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ROH - RING OF HONOR

ROH HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE HISTORY

July 27, 2002--Present

Compiled by Brian Westcott

1.Low Ki
07/27/2002-Philadelphia, PA (Murphy Recreation Center)
Defeated Christopher Daniels, Doug Williams, & Spanky in a Final Four Way Iron Man tournament final match to become the first champion.
60:00
ROH Crowning a Champion

2.Xavier 09/21/2002-Philadelphia, PA (Murphy Recreation Center)
25:41
ROH Unscripted

3.Samoa Joe
03/22/2003-Philadelphia, PA (Murphy Recreation Center)
11:56
ROH Night of Champions

4.Austin Aries
12/26/2004-Philadelphia, PA (Pennsylvania National Guard Armory)
17:34
ROH Final Battle 2004

5.CM Punk
06/18/2005-Morristown, NJ (Mennen Sports Arena)
30:26
ROH Death Before Dishonor III

6.James Gibson
08/12/2005-Dayton, OH (Montgomery County Fairgrounds)
Defeated CM Punk, Samoa Joe, and Christopher Daniels in a Four Way
Elimination match.
50:35 (time of match)
ROH Redemption

7.Bryan Danielson
09/17/2005-Long Island, NY (Sports and Entertainment Center)
32:23 (time of match)
ROH Glory by Honor IV

8.Homicide
12/23/2006-New York, NY (Manhattan Center)
30:36
ROH Final Battle 2006

9.Takeshi Morishima 02/17/2007-Philadelphia, PA (Pennsylvania National Guard Armory)
16:55
ROH The Fifth Year Festival

10.Nigel McGuinness
10/06/2007-Edison, NJ (Inman Sports Club)
ROH Undeniable

11.Jerry Lynn
04/03/2009-Houston, TX (George R. Brown Convention Center)
19:03
ROH Supercard of Honor IV

12.Austin Aries [2]
06/13/2009-New York, NY (Hammerstein Ballroom)
Defeated Jerry Lynn and Tyler Black in a Three Way Elimination match.
Special Enforcer: Nigel McGuinness.
ROH Manhattan Mayhem III

13.Tyler Black
02/13/2010-New York, NY (Manhattan Center)
22:24
ROH 8th Anniversary Show

14.Roderick Strong
09/11/2010-New York, NY (Manhattan Center)
No Disqualification match.
Special Ringside Enforcer: Terry Funk.
14:50
ROH Glory by Honor IX PPV

15.Eddie Edwards
03/19/2011-New York, NY

16.Davey Richards
06/26/2011-New York (Hammerstein Ballroom)
35:59
ROH Best in the World 2011 PPV

17.Roderick Strong (2)
03/31/2012-Ft. Lauderdale, FL

18.Kevin Steen
06/12/2012-Toronto, ON

19.Jay Briscoe
04/05/2013-New York, NY

Title Vacant
07/03/2013
Jay Briscoe stripped due to injury (not renewing the contract).

20.Adam Cole
09/20/2013-Philadelphia, PA
Defeated Michael Elgin in tournament final for the vacant title.

21.Michael Elgin
06/22/2014-Nashville, TN

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