As one of the most popular stars to come out of ROH, it was a surprise for fans when Colt Cabana was kept off the company’s Final Battle card.
He has rarely been seen on AEW TV this year, and the match against Chris Jericho for the ROH World Championship on the November 2 episode of AEW Dynamite was one of the few times the spotlight shone on him in 2022.
With fans and pundits wondering why he was kept off the Final Battle card, the answer came at the media scrum post the show, where AEW and ROH President Tony Khan told Wrestling Inc. that Cabana was missing due to injury.
“He’s injured. He hasn’t been cleared. Because he has been wrestling in the Ring of Honor matches, and that was also what the Chris Jericho storyline is -– all Ring of Honor champions and everyone was really all people from either this new Ring of Honor or, in the case of Bryan Danielson, a Hall of Famer and the greatest champion ever, but pretty much everybody who came in there represented the new era of Ring of Honor for the most part, including Colt Cabana, who had been on the last two shows and was 2-0 on Zero Hour.”
Khan did add that Cabana would have been in action at Final Battle had he been medically cleared.
“I think that would have made a lot of sense because he’s done great opening up the show. But he’s injured or he would have been [on the show]. He was coaching.”