Ring of Honor

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A Ring of Honor match between El Generico and Kevin Steen at Showdown in the Sun on March 30, 2012

Ring of Honor (ROH) is a professional wrestling company founded in 2002 by Rob Feinstein and Gabe Sapolsky. The president of the company is Tony Khan. Their headquarters are in Bristol, Pennsylvania. Matches for the company airs on The Fight Network in Canada and on Samurai TV in Japan. The company also aired matches in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

History[change | change source]

The company was started by RF Video owner, Rob Feinstein after Extreme Championship Wrestling went out of business. Feinstein left the company in 2004 after he was caught in an internet sting operation allegedly trying to ask for sex on the internet from a person who he thought was an 13 year old boy but was actually an adult, pretending to be the boy.[1] Gabe Sapolsky left the company on October 26, 2008. Doug Gentry bought Feinstein's stake in the company and sold it to Cary Silkin who then became the president of the company.

On the March 2 episode of Dynamite, All Elite Wrestling owner Tony Khan announced that he had bought Ring of Honor from the Sinclair Broadcast Group.[2]

Code of Honor[change | change source]

Ring of Honor followed a set of rules called the "code of honor". The code of honor was considered a moral requirement to follow. They were put in place to make Ring of Honor feel more like Japanese professional wrestling. There were originally 5 rules set in place but they were retired in 2004. They reappeared again and were changed to only 3 rules.

Champions[change | change source]

As of May 20, 2024

Current champions[change | change source]

Men's division[change | change source]

Singles

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days

held

Location Notes Ref.
ROH World Championship Mark Briscoe 1 April 5, 2024 45 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Defeated Eddie Kingston at Supercard of Honor.
ROH World Television Championship Kyle Fletcher 1 December 15, 2023 157 Garland, Texas Defeated Bryan Keith, Dalton Castle, Komander, Lee Johnson, and Lee Moriarty in a Survival of the Fittest match at Final Battle to win the vacant title. [3]
ROH Pure Championship Wheeler Yuta 3 November 25, 2023 177 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Defeated Katsuyori Shibata on Rampage. [4]

Tag Team

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days

held

Location Notes Ref.
ROH World Tag Team Championship The Undisputed Kingdom

(Matt Taven and Mike Bennett)

3 December 27, 2023 145 Orlando, Florida Defeated MJF (one half of Better Than You Bay Bay with Adam Cole) in a handicap match on Dynamite as The Devil’s Masked Men.
ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship

Bullet Club Gold

(Jay White, Austin Gunn, and Colten Gunn)

1 January 17, 2024 124 North Charleston, South Carolina Defeated Mogul Embassy (Brian Cage, Bishop Kaun and Toa Liona) at Dynamite. [5]

Women's division[change | change source]

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days

held

Location Notes Ref.
ROH Women's World Championship Athena 1 December 10, 2022 527 Arlington, Texas Defeated Mercedes Martinez at Final Battle. [5]
ROH Women's World Television Championship Billie Starkz 1 April 5, 2024 45 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Defeated Queen Aminata in a 16-woman tournament finals at Supercard of Honor to become the inaugural champion.

Other accomplishments[change | change source]

Accomplishment Current winner(s) Date won Location Event
Survival of the Fittest Kyle Fletcher December 15, 2023 Garland, Texas Final Battle

The match was for the ROH World Television Championship.

Honor Rumble Alex Zayne September 12, 2021 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Death Before Dishonor XVIII

(Preshow)

References[change | change source]

  1. "Crisis rocks ROH". Archived from the original on 2012-06-30. Retrieved 2012-09-07.
  2. "Tony Khan, AEW CEO and son of Jaguars owner, acquires wrestling promotion Ring of Honor". ESPN. Retrieved August 31, 2023.
  3. Berman IV, Ross W (November 8, 2023). "Samoa Joe Vacates ROH TV Title On AEW Dynamite In Preparation For World Title Pursuit". Wrestling Inc. Retrieved November 9, 2023.
  4. Don, Murphy (November 25, 2023). "AEW Rampage results (11/25): Murphy's review of Katsuyori Shibata vs. Wheeler Yuta for the ROH Pure Title, Kris Statlander vs. Diamante, Hook vs. Rocky Romero". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved November 25, 2023.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Powell, Jason (December 10, 2022). "ROH Final Battle results: Powell's live review of FTR vs. The Briscoes in a Double Dog Collar match for the ROH Tag Team Titles, Chris Jericho vs. Claudio Castagnoli for the ROH Championship, Mercedes Martinez vs. Athena for the ROH Women's Title, Daniel Garcia vs. Wheeler Yuta for the ROH Pure Rules Title". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved December 10, 2022.

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