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Champion history

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes: Defences:

Low Ki 1 July 27, 2002 Philadelphia, PA Defeated Christopher Daniels, Spanky and Doug Williams in a four-way 60 minute iron Man match to become the first ROH Champion at Crowning a Champion. 1

Xavier 1 September 21, 2002 Philadelphia, PA Won the title at Unscripted. 4

Samoa Joe 1 March 22, 2003 Philadelphia, PA Won the title at Night of Champions. Became the ROH World Championship on May 17, 2003 after Joe defeated The Zebra Kid at Frontiers of Honor in London, England. 29

Austin Aries 1 December 26, 2004 Philadelphia, PA Won the title at Final Battle 2004. 16

CM Punk 1 June 18, 2005 Morristown, NJ Won the title at ROH Death before Dishonor III. 16

James Gibson 1 August 12, 2005 Dayton, OH Won the title in a four-way elimination match at Redemption, also featuring Samoa Joe and Christopher Daniels. 4

Bryan Danielson 1 September 17, 2005 Long Island, NY Won the title at Glory by Honor IV. Danielson unified the World title with the ROH Pure Championship on August 12, 2006 by defeating Nigel McGuinness in Liverpool, England. 38

Homicide 1 December 23, 2006 Manhattan, NY Won the title at Final Battle 2006. 3

Takeshi Morishima 1 February 17, 2007 Philadelphia, PA Won the title at Fifth Year Festival: Philly. 20

Nigel McGuinness 1 October 6, 2007 Edison, NJ Won the title at Undeniable. 38

Jerry Lynn 1 April 3, 2009 Housten, TX Won the title at Supercard of Honor IV. 6

Austin Aries 2 June 13, 2009 Manhattan, NY Won the title at Manhattan Mayhem III . 13

Tyler Black 1 February 13, 2010 New York City, New York Won the title at ROH 8th Anniversary Show. 7

Roderick Strong 1 September 11, 2010 New York City, New York Won at ROH Glory by Honor IX. 5

Eddie Edwards 1 March 19, 2011 New York City, New York Won at ROH Manhattan Mayhem IV. 3

Davey Richards 1 June 26, 2011 New York City, New York Won at ROH Best in the World 2011. 10

Kevin Steen 1 May 12, 2012 Toronto, Ontario Won at ROH Border Wars 2012. 20

Jay Briscoe 1 April 5, 2013 New York City, New York Won at ROH Supercard of Honor VII. 6

Vacated - July 3, 2013 - Title was vacated after Briscoe suffered a storyline injury. -

Adam Cole 1 September 20, 2013 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Won at ROH Death Before Dishonor XI. 13

Michael Elgin 1 June 22, 2014 Nashville, Tennessee Won at ROH Best In The World 2014. 7

Jay Briscoe 2 September 6, 2014 Toronto, Ontario Won at ROH All Star Extravaganza VI. 13

Jay Lethal 1 June 19, 2015 New York City, New York Won at ROH Best In The World 2015. This match was also for Lethal's ROH World Television Championship. 12

Adam Cole 2 August 12, 2016 Las Vegas, Nevada Won at ROH Death Before Dishonor XIV. 3

Kyle O'Reilly 1 December 2, 2016 New York,New York City Won at ROH Final Battle 2016. 1

Adam Cole 3 January 4, 2017 Tokyo Won at Wrestle Kingdom XI. 3

Christopher Daniels 1 March 10, 2017 Las Vegas, Nevada Won at ROH 15th Anniversary Show. 8

Cody 1 June 23, 2017 Lowell, Massachusetts Won at Best in the World '17. 16

Dalton Castle 1 December 15, 2017 New York City, New York Won at ROH Final Battle 2017. 7

Jay Lethal 2 June 30, 2018 Fairfax, Virginia Won at Ring of Honor in a Fatal four way match also involving Matt Taven and Cody.

List of reign lengths

As of August 9, 2018.

Wrestler Days Held Date Won Date Lost

Samoa Joe 645 March 22, 2003 December 26, 2004

Nigel McGuinness 545 October 6, 2007 April 3, 2009

Bryan Danielson 462 September 17, 2005 December 23, 2006

Jay Lethal 427 June 19, 2015 August 29, 2016

Kevin Steen 328 May 12, 2012 April 5, 2013

Davey Richards 321 June 26, 2011 May 12, 2012

Jay Briscoe (2) 286 September 6, 2014 June 19, 2015

Adam Cole 275 September 20, 2013 June 22, 2014

Austin Aries (2) 245 June 13, 2009 February 13, 2010

Takeshi Morishima 231 February 17, 2007 October 6, 2007

Tyler Black 210 February 13, 2010 September 11, 2010

Dalton Castle 197 December 15, 2017 June 30, 2018

Roderick Strong 189 September 11, 2010 March 19, 2011

Xavier 182 September 21, 2002 March 22, 2003

Cody 175 June 23, 2017 December 15, 2017

Austin Aries 174 December 26, 2004 June 18, 2005

Adam Cole (2) 122 August 12, 2016 December 2, 2016

Christopher Daniels 107 March 10, 2017 June 23, 2017

Eddie Edwards 99 March 19, 2011 June 26, 2011

Jay Briscoe 89 April 5, 2013 July 3, 2013

Michael Elgin 76 June 22, 2014 September 6, 2014

Jerry Lynn 71 April 3, 2009 June 13, 2009

Adam Cole (3) 65 January 4, 2017 March 10, 2017

Low Ki 56 July 27, 2002 September 21, 2002

Homicide 56 December 23, 2006 February 17, 2007

CM Punk 55 June 18, 2005 August 12, 2005

James Gibson 36 August 12, 2005 September 17, 2005

Kyle O'Reilly 33 December 2, 2016 January 4, 2017

Jay Lethal (2) 40+ June 30, 2018 Current Champion