ROH World Tag Team Championship
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ROH World Tag Team Championship belt
(2005-2010, 2022-present)
Details
PromotionRing of Honor (ROH)
All Elite Wrestling (AEW)
Date establishedSeptember 21, 2002
Current champion(s)The Briscoe Brothers
Other name(s)
  • ROH Tag Team Championship
    (2002–2006)
Statistics
First champion(s)The Prophecy (Christopher Daniels & Donovan Morgan)
Most reignsThe Briscoe Brothers (Jay Briscoe & Mark Briscoe) (13)
Longest reignThe Foundation (Jay Lethal & Jonathan Gresham)
(442 days)
Shortest reignThe Prophecy (Dan Maff & B. J. Whitmer) and The Briscoe Brothers
(<1 Day)
Oldest championPCO (51 years, 75 days)
Youngest championMark Briscoe (18 years, 287 days)
Heaviest championWar Machine (Hanson & Ray Rowe)
(550 lb (250 kg))
Lightest championSpecial K (Izzy & Dixie)
(340 lb (150 kg))

The ROH World Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling world tag team championship contested for in the American professional wrestling promotion Ring of Honor. The championship is generally contested in professional wrestling matches, in which participants usually execute scripted finishes rather than contend in direct competition. The Briscoes (Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe) are the reigning champions, however, on January 17, 2023, Jay Briscoe died in a car accident. The status of the titles are yet to be addressed.

History

The ROH Tag Team Championship was introduced at Unscripted on September 21, 2002, where ROH held a tournament to crown the first champions. At the time, ROH did not have title belts, and instead presented Christopher Daniels & Donovan Morgan, the winners of the tournament, with a trophy.[1]

The title became the ROH World Tag Team Championship after then champions Austin Aries & Roderick Strong defeated Naruki Doi & Masato Yoshino on July 9, 2006, while on a tour in Japan with Dragon Gate and Pro Wrestling Noah.[2] Since then, the title has also been defended in the United Kingdom.

Since originating in 2002, the title belts were redesigned in 2003, 2005, 2010, 2012, and 2018. On April 1, 2022, at Supercard of Honor XV, the 2005 design returned as the official ROH World Tag Team Championship belts.

Inaugural championship tournament (2002)

Teams:

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
         
The Prophecy
The S.A.T. Pin
The Prophecy
Togo & Hidaka Pin
The F.B.I. Pin
Togo & Hidaka
The Prophecy
Dragon & Modest Pin
Divine Storm Pin
Dragon & Modest
Dragon & Modest Bye
 
Da Hit Squad 1 DNP
Natural Born Sinners 1 DNP

1 ^ Neither team was able to compete after being attacked by The Carnage Crew before the start of their scheduled match.

Source: [3]

Belt designs

ROH World Tag Team Championship belts (left-to-right): second design (2010-2012), third design (2012-2017) with The Young Bucks and Bobby Fish, and fourth design (2017-2022).

Reigns

Main article: List of ROH World Tag Team Champions

Overall, there have been 64 reigns among 65 different wrestlers and 38 different teams. The inaugural champions were The Prophecy (Christopher Daniels & Donovan Morgan), who defeated "The American Dragon" & Michael Modest on September 21, 2002, to become the champions. The team of Jay Lethal & Jonathan Gresham have the longest reign as champions with their first reign lasting 441 days. The Briscoes (Jay Briscoe & Mark Briscoe) hold the record for the most reigns with 13 (both as a team and individually).

Jay and his brother Mark Briscoe had been the most recent champions, having defeated FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler) in a Double Dog Collar Match on December 10, 2022, in Arlington, Texas at Final Battle. Following the death of Jay Briscoe on January 17, 2023, an announcement regarding the status of the championship has yet to be made.

References

  1. ^ J.D. Dunn (2006-03-31). "Dark Pegasus Video Review: Ring of Honor – Unscripted". 411Mania.com. Retrieved 2009-04-15. Dragon and Modest destroy the tag team title trophy, but the Prophecy now holds all of the Ring of Honor titles
  2. ^ "Ring of Honor World Tag Team Championship". Ring of Honor. Retrieved April 30, 2012. Aries & Strong defeated Masato Yoshino & Naruki Doi in Japan on 7/9/06 to make the ROH Tag Titles into World Tag Team Titles
  3. ^ "ROH Tag Team Championship Tournament (2002) results".