What's the story?
Cody Rhodes had a big surprise for us all when he unveiled a special gift Joe Koff gave him while making media rounds to hype ROH Final Battle.
The brand-new ROH World Championship looks great in Cody's hands but he will have to defeat the flamboyant and charismatic Dalton Castle to be the first with his name etched on the side plates.
In case you didn't know...
Championship Titles are nothing new to professional wrestling. A promotion will often go through various incarnations of the same championship throughout their history. It can mean any number of things and can often signify a directional transition in one way or another.
The heart of the matter
As we breach into the unknown lands of 2018, ROH is looking to make it a big year. It seems the company is producing more marquee moments with every passing month and they show no signs of slowing down. Along with their New Japan Pro Wrestling partnership with The Bullet Club in tow, ROH is headed in a very good direction.
This new ROH World Championship title is superb and has a historic look to it that both nods to the past and the future. This five-plated championship is a beauty that anyone would look good carrying and it would be worth fighting for too.
Cody Rhodes has his work cut out for him at Final Battle so he might not hold that new ROH World Championship title for long. Dalton Castle is the #1 contender for a reason and can pull out very clutch situations. But with this new title on the line, anyone who watches ROH Final Battle is sure to get their money's worth.
This is a sweet belt, but maybe it's sickness is amplified by the fact that Cody Rhodes is the guy holding it. However, I will miss the old title for a while but that kind of thing comes with any change.
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