15 years after defeating Bryan Danielson for the ROH World Title and fresh off his induction into the Indie Wrestling Hall of Fame, Homicide returned to the Hammerstein Ballroom. One week after returning to wrestling from rehab, Jon Moxley arrived in the Hammerstein Ballroom. The crowd cheered for these two heroes, well deserving for their struggles and accomplishments. As Moxley steps into the ring, the crowd chanted “Welcome back!” and “Fuck Bully Rey!” a response to Bully Rey’s grossly inappropriate real-life comments against Moxley going to rehab. The two wrestlers showed respect with a handshake, then stared daggers into each other’s eyes. This wasn’t going to be just a wrestling match, but a brawl. They two exchanged strikes, knees, elbows, chops, jabs, having the time of their life brutalizing the shit out of each other. Moxley landed a piledriver, but Homicide got back up. Homicide delivered a series of suplexes, but Moxley got back up. The fight carried over outside the ring, with Homicide launching through the ropes, not slowing down for a second. Homicide got in a cutter, but Moxley kicked back up fighting. The two felt evenly matched in skill, stamina, and endurance. Moxley landed a brutal double arm DDT, elbowing Homicide’s face, his mouth bloody as Moxley knocked out one of Homicide’s teeth. As Moxley threw some chairs into the ring, Homicide regained control with some strikes.
In an act of desperation, Moxley bit Homicide’s ear and delivered another double arm DDT, this time on some chairs, but Homicide still kicked out of the pin attempt. As Moxley screamed, Homicide defiantly flipped off Moxley as he went in for a pin attempt, landing punches and a bite of his own at Moxley. Finally, Moxley put Homicide straight through a chair with a DDT, getting the 3 count for the win. The two men embraced, a sign of respect for the hard-fought battle. This match was a compelling celebration of Jon Moxley’s return and Homicide’s Hall of Fame induction.