Ring of Honor

American professional wrestling promotion

Ring of Honor (ROH) is a professional wrestling company founded in 2002 by Rob Feinstein and Gabe Sapolsky. The president of the company is Tony Khan. Their headquarters are in Bristol, Pennsylvania. Matches for the company airs on The Fight Network in Canada and on Samurai TV in Japan. The company also aired matches in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

A Ring of Honor match between El Generico and Kevin Steen at Showdown in the Sun on March 30, 2012

History Edit

The company was started by RF Video owner, Rob Feinstein after Extreme Championship Wrestling went out of business. Feinstein left the company in 2004 after he was caught in an internet sting operation allegedly trying to ask for sex on the internet from a person who he thought was an 13 year old boy but was actually an adult, pretending to be the boy.[1] Gabe Sapolsky left the company on October 26, 2008. Doug Gentry bought Feinstein's stake in the company and sold it to Cary Silkin who then became the president of the company.

On the March 2 episode of Dynamite, All Elite Wrestling owner Tony Khan announced that he had bought Ring of Honor from the Sinclair Broadcast Group.[2]

Code of Honor Edit

Ring of Honor followed a set of rules called the "code of honor". The code of honor was considered a moral requirement to follow. They were put in place to make Ring of Honor feel more like Japanese professional wrestling. There were originally 5 rules set in place but they were retired in 2004. They reappeared again and were changed to only 3 rules.

Champions Edit

Men's Edit

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
Location Notes
ROH World Championship Eddie Kingston 1 September 20, 2023 3+ Queens, New York Defeated Claudio Castagnoli at Dynamite: Grand Slam.
ROH World Television Championship Samoa Joe 1 April 13, 2022 528+ New Orleans, Louisiana Defeated Minoru Suzuki on Dynamite.
ROH Pure Championship Katsuyori Shibata 1 March 31, 2023 176+ Los Angeles, California Defeated Wheeler Yuta at Supercard of Honor.

Women's Edit

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
Location Notes
ROH Women's World Championship Athena 1 December 10, 2022 287+ Arlington, Texas Defeated Mercedes Martinez at Final Battle.

Tag team Edit

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
Location Notes
ROH World Tag Team Championship Better Than You Bay Bay
(MJF and Adam Cole)
1 August 27, 2023 287+ London, England Defeated Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher and Mark Davis) at All In: Zero Hour.
ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship The Elite
(Adam Page and The Young Bucks - Matt and Nick Jackson)
2 (2, 3, 3) September 20, 2023 3+ New York, New York Defeated Mogul Embassy (Brian Cage, Kaun and Toa Liona) at Rampage: Grand Slam.

References Edit

  1. "Crisis rocks ROH". Archived from the original on 2012-06-30. Retrieved 2012-09-07.
  2. "Tony Khan, AEW CEO and son of Jaguars owner, acquires wrestling promotion Ring of Honor". ESPN. Retrieved August 31, 2023.

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