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 change

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 change

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 change

Men's change

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
Location Notes
ROH World Championship Eddie Kingston 1 September 20, 2023 206+ Queens, New York Defeated Claudio Castagnoli at Dynamite: Grand Slam.
ROH World Television Championship Kyle Fletcher 1 December 15, 2023 120+ Garland, Texas Defeated Bryan Keith, Dalton Castle, Komander, Lee Johnson, and Lee Moriarty in a Survival of the Fittest match at Final Battle to win the vacant title..
ROH Pure Championship Wheeler Yuta 3 November 25, 2023 140+ Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Defeated Katsuyori Shibata on Rampage.

Women's change

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
Location Notes
ROH Women's World Championship Athena 1 December 10, 2022 490+ Arlington, Texas Defeated Mercedes Martinez at Final Battle.
ROH Women's World Television Championship TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD The Championship was announced by ROH owner Tony Khan on December 16, 2023.[3]

Tag team change

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
Location Notes
ROH World Tag Team Championship The Kingdom
(Matt Taven and Mike Bennett)
3 December 27, 2023 108+ Orlando, Florida Defeated MJF (One-half of Better Than You Bay Bay with Adam Cole) in a handicap match at New Year's Smash. (They won the championships as The Devil's Masked Men)
ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship Mogul Embassy
(Brian Cage, Kaun and Toa Liona)
2 (2, 3, 2) November 1, 2023 164+ Louisville, Kentucky Defeated The Elite ("Hangman" Adam Page and The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson)) at Dynamite.

References change

  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.
  3. "Tony Khan Unveils ROH Women's TV Title On 12/21 ROH On HonorClub". Fightful. Retrieved December 28, 2023.

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