[ROH News] Steen/Generico Ladder War IV to Headline ‘Final Battle 2012’
I was going to wait for the show to actually air, but since ROH just spoiled it via press release (and a post on their official site) I guess I’ll just suck it up and post it now. During the final TV tapings of 2012 last week, new ROH matchmaker Nigel McGuinness announced the main event for the company’s final iPPV of the year Final Battle. The main event will pit Kevin Steen against his former partner turned hated rival El Generico for the ROH World Heavyweight Title…in a “Ladder War”. This is the sort of match that both men are very familiar in, having battled in 75% of them back when they were tag team partners, and adding this stipulation to their match at Final Battleis insanely poetic. Those paying attention to ROH are undoubtedly not surprised at Generico making his return to ROH to face his former partner as their last iPPV, Glory by Honor XI,ended with Steen ominously being delivered a Generico mask. Generico’s last match for ROH happened back at Showdown in the Sun earlier this year, a losing effort against Steen in a Last Man Standing match.
Speaking as merely a casual ROH fan (yes they exist), the Steen/Generico main event just sold me on getting the iPPV. I love both men’s work and their blood feud is one of the few standout storylines the company has had in the past few years. This is going to be a bloodbath and I can’t f*cking wait.
Final Battle 2012 comes at you live from the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on December 16, 2012. Purchase your tickets here.