ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship

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ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship
ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship belt
(2024–present)
Details
PromotionRing of Honor (ROH)
All Elite Wrestling (AEW)
Date establishedAugust 30, 2016[1]
Current champion(s)Vacant
Date wonVacant
Other name(s)
  • ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship
    (2016–present)
  • Unified World Trios Championship[a]
    (2024)
Statistics
First champion(s)The Kingdom
(Matt Taven, T. K. O'Ryan and Vinny Marseglia)[2]
Most reignsAs Tag Team (3 reigns):

As Individual (4 reigns):

Longest reignMexa Squad
Bandido, Flamita and Rey Horus)
(374 days)
Shortest reignDalton Castle and The Boys
(Boy 1 and Boy 2)
(58 days)
Oldest championPCO
(51 years, 76 days)
Youngest championBandido
(24 years, 269 days)
Heaviest championShane Taylor
(315 lb (143 kg))[3]
Lightest championFlamita
(161 lb (73 kg))[4]

The ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling championship owned by the Ring of Honor (ROH) promotion. It is defended by three-man tag teams, which are also referred to as trios. They are jointly held and defended alongside the AEW World Trios Championship under the Unified World Trios Championship banner. The titles are currently vacant.

History[edit]

The ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship was officially announced in a press release on August 30, 2016,[5] and marked the first new title created by ROH in six years following the 2010 creation of the ROH World Television Championship.[1][6][7] ROH promoted the title as the first time in nearly 25 years that a major American promotion had a six-man tag team championship.[8]

The tournament to crown the inaugural ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions took place between September 30 and December 2, 2016.[1] The tournament featured participants from the Mexican Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) and Japanese New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) promotions, both of which ROH had partnerships with. ROH noted how six-man tag team matches were a staple of Mexican lucha libre and how NJPW had recently created its own six-man tag team championship, the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship.[6] Lio Rush was originally announced for the tournament, but ended up being replaced by NJPW wrestler Kushida.[9] However, Rush eventually returned to the team, replacing ACH in the final due to his departure from ROH.[10] The tournament started on September 30 at the All Star Extravaganza VIII pay-per-view (PPV),[11] with the remaining first round and semifinal matches taking place at the October 1 and 29 tapings of the weekly Ring of Honor Wrestling program.[12][13] The final of the tournament took place at Final Battle, with The Kingdom (Matt Taven, T. K. O'Ryan and Vinny Marseglia) crowned as the inaugural champions.[1]

At Dynasty: Zero Hour on April 21, 2024, ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions Bullet Club Gold (Jay White, Austin Gunn and Colten Gunn) defeated AEW World Trios Champions The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens, Max Caster, and Billy Gunn) in a winner takes all championship unification match to unify the titles as the Unified World Trios Championship.[14][15]

The inaugural champions The Kingdom
(Matt Taven, T. K. O'Ryan and Vinny Marseglia)

Inaugural championship tournament (2016)[edit]

Tournament bracket[edit]

First round
ROH Wrestling tapings
Semifinals
ROH Wrestling tapings
Final
Final Battle1
December 2, 2016
         
A. C. H., Jay White and Kushida Pin
The Briscoes
(Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe) and Toru Yano
14:00[16]
A. C. H., Jay White and Kushida Pin
The Cabinet
(Caprice Coleman, Kenny King and Rhett Titus)
11:42[20]
The Cabinet
(Caprice Coleman, Kenny King and Rhett Titus)
Pin
Jason Kincaid, Leon St. Giovanni and Shaheem Ali 9:31[17]
Lio Rush1 , Jay White and Kushida Pin
The Kingdom
(Matt Taven, T. K. O'Ryan and Vinny Marseglia)
17:00[2]
Bullet Club
(Adam Cole, Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson)
Pin
The Kingdom
(Matt Taven, T. K. O'Ryan and Vinny Marseglia)
12:02[18]
The Kingdom
(Matt Taven, T. K. O'Ryan and Vinny Marseglia)
Pin
Team CMLL
(Hechicero, Okumura and Último Guerrero)
9:34[21]
The Addiction
(Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian) and Kamaitachi
Pin
Team CMLL
(Hechicero, Okumura and Último Guerrero)
11:12[19]

1 ^ Lio Rush replaced A. C. H. in the tournament due to A.C.H. departing and being Released from ROH[22] fulfilling his dreams and separate goals by seemingly taking independent bookings, indicating his departure from ROH.[23]

Belt designs[edit]

The 2018 to 2024 design of the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championships.

The original design of the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship, making its debut in 2016, is similar to the WCW World Six-Man Tag Team Championships but with different wording on both the center and side plates, different coloring and slightly different shaping of the title; similar in visual style to the original ROH World Television Championship design, from 2010 to 2012, and 2012 to 2017, respectively, although separating the belt from the other two designs, the Six-Man title plates are slightly wider, with two squares on the sides plate of the center piece.[24]

The championship belts were redesigned in New Year’s day of 2018.[25]

In 2024, The championship belts were once again redesigned. The titles debuted on AEW Dynamite by then champions, Bullet Club Gold (Jay White, Austin Gunn, and Colten Gunn). The championship belt has 5 plates, all in silver, on a black leather strap. The main plate is circular. The top of the plate features the current Ring of Honor logo. It has 2 black banners on the top and bottom. The top banner says "WORLD" with 2 stars on the left and right of the word, and the bottem banner say "CHAMPION" with one star on the left and right. The center of the plate features a black oval globe with red letters that says "6 MAN TAG TEAM" on it. It has 2 side plates on each side of the main plate. The side plates closer to the main plate is rectangular. It has the current Ring of Honor logo at the top and has a circle and a number 6 in red inside the circle. The side plates father from the main plate are also rectangular. It features the current Ring of Honor logo and has a circle that says "WORLD 6 MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS" inside the circle. It also features 3 red stars on the plate.

In April 2024 at AEW Dynasty, The Bang Bang Gang (Jay White, Austin Gunn, and Colten Gunn) defeated The Acclaimed to win the AEW World Trios Championship, holding and defending both titles under the Unified World Trios Championship banner, using the standard AEW Trios belts, the ROH Six-Man belts, and the Acclaimed's custom pink AEW Trios belts to represent the collective accolade.

Reigns[edit]

There have been 17 reigns shared among 12 teams and 33 wrestlers. The Kingdom (Matt Taven, T. K. O'Ryan and Vinny Marseglia) were the inaugural champions and they have the record with the most reigns at three as a team, while individually Vinny Marseglia/Vincent has the most reigns with four.

As of July 10, 2024, the championship is vacant. Previous champions Bang Bang Gang (Jay White, Austin Gunn, and Colten Gunn) were stripped of the title during the Collision tapings on July 10 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, which will air on tape delay on July 13. Despite Bang Bang Gang invoking the Freebird Rule to allow Juice Robinson to defend the title in place of an injured Jay White, interim AEW Executive Vice President Christopher Daniels overruled them and stripped them of the title.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ On April 21, 2024 the Unified World Trios name became in tandem with the AEW World Trios Championship in a winner takes all championship unification match but on July 10, 2024 when the ROH 6-man tag title was vacated the name of the title no longer was known as the Unified World Trios Championship but once more became known as the ROH 6-man tag title.

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