Jonathan Gresham was arguably the best wrestler in the world heading into Final Battle: End of an Era on Dec. 11.
That night, Gresham removed the word “arguably” and replaced it with “unequivocally.”
Gresham scored a decisive win over “The Franchise of ROH” Jay Lethal to capture the original ROH World Championship belt. Lethal was a late replacement for ROH World Champion Bandido, who tested positive for COVID-19 two days before the show.
While Final Battle marked the end of this era of ROH, it was the only the beginning of Gresham’s reign. He defended the championship twice outside of ROH in December and has more defenses scheduled for January.
A week before Final Battle, Gresham defeated Dragon Lee, who had been 3-0 against him in singles matches.
Gresham also was named Wrestler of the Month in April.