List of ROH World Tag Team Champions

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Three-time and current champions reDRagon (Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish)

The ROH World Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling world tag team championship owned by the Ring of Honor (ROH) promotion; it is contested for in their tag team division. The championship was created and debuted on September 21, 2002 at ROH's Unscripted event. At said event, the championship was represented by a trophy, which was destroyed by American Dragon and Michael Modest after they were defeated by The Prophecy (Christopher Daniels and Donovan Morgan), who had just become the inaugural champions.[1] Daniels and Morgan were awarded physical belts later in 2002. Originally called the ROH Tag Team Championship, the title was renamed to the ROH World Tag Team Championship in July 2006 after the title was defended in Japan for the first time earlier that month, when then-champions, Austin Aries and Roderick Strong, defeated Naruki Doi and Masato Yoshino to retain the championship.[2]

Title reigns are determined either by professional wrestling matches between different wrestlers involved in pre-existing scripted feuds, plots, and storylines, or by scripted circumstances. Wrestlers were portrayed as either villains or heroes as they followed a series of tension-building events, which culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches for the championship. Reigns that were won on pay-per-view events aired on tape delay up to weeks or months apart. Reigns that were won at live events were released on DVD. Title changes that occurred on ROH's primary television program, Ring of Honor Wrestling, air up to three to five weeks apart.

The inaugural champions were The Prophecy (Daniels and Morgan), whom ROH recognized to have become the champions after defeating American Dragon and Michael Modest on September 21, 2002 at ROH's Unscripted event in the finals of a one-night tournament.

As of December 2014, reDRagon (Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish) are the current champions in their third reign both as a team and individually. They defeated The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) to win the titles at the ROH/NJPW War of the Worlds supershow on May 17, 2014 in New York City.

The Briscoe Brothers (Jay and Mark Briscoe) hold the record for most reigns, with eight. ROH publishes a list of defenses for each champion on their official website, unlike most other professional wrestling promotions. As of December 2014, The Briscoe Brothers' fourth reign and Austin Aries' and Roderick Strong's only reign are tied for most defenses, with 18. The Briscoe Brothers' second, third, and sixth reigns, Dan Maff's and B.J. Whitmer's first reign, the Second City Saints' (CM Punk and Colt Cabana) first reign, The Backseat Boyz (Trent Acid and Johnny Kashmere) only reign and the Forever Hooligans' only reign are all tied for the least defenses, with zero. At 363 days, the Kings of Wrestling's (Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli) second reign is the longest in the title's history. Overall, there have been 39 reigns among 41 different wrestlers and 24 different teams.

Title history[edit]

# Order in reign history
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed
Event The event in which the title was won
Successful defenses The number of successful defenses the champions had during their reign
Wrestler name (#) The number represents the individual reigns of a wrestler when this is distinct from the tag team's reign.
Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign
N/A The information is not available or is unknown
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily

Names[edit]

Name Years
ROH Tag Team Championship September 2002 – July 2006
ROH World Tag Team Championship July 2006 – present

Reigns[edit]

# Tag team name
(Wrestlers)
Reign Date Days held Defenses Location Event Notes
1
1
September 21, 2002
175
2
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Unscripted [1] The Prophecy defeated Bryan Danielson and Michael Modest in a tournament final to become the first ROH Tag Team Champions.
2
Styles, A.J.A.J. Styles and Amazing Red
1
March 15, 2003
175
4
Cambridge, Massachusetts Expect the Unexpected [2] A.J. Styles and Amazing Red defeated Christopher Daniels and Xavier, who was filling in for Donovan Morgan.
Vacated
September 6, 2003
N/A N/A A.J. Styles and The Amazing Red vacated the championship due to Red suffering an injury.
3
1
September 20, 2003
26
0
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Glory by Honor II [3] The Backseat Boyz won the title in a Gauntlet match that also involved the Briscoe Brothers (Jay and Mark Briscoe), Special K (Hydro and Deranged), The Ring Crew Express (Dunn and Marcos), and Special K (Izzy and Dixie).
4
Special K
(Dixie and Izzy)
1
October 16, 2003
16
1
Glen Burnie, Maryland Tradition Continues [4]
5
Briscoe Brothers
(Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe)
1
November 1, 2003
175
6
Elizabeth, New Jersey Main Event Spectacles [5]
6
Second City Saints
(CM Punk and Colt Cabana)
1
April 24, 2004
21
0
Chicago Ridge, Illinois Reborn: Stage Two [6]
7
1
May 15, 2004
0
0
Lexington, Massachusetts Round Robin Challenge III [8]
8
Briscoe Brothers
(Jay and Mark Briscoe)
2
May 15, 2004
0
0
Lexington, Massachusetts Round Robin Challenge III
9
Second City Saints
(CM Punk and Colt Cabana)
2
May 15, 2004
84
3
Lexington, Massachusetts Round Robin Challenge III
10
1
August 7, 2004
196
7
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Testing the Limit [9]
11
Whitmer, B.J.B.J. Whitmer and Maff, DanDan Maff
2
[10]
February 19, 2005
42
2
Elizabeth, New Jersey Third Anniversary Celebration: Part 1 [11]
Vacated
March 28, 2005
N/A N/A The championship was vacated when Maff left ROH. The company covered Maff's leaving by saying he was forced to retire as the result of an automobile accident, which never occurred.[3]
12
Whitmer, B.J.B.J. Whitmer (3) and Jacobs, JimmyJimmy Jacobs
1
April 2, 2005
98
5
Asbury Park, New Jersey Best of American Super Juniors Tournament [12] Whitmer and Jacobs defeated Jay Lethal and Samoa Joe to win the vacant championship.
13
The Carnage Crew
(HC Loc and Tony DeVito)
1
July 9, 2005
14
1
New York City, New York Escape from New York [13]
14
Whitmer, B.J.B.J. Whitmer (4) and Jacobs, JimmyJimmy Jacobs (2)
2
July 23, 2005
70
2
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Homecoming [14]
15
Rinauro, SalSal Rinauro and Mamaluke, TonyTony Mamaluke
1
October 1, 2005
77
4
New York City, New York Joe vs. Kobashi [15]
16
Aries, AustinAustin Aries and Strong, RoderickRoderick Strong
1
December 17, 2005
273
18
Edison, New Jersey Final Battle 2005 [16] The championship was renamed the ROH World Tag Team Championship on July 9, 2006 after Aries and Strong defeated Naruki Doi and Masato Yoshino in Japan.
17
1
September 16, 2006
85
4[17]
New York City, New York Glory by Honor V: Night 2 [18]
18
Daniels, ChristopherChristopher Daniels (2) and Matt Sydal
1
November 25, 2006
91
3
Edison, New Jersey Dethroned [19]
19
Briscoe Brothers
(Jay and Mark Briscoe)
3
February 24, 2007
7
0
Chicago, Illinois Fifth Year Festival: Chicago [20]
20
Doi, NarukiNaruki Doi and Shingo
1
March 3, 2007
27
1
Liverpool, England Fifth Year Festival: Liverpool [21] [4]
21
Briscoe Brothers
(Jay and Mark Briscoe)
4
March 30, 2007
275
19
Detroit, Michigan All-Star Extravaganza III [22]
22
The Age of the Fall
(Jimmy Jacobs (3) and Tyler Black)
1
December 30, 2007
27
1
New York City, New York Final Battle 2007 [23]
23
No Remorse Corps
(Richards, DaveyDavey Richards and Romero, RockyRocky Romero (2))
1
January 26, 2008
77
2
Chicago Ridge, Illinois Without Remorse [24]
24
Briscoe Brothers
(Jay and Mark Briscoe)
5
April 12, 2008
28
1
Edison, New Jersey Injustice [25] Austin Aries was a substitute for Mark Briscoe, who had sustained a legitimate injury, during the first and only championship defense.
Vacated
May 10, 2008
N/A A New Level [26] The championship was vacated by Jay and Mark Briscoe due to Mark's injury.
25
The Age of the Fall
(Jimmy Jacobs (4) and Tyler Black (2))
2
June 6, 2008
105
3
Hartford, Connecticut Up for Grabs [27] Jacobs and Black defeated Kevin Steen and El Generico in the finals of a one-night tournament for the vacant championship.
26
Generico, ElEl Generico and Steen, KevinKevin Steen
1
September 19, 2008
203
7
Boston, Massachusetts Driven 2008 [28]
27
The American Wolves
(Davey Richards (2) and Eddie Edwards)
1
April 10, 2009
253
9
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ring of Honor Wrestling Won the titles in a "Tables are Legal" match. This episode aired on tape delay on May 30, 2009.[5][6]
28
Briscoe Brothers
(Jay and Mark Briscoe)
6
December 19, 2009
105
3
Manhattan, New York Final Battle 2009 [29] [7]
29
Kings of Wrestling
(Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli)
2
April 3, 2010
363
9
Charlotte, North Carolina The Big Bang! [8]
30
1
April 1, 2011
277
6
Atlanta, Georgia Honor Takes Center Stage: Chapter 1 [9]
31
Briscoe Brothers
(Jay and Mark Briscoe)
7
December 23, 2011
141
6
Manhattan, New York Final Battle 2011 [10]
32
Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team
(Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin)
2
May 12, 2012
43
2
Toronto, Ontario Border Wars After their first defense ended in disqualification, all matches in this reign allowed the title to change hands via disqualification.[11][12]
33
1
June 24, 2012
16
0
New York City, New York Best in the World 2012: Hostage Crisis [13]
Vacated
July 10, 2012
N/A N/A Title officially declared vacant after ROH severed its ties with Kenny King due to a contract dispute.[14]
34
1
September 15, 2012
92
4
Chicago Ridge, Illinois Death Before Dishonor X: State of Emergency Defeated Charlie Haas and Rhett Titus in a tournament final to win the vacant title.[15]
35
Briscoe Brothers
(Jay and Mark Briscoe)
8
December 16, 2012
76
4
New York City, New York Final Battle 2012: Doomsday This was a three-way tag team match also involving Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander.[16]
36
1
March 2, 2013
147
7
Chicago Ridge, Illinois 11th Anniversary Show [17]
37
Forever Hooligans
(Alex Koslov and Rocky Romero (3))
1
July 27, 2013
7
0
Providence, Rhode Island Ring of Honor Wrestling Aired August 3, 2013.[18]
38
The American Wolves
(Davey Richards (3) and Eddie Edwards (2))
2
August 3, 2013
14
0
Toronto, Ontario All-Star Extravaganza V [19]
39
2
August 17, 2013
203
5
New York City, New York Manhattan Mayhem V [20]
40
The Young Bucks
(Matt and Nick Jackson)
1
March 8, 2014
70
1
Chicago Ridge, Illinois Raising the Bar: Night 2 [21]
41
reDRagon
(Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly)
3
May 17, 2014
219+
12
New York, New York War of the Worlds

List of combined reigns[edit]

As of December 22, 2014

Indicates the current champions

By team[edit]

The Briscoe Brothers (Mark and Jay Briscoe) hold the record for most reigns as a team and as individuals with eight.
Rank [30] Team No. of reigns Combined days Combined defenses
1 Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe
(Briscoe Brothers)
8 807 36
2 Fish, BobbyBobby Fish and O'Reilly, KyleKyle O'Reilly
(reDRagon)
3 569+ 24
3 Hero, ChrisChris Hero and Castagnoli, ClaudioClaudio Castagnoli
(Kings of Wrestling)
2 433 13
4 Haas, CharlieCharlie Haas and Benjamin, SheltonShelton Benjamin
(Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team)
2 309 7
5 Aries, AustinAustin Aries and Strong, RoderickRoderick Strong 1 273 18
6 Richards, DaveyDavey Richards and Eddie Edwards
(The American Wolves)
2 267 9
7 Generico, ElEl Generico and Steen, KevinKevin Steen 1 203 7
8 Reyes, RickyRicky Reyes and Romero, RockyRocky Romero
(The Rottweilers)
1 196 7
9 Daniels, ChristopherChristopher Daniels and Morgan, DonovanDonovan Morgan
(The Prophecy)
1 175 2
9 Styles, A.J.A.J. Styles and The Amazing Red 1 175 4
11 Whitmer, B.J.B.J. Whitmer and Jacobs, JimmyJimmy Jacobs 2 168 7
12 Jacobs, JimmyJimmy Jacobs and Black, TylerTyler Black
(The Age of the Fall)
2 132 4
13 Punk, CMCM Punk and Colt Cabana
(Second City Saints)
2 105 3
14 Jacobs, JimmyJimmy Jacobs and Corino, SteveSteve Corino
(S.C.U.M.)
1 92 3
15 Daniels, ChristopherChristopher Daniels and Sydal, MattMatt Sydal 1 91 3
16 Rinauro, SalSal Rinauro and Mamaluke, TonyTony Mamaluke 1 77 4
16 Richards, DaveyDavey Richards and Romero, RockyRocky Romero
(No Remorse Corps)
1 77 2
18 Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson
(The Young Bucks)
1 70 1
19 Whitmer, B.J.B.J. Whitmer and Dan Maff 2 42 2
20 Doi, NarukiNaruki Doi and Shingo 1 27 1
21 Kashmere, JohnnyJohnny Kashmere and Acid, TrentTrent Acid
(The Backseat Boyz)
1 26 0
22 Dixie and Izzy
(Special K)
1 16 1
22 Rhett Titus and Kenny King
(The All Night Express)
1 16 0
24 HC Loc and DeVito, TonyTony DeVito
(The Carnage Crew)
1 14 1
25 Koslov, AlexAlex Koslov and Romero, RockyRocky Romero
(Forever Hooligans)
1 7 0

By wrestler[edit]

Symbol Meaning
Indicates the current champion
<1 The reign is shorter than one day.
Rank Wrestler # Of Reigns Combined Days Defenses
1 Jay Briscoe 8 807 36
Mark Briscoe 8 807 36
3 Bobby Fish 3 569+ 23
Kyle O'Reilly 3 569+ 23
5 Chris Hero 2 433 13
Claudio Castagnoli 2 433 13
7 Jimmy Jacobs 5 392 14
8 Davey Richards 3 344 11
9 Charlie Haas 2 309 7
Shelton Benjamin 2 309 7
11 Rocky Romero 3 280 9
12 Austin Aries 1 273 18
Roderick Strong 1 273 18
14 Eddie Edwards 2 267 9
15 Christopher Daniels 2 266 5
16 B.J. Whitmer 4 210 9
17 El Generico 1 203 7
Kevin Steen 1 203 7
19 Ricky Reyes 1 196 7
20 A.J. Styles 1 175 4
The Amazing Red 1 175 4
Donovan Morgan 1 175 2
23 Tyler Black 2 132 4
24 CM Punk 2 105 3
Colt Cabana 2 105 3
26 Steve Corino 1 92 3
27 Matt Sydal 1 91 3
28 Sal Rinauro 1 77 4
Tony Mamaluke 1 77 4
30 Matt Jackson 1 70 1
Nick Jackson 1 70 1
32 Dan Maff 2 42 2
33 Naruki Doi 1 27 1
Shingo 1 27 1
35 Johnny Kashmere 1 26 0
Trent Acid 1 26 0
37 Dixie 1 16 1
Izzy 1 16 1
Kenny King 1 16 0
Rhett Titus 1 16 0
41 HC Loc 1 14 1
Tony DeVito 1 14 1
43 Alex Koslov 1 7 0

Notes[edit]

1.^ This event was a live event that was later released on DVD.
2.^ Dan Maff's and B.J. Whitmer's first reign was won while they were in the alliance The Prophecy, while their second was won while they were no longer involved.
3.^ The Kings of Wrestling's (Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli) fourth defense is not recognized by ROH because it was defended at a Combat Zone Wrestling event, which was not sanction by ROH.[22]
4.^ This event was a pay-per-view that later aired on tape delay.
5.^ Each reign is ranked highest to lowest; reigns with the exact number mean they are tied for that certain rank

References[edit]

General
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  17. ^ Carapola, Stuart (2013-03-02). "Complete ROH 11th Anniversary Show iPPV coverage: two title changes hands, SCUM doubles in size, and a ton of great wrestling as ROH presents their best overall event in years". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved 2013-03-02. 
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