3 Key Points:
- Samoa Joe vacates ROH World Television Championship for AEW focus.
- Joe discusses championship’s impact on AEW title aspirations.
- Kyle Fletcher wins vacant title at ROH Final Battle event.
Samoa Joe Vacates ROH Title
Samoa Joe, a celebrated figure in Ring of Honor history, recently made headlines by vacating the World Television Championship—an unexpected move that caught many by surprise. Citing the championship’s double-edged nature, Joe spoke candidly about his predicament during an interview.
Focus Shifts to AEW Championship
In his dialogue with “Niko Knows Best,” Joe stressed that the ROH TV Title presented obligations conflicting with his aim to secure the AEW World Championship. Evidently, his near-victory over MJF at AEW Grand Slam ignited an unwavering commitment to ascend to the pinnacle of AEW’s ranks.
Joe’s Thoughtful Decision
The decision to step away from the ROH title was not impulsive. Joe deliberated extensively, ultimately choosing to pave a clear path toward the prestigious AEW World Championship. In a selfless gesture, he believed his relinquished title should be earned by a dedicated contender within the division.
Kyle Fletcher Triumphs at Final Battle
Following Joe’s departure as champion, the ROH World Television Title remained unclaimed until the ROH Final Battle pay-per-view. It was there, in a grueling Survival Of The Fittest Match, that Kyle Fletcher outlasted formidable adversaries to claim the once-vacant championship.