Ring of Honor returns to the UK with the Honor Re-United tour Aug. 16-19. Included on the tour will be the ROH International Cup tournament, the winner of which will face Jay Lethal for the ROH World Title in London on the final stop on the tour.
Will a new champion be crowned in the UK? It wouldn’t be the first time. Here are five times ROH championships changed hands across the pond:
5. THE YOUNG BUCKS AND ADAM PAGE DEFEAT DALTON CASTLE AND THE BOYS FOR ROH WORLD SIX-MAN TAG TITLES (Aug. 20, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland)
The Young Bucks and Page -- known collectively as The Hung Bucks -- brought more gold to Bullet Club with their win over Castle and his Boys. The Young Bucks already were ROH World Tag Team Champions at the time, and Cody was the ROH World Champion. The Hung Bucks went on to hold the six-man tag titles for a record 201 days.
4. NARUKI DOI AND SHINGO DEFEAT THE BRISCOES FOR ROH WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES (March 3, 2007 in Liverpool, England)
Dragon Gate stars Doi and Shingo upset The Briscoes to become the 15th team to hold the ROH World Tag Team Titles, but the Japanese duo’s reign lasted just 27 days. The rematch took place in Detroit, and The Briscoes won it to capture their fourth of nine ROH World Tag Team Titles.
3. WILL OSPREAY DEFEATS BOBBY FISH FOR ROH WORLD TV TITLE (Nov. 18, 2016 in Liverpool, England)
Ospreay, who was just 23 at the time, captured gold in his very first match with ROH, as he ended Fish’s 194-day reign on the Reach for the Sky tour. The native of Essex, England would not hold the title for long, however.
2. MARTY SCURLL DEFEATS WILL OSPREAY FOR ROH WORLD TV TITLE (Nov. 20, 2016 in London, England)
Just 48 hours after Ospreay won the ROH World Television Title, Scurll defeated his rival and fellow countryman for the championship in only his third match with ROH. “The Villain” would go on to hold the title for 175 days and make 11 successful title defenses.
1. BRYAN DANIELSON DEFEATS NIGEL MCGUINNESS TO UNIFY ROH WORLD AND PURE TITLES (Aug. 12, 2006 in Liverpool, England)
ROH World Champion Danielson and ROH Pure Champion McGuinness were both approaching their one-year anniversary with their respective titles when they met in this unification match. Despite McGuinness having the “home-field” advantage over his arch rival, Daniels was the one who made history by unifying the two titles.