Ring of Honor (ROH) World Heavyweight Title
Champion Date Location Event
Low Ki 07/27/02 Philadelphia, PA Crowning a Champion
* * * NOTES: Low Ki defeated Christopher Daniels, Spanky, and Doug Williams in a four-way 60-minute Iron Man match to become the inaugural champion.
Xavier 09/21/02 Philadelphia, PA Unscripted
Samoa Joe 03/22/03 Philadelphia, PA Night of Champions
* * * NOTES: After Samoa Joe defeated The Zebra Kid on May 17, 2003, in London, England, the ROH Championship was renamed the ROH World Championship.
Austin Aries 12/26/04 Philadelphia, PA Final Battle 2004
C.M. Punk 06/18/05 Morristown, NJ Death Before Dishonor III
James Gibson 08/12/05 Dayton, OH Redemption
* * * NOTES: James Gibson won a four-way elimination match also involving Christopher Daniels and Samoa Joe.
Bryan Danielson 09/17/05 Lake Grove, NY Glory by Honor IV
* * * NOTES: Bryan Danielson then unified the title with the ROH Pure Championship on August 12, 2006 by defeating Nigel McGuinness in Liverpool, England.
Homicide 12/23/06 New York, NY Final Battle 2006
Takeshi Morishima 02/17/07 Philadelphia, PA Fifth Year Festival: Philly
Nigel McGuinness 10/06/07 Edison, NJ Undeniable
Jerry Lynn 04/03/09 Houston, TX Supercard of Honor IV
Austin Aries 06/13/09 New York, NY Manhattan Mayhem III
* * * NOTES: This was a triple threat elimination match also involving Tyler Black.
Tyler Black 02/13/10 New York, NY 8th Anniversary Show
Roderick Strong 09/11/10 New York, NY Glory by Honor IX
* * * NOTES: This was a 'no disqualification' match with Terry Funk as the ringside enforcer.
Eddie Edwards 03/19/11 New York, NY Manhattan Mayhem IV
* * * NOTES: Eddie Edwards became the first ROH Triple Crown champion.
Davey Richards 06/26/11 New York, NY Best in the World 2011
Kevin Steen 05/12/12 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Border Wars
Jay Briscoe 04/05/13 New York, NY Supercard of Honor VII
Vacated 07/03/13 n/a n/a
* * * NOTES: Title vacated by ROH Match Maker Nigel McGuinness after Jay Briscoe suffered a storyline injury at the June 23 television tapings and would not be able to compete in ROH for the foreseeable future.
Adam Cole 09/20/13 Philadelphia, PA Death Before Dishonor
* * * NOTES: This was the finals of a 16-man tournament to crown a new world champion after Jay Briscoe was stripped due to injury.
Michael Elgin 06/22/14 Nashville, TN Best in the World 2014
Jay Briscoe 09/06/14 Toronto, Ontario, Canada All Star Extravaganza 6
Jay Lethal 06/19/15 New York City, NY Best in the World 15
Adam Cole 08/19/16 Las Vegas, NV ROH/NJPW Death Before Dishonor
Kyle O'Reilly 12/02/16 New York, NY Final Battle 2016
Adam Cole 01/04/17 Tokyo, Japan NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 11
Christopher Daniels 03/10/17 Las Vegas, NV
15th Anniversary Show
Cody Rhodes 06/23/17 Lowell, MA ROH Best In The World
Dalton Castle 12/15/17 New York City, NY ROH Final Battle
Jay Lethal 07/21/18 Fairfax, VA ROH TV
Matt Taven">Matt Taven 04/06/19 New York City, NY ROH/NJPW G1 Supercard