The Twisted Sisters def. Madison Rayne and Britt Baker
I don't believe Baker has been officially signed by Ring of Honor yet, but if not, she would be a good get for their Women of Honor division. While this match served zero purpose from a storyline standpoint, it was well-wrestled and decent while it lasted. The Twisted Sisters going over was interesting, if only because they aren't full-time with ROH. I'm sure it won't matter in the long-run, but this was a nice little opener.
ROH World Champion Jay Lehal, ROH World Television Champion Jeff Cobb, ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champion Vinny Marseglia, Cheeseburger and Rhett Titus def. ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champion Matt Taven, Marty Scurll, Jonathan Gresham and The Bouncers in a Christmas Surprise Match
The "Christmas Surprise" match has been a staple of ROH's annual holiday show for years and I've loved the hell out of it every time it's been held. Sure, it doesn't factor into anything storyline-wise, but it didn't need to and I always enjoy the lighthearted nature of it. The fact the members of each team were "random" made it that much more fun and allowed for some fresh matchups. This was a blast throughout and the "Merry Christmas" chants brought joy to my heart.
Friday's Final Battle pay-per-view was absolutely excellent and seemed to be the end of an era for ROH with several notable names wrestling their final matches for the company (many of whom were a part of the television tapings in Philadelphia the next night). Unfortunately, no fallout will air for another few weeks, and we're stuck with filler shows such as this one in the meantime. I don't know what's on tap for next week, if anything, considering ROH tends to run "best of" shows at the end of every year. As for this episode, it was a solid hour of wrestling between the women's tag team match and the "Christmas Surprise" main event. It wasn't must-see by any means, but for a holiday show, I was entertained.
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