List of ROH World Tag Team Champions

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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.

The current champions are The Briscoe Brothers (Jay and Mark Briscoe), who are in their ninth reign both individually and as a team. They defeated The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin) in Sunrise Manor, Nevada on March 9, 2018, at ROH 16th Anniversary Show.

The Briscoe Brothers (Jay and Mark Briscoe) hold the record for most reigns, with nine. ROH publishes a list of defenses for each champion on their official website, unlike most other professional wrestling promotions. As of September 2018, 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 50 reigns among 52 different wrestlers and 30 different teams.

Title history[edit]

Names[edit]

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

Reigns[edit]

Key
No. The overall championship reign
Reign The reign number for the specific champion listed
Days The number of the days that the champion held the title for
Defenses The number of successful title defenses by the champion
<1 The reign lasted less than a day
+ The current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days Defenses
1 The Prophecy
(Christopher Daniels and Donovan Morgan)
September 21, 2002 Unscripted Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1 175 2 The Prophecy defeated Bryan Danielson and Michael Modest in a tournament final to become the first ROH Tag Team Champions. [1]
2 A.J. Styles and Amazing Red March 15, 2003 Expect the Unexpected Cambridge, Massachusetts 1 175 4 A.J. Styles and Amazing Red defeated Christopher Daniels and Xavier, who was filling in for Donovan Morgan. [2]
Vacated September 6, 2003 A.J. Styles and The Amazing Red vacated the championship due to Red suffering an injury.
3 The Backseat Boyz
(Johnny Kashmere and Trent Acid)
September 20, 2003 Glory by Honor II Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1 26 0 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). [3]
4 Special K
(Dixie and Izzy)
October 16, 2003 Tradition Continues Glen Burnie, Maryland 1 16 1 [4]
5 The Briscoe Brothers
(Jay and Mark)
November 1, 2003 Main Event Spectacles Elizabeth, New Jersey 1 175 6 [5]
6 The Second City Saints
(CM Punk and Colt Cabana)
April 24, 2004 Reborn: Stage Two Chicago Ridge, Illinois 1 21 0 [6]
7 The Prophecy
(B.J. Whitmer and Dan Maff)
May 15, 2004 Round Robin Challenge III Lexington, Massachusetts 1 <1 0 [7][8]
8 The Briscoe Brothers
(Jay and Mark)
May 15, 2004 Round Robin Challenge III Lexington, Massachusetts 2 <1 0 [9]
9 The Second City Saints
(CM Punk and Colt Cabana)
May 15, 2004 Round Robin Challenge III Lexington, Massachusetts 2 84 3 [10]
10 The Rottweilers
(Ricky Reyes and Rocky Romero)
August 7, 2004 Testing the Limit Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1 196 7 [11]
11 B.J. Whitmer and Dan Maff February 19, 2005 Third Anniversary Celebration: Part 1 Elizabeth, New Jersey 2 42 2 [12][13]
Vacated March 28, 2005 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 B.J. Whitmer (3) and Jimmy Jacobs April 2, 2005 Best of American Super Juniors Tournament Asbury Park, New Jersey 1 98 5 Whitmer and Jacobs defeated Jay Lethal and Samoa Joe to win the vacant championship. [14]
13 The Carnage Crew
(HC Loc and Tony DeVito)
July 9, 2005 Escape from New York New York City, New York 1 14 1 [15]
14 B.J. Whitmer (4) and Jimmy Jacobs (2) July 23, 2005 The Homecoming Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2 70 2 [16]
15 Sal Rinauro and Tony Mamaluke October 1, 2005 Joe vs. Kobashi New York City, New York 1 77 4 [17]
16 Austin Aries and Roderick Strong December 17, 2005 Final Battle 2005 Edison, New Jersey 1 273 18 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. [18]
17 The Kings of Wrestling
(Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli)
September 16, 2006 Glory by Honor V: Night 2 New York City, New York 1 70 3 [19][20]
18 Christopher Daniels (2) and Matt Sydal November 25, 2006 Dethroned Edison, New Jersey 1 91 3 [21]
19 The Briscoe Brothers
(Jay and Mark)
February 24, 2007 Fifth Year Festival: Chicago Chicago, Illinois 3 7 0 [22]
20 Naruki Doi and Shingo March 3, 2007 Fifth Year Festival: Liverpool Liverpool, England 1 27 1 [23][4]
21 The Briscoe Brothers
(Jay and Mark)
March 30, 2007 All-Star Extravaganza III Detroit, Michigan 4 275 19 [24]
22 The Age of the Fall
(Jimmy Jacobs (3) and Tyler Black)
December 30, 2007 Final Battle 2007 New York City, New York 1 27 1 [25]
23 No Remorse Corps
(Davey Richards and Rocky Romero (2))
January 26, 2008 Without Remorse Chicago Ridge, Illinois 1 77 2 [26]
24 The Briscoe Brothers
(Jay and Mark)
April 12, 2008 Injustice Edison, New Jersey 5 28 1 Austin Aries was a substitute for Mark Briscoe, who had sustained a legitimate injury, during the first and only championship defense. [27]
Vacated May 10, 2008 A New Level N/A The championship was vacated by Jay and Mark Briscoe due to Mark's injury. [28]
25 The Age of the Fall
(Jimmy Jacobs (4) and Tyler Black (2))
June 6, 2008 Up for Grabs Hartford, Connecticut 2 105 3 Jacobs and Black defeated Kevin Steen and El Generico in the finals of a one-night tournament for the vacant championship. [29]
26 El Generico and Kevin Steen September 19, 2008 Driven 2008 Boston, Massachusetts 1 203 7 [30]
27 The American Wolves
(Davey Richards (2) and Eddie Edwards)
April 10, 2009 Ring of Honor Wrestling Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1 253 9 Won the titles in a "Tables are Legal" match. This episode aired on tape delay on May 30, 2009. [5]
28 The Briscoe Brothers
(Jay and Mark)
December 19, 2009 Final Battle 2009 Manhattan, New York 6 105 3 [31][6]
29 The Kings of Wrestling
(Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli)
April 3, 2010 The Big Bang! Charlotte, North Carolina 2 363 9 [7]
30 Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team
(Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin)
April 1, 2011 Honor Takes Center Stage: Chapter 1 Atlanta, Georgia 1 266 6 [8]
31 The Briscoe Brothers
(Jay and Mark)
December 23, 2011 Final Battle 2011 Manhattan, New York 7 141 7 [9]
32 Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team
(Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin)
May 12, 2012 Border Wars Toronto, Ontario 2 43 1 After their first defense ended in disqualification, all matches in this reign allowed the title to change hands via disqualification. [10][11]
33 The All Night Express
(Rhett Titus and Kenny King)
June 24, 2012 Best in the World 2012: Hostage Crisis New York City, New York 1 16 0 [12]
Vacated July 10, 2012 Title officially declared vacant after ROH severed its ties with Kenny King due to a contract dispute. [13]
34 S.C.U.M.
(Jimmy Jacobs (5) and Steve Corino)
September 15, 2012 Death Before Dishonor X: State of Emergency Chicago Ridge, Illinois 1 92 4 Defeated Charlie Haas and Rhett Titus in a tournament final to win the vacant title. [14]
35 The Briscoe Brothers
(Jay and Mark)
December 16, 2012 Final Battle 2012: Doomsday New York City, New York 8 76 4 This was a three-way tag team match also involving Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander. [15]
36 reDRagon
(Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly)
March 2, 2013 11th Anniversary Show Chicago Ridge, Illinois 1 147 7 [16]
37 Forever Hooligans
(Alex Koslov and Rocky Romero (3))
July 27, 2013 Ring of Honor Wrestling Providence, Rhode Island 1 7 0 Aired August 3, 2013. [17]
38 The American Wolves
(Davey Richards (3) and Eddie Edwards (2))
August 3, 2013 All-Star Extravaganza V Toronto, Ontario 2 14 0 [18]
39 reDRagon
(Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly)
August 17, 2013 Manhattan Mayhem V New York City, New York 2 203 6 [19]
40 The Young Bucks
(Matt and Nick Jackson)
March 8, 2014 Raising the Bar: Night 2 Chicago Ridge, Illinois 1 70 0 [20]
41 reDRagon
(Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly)
May 17, 2014 War of the Worlds New York, New York 3 322 15
42 The Addiction
(Christopher Daniels (3) and Frankie Kazarian)
April 4, 2015 Ring of Honor Wrestling San Antonio, Texas 1 167 5 Aired April 25, 2015. [21][unreliable source]
43 The Kingdom
(Matt Taven and Michael Bennett)
September 18, 2015 All Star Extravaganza VII San Antonio, Texas 1 91 2 This was a three-way match also involving The Young Bucks. [22]
44 War Machine
(Hanson and Raymond Rowe)
December 18, 2015 Final Battle 2015 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1 143 7 [23]
45 The Addiction
(Christopher Daniels (4) and Frankie Kazarian (2))
May 9, 2016 War of the Worlds Dearborn, Michigan 2 144 7 [24]
46 The Young Bucks
(Matt and Nick Jackson)
September 30, 2016 All Star Extravaganza VIII Lowell, Massachusetts 2 155 7 This was a three-way Ladder War also involving The Motor City Machine Guns.
47 The Broken Hardys
(Jeff and Matt)
March 4, 2017 Manhattan Mayhem VI New York City, New York 1 28 2 [25]
48 The Young Bucks
(Matt and Nick Jackson)
April 1, 2017 Supercard of Honor XI Lakeland, Florida 3 174 6 This was a Ladder match. [26]
49 The Motor City Machine Guns
(Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin)
September 22, 2017 Death Before Dishonor XV Las Vegas, Nevada 1 168 7 [27]
50 The Briscoe Brothers
(Jay and Mark)
March 9, 2018 ROH 16th Anniversary Show Sunrise Manor, Nevada 9 192+ 9 [28]

List of combined reigns[edit]

As of September 17, 2018.

Indicates the current champions
<1 The reign is shorter than one day.

By team[edit]

The Briscoe Brothers (Mark and Jay) hold the record for most reigns as a team and as individuals with nine.
Rank [32] Team Reigns Defenses Combined days
1 The Briscoe Brothers
(Jay and Mark)
9 49 999+
2 reDRagon
(Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly)
3 28 672
3 The Kings of Wrestling
(Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli)
2 12 433
4 The Young Bucks
(Matt and Nick Jackson)
3 13 399
5 The Addiction
(Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian)
2 12 311
6 Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team
(Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin)
2 7 308
7 Austin Aries and Roderick Strong 1 18 273
8 The American Wolves
(Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards)
2 9 267
9 El Generico and Kevin Steen 1 7 203
10 The Rottweilers
(Ricky Reyes and Rocky Romero)
1 7 196
11 A.J. Styles and The Amazing Red 1 4 175
The Prophecy
(Christopher Daniels and Donovan Morgan)
1 2 175
13 B.J. Whitmer and Jimmy Jacobs 2 7 168
The Motor City Machine Guns
(Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin)
1 7 168
15 War Machine
(Hanson and Raymond Rowe)
1 7 143
16 The Age of the Fall
(Jimmy Jacobs and Tyler Black)
2 4 132
17 The Second City Saints
(CM Punk and Colt Cabana)
2 3 105
18 S.C.U.M.
(Jimmy Jacobs and Steve Corino)
1 4 92
19 Christopher Daniels and Matt Sydal 1 3 91
The Kingdom
(Matt Taven and Michael Bennett)
1 2 91
21 Sal Rinauro and Tony Mamaluke 1 4 77
No Remorse Corps
(Davey Richards and Rocky Romero)
1 2 77
23 B.J. Whitmer and Dan Maff 2 2 42
24 The Hardys
(Jeff and Matt)
1 2 28
25 Naruki Doi and Shingo 1 1 27
26 The Backseat Boyz
(Johnny Kashmere and Trent Acid)
1 0 26
27 Special K
(Dixie and Izzy)
1 1 16
The All Night Express
(Rhett Titus and Kenny King)
1 0 16
29 The Carnage Crew
(HC Loc and Tony DeVito)
1 1 14
30 Forever Hooligans
(Alex Koslov and Rocky Romero)
1 0 7

By wrestler[edit]

Rank Wrestler Reigns Defenses Combined Days
1 Jay Briscoe 9 49 999+
Mark Briscoe 9 49 999+
3 Bobby Fish 3 28 672
Kyle O'Reilly 3 28 672
5 Christopher Daniels 4 17 577
6 Chris Hero 2 12 433
Claudio Castagnoli 2 12 433
8 Matt Jackson 3 13 399
Nick Jackson 3 13 399
10 Jimmy Jacobs 5 15 392
11 Davey Richards 3 11 344
12 Frankie Kazarian 2 12 311
13 Charlie Haas 2 7 308
Shelton Benjamin 2 7 308
15 Rocky Romero 3 9 280
16 Austin Aries 1 18 273
Roderick Strong 1 18 273
18 Eddie Edwards 2 9 267
19 B.J. Whitmer 4 9 210
20 El Generico 1 7 203
Kevin Steen 1 7 203
22 Ricky Reyes 1 7 196
23 A.J. Styles 1 4 175
The Amazing Red 1 4 175
Donovan Morgan 1 2 175
26 Alex Shelley 1 7 168
Chris Sabin 1 7 168
28 Hanson 1 7 143
Raymond Rowe 1 7 143
30 Tyler Black 2 4 132
31 CM Punk 2 3 105
Colt Cabana 2 3 105
33 Steve Corino 1 4 92
34 Matt Sydal 1 3 91
Matt Taven 1 2 91
Michael Bennett 1 2 91
37 Sal Rinauro 1 4 77
Tony Mamaluke 1 4 77
39 Dan Maff 2 2 42
40 Jeff Hardy 1 2 28
Matt Hardy 1 2 28
42 Naruki Doi 1 1 27
Shingo 1 1 27
44 Johnny Kashmere 1 0 26
Trent Acid 1 0 26
46 Dixie 1 1 16
Izzy 1 1 16
Kenny King 1 0 16
Rhett Titus 1 0 16
50 HC Loc 1 1 14
Tony DeVito 1 1 14
52 Alex Koslov 1 0 7

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 sanctioned by ROH.[29]
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

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