Hand them over. Titles are one of the most important concepts in all of wrestling. They represent the best and often most talented stars in the promotion and are often the main focal points. It can mean a lot when a title changes hands and there are nights when several of them change hands during the same show. That was the case this weekend, with a special double shot.
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There were two major events held on Saturday, with Ring Of Honor Final Battle and NXT Deadline. Between the two shows, there were eight title matches with six title changes. The following titles changed hands at Final Battle:
• Athena defeated Mercedes Martinez to win the Women’s Title
• The Embassy defeated Dalton Castle and the Boys to win the Six Man Tag Team Titles
• Wheeler Yuta defeated Daniel Garcia to win the Pure Title
• The Briscoes defeated FTR in a Double Dog Collar match to win the Tag Team Titles
• Claudio Castagnoli defeated Christ Jericho to win the World Title
At Deadline, New Day defeated Pretty Deadly to win the Tag Team Titles.
In addition, Ring Of Honor Television Champion Samoa Joe retained over Juice Robinson and NXT Champion Bron Breakker retained over Apollo Crews.
It was a busy day. Check out some of the title matches:
Opinion: That is the kind of busy day that you do not often see in wrestling and it felt like a special event. It was a day where it felt like both promotions went in a bit of a new direction and that is not something that happens very frequently. It also makes both events feel like a place where things happen and that can help boost the show up with future editions.
What did you think of the title changes? Which new reign will be the most successful? Let us know in the comments below.
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