Official Announcement – Cody Rhodes to ROH’s Final Battle PPV

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

Cody Rhodes - ROH Final Battle 2016 (c)


Wednesday Update: Ring of Honor officially announced Cody Rhodes’s ROH debut at “Final Battle” on December 2 in New York City.

Rhodes’s opponent will be announced at a later time.

ROH also announced that Final Battle will take place on Friday, Dec. 2 and the post-PPV tapings will take place two days later on Sunday, Dec. 4 in Philadelphia at the former ECW Arena.

Tickets for both shows go on-sale Wednesday for Ringside Members and Friday for the General Public.


Tuesday Announcement: Former WWE star Cody Rhodes is heading to Ring of Honor.

ROH and Rhodes announced Tuesday night that Rhodes will be part of ROH’s signature PPV, “Final Battle,” on December 2 in New York City.

The announcement was timed before tickets go on-sale this week.

Cody Rhodes’s Post-WWE Schedule

  • July 2 & 3: Heroes & Villains Fanfest – New York/New Jersey
  • July 16: Wrestling Store Autographs – Huntington Park, Calif.
  • August 19: vs. Zack Sabre, Jr. – EVOLVE 66 – Joppa, Md.
    • replaces Rhodes vs. Johnny Gargano
  • August 20: vs. Chris Hero – EVOLVE 67 – Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • August 26: vs. Mike Bennett – Northeast Wrestling – Pittsfield, Mass.
  • August 27: vs. Kurt Angle – NEW – Wappingers Falls, N.Y.
  • Sept. 2-4: PWG’s Battle of Los Angeles tournament
  • Sept. 9: Chaotic Wrestling – Lowell, Mass. baseball stadium
  • Sept. 10: vs. Pat Buck – Wrestle Pro – Rahway, N.J.
  • Sept. 18: vs. Tommaso Ciampa – XWA – Providence, R.I.
  • Sept. 23: vs. Trevor Lee – BTW – Raleigh, N.C.
  • Oct. 16: vs. Matt Cross – Next Generation – Newport, Tenn.
  • Oct. 21: House of Glory in New York City
  • Oct. 23: SMASH Wrestling in Toronto, Canada
  • Oct. 28: vs. Joe Coffey – SWA U.K. show
  • Oct. 29: Southside Wrestling U.K. show
  • Oct. 30: vs. Martin Kirby and Ligero – CPW U.K.
  • Nov. 4: RCW Wrestling in San Antonio, Tex.
  • Nov. 6: vs. A.R. Fox – Xcite Wrestling – Binghamton, N.Y.
  • Nov. 19 & 20: Heroes & Villains Fanfest – Atlanta, Ga.
  • Nov. 25: WrestleCade “Showcase of Champions” – Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • Nov. 26: Prairie Wrestling Alliance – Edmonton, Alb., Canada
  • Dec. 2: ROH Final Battle PPV – New York City
  • Dec. 17: vs. Bubblegum – Preston City Wrestling (U.K.)
  • Eight-city U.K. Tour
  • January 28: AML Wrestling in Florida

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