Ring Of Honor's 2018 has come and gone now that their yearly Final Battle pay-per-view has taken place. Friday's show was the seventeenth annual incarnation of ROH's seminal event and offered a satisfying conclusion to the year's biggest storylines, as well as provided some insight into what's to come in 2019.
Some new stars debuted on the show and its fallout, while others said their final goodbyes. Most notably, the majority of The Elite faction wrapped up their time with Ring Of Honor. Rumors have swirled about a possible new promotion on the way from the group, and on Friday, The Young Bucks, Cody, and Hangman Page were given a hero's farewell courtesy of the Hammerstein Ballroom crowd.
While The Elite is now gone, other top ROH stars will be around for the long-haul next year. Interestingly, Marty Scurll -- who will continue with the promotion -- quickly found himself some new friends. Meanwhile, top talents like Jay Lethal, the Briscoes, and Jeff Cobb had a successful night.
With technical showcases, hardcore brawls, a farewell, as well as a few surprises, let's look at all that happened at Final Battle and what the next year will bring for Ring Of Honor.
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