ROH World Tag Team Championship
The Ring of Honor (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.
|ROH World Tag Team Championship|
|Promotion||Ring of Honor (ROH)|
|Date established||September 21, 2002|
|Current champion(s)||The Briscoe Brothers (Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe)|
|Date won||July 20, 2019|
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 actually title belts, and instead presented Christopher Daniels and Donovan Morgan, the winners of the tournament, with a trophy.
The title became the ROH World Tag Team Championship after then champions Austin Aries and Roderick Strong defeated Naruki Doi and Masato Yoshino on July 9, 2006, while on a tour in Japan with Dragon Gate and Pro Wrestling Noah. Since then, the title has also been defended in the United Kingdom.
In 2010 the title belt, along with the ROH World Championship, was redesigned.
In 2012, the title belts were redesigned again, with the company's current logo.
On January 1, 2018, ROH announced on their YouTube page that their World Tag, Six Man World Tag Team, and World Television Championships will receive new designs which will debut at the next set of television tapings.
- The Prophecy (Christopher Daniels and Donovan Morgan)
- The S.A.T. (Joel and Wil Maximo)
- The Full Blooded Italians (James Maritato and Tony Mamaluke)
- Dick Togo and Ikuto Hidaka
- American Dragon and Michael Modest
- Divine Storm (Chris Divine and Quiet Storm)
The inaugural champions were The Prophecy (Christopher Daniels and Donovan Morgan), who defeated "The American Dragon" and Michael Modest on September 21, 2002, to become the champions. The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli) have the longest reign as champions with their second reign lasting 363 days. The Briscoe Brothers (Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe) hold the record for the most reigns with 11 (both as a team and individually).
The current champions are The Briscoe Brothers (Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe), who are in their eleventh reign. They defeated former champions Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa) in a NYC Street Fight at Manhattan Mayhem on July 20, 2019 at New York City to win the titles.
Overall, there have been 54 reigns among 57 different wrestlers and 33 different teams.
- 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
- "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
- "ROH Tag Team Championship Tournament (2002) results".