Chris Jericho agrees to start with the code of honor, but then both men waste no time with a series of uppercuts before Claudio Castagnoli lifts him up and drops him over the top rope and boots him to the floor. batted. Champion continues to attack the floor, sending Jericho into the ring apron, but Jericho then puts Carey Silkin in his way to take advantage, later throwing Silkin to the floor.
Despite this, Claudio regains control when he enters the ring, and they begin to trade chops. The two brawl for the apron and they go back and forth as Jericho then rakes the eye, and takes the champion to the floor. Jericho then sidesteps a running uppercut attempt, and he follows up with a boot over the head and a slingshot under the bottom rope.
Castagnoli is able to connect with some uppercut though, and he then drops Jericho with a dropkick in the corner, but Jericho swipes his feet as he gets to the top turnbuckle. The JAS leader moves forward and aims a storm but Castagnoli captures it, only for Jericho to step back in during the Avalanche attempt! Jericho tries for a codebreaker, but he is caught and thrown into the air for an uppercut, which almost causes him to fall.
Castagnoli then brings in hammer and anvil elbow strikes, and then he falls on her before locking in the sharpshooter. Jericho gets out and targets a low blow but he is blocked and Ricola turns into the bomb, which forces Jericho to eject again. Castagnoli then looks to the springboard from the second rope, but he does so straight into a codebreaker, and this time the champion has to kick out.
The Walls of Jericho then locks up, but Castagnoli rolls over and then storms into his opponent before the Giant Swing is busted! He takes Jericho to the turnbuckle, chases down with a Lariat, but it’s still not enough. Jericho grabs his bat again, but Castagnoli catches it, yet he is sent to the referee, who examines himself. Then Jericho hit a low blow and the Judas Effect to add to his legacy!
Winner (and new ROH World Champion): Chris Jericho
After the match the rest of the JAS come out to celebrate, including Daniel Garcia, who appears less impressed than his stablemates.