Due to the intensely personal nature of the feud between former friends Shane Taylor and Kenny King, their match at Final Battle: End of an Era on Dec. 11 in Baltimore will now be a Fight Without Honor.
In this brutal type of match, anything goes and there must be a winner.
Taylor has been waiting nearly10 months to gain retribution for King hitting him over the head with a chair and causing him to lose in his ROH World Title Match against then-champion RUSH.
After the betrayal, Taylor told King that he would be safe as long as he stayed on his side of the street but there would be severe consequences if King ventured into Taylor’s neighborhood.
King did not heed Taylor’s warning, and they’ve been engaged in a violent game of one-upmanship.
Both men said they are going back to their roots for this fight.
“I told you that if I had to go back to the man that I used to be, back to the man that wasn’t a father, back to the man that wasn’t a husband, back to the man that wasn’t a leader, that’s not some place that you would want to go with me,” Taylor said. “Every enemy I’ve ever had I’ve buried.”
King said: “If you keep f—ing around with me, you’re going to turn me into the old me. The old me doesn’t wear thousand-dollar suits. The old me doesn’t wear silk shirts and all the kind of other s–t. The old me is very gutter. The old me looks and then he tears you apart.
“Before I get on that plane, I’m going to kiss my little girl on the forehead. I’m going to look her in the face, and even though she don’t know, I know [that] her daddy ain’t coming back the same. No joke. No bulls–t. For one of us, this might be the final battle.”
ROH PRESENTS FINAL BATTLE: END OF AN ERA
SATURDAY, DEC. 11
BELL TIME: 7 P.M. ET
HOUR ONE AIRS FREE ON MULTIPLE PLATFORMS AT 7 P.M. ET
PAY-PER-VIEW BEGINS AT 8 P.M. ET
CHESAPEAKE EMPLOYERS INSURANCE ARENA
(FORMERLY KNOWN AS UMBC EVENT CENTER)
1000 HILLTOP CIRCLE
BALTIMORE, MD 21250
ROH WORLD TITLE MATCH
CHAMPION BANDIDO vs. JONATHAN GRESHAM
ROH WORLD TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH
CHAMPIONS THE OGK (MATT TAVEN & MIKE BENNETT) vs. THE BRISCOES
FIGHT WITHOUT HONOR
SHANE TAYLOR vs. KENNY KING
ROH WOMEN’S WORLD TITLE MATCH
CHAMPION ROK-C vs. WILLOW
ROH PURE TITLE MATCH
CHAMPION JOSH WOODS vs. BRIAN JOHNSON
VIOLENCE UNLIMITED (BRODY KING, HOMICIDE & TONY DEPPEN) vs. TRACY WILLIAMS, ELI ISOM & TAYLOR RUST
ROH WORLD SIX-MAN TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH
CHAMPIONS SHANE TAYLOR PROMOTIONS (O’SHAY EDWARDS & SOLDIERS OF SAVAGERY) vs. THE RIGHTEOUS (VINCENT, BATEMAN & DUTCH w/VITA VONSTARR)
10-MAN WILD-CARD TAG TEAM MATCH
TEAMS WILL BE CHOSEN AT RANDOM
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