Run it back. On last night’s episode of AEW Dynamite, it was confirmed that FTR will defend their ROH Tag Team championships at the 2022 Final Battle event against their rival, The Briscoes, in a Double Dog Collar match.
This came about at the end of Dynamite, following The Acclaimed’s successful defense of the AEW Tag Team Championships against FTR. Colten and Austin Gunn appeared on screen and pulled a Christmas card out of a stocking. They then pulled out dog collars to review the stipulation for the match.
It's a Double Dog Collar Match against #DEMBOYS #TheBriscoes @jaybriscoe84 @SussexCoChicken for the #ROH World Tag Team Championship at #ROHFinalBattle LIVE on PPV this SATURDAY! pic.twitter.com/fIp8H8Dkc6
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 8, 2022
FTR defeated The Briscoes at April’s Supercard of Honor to capture the ROH tag team championships. They then defended and retained the titles July’s Death Before Dishonor in a 2/3 falls match.
I feel two ways about this. If this were just a wrestling match, I would be all about it and super excited; many are claiming the two teams’ Death Before Dishonor match as one of the greatest in recent history. However, they’ve now added a gimmick that will take away from the brilliance these four athletes are capable of. Also, wouldn’t you think a matchup between these fantastic teams should have been promoted more than three days before the pay-per-view? I’m just saying…
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