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 Cary Silkin. 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.

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]

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
Defenses Location Event Previous champion(s)
ROH World Championship Jay Lethal 1 June 19, 2015 2126+ 3 New York, New York Best in the World 2015 Jay Briscoe
ROH World Tag Team Championship The Kingdom
(Matt Taven and Michael Bennett)
(1, 1)
September 18, 2015 2035+ 0 San Antonio, Texas All Star Extravaganza VII The Addiction
(Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian)
ROH World Television Championship Jay Lethal 2 April 4, 2014 2,567+ 36 Westwego, Louisiana Supercard of Honor VIII Tommaso Ciampa

Retired championships[change | change source]

Championship Final Champion(s) Defeated Date Won Location Event
ROH Pure Championship Bryan Danielson Nigel McGuinness August 12, 2006 Liverpool, England Unified

References[change | change source]

  1. "Crisis rocks ROH".

Other websites[change | change source]