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It's the FINALS of the “Survival of the Fittest 2012” Tournament will go down! It started with 12 men in 6 single elimination bouts, each of them battling it out for the opportunity to get into the 6 Man Elimination finals. At stake for the winner of this tournament: a future shot at the ROH World Title.
The history of this tournament is rich, the winners being a veritable who's who of Ring of Honor with Bryan Danielson, Roderick Strong, Delirious, Chris Hero, Tyler Black, Eddie Edwards, and Michael Elgin all claiming victory over the years. Of that list though, only Edwards has parlayed his victory into championship success when he dethroned Strong at “Manhattan Mayhem IV” last year.
The field this year included faces both new and old to SOTF competition, as well as two former winners, with the qualifying rounds going down like this:
Jay Lethal defeated QT Marshall
Mike Mondo beat Kyle O'Reilly
Adam Cole defeated Tadarius Thomas
Davey Richards beat Mike Bennett
Roderick Strong beat Homicide
Michael Elgin defeated Rhino
Now, this weekend on “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV Lethal, Mondo, Cole, Richards, Strong and Elgin will go to war in the Elimination Finals.
Strong and Elgin have been to the SOTF promised land before, Strong is one of ROH's Triple Crown winners having captured World, Tag, & TV titles, Davey has claimed the ROH World Title & Tag Titles in the past, Lethal is a former Pure & TV Champion, Cole is the current TV champion, and both Mondo & Elgin crave their first taste of ROH championships. All six men are hungry, all six men desire to prove themselves the best, and all six men hope to be the one to earn the future ROH World Title shot!