ROH World Tag Team Championship
|ROH World Tag Team Championship|
|Promotion||Ring of Honor (ROH)|
|Date established||September 21, 2002|
|Current champion(s)||The Briscoe Brothers (Mark Briscoe and Jay Briscoe)|
|Date won||March 9, 2018|
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.
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. 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 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 current champions are The Briscoe Brothers (Mark and Jay), who are in their record ninth reign both as a team and individually. The defeated The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin) on March 9, 2018 at the ROH 16th Anniversary Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Overall, there have been 50 reigns among 52 different wrestlers and 30 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