Survival of the Fittest 2009 was a professional wrestling event promoted by Ring of Honor. It took place on October 10, 2009 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Indiana. This was the first Survival of the Fittest tournament since 2007, as the 2008 tournament was canceled a few weeks before taking place and never rescheduled.
This was the first Survival of the Fittest tournament not to included Austin Aries, who, despite appearing on the event, was instead teaming with Davey Richards in a dream tag team match against the Briscoe Brothers. Aries was the only wrestler to compete in every Survival of the Fittest tournament up to that point, always making it the final match. Notable entrants in the tournament include winner of the 2005 tournament, Roderick Strong, winner of the 2006 tournament, Delirious, and winner of the 2007 tournament, Chris Hero. Also, with Aries not included in the tournament, this became the first Survival of the Fittest to not have either the reigning, or even a former ROH World Champion.
- Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
- (c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
- Dark match: Bobby Dempsey, Kyle O'Reilly & Ricochet defeated Tommy Mercer, Aaron Scott & Shawn Shultz
- Dark match: Grizzly Redwood defeated "The Black Diamond" Kliff Hanger
- The Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson) defeated The House of Truth (Christin Able & Josh Raymond w/Truth Martini) (12:07)
- Colt Cabana defeated Kevin Steen to advance to the Survival of the Fittest match (6:46)
- Roderick Strong defeated Rhett Titus to advance to the Survival of the Fittest match (8:28)
- Tyler Black defeated Kenny King to advance to the Survival of the Fittest match (12:31)
- Claudio Castagnoli defeated Petey Williams to advance to the Survival of the Fittest match (9:48)
- Chris Hero defeated Kenny Omega to advance to the Survival of the Fittest match (12:48)
- The Briscoe Brothers (Jay & Mark Briscoe) defeated Austin Aries & Davey Richards (18:31)
- Tyler Black defeated Chris Hero, Claudio Castagnoli, Colt Cabana, Delirious and Roderick Strong in a Six-Way Elimination match to win Survival of the Fittest (39:56)
- Cabana pinned Castagnoli after Hero accidently gave him a rolling elbow.
- Delirious pinned Cabana with a roll-up.
- Strong pinned Delirious after a running Yakuza kick.
- Black pinned Hero with God's Last Gift.
- Black pinned Strong after four superkicks. There was a controversy surrounding the final pin as it appeared Strong kicked out at two.
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