Road To Final Battle Match Recap: Jonathan Gresham Conquers Dragon Lee

Jonathan Gresham has been nearly unbeatable the past two years, but Dragon Lee was the one man who had his number.

But not anymore.

Gresham scored a decisive victory over Lee to kick off a week of Road to Final Battle matches on YouTube.

Gresham had been 0-3 against Lee in singles matches in his career, and 0-3 against Lee in tag matches this year.

“The Octopus” now heads into his ROH World Title Match against champion Bandido at the Final Battle: End of an Era pay-per-view this Saturday in Baltimore riding a wave of momentum.

Gresham, a former ROH Pure and World Tag Team champion, and Lee, a two-time former ROH World Television and World Tag Team champion, engaged in an intense, hard-hitting battle right from the opening bell.

After Lee stunned Gresham with a knee strike to the back of the head and followed by a running knee to the jaw, he set up for Incinerator. However, when Lee charged across the ring, the resilient Gresham turned him inside out with a clothesline.

Gresham then wore down Lee with a sleeper hold and nailed him with a running forearm to the back of the head to score the three count.

Here is the remaining schedule of the Road To Final Battle matches on YouTube:

* Tuesday: Dalton Castle and Dak Draper vs. PJ Black and Flip Gordon, 7 p.m. ET
* Wednesday: Beer City Bruiser vs. Caprice Coleman, 1 p.m. ET
* Thursday: ROH World Six Man Tag Team Title Match: Champions Shane Taylor and Soldiers of Savagery vs. Violence Unlimited (Homicide, Chris Dickinson and Tony Deppen), 7 p.m. ET
* Friday: EC3 vs. Demonic Flamita, 7 p.m. ET