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Jonathan Gresham to face AEW's Jay Lethal at ROH Final Battle

A recent addition to the AEW roster is returning to Ring of Honor to take part in Final Battle: End of an Era.

ROH has announced that Jonathan Gresham vs. AEW's Jay Lethal will take place at Final Battle this Saturday night. Bandido was originally scheduled to defend his ROH World Championship against Gresham in the main event of the pay-per-view, but Bandido had to be pulled from the show due to testing positive for COVID-19.

The situation with the ROH World Championship will be addressed during Final Battle Hour One, which airs for free on HonorClub, YouTube, and Facebook at 7 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday. The main card will then begin on PPV and HonorClub at 8 p.m. Eastern.

"ROH would like to publicly thank AEW for allowing Lethal to wrestle at Final Battle: End of an Era," ROH wrote. Lethal departed ROH when he signed with AEW last month.

“This match is about more than winning or losing, more than who’s the best or what championship we hold,” Lethal said. “This match is about showing the world what this era of Ring of Honor is and I can’t wait to get back into the ring with one of the best wrestlers I know tomorrow night, Jonathan Gresham.”

Gresham and Lethal formerly held the ROH Tag Team titles with each other and have been stablemates in The Foundation. They were recently involved in a storyline where Vincent Marseglia created dissension between Lethal and The Foundation by playing a video where Lethal said that he doesn't even like The Foundation. Lethal claimed Vincent had taken what he said out of context.

ROH is promoting that Gresham vs. Lethal will be part of a double main event at Final Battle. The other main event is The OGK's Matt Taven & Mike Bennett vs. The Briscoes for the ROH Tag Team titles.

Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena in Baltimore is hosting Final Battle. It will be the final ROH live event before the promotion goes on hiatus for the first quarter of 2022. ROH talent won't have their contracts renewed after the PPV.

Here's the updated card for the show.

  • Jonathan Gresham vs. Jay Lethal
  • ROH Tag Team Champions The OGK (Matt Taven & Mike Bennett) defend against The Briscoes (Jay & Mark Briscoe)
  • Brody King, Homicide & Tony Deppen vs. Tracy Williams, Taylor Rust & Eli Isom
  • ROH Women's World Champion Rok-C defends against Willow Nightingale
  • ROH Pure Champion Josh Woods defends against Brian Johnson
  • ROH Television Champion Dalton Castle defends against Rhett Titus, Silas Young, and Joe Hendry in a four-way match
  • Fight Without Honor: Shane Taylor vs. Kenny King
  • ROH Six-Man Tag Team Champions Shane Taylor Promotions (Moses, Kaun & O'Shay Edwards) defend against The Righteous (Vincent, Bateman & Dutch)
  • Dragon Lee vs. Rey Horus
  • Chelsea Green & The Hex (Allysin Kay & Marti Belle) vs. The Allure (Angelina Love & Mandy Leon) & Miranda Alize
  • Wildcard 10-man tag match (Final Battle Hour One)