5 Biggest AEW Stories of the Week for 12/11/22 | ROH Final Battle & MJF Throws Pebbles

Welcome to the 5 Biggest AEW Stories of the Week for 12/11/22, where we break down the biggest All Elite Wrestling stories both in the ring and beyond.

This week brought us the biggest annual event on Ring Of Honor’s calendar with Final Battle, as AEW prepares for Winter Is Coming next week. With that in mind, we bring you the five biggest AEW stories of the week for 12/11/2022.

5 Biggest AEW Stories of the Week for 12/11/22

  1. ROH Final Battle Results

5 Biggest AEW Stories of the Week for 12/11/22
[Via ROH]
Saturday brought us an exciting evening of wrestling with ROH Final Battle 2022. Most notably, nearly every championship in the company is now around the waist of a new holder. Your full ROH Final Battle results are as follows:

  • Claudio Castagnoli def. Chris Jericho to become the new ROH World Champion.
  • Samoa Joe def. Juice Robinson to retain the ROH World Television Championship.
  • The Briscoes def. FTR to become the new ROH World Tag Team Champions.
  • Wheeler Yuta def. Daniel Garcia to become the new ROH Pure Champion.
  • Brian Cage & The Embassy def. Dalton Castle & The Boys to become the new ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions.
  • Swerve in Our Glory def. Shane Taylor Promotions.
  • Athena def. Mercedes Martinez to become the new ROH Women’s World Champion.
  • RUSH & Dralistico def. Blake Christian & AR Fox.
  • Top Flight def. The Kingdom.
  • Willow Nightingale def. Trish Adora.
  • Matt Menard & Angelo Parker def. Eli Isom & Cheeseburger.
  • Jeff Cobb def. Mascara Dorada.

Following the event, AEW and ROH owner Tony Khan announced ROH’s weekly TV program will begin streaming on the relaunched HonorClub streaming platform in 2023. Current pay-per-view events will be made available 90 days after their airing.

5 Biggest AEW Stories of the Week for 12/11/22

  1. Throwing Pebbles

Ricky Starks on AEW Dynamite promo: 'What you saw out there was me winging it'
[Via AEW]
This week’s edition of AEW Dynamite opened with the forth annual Dynamite Diamond Battle Royal. Ricky Starks took the win by last eliminating Ethan Page. Starks will now challenge MJF at Winter Is Coming, with both the AEW World Championship and Dynamite Diamond Ring on the line.

Following Starks’ victory, MJF came down to the ring to take shots at his next challenger. He compared Starks to The Rock by calling him “The Pebble” and threatened to send him back to the NWA. Starks clapped back with his own insults towards MJF, in probably the best promo of his AEW career. MJF then attacked Starks with a low blow before his next challenger fired back with a running spear.

5 Biggest AEW Stories of the Week for 12/11/22

  1. Trent Seven Arrives

Trent Seven Makes AEW Debut On Rampage
[Via AEW]
After a confrontation with Kip Sabian on Dynamite, Orange Cassidy was set to defend his AEW All-Atlantic Championship against an opponent of Sabian’s choosing on Rampage. Cassidy’s challenger turned out to be none other than former NXT UK and Moustache Mountain member Trent Seven.

Seven would come up short, falling to an Orange Punch and Beach Break. Sabian and Seven attacked the champion after the bell, before Dustin Rhodes ran down for the save.

5 Biggest AEW Stories of the Week for 12/11/22

  1. Saraya’s Next Match

Saraya & mystery partner vs. Baker & Hayter announced for January 11 AEW Dynamite
[Via AEW]
Saraya’s next AEW match after returning to the ring at Full Gear has been announced. Her next outing will take place on the Jan. 11, 2023 edition of Dynamite in a tag team match. Britt Baker interrupted Saraya’s interview with Tony Schiavone on Dynamite to lay down the challenge. Saraya and a partner of her choosing will take on Baker and AEW Women’s World Champion Jamie Hayter.

5 Biggest AEW Stories of the Week for 12/11/22

  1. The King Of Television

Samoa Joe Puts Darby Allin's TNT Championship Dreams to Sleep
[Via AEW]
A highlight of this week’s Dynamite saw ROH World Television Champion and AEW TNT Champion Samoa Joe defend the TNT Title against Darby Allin. The conclusion of the highly competitive match saw Allin attempt a Coffin Drop, but was caught in a rear naked choke by Joe for the win.

After dropping Allin with a Muscle Buster on his skateboard, Joe was confronted by Wardlow and quickly retreated. After successfully defending both of his titles this week, a rematch with Wardlow seems inevitable for “The King Of Television”.

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