Tony Khan Introducing New Title Belts Into Ring Of Honor

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Ring of Honor will enter a new era as the current Ring Of Honor Tag Title belts will be retired.

The ROH World Tag Team Championships were the centerpiece of the feud between FTR and The Briscoes that dominated 2022. But after Jay Briscoe tragically passed away, his brother was left without a partner and therefore had no reason to keep defending the belts.

So after Mark Briscoe vacated the titles, a five-team ladder match was announced for Supercard of Honor, which takes place on Friday March 31st.

To commemorate this event, and to honor the legacy that The Briscoes made as multi-time ROH tag team champions, the belts they carried for well over a decade will be retired.

Speaking to Tim and Eli on Battleground, AEW owner Tony Khan explained the dual meaning of the title belt change.

“We were talking about ideas to pay tribute to the late, great Jamin Pugh, Jay Briscoe. So many of us loved Jay Briscoe, he’s beloved in the locker room and there are wrestling fans all over the world that loved him.

We wanted to pay tribute to him in Ring of Honor with something special and of all the ideas I heard, this was by far the best idea. It came from somebody who liked him a lot and wanted to contribute a good idea.

It’s really something that, Mark Briscoe thought it was a great idea, and that was important to me too. Having his opinion and having his buy in to this made all the difference in the world. It’ll be new belts, we retired the old design.”

The five teams competing for the vacant Ring Of Honor Tag Team Championships at Supercard of Honor are as follows:

  • The Lucha Brothers (Penta El Zero Miedo & Rey Fenix)
  • Top Flight (Dante & Darius Martin)
  • The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Mike Bennett)
  • Aussie Open (Mark Davis & Kyle Fletcher)
  • La Facción Ignobernable (Rush & Dralistico)

h/t Fightful for the transcription