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Ring of Honor (ROH) World Heavyweight Title


Low Ki07/27/02Philadelphia, PACrowning 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.
Xavier09/21/02Philadelphia, PAUnscripted
Samoa Joe03/22/03Philadelphia, PANight 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 Aries12/26/04Philadelphia, PAFinal Battle 2004
C.M. Punk06/18/05Morristown, NJDeath Before Dishonor III
James Gibson08/12/05Dayton, OHRedemption
* * * NOTES: James Gibson won a four-way elimination match also involving Christopher Daniels and Samoa Joe.
Bryan Danielson09/17/05Lake Grove, NYGlory 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.
Homicide12/23/06New York, NYFinal Battle 2006
Takeshi Morishima02/17/07Philadelphia, PAFifth Year Festival: Philly
Nigel McGuinness10/06/07Edison, NJUndeniable
Jerry Lynn04/03/09Houston, TXSupercard of Honor IV
Austin Aries06/13/09New York, NYManhattan Mayhem III
* * * NOTES: This was a triple threat elimination match also involving Tyler Black.
Tyler Black02/13/10New York, NY8th Anniversary Show
Roderick Strong09/11/10New York, NYGlory by Honor IX
* * * NOTES: This was a 'no disqualification' match with Terry Funk as the ringside enforcer.
Eddie Edwards03/19/11New York, NYManhattan Mayhem IV
* * * NOTES: Eddie Edwards became the first ROH Triple Crown champion.
Davey Richards06/26/11New York, NYBest in the World 2011
Kevin Steen05/12/12Toronto, Ontario, CanadaBorder Wars
Jay Briscoe04/05/13New York, NYSupercard of Honor VII
* * * 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 Cole09/20/13Philadelphia, PADeath 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 Elgin06/22/14Nashville, TNBest in the World 2014
Jay Briscoe09/06/14Toronto, Ontario, CanadaAll Star Extravaganza 6
Jay Lethal06/19/15New York City, NYBest in the World 15
Adam Cole08/19/16Las Vegas, NVROH/NJPW Death Before Dishonor
Kyle O'Reilly12/02/16New York, NYFinal Battle 2016
Adam Cole01/04/17Tokyo, JapanNJPW Wrestle Kingdom 11
Christopher Daniels03/10/17Las Vegas, NV15th Anniversary Show
Cody Rhodes06/23/17Lowell, MAROH Best In The World
Dalton Castle12/15/17New York City, NYROH Final Battle
Jay Lethal07/21/18Fairfax, VAROH TV
Matt Taven04/06/19New York City, NYROH/NJPW G1 Supercard
Rush09/27/19Las Vegas, NVROH Death Before Dishonor
PCO12/13/19Las Vegas, NVROH Final Battle
Rush02/29/20St. Charles, MIROH Gateway To Honor
Bandido07/11/21Baltimore, MYROH Best In The World
Jonathan Gresham12/11/21Baltimore, MYROH Final Battle
Claudio Castagnoli07/23/22Lowell, MAROH Death Before Disnohor
Chris Jericho09/21/22New York City, NYAEW Dynamite
Claudio Castagnoli12/10/22Arlington, TXROH Final Battle
Eddie Kingston09/20/23New York City, NYAEW Dynamite