|Low Ki||1||July 27, 2002||Philadelphia, PA||Defeated Christopher Daniels, Spanky and Doug Williams in a four-way 60 minute iron Man match to become the first ROH Champion at Crowning a Champion.||1|
|Xavier||1||September 21, 2002||Philadelphia, PA||Won the title at Unscripted.||4|
|Samoa Joe||1||March 22, 2003||Philadelphia, PA||Won the title at Night of Champions. Became the ROH World Championship on May 17, 2003 after Joe defeated The Zebra Kid at Frontiers of Honor in London, England.||29|
|Austin Aries||1||December 26, 2004||Philadelphia, PA||Won the title at Final Battle 2004.||16|
|CM Punk||1||June 18, 2005||Morristown, NJ||Won the title at ROH Death before Dishonor III.||16|
|James Gibson||1||August 12, 2005||Dayton, OH||Won the title in a four-way elimination match at Redemption, also featuring Samoa Joe and Christopher Daniels.||4|
|Bryan Danielson||1||September 17, 2005||Long Island, NY||Won the title at Glory by Honor IV. Danielson unified the World title with the ROH Pure Championship on August 12, 2006 by defeating Nigel McGuinness in Liverpool, England.||38|
|Homicide||1||December 23, 2006||Manhattan, NY||Won the title at Final Battle 2006.||3|
|Takeshi Morishima||1||February 17, 2007||Philadelphia, PA||Won the title at Fifth Year Festival: Philly.||20|
|Nigel McGuinness||1||October 6, 2007||Edison, NJ||Won the title at Undeniable.||38|
|Jerry Lynn||1||April 3, 2009||Housten, TX||Won the title at Supercard of Honor IV.||6|
|Austin Aries||2||June 13, 2009||Manhattan, NY||Won the title at Manhattan Mayhem III .||13|
|Tyler Black||1||February 13, 2010||New York City, New York||Won the title at ROH 8th Anniversary Show.||7|
|Roderick Strong||1||September 11, 2010||New York City, New York||Won at ROH Glory by Honor IX.||5|
|Eddie Edwards||1||March 19, 2011||New York City, New York||Won at ROH Manhattan Mayhem IV.||3|
|Davey Richards||1||June 26, 2011||New York City, New York||Won at ROH Best in the World 2011.||10|
|Kevin Steen||1||May 12, 2012||Toronto, Ontario||Won at ROH Border Wars 2012.||20|
|Jay Briscoe||1||April 5, 2013||New York City, New York||Won at ROH Supercard of Honor VII.||6|
|Vacated||-||July 3, 2013||-||Title was vacated after Briscoe suffered a storyline injury.||-|
|Adam Cole||1||September 20, 2013||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Won at ROH Death Before Dishonor XI.||13|
|Michael Elgin||1||June 22, 2014||Nashville, Tennessee||Won at ROH Best In The World 2014.||7|
|Jay Briscoe||2||September 6, 2014||Toronto, Ontario||Won at ROH All Star Extravaganza VI.||13|
|Jay Lethal||1||June 19, 2015||New York City, New York||Won at ROH Best In The World 2015. This match was also for Lethal's ROH World Television Championship.||12|
|Adam Cole||2||August 12, 2016||Las Vegas, Nevada||Won at ROH Death Before Dishonor XIV.||3|
|Kyle O'Reilly||1||December 2, 2016||New York,New York City||Won at ROH Final Battle 2016.||1|
|Adam Cole||3||January 4, 2017||Tokyo||Won at Wrestle Kingdom XI.||3|
|Christopher Daniels||1||March 10, 2017||Las Vegas, Nevada||Won at ROH 15th Anniversary Show.|
List of reign lengths
- As of May 22, 2017.
|Wrestler||Days Held||Date Won||Date Lost|
|Samoa Joe||645||March 22, 2003||December 26, 2004|
|Nigel McGuinness||545||October 6, 2007||April 3, 2009|
|Bryan Danielson||462||September 17, 2005||December 23, 2006|
|Jay Lethal||427||June 19, 2015||August 29, 2016|
|Kevin Steen||328||May 12, 2012||April 5, 2013|
|Davey Richards||321||June 26, 2011||May 12, 2012|
|Jay Briscoe (2)||286||September 6, 2014||June 19, 2015|
|Adam Cole||275||September 20, 2013||June 22, 2014|
|Austin Aries (2)||245||June 13, 2009||February 13, 2010|
|Takeshi Morishima||231||February 17, 2007||October 6, 2007|
|Tyler Black||210||February 13, 2010||September 11, 2010|
|Roderick Strong||189||September 11, 2010||March 19, 2011|
|Xavier||182||September 21, 2002||March 22, 2003|
|Austin Aries||174||December 26, 2004||June 18, 2005|
|Adam Cole (2)||122||August 12, 2016||December 2, 2016|
|Eddie Edwards||99||March 19, 2011||June 26, 2011|
|Jay Briscoe||89||April 5, 2013||July 3, 2013|
|Michael Elgin||76||June 22, 2014||September 6, 2014|
|Jerry Lynn||71||April 3, 2009||June 13, 2009|
|Adam Cole (3)||65||January 4, 2017||March 10, 2017|
|Low Ki||56||July 27, 2002||September 21, 2002|
|Homicide||56||December 23, 2006||February 17, 2007|
|CM Punk||55||June 18, 2005||August 12, 2005|
|James Gibson||36||August 12, 2005||September 17, 2005|
|Kyle O'Reilly||33||December 2, 2016||January 4, 2017|
|Christopher Daniels||73+||March 10, 2017||Current Champion|
- Takeshi Morishima is the largest ROH World Champion to date at 6 ft 3 in (190 cm) and 308 lbs (140 kg)
- Low Ki is the smallest ROH World Champion to date at 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) and 180 lbs (82 kg)
- Bryan Danielson and Nigel McGuinness have had the most title defenses to date with 39 (33 wins, 2 losses, 3 time limit draws and 1 double disqualification for Danielson and 34 wins, 4 losses and 1 time limit draw for McGuinness)
- McGuinness lost three times by disqualification. This makes him the champion with more disqualification losses to date. The fourth loss was when he dropped the belt to Jerry Lynn.
- Only three champions to date have gone to 60 minute time limit draws.
- Nigel McGuinness also has gone to a time limit draw that was officially announced as a 60-minutes time limit draw, against Tyler Black. By the way, ROH Wrestling later announced that that was a time keeper's mistake, as the match ended shortly after the 45 minutes mark.
- Low Ki, Xavier, Samoa Joe, Austin Aries, James Gibson, Takeshi Morishima and Jerry Lynn all won the title in under one year following their debuts (Low Ki and Xavier both won the title during the first year of Ring of Honor's existence).
- Takeshi Morishima holds the record for shortest amount of time in ROH before winning the World Title, winning the title in only his second match in the promotion.
- Bryan Danielson is the only person to ever hold the ROH World title while also holding another ROH title (as World Champion he defeated Nigel McGuinness to win, and unify, the ROH Pure Championship on August 12, 2006. On August 25 he officially retired the Pure Title before returning the physical belt back to McGuinness)
- To date, Austin Aries holds the record for defending the title in the most countries. Besides defending it in the United States on a regular basis, he also defended in these countries:
- Canada: defeating Kevin Steen in Montreal, Quebec in January 22, 2005
- Switzerland: defeating Marc Roudin in Weesen, Switzerland on March 12, 2005
- Austria: defeating Are$ and Steve Douglas in Krems, Austria on March 13, 2005.
- Mexico: defeating Super Crazy and Ricky Marvin in Tulancingo, Mexico on May 15, 2005
- Low Ki is the youngest ROH World Champion to date, as he won the title at 23 years of age.
- Christopher Daniels is the oldest ROH World Champion to date, as he won the title at 46 years of age.