ROH on SBG: 10/5/13 Report

Finally, we’ve reached the finals of ROH’s World Title Tournament. Tonight, it’ll be a replay of the main event from “Death Before Dishonor XI” that pitted Adam Cole against Michael Elgin.

ROH World Title
Adam Cole vs Michael Elgin

The show was capped off with the finals of the ROH World Title Tournament and the crowning of a new champion as Adam Cole  took on Michael Elgin. As expecting, this was a great match and an excellent way to close out the tournament. Both men did a good job selling the wear and tear from the previous match of the night and fighting through it to earn the championship. There were a lot of really cool spots throughout the match that built up the drama through the closing minutes. Some people may complain about the lack of selling of some pretty major spots, but I was ok with it in a match of this caliber. In the end, Cole went over mostly clean with the Florida Key to become the new ROH World Champion. This was a fantastic match and a great main event.

After the match, former champion Jay Briscoe handed the belt over to Cole. Cole turned heel by superkicking Briscoe and hitting Elgin with the belt. The look on his face after turning heel was incredible and really made this come across even better than it already would have. Cole is the best wrestler on the independent scene and I’m exciting to see where his title reign leads.

Jon Shumake

Jon has been with ROHWorld since March 2011. The American Bearded Nightmare is one half of 'Team America' on ROHCast, which is available every week on ROHWorld, iTunes and Stitcher.