The former Braun Strowman shocked Ring of Honor fans when he made his ROH debut at Final Battle, joining forces with EC3 and another former WWE star!
Following VLNCE UNLTD and Rocky Romero’s hard-fought win over EC3, Eli Isom, Taylor Rust and Tracy Williams, EC3 singled out Isom – offering him a chance to join him to ‘change his narrative’. This prompted the former Wesley Blake and an unknown star to appear on the ramp garbed in EC3’s ‘Control Your Narrative’ attire.
EC3 went on to call for the titan to be released which lead to the shock debut of Braun Strowman, the former WWE star’s first appearance in a major promotion since his WWE release in June. Seemingly known as ‘The Titan’, Strowman marched to the ring and hit Isom with a Chokeslam before carrying him up the ramp and out the arena.
So many surprises! 👀
Maybe more? Tune in! #FinalBattlehttps://t.co/KrfEyQvw2Ypic.twitter.com/NWbZ1xzMMf
— ROH – Ring of Honor Wrestling (@ringofhonor) December 12, 2021
This marks Strowman’s first pay-per-view appearance since WWE WrestleMania Backlash this past May where he unsuccessfully challenged for the WWE Championship in a triple threat against Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre. This would turn out to be his final WWE appearance, being released from the company just three weeks later.
Final Battle served as an emotional farewell to the current era of Ring of Honor and featured surprise appearances from AEW, IMPACT and NWA stars. Most notably, FTR confronted the new ROH World Tag Team Champions The Briscoes and Deonna Purrazzo laid down a title for title challenge to ROH Women’s World Champion Rok-C.
Elsewhere on the show, videos from numerous ROH alumni sharing their memories of the promotion were shown from the likes of Bryan Danielson, Hangman Page, CM Punk and The Young Bucks.