List of ROH World Tag Team Champions

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The ROH World Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling world tag team championship owned by the Ring of Honor (ROH) promotion; it is contested for in their tag team division. The championship was created and debuted on September 21, 2002, at ROH's Unscripted event. At said event, the championship was represented by a trophy, which was destroyed by American Dragon and Michael Modest after they were defeated by The Prophecy (Christopher Daniels and Donovan Morgan), who had just become the inaugural champions.[1] Daniels and Morgan were awarded physical belts later in 2002. Originally called the ROH Tag Team Championship, the title was renamed to the ROH World Tag Team Championship in July 2006 after the title was defended in Japan for the first time earlier that month, when then-champions, Austin Aries and Roderick Strong, defeated Naruki Doi and Masato Yoshino to retain the championship.[2]

Title reigns are determined either by professional wrestling matches between different wrestlers involved in pre-existing scripted feuds, plots, and storylines, or by scripted circumstances. Wrestlers were portrayed as either villains or heroes as they followed a series of tension-building events, which culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches for the championship. Reigns that were won on pay-per-view events aired on tape delay up to weeks or months apart. Reigns that were won at live events were released on DVD. Title changes that occurred on ROH's primary television program, Ring of Honor Wrestling, air up to three to five weeks apart.

The inaugural champions were The Prophecy (Daniels and Morgan), whom ROH recognized to have become the champions after defeating American Dragon and Michael Modest on September 21, 2002, at ROH's Unscripted event in the finals of a one-night tournament.

The current champions are The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin), who are in their first reign both individually and as a team. They defeated The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 22, 2017, at Death Before Dishonor XV.

The Briscoe Brothers (Jay and Mark Briscoe) hold the record for most reigns, with eight. ROH publishes a list of defenses for each champion on their official website, unlike most other professional wrestling promotions. As of November 2017, The Briscoe Brothers' fourth reign and Austin Aries' and Roderick Strong's only reign are tied for most defenses, with 18. The Briscoe Brothers' second, third, and sixth reigns, Dan Maff's and B.J. Whitmer's first reign, The Second City Saints' (CM Punk and Colt Cabana) first reign, The Backseat Boyz (Trent Acid and Johnny Kashmere) only reign and the Forever Hooligans' only reign are all tied for the least defenses, with zero. At 363 days, The Kings of Wrestling's (Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli) second reign is the longest in the title's history. Overall, there have been 49 reigns among 52 different wrestlers and 30 different teams.

Title history

# Order in reign history
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed
Event The event in which the title was won
Successful defenses The number of successful defenses the champions had during their reign
Wrestler name (#) The number represents the individual reigns of a wrestler when this is distinct from the tag team's reign.
Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily

Names

Name Years
ROH Tag Team Championship September 2002 – July 2006
ROH World Tag Team Championship July 2006 – present

Reigns

# Team Reign Date Days held Defenses Location Event Notes
1
1
September 21, 2002
175
2
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Unscripted [1] The Prophecy defeated Bryan Danielson and Michael Modest in a tournament final to become the first ROH Tag Team Champions.
2
Styles, A.J.A.J. Styles and Amazing Red
1
March 15, 2003
175
4
Cambridge, Massachusetts Expect the Unexpected [2] A.J. Styles and Amazing Red defeated Christopher Daniels and Xavier, who was filling in for Donovan Morgan.
Vacated
September 6, 2003
A.J. Styles and The Amazing Red vacated the championship due to Red suffering an injury.
3
1
September 20, 2003
26
0
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Glory by Honor II [3] The Backseat Boyz won the title in a Gauntlet match that also involved The Briscoe Brothers (Jay and Mark Briscoe), Special K (Hydro and Deranged), The Ring Crew Express (Dunn and Marcos), and Special K (Izzy and Dixie).
4
Special K
(Dixie and Izzy)
1
October 16, 2003
16
1
Glen Burnie, Maryland Tradition Continues [4]
5
The Briscoe Brothers
(Jay and Mark)
1
November 1, 2003
175
6
Elizabeth, New Jersey Main Event Spectacles [5]
6
The Second City Saints
(CM Punk and Colt Cabana)
1
April 24, 2004
21
0
Chicago Ridge, Illinois Reborn: Stage Two [6]
7
1
May 15, 2004
<1
0
Lexington, Massachusetts Round Robin Challenge III [8]
8
The Briscoe Brothers
(Jay and Mark)
2
May 15, 2004
<1
0
Lexington, Massachusetts Round Robin Challenge III [9]
9
The Second City Saints
(CM Punk and Colt Cabana)
2
May 15, 2004
84
3
Lexington, Massachusetts Round Robin Challenge III [10]
10
1
August 7, 2004
196
7
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Testing the Limit [11]
11
Whitmer, B.J.B.J. Whitmer and Maff, DanDan Maff
2
[12]
February 19, 2005
42
2
Elizabeth, New Jersey Third Anniversary Celebration: Part 1 [13]
Vacated
March 28, 2005
The championship was vacated when Maff left ROH. The company covered Maff's leaving by saying he was forced to retire as the result of an automobile accident, which never occurred.[3]
12
Whitmer, B.J.B.J. Whitmer (3) and Jacobs, JimmyJimmy Jacobs
1
April 2, 2005
98
5
Asbury Park, New Jersey Best of American Super Juniors Tournament [14] Whitmer and Jacobs defeated Jay Lethal and Samoa Joe to win the vacant championship.
13
The Carnage Crew
(HC Loc and Tony DeVito)
1
July 9, 2005
14
1
New York City, New York Escape from New York [15]
14
Whitmer, B.J.B.J. Whitmer (4) and Jacobs, JimmyJimmy Jacobs (2)
2
July 23, 2005
70
2
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Homecoming [16]
15
Rinauro, SalSal Rinauro and Mamaluke, TonyTony Mamaluke
1
October 1, 2005
77
4
New York City, New York Joe vs. Kobashi [17]
16
Aries, AustinAustin Aries and Strong, RoderickRoderick Strong
1
December 17, 2005
273
18
Edison, New Jersey Final Battle 2005 [18] The championship was renamed the ROH World Tag Team Championship on July 9, 2006 after Aries and Strong defeated Naruki Doi and Masato Yoshino in Japan.
17
1
September 16, 2006
70
3[19]
New York City, New York Glory by Honor V: Night 2 [20]
18
Daniels, ChristopherChristopher Daniels (2) and Matt Sydal
1
November 25, 2006
91
3
Edison, New Jersey Dethroned [21]
19
The Briscoe Brothers
(Jay and Mark)
3
February 24, 2007
7
0
Chicago, Illinois Fifth Year Festival: Chicago [22]
20
Doi, NarukiNaruki Doi and Shingo
1
March 3, 2007
27
1
Liverpool, England Fifth Year Festival: Liverpool [23] [4]
21
The Briscoe Brothers
(Jay and Mark)
4
March 30, 2007
275
19
Detroit, Michigan All-Star Extravaganza III [24]
22
The Age of the Fall
(Jimmy Jacobs (3) and Tyler Black)
1
December 30, 2007
27
1
New York City, New York Final Battle 2007 [25]
23
No Remorse Corps
(Richards, DaveyDavey Richards and Romero, RockyRocky Romero (2))
1
January 26, 2008
77
2
Chicago Ridge, Illinois Without Remorse [26]
24
The Briscoe Brothers
(Jay and Mark)
5
April 12, 2008
28
1
Edison, New Jersey Injustice [27] Austin Aries was a substitute for Mark Briscoe, who had sustained a legitimate injury, during the first and only championship defense.
Vacated
May 10, 2008
A New Level [28] The championship was vacated by Jay and Mark Briscoe due to Mark's injury.
25
The Age of the Fall
(Jimmy Jacobs (4) and Tyler Black (2))
2
June 6, 2008
105
3
Hartford, Connecticut Up for Grabs [29] Jacobs and Black defeated Kevin Steen and El Generico in the finals of a one-night tournament for the vacant championship.
26
Generico, ElEl Generico and Steen, KevinKevin Steen
1
September 19, 2008
203
7
Boston, Massachusetts Driven 2008 [30]
27
The American Wolves
(Davey Richards (2) and Eddie Edwards)
1
April 10, 2009
253
9
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ring of Honor Wrestling Won the titles in a "Tables are Legal" match. This episode aired on tape delay on May 30, 2009.[5]
28
The Briscoe Brothers
(Jay and Mark)
6
December 19, 2009
105
3
Manhattan, New York Final Battle 2009 [31] [6]
29
The Kings of Wrestling
(Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli)
2
April 3, 2010
363
9
Charlotte, North Carolina The Big Bang! [7]
30
1
April 1, 2011
267
6
Atlanta, Georgia Honor Takes Center Stage: Chapter 1 [8]
31
The Briscoe Brothers
(Jay and Mark)
7
December 23, 2011
141
7
Manhattan, New York Final Battle 2011 [9]
32
Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team
(Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin)
2
May 12, 2012
43
2
Toronto, Ontario Border Wars After their first defense ended in disqualification, all matches in this reign allowed the title to change hands via disqualification.[10][11]
33
1
June 24, 2012
16
0
New York City, New York Best in the World 2012: Hostage Crisis [12]
Vacated
July 10, 2012
Title officially declared vacant after ROH severed its ties with Kenny King due to a contract dispute.[13]
34
1
September 15, 2012
92
4
Chicago Ridge, Illinois Death Before Dishonor X: State of Emergency Defeated Charlie Haas and Rhett Titus in a tournament final to win the vacant title.[14]
35
The Briscoe Brothers
(Jay and Mark)
8
December 16, 2012
76
4
New York City, New York Final Battle 2012: Doomsday This was a three-way tag team match also involving Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander.[15]
36
1
March 2, 2013
147
7
Chicago Ridge, Illinois 11th Anniversary Show [16]
37
Forever Hooligans
(Alex Koslov and Rocky Romero (3))
1
July 27, 2013
7
0
Providence, Rhode Island Ring of Honor Wrestling Aired August 3, 2013.[17]
38
The American Wolves
(Davey Richards (3) and Eddie Edwards (2))
2
August 3, 2013
14
0
Toronto, Ontario All-Star Extravaganza V [18]
39
2
August 17, 2013
203
6
New York City, New York Manhattan Mayhem V [19]
40
The Young Bucks
(Matt and Nick Jackson)
1
March 8, 2014
70
0
Chicago Ridge, Illinois Raising the Bar: Night 2 [20]
41
reDRagon
(Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly)
3
May 17, 2014
322
15
New York, New York War of the Worlds
42
1
April 4, 2015
167
5
San Antonio, Texas Ring of Honor Wrestling Aired April 25, 2015.[21][unreliable source]
43
1
September 18, 2015
91
2
San Antonio, Texas All Star Extravaganza VII This was a three-way match also involving The Young Bucks.[22]
44
1
December 18, 2015
143
7
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Final Battle 2015 [23]
45
2
May 9, 2016
144
7
Dearborn, Michigan War of the Worlds [24]
46
The Young Bucks
(Matt and Nick Jackson)
2
September 30, 2016
155
7
Lowell, Massachusetts All Star Extravaganza VIII This was a three-way Ladder War also involving The Motor City Machine Guns.
47
1
March 4, 2017
28
2
New York City, New York Manhattan Mayhem VI [25]
48
The Young Bucks
(Matt and Nick Jackson)
3
April 1, 2017
174
8
Lakeland, Florida Supercard of Honor XI [26]
49
1
September 22, 2017
63+
6
Las Vegas, Nevada Death Before Dishonor XV [27]

List of combined reigns

As of November 24, 2017.

Indicates the current champions
<1 The reign is shorter than one day.

By team

The Briscoe Brothers (Mark and Jay) hold the record for most reigns as a team and as individuals with eight.
Rank [32] Team Reigns Defenses Combined days
1 The Briscoe Brothers
(Jay and Mark)
8 36 807
2 reDRagon
(Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly)
3 28 672
3 The Kings of Wrestling
(Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli)
2 12 433
4 The Young Bucks
(Matt and Nick Jackson)
3 14 399
5 The Addiction
(Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian)
2 12 311
6 Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team
(Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin)
2 7 308
7 Aries, AustinAustin Aries and Strong, RoderickRoderick Strong 1 18 273
8 The American Wolves
(Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards)
2 9 267
9 Generico, ElEl Generico and Steen, KevinKevin Steen 1 7 203
10 The Rottweilers
(Ricky Reyes and Rocky Romero)
1 7 196
11 Styles, A.J.A.J. Styles and The Amazing Red 1 4 175
The Prophecy
(Christopher Daniels and Donovan Morgan)
1 2 175
13 Whitmer, B.J.B.J. Whitmer and Jacobs, JimmyJimmy Jacobs 2 7 168
14 War Machine
(Hanson and Raymond Rowe)
1 7 143
15 The Age of the Fall
(Jimmy Jacobs and Tyler Black)
2 4 132
16 The Second City Saints
(CM Punk and Colt Cabana)
2 3 105
17 S.C.U.M.
(Jimmy Jacobs and Steve Corino)
1 3 92
18 Daniels, ChristopherChristopher Daniels and Sydal, MattMatt Sydal 1 3 91
The Kingdom
(Matt Taven and Michael Bennett)
1 2 91
20 Rinauro, SalSal Rinauro and Mamaluke, TonyTony Mamaluke 1 4 77
No Remorse Corps
(Davey Richards and Rocky Romero)
1 2 77
22 The Motor City Machine Guns
(Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin)
1 6 63+
23 Whitmer, B.J.B.J. Whitmer and Dan Maff 2 2 42
24 The Hardys
(Jeff and Matt)
1 2 28
25 Doi, NarukiNaruki Doi and Shingo 1 1 27
26 The Backseat Boyz
(Johnny Kashmere and Trent Acid)
1 0 26
27 The All Night Express
(Rhett Titus and Kenny King)
1 1 16
Special K
(Dixie and Izzy)
1 0 16
29 The Carnage Crew
(HC Loc and Tony DeVito)
1 1 14
30 Forever Hooligans
(Alex Koslov and Rocky Romero)
1 0 7

By wrestler

Rank Wrestler Reigns Defenses Combined Days
1 Briscoe, JayJay Briscoe 8 36 807
Briscoe, MarkMark Briscoe 8 36 807
3 Fish, BobbyBobby Fish 3 28 672
O'Reilly, KyleKyle O'Reilly 3 28 672
5 Daniels, ChristopherChristopher Daniels 4 17 577
6 Hero, ChrisChris Hero 2 13 433
Castagnoli, ClaudioClaudio Castagnoli 2 13 433
8 Jackson, MattMatt Jackson 3 14 399
Jackson, NickNick Jackson 3 14 399
10 Jacobs, JimmyJimmy Jacobs 5 14 392
11 Richards, DaveyDavey Richards 3 11 344
12 Kazarian, FrankieFrankie Kazarian 2 12 311
13 Haas, CharlieCharlie Haas 2 7 308
Benjamin, SheltonShelton Benjamin 2 7 308
15 Romero, RockyRocky Romero 3 9 280
16 Aries, AustinAustin Aries 1 18 273
Strong, RoderickRoderick Strong 1 18 273
18 Edwards, EddieEddie Edwards 2 9 267
19 Whitmer, B.J.B.J. Whitmer 4 9 210
20 Generico, ElEl Generico 1 7 203
Steen, KevinKevin Steen 1 7 203
22 Reyes, RickyRicky Reyes 1 7 196
23 Styles, A.J.A.J. Styles 1 4 175
The Amazing Red 1 4 175
Morgan, DonovanDonovan Morgan 1 2 175
26 Hanson 1 7 143
Rowe, RaymondRaymond Rowe 1 7 143
28 Black, TylerTyler Black 2 4 132
29 CM Punk 2 3 105
Cabana, ColtColt Cabana 2 3 105
31 Corino, SteveSteve Corino 1 3 92
32 Sydal, MattMatt Sydal 1 3 91
Taven, MattMatt Taven 1 2 91
Bennett, MichaelMichael Bennett 1 2 91
35 Rinauro, SalSal Rinauro 1 4 77
Mamaluke, TonyTony Mamaluke 1 4 77
37 Shelley, AlexAlex Shelley 1 6 63+
Sabin, ChrisChris Sabin 1 6 63+
39 Maff, DanDan Maff 2 2 42
40 Hardy, JeffJeff Hardy 1 2 28
Hardy, MattMatt Hardy 1 2 28
42 Doi, NarukiNaruki Doi 1 1 27
Shingo 1 1 27
44 Kashmere, JohnnyJohnny Kashmere 1 0 26
Acid, TrentTrent Acid 1 0 26
46 Dixie 1 1 16
Izzy 1 1 16
King, KennyKenny King 1 0 16
Titus, RhettRhett Titus 1 0 16
50 Loc, HCHC Loc 1 1 14
DeVito, TonyTony DeVito 1 1 14
52 Koslov, AlexAlex Koslov 1 0 7

Notes

1.^ This event was a live event that was later released on DVD.
2.^ Dan Maff's and B.J. Whitmer's first reign was won while they were in the alliance The Prophecy, while their second was won while they were no longer involved.
3.^ The Kings of Wrestling's (Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli) fourth defense is not recognized by ROH because it was defended at a Combat Zone Wrestling event, which was not sanctioned by ROH.[28]
4.^ This event was a pay-per-view that later aired on tape delay.
5.^ Each reign is ranked highest to lowest; reigns with the exact number mean they are tied for that certain rank

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External links

  • ROH Wrestling.com
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