At Friday night’s Final Battle card, Colt Cabana wrapped up at Ring Honor with the promotion aware he would be leaving for several months.
Cabana has had multiple stints with the promotion going back to 2002 and winning the ROH tag titles twice in 2004. He left the group in 2007 when he signed with WWE and returned for another stay during the era when the company was purchased by Sinclair Broadcasting. Shortly after Sinclair bought the group, Cabana left in mid-2011 and returned for this most recent stint in April 2016.
During this run, he was primarily utilized as a commentator alongside Ian Riccaboni while wrestling infrequently.
This past year he competed for New Japan Pro Wrestling in the New Japan Cup and recently in the World Tag League tournament alongside Toru Yano. In the Tag League, Cabana & Yano got a victory over the Guerrillas of Destiny, who are the current IWGP tag champions and would indicate there are plans for the two as a team moving forward.
It was known in September that Cabana would be leaving and his final appearance was set for Friday night’s pay-per-view in Baltimore.
On the pre-show, he shot an angle with Shelley setting up a first-time match between the two veterans. Shelley won with a cradle in a very entertaining match with the two trying to one-up each other.
Cabana will be defending the NWA National title on Saturday night’s ‘Into the Fire’ pay-per-view against Ricky Starks and Aron Stevens and will remain in Atlanta for the NWA’s Power tapings on Sunday and Monday.