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History of the ROH World Tag Team Championship Belt



The ROH World Tag Team Championship Belt has a more enticing history than any other award in tag team wrestling, with years of action behind it. The Ring of Honor (ROH) World Tag Team Championship is a tag team championship held by the Ring of Honor, an independent professional wrestling organization.


The ROH Tag Team Championship debuted on September 21, 2002, at Unscripted, with ROH holding a match to award the first champions. ROH did not have championship belts at the time. Thus the winners, Donovan Morgan, and Christopher Daniels were given a trophy instead.


The championship has been a subject of numerous battles, such as:

● The TLC Matches involving The Hardys, Edge & Christian, and The Dudleys

● Owen Hart and Yokozuna's victory over The Smokin' Gunns in the WrestleMania XI

● Hart Foundation/Demolition Best-of-three Match at SummerSlam 1990


At WrestleMania 25, the World Tag Team Championship was combined with the Unified Tag Team Championship to form the Unified Tag Team Championship, currently being defended in WWE.

Afterward, when Roderick Strong and Austin Aries beat Masato Yoshino and Naruki Doi on July 9, 2006, while on tour with Dragon Gate in Japan, the championship was renamed the ROH World Tag Team Championship. And since then, the championship has been contested in both the US and UK.


List of ROH World Tag Team Champions

The ROH Championship Belt has been held by 36 teams since its inception 11 years ago. The last one was held this year on May 25. Here is a detailed list of all these teams.


AJ Styles and Amazing Red

Defeated: The Prophecy (Christopher Daniels and Xavier)

Where: Cambridge, Mass.

Event: Expect the Unexpected

When: March 15, 2003

Title Reign: 175 days


The Backseat Boyz (Johnny Kashmere and Trent Acid)

Defeated: The Ring Crew Express (Dunn and Marcos), Special K (Hydro and Deranged, Izzy and Dixie), The Briscoe Brothers (Jay and Mark,

Where: Philadelphia

When: September 20, 2003

Event: Glory by Honor II

Title Reign: 26 days


Special K (Izzy and Dixie)

Defeated: The Backseat Boyz

Where: Glen Burnie, Md.

When: October 16, 2003

Event: Tradition Continues

Title Reign: 16 days


The Briscoe Brothers (Mark and Jay)

Defeated: Special K

Where: Elizabeth, N.J.

When: November 1, 2003

Event: Main Event Spectacles

Title Reign: 175 days


The Second City Saints (CM Punk and Colt Cabana)

Defeated: The Briscoe Brothers

Where: Chicago Ridge, Ill.

When: April 24, 2004

Event: Reborn: Stage Two

Title Reign: 21 days


The Prophecy (BJ Whitmer and Dan Maff)

Defeated: The Second City Saints

Where: Lexington, Mass.

When: May 15, 2004

Event: Round Robin Challenge III

Title Reign: a few minutes


The Briscoe Brothers

Defeated: The Prophecy

Where: Lexington

When: May 15, 2004

Event: Round Robin Challenge III

Title Reign: a few minutes


The Second City Saints

Defeated: The Briscoe Brothers

Where: Lexington

When: May 15, 2004

Event: Round Robin Challenge III

Title Reign: 84 days


The Rottweilers (Ricky Reyes and Rocky Romero)

Defeated: The Second City Saints

Where: Philadelphia

When: August 7, 2004

Event: Testing the Limit

Title Reign: 196 days



BJ Whitmer and Dan Maff

Defeated: The Rottweilers

Where: Elizabeth, N.J.

When: February 19, 2005

Event: Third Anniversary Celebration: Part 1

Title Reign: 42 days



BJ Whitmer and Jimmy Jacobs

Defeated: Samoa Joe and Jay Lethal

Where: Asbury Park, N.J.

When: April 2, 2005

Event: Best of American Super Juniors Tournament

Title Reign: 98 days


The Carnage Crew (HC Loc and Tony DeVito)

Defeated: BJ Whitmer and Jimmy Jacobs

Where: New York City

When: July 9, 2005

Event: Escape from New York

Title Reign: 14 days

BJ Whitmer and Jimmy Jacobs

Defeated: The Carnage Crew

Where: Philadelphia

When: July 23, 2005

Event: The Homecoming

Title Reign: 70 days


Sal Rinauro and Tony Mamaluke

Defeated: BJ Whitmer and Jimmy Jacobs

Where: New York City

When: October 1, 2005

Event: Joe vs. Kobashi

Title Reign: 77 days


Generation Next (Austin Aries and Roderick Strong)

Defeated: Sal Rinauro and Tony Mamaluke

Where: Edison, N.J.

When: December 17, 2005

Event: Final Battle

Title Reign: 273 days



The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli)

Defeated: Austin Aries and Roderick Strong

Where: New York City

When: September 16, 2006

Event: Glory by Honor V: Night 2

Title Reign: 70 days



Christopher Daniels and Matt Sydal

Defeated: The Kings of Wrestling

Where: Edison, N.J.

When: November 25, 2006

Event: Dethroned

Title Reign: 91 days



The Briscoe Brothers

Defeated: Christopher Daniels and Matt Sydal

Where: Chicago

When: February 24, 2007

Event: Fifth Year Festival: Chicago

Title Reign: seven days


Naruki Doi and Shingo

Defeated: The Briscoe Brothers

Where: Liverpool, England

When: March 3, 2007

Event: Fifth Year Anniversary: Liverpool

Title Reign: 27 days


The Briscoe Brothers

Defeated: Naruki Doi and Shingo

Where: Detroit

When: March 30, 2007

Event: All-Star Extravaganza III

Title Reign: 275 days


The Age of the Fall (Jimmy Jacobs and Tyler Black)

Defeated: The Briscoe Brothers

Where: New York City

When: December 30, 2007

Event: Final Battle

Title Reign: 27 days


No Remorse Corps (Davey Richards and Rocky Romero)

Defeated: The Age of the Fall

Where: Chicago Ridge

When: January 26, 2008

Event: Without Remorse

Title Reign: 77 days


The Briscoe Brothers

Defeated: No Remorse Corps

Where: Edison, N.J.

When: April 12, 2008

Event: Injustice

Title Reign: 28 days


The Age of the Fall

Defeated: Kevin Steen and El Generico

Where: Hartford, Conn.

When: June 6, 2008

Event: Up For Grabs

Title Reign: 105 days


Kevin Steen and El Generico

Defeated: The Age of the Fall

Where: Boston

When: September 19, 2008

Event: Driven

Title Reign: 203 days


The American Wolves (Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards)

Defeated: Kevin Steen and El Generico

Where: Philadelphia

When: April 10, 2009

Event: Ring of Honor Wrestling

Title Reign: 253 days

The Briscoe Brothers

Defeated: The American Wolves

Where: New York City

When: December 19, 2009

Event: Final Battle

Title Reign: 105 days


The Kings of Wrestling

Defeated: The Briscoe Brothers

Where: Charlotte, N.C.

When: April 3, 2010

Event: The Big Bang

Title Reign: 363 days


Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team (Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas)

Defeated: The Kings of Wrestling

Where: Atlanta

When: April 1, 2011

Event: Honor Takes Center Stage Chapter 1

Title Reign: 250 days


The Briscoe Brother

Defeated: Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team

Where: New York City

When: December 23, 2011

Event: Final Battle

Title Reign: 141 days


Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team

Defeated: The Briscoe Brothers

Where: Toronto

When: May 12, 2012

Event: Border Wars

Title Reign: 43 days


The All Night Express (Rhett Titus and Kenny King)

Defeated: Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team

Where: New York City

When: June 24, 2012

Event: Best in the World

Title Reign: 16 days


SCUM (Steve Corino and Jimmy Jacobs)

Defeated: Charlie Haas and Rhett Titus

Where: Chicago Ridge

When: September 15, 2012

Event: Death Before Dishonor X: State of Emergency

Title Reign: 92 days


The Briscoe Brothers

Defeated: S.C.U.M., Caprice Coleman, and Cedric Alexander

Where: New York City

When: December 16, 2012

Event: Final Battle: Doomsday

Title Reign: 76 days


reDRagon (Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish)

Defeated: The Briscoe Brothers

Where: Chicago Ridge

When: March 2, 2013

Event: 11th Anniversary Show

Title Reign: 53 days and counting


In Conclusion

The Briscoe Brothers had the most reigns (8 reigns), while The Kings of Wrestling had the longest-holding reigning, 363 days. The Briscoe Brothers had the longest combined reign at 8 reigns for 807 days, and they are still the ones who held the title for the shortest time (a few minutes each).


The ROH World Tag Team Championship Belt has always been thrilling. This championship has always been and continues to be, populated with powerful teams, including some of wrestling's best fighters.


Ring of Honor demonstrates to fans that their championships count and that the belt's division is a part of matters as well. ROH Wrestling is given far less credit than it deserves. Thanks to Ring of Honor, the sport of tag team wrestling is still very much active.


And if you've been pleased by this belt and wish to get a similar one, you can purchase the ROH World Tag Team Championship Belt from our website. Our products are of high quality and design. Get one and see it for yourself!








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