It's a Grudge Match at FINAL BATTLE

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  1. Live on PPV - SUN, DEC 7TH - 8E / 5P
    It was the greatest sensation in professional wrestling: #TheNewStreak. For over a year, R.D. Evans amassed win after win in his quest to surpass the undefeated streaks of our past. While some of those wins had...slightly questionable legitimacy, the fact remains that in time R.D. Evans had crowds chanting for him and cheering him every step of the way toward the elusive 174-0 goal. With Veda Scott scouting opponents and strategizing every moment...with Ramon holding the signs...#TheNewStreak propelled R.D. Evans to success he had never before attained in ROH - and it all culminated in an ROH World Television Title shot against Jay Lethal in R.D.'s own home state of Texas.

    But at the end of the night, as the San Antonio crowd stood in stunned disbelief, #TheNewStreak was over. Forever frozen at 173-1. This time, the underdog wouldn't prevail. There was no happy ending for R.D. Evans. Humiliated in front of his friends and longtime fans in Texas, he was left dejected and alone in the center of the ring. The record books will show that - technically - it was Jay Lethal who pinned him. But everyone knows who REALLY ended #TheNewStreak.


    Moose was the latest addition to #TheNewStreak family. Personally scouted by Veda Scott and eventually convinced to join by R.D. himself, the former NFL giant seemed to be the missing piece. His size and strength ensured victory for the new team in every single outing, and the numbers soared higher and higher. It was all planned perfectly: R.D. Evans wins the TV Title in San Antonio and celebrates with his family: Veda, Ramon, and Moose.

    Well, Ramon and Moose celebrated, all right. After Moose speared Evans and Lethal grabbed the pin, #TheNewStreak was over. Ironically ended the same way many of R.D.'s victories had been secured, it was all over at the count of three. Shouting angrily that he should be addressed as "Stokely Hathaway," the man formerly known as Ramon and Moose revealed their clandestine alliance to the world. Later, Hathaway would insist that he and Moose had been held back by Evans and were stepping out of the shadows. Ending #TheNewStreak was just the first step. There was even more to this story...and it involves R.D.'s oldest nemesis, PRINCE NANA! To the absolute shock of everyone in attendance, Nana addressed the crowd in Baltimore just last weekend and made it known that he has not forgiven OR forgotten about R.D. Evans' takeover of The Embassy. Stokely Hathaway claims Nana helped him see the light and realize his potential - and the potential "wasted" in Moose. Nana has given this new alliance his blessing. And now they have sworn to go one step further than ending Final Battle, Moose will get rid of R.D. Evans for good!

    While Stokely Hathaway has commandeered as much microphone time as possible, we've heard absolutely nothing from the usually verbose Veda Scott. In San Antonio, she was ejected from the TV Title match before the controversial conclusion. After the match, she emerged through the curtain to survey the scene in what appeared to be complete disbelief. #TheNewStreak was over. Everything she and R.D. Evans had been building for a year was over. And it came at the hands of two men they trusted more than any others - two members of their own "family." Veda took a few tentative steps toward R.D...and then retreated. We have no word on what has transpired between them since as both parties have maintained total silence on this subject. In Baltimore, as Nana, Hathaway, and Moose celebrated their coup, Veda once again looked on with what fans in attendance described as a mix of anger and despair...but said nothing.

    Now Moose and R.D. Evans are going to collide LIVE on PPV in New York City December 7th! Can R.D. Evans even hope to combat someone as monstrous as Moose? Or is whatever fueled #TheNewStreak even more powerful now that this has gotten beyond personal? FINAL BATTLE is the night when the biggest, most heated rivalries in Ring of Honor explode! And this year you can watch LIVE on PPV! It will be available on all major cable and satellite providers. For a list of all pay-per-view providers for FINAL BATTLE on December 7th, click HERE!

    Sunday, Dec 7, 2014 07:30pm EST
    610 W 56th Street
    New York, New York 10019

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