-Shane Taylor prepares for Keith Lee!!
-Cole Karter & Griff Garrison in action!
The last stop on the road to FINAL BATTLE 2023 comes this Thursday night on Honor Club, the exclusive home for Ring of Honor's weekly programming and, for the very first time, the exclusive home of FINAL BATTLE 2023 as well! Two Proving Ground matches, the ROH Women's World Champion, tag, trios; this edition of ROH ON HONOR CLUB has it all! And with your Honor Club subscription not only will you get FINAL BATTLE 2023 this Friday night, but also access to more than 20 years worth of history from the most influential professional wrestling company of the last twenty years!!!