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ROH Pure Title History

Champion Won From Date City/Event
AJ Styles CM Punk 2/14/2004 Second Anniversary Show[1]
Doug Williams Alex Shelley 7/17/2004 Reborn: Completion[2]
John Walters Doug Williams 8/28/2004 Scramble Cage Melee
Jay Lethal John Walters 3/5/2005 Trios Tournament
Samoa Joe Jay Lethal 5/7/2005 Manhattan Mayhem
Nigel McGuinness Samoa Joe 8/27/2005 Dragon’s Gate Invasion
Bryan Danielson Nigel McGuinness 8/12/2006 Unified[3]

[1]: This was an 8-man tournament final to crown the first-ever ROH Pure Champion. When ROH founder Rob Feinstein was accused of meeting up with little boys for a sex romp, TNA prohibited AJ Styles from appearing at any ROH shows in fear of bad publicity and the title was vacated in April 2004.
[2]: This was another 8-man tournament final to award the ROH Pure title to another wrestler and Doug Williams came out on the winning end.
[3]: As ROH world champion, Bryan Danielson unified the ROH Pure title with the ROH world championship when he defeated Nigel McGuinness for the belt.

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ROH: Final Battle 2003

ROH: Final Battle 2003
Philadelphia, PA
National Guard Armory

Your hosts are Chris Lovey and CM Punk. He’s FANTASTIC on color commentary.

Gary Michael Capetta is talking some smack about Jim Cornette when the Carnage Crew walk over to him angrily demanding to know where Special K is at. What’s the problem between these two groups? Don’t worry folks – Capetta will get the SCOOP~!

Meanwhile, Samoa Joe has a new segment in ROH called “Samoa Joe’s Ring”. He’s going to show you how to PWN somebody. Today, he Read the rest of this entry

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