A Survival of the Fittest match will determine the next ROH TV Champion at Final Battle.
On Thursday’s Ring of Honor show, Tony Khan announced that qualifying matches will take place over the next several weeks on Ring of Honor television. Six people will qualify for the Survival of the Fittest elimination match that will take place at Final Battle on December 15. The winner of that match will become the new Television champion.
Two weeks ago on AEW Dynamite, Samoa Joe had successfully defended the title against Keith Lee. He then vacated the title, saying that he was going to fully focus on winning MJF’s AEW World Championship. He had held the title for 574 days, becoming the longest-reigning ROH Television Champion of all time.
ROH has held the Survival of the Fittest tournament since 2004, when Bryan Danielson became the first Survival of the Fittest winner. The most recent tournament in 2021 had Bandido win the tournament. He later defeated Rush to win the ROH World Championship.