Shane Taylor has been a fighting champion since winning the ROH World Television Title in May, but he could be in for his toughest fight yet when he takes on challenger Dragon Lee at the Final Battle pay-per-view on Dec. 13 in Baltimore.
The high-flying Lee is coming off his biggest singles victory in ROH, as he handed former ROH World Television Champion Jeff Cobb a rare pinfall loss at The Experience earlier this month. The next night at ROH Unauthorized, Lee teamed with his brother, ROH World Champion RUSH, to defeat LifeBlood’s Mark Haskins and Tracy Williams.
If Lee wins the title from Taylor at Final Battle and RUSH retains against PCO that night, they would become the first pair of brothers to hold the top two singles championships in ROH simultaneously.
Lee, a former IWGP Heavyweight Champion, has been in the ring with Taylor once before, in a four-way match for the title at Death Before Dishonor on Sept. 27. Lee, who did not factor into the finish, got in Taylor’s face afterwards and told him he wanted a one-on-one match with him.
Taking the title from Taylor will be a tall order for anyone, even a competitor as talented as Lee. Fueled by the huge chip on his shoulder, the bad man from the mean streets of East Cleveland is in the midst of the best year of his career.
Taylor, the centerpiece of Shane Taylor Promotions, has scored pinfalls over the likes of former ROH World Champions Jay Lethal and Dalton Castle, as well as Bandido, Kenny King, Flip Gordon and Joe Hendry.
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ROH PRESENTS FINAL BATTLE
FRIDAY, DEC. 13, 8 P.M. EASTERN
UMBC EVENT CENTER
1000 HILLTOP CIRCLE
BALTIMORE, MD 21250
ROH WORLD TITLE MATCH
CHAMPION RUSH vs. PCO
ROH WORLD TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH CHAMPIONS JAY & MARK BRISCOE vs. JAY LETHAL & JONATHAN GRESHAM
ROH WORLD TELEVISION TITLE MATCH
CHAMPION SHANE TAYLOR vs. DRAGON LEE
MARK HASKINS (W/VICKY HASKINS ) vs. BULLY RAY
MATT TAVEN vs. VINCENT