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Champion history

indicates reigns and title changes not recognized by Ring of Honor.
Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes: Defences:
AJ Styles 1 February 14, 2004 Boston, MA Defeated CM Punk in a tournament final to become the first Pure Wrestling Champion at the Second Anniversary Show. 1
Vacated on April 23, 2004 when Styles was pulled from all ROH shows by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling following the Rob Feinstein controversy.
Doug Williams 1 July 17, 2004 Elizabeth, NJ Defeated Alex Shelley in a tournament final to become the new ROH Pure Champion at Reborn: Completion. ROH only recognizes reigns from here on. 3
John Walters 1 August 28, 2004 Braintree, MA Won the title at Scramble Cage Melee. 6
Jay Lethal 1 March 5, 2005 Philadelphia, PA Won the title at Trios Tournament 2005. 2
Samoa Joe 1 May 7, 2005 New York, NY Won the title at Manhattan Mayhem. 6
Nigel McGuinness 1 August 27, 2005 Buffalo, NY Won the title at Dragon Gate Invasion. 17
Bryan Danielson 1 August 12, 2006 Liverpool, England Unified with Danielson's ROH World Championship at Unified. N/A

Note: Ring of Honor considers the Pure Wrestling Championship and the ROH Pure Championship as two separate titles. As such, there is no mention of either the Pure Wrestling Championship or AJ Styles winning the ROH Pure Championship on ROH’s official title history page.

List of reign lengths

Wrestler Days Held Date Won Date Lost
Nigel McGuinness 350 August 27, 2005 August 12, 2006
John Walters 189 August 28, 2004 March 5, 2005
Samoa Joe 112 May 7, 2005 August 27, 2005
AJ Styles 69 February 14, 2004 April 23, 2004
Jay Lethal 63 March 5, 2005 May 7, 2005
Doug Williams 42 July 17, 2004 August 28, 2004
Bryan Danielson - August 12, 2006
(unified with ROH World Championship)

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