Looking At The Lineage of Ring of Honor’s World Championship

Cody (Rhodes) became the 23rd world champion in Ring of Honor history this weekend. His reign will begin the 27th in the history of the championship.

Cody defeated Christopher Daniels in the main event of BITW on Saturday to win the title. Daniels had defeated Adam Cole for the belt on March 10th earlier this year. Christopher Daniels oddly enough, was involved in the 1st ever ROH championship match as well, back in 2002.

ROH World Championship Lineage

Lineage

  1. Low-Ki (defeated Christopher Daniels, Brian Kendrick and Doug Williams)
    Date of championship win: July 27th, 2002
    Title Defences: 1
    Days as Champion: 56
  2. Xavier 
    Date of championship win: September 21, 2002
    Title Defences: 4
    Days as Champion: 182
  3. Samoa Joe 
    Date of championship win: March 22, 2003
    Title Defences: 29
    Days as Champion: 645
  4. Austin Aries
    Date of championship win: December 26, 2004
    Title Defences: 16
    Days as Champion: 174
  5. CM Punk
    Date of championship win: June 18, 2005
    Title Defences: 5
    Days as Champion: 55
  6. James Gibson
    Date of championship win: August 12, 2005
    Title Defences: 4
    Days as Champion: 36
  7. Bryan Danielson
    Date of championship win: September 17, 2005
    Title Defences: 38
    Days as Champion: 462
  8. Homicide
    Date of championship win: December 23rd, 2006
    Title Defences: 3
    Days as Champion: 56
  9. Takeshi Morishima
    Date of championship win: February 17, 2007
    Title Defences: 20
    Days as Champion: 231
  10. Nigel McGuiness
    Date of championship win: JOctober 6, 2007
    Title Defences: 38
    Days as Champion: 545
  11. Jerry Lynn
    Date of championship win: April 3rd, 2009
    Title Defences: 6
    Days as Champion: 71
  12. Austin Aries (2nd reign)
    Date of championship win: June 13, 2009
    Title Defences: 13
    Days as Champion: 245
  13. Tyler Black
    Date of championship win: February 13, 2010
    Title Defences: 7
    Days as Champion: 210
  14. Roderick Strong
    Date of championship win: September 11th 2010
    Title Defences: 5
    Days as Champion: 189
  15. Eddie Edwards
    Date of championship win: March 19th, 2011
    Title Defences: 3
    Days as Champion: 99
  16. Davey Richards
    Date of championship win: June 26th, 2011
    Title Defences: 10
    Days as Champion: 321
  17. Kevin Steen
    Date of championship win: May 12th, 2012
    Title Defences: 18
    Days as Champion: 328
  18. Jay Briscoe
    Date of championship win: April 5th, 2013
    Title Defences: 6
    Days as Champion: 89Title vacated due to Briscoe injury on June 23rd, 2013 (in storyline)
  19. Adam Cole
    Date of championship win: September 20th, 2013
    Title Defences: 13
    Days as Champion: 275
  20. Michael Elgin
    Date of championship win: June 22nd, 2014
    Title Defences: 7
    Days as Champion: 76
  21. Jay Briscoe
    Date of championship win: September 6th 2014
    Title Defences: 12
    Days as Champion: 286
  22. Jay Lethal
    Date of championship win: June 19, 2015
    Title Defences: 28
    Days as Champion: 427
  23. Adam Cole (2nd reign)
    Date of championship win: August 19, 2016
    Title Defences: 6
    Days as Champion: 105
  24. Kyle O’Reilly 
    Date of championship win: December 2nd, 2016
    Title Defences: 0
    Days as Champion: 33
  25. Adam Cole 
    Date of championship win: January 4th, 2017
    Title Defences: 3
    Days as Champion: 65
  26. Christopher Daniels
    Date of championship win: March 10, 2017
    Title Defences: 8
    Days as Champion: 105
  27. Cody (Rhodes)
    Date of championship win: June 23rd, 2017
    Title Defences: 0+
    Days as Champion: current