Ring Of Honor Pure Championship Coming Back, Title Tournament Set
The Ring of Honor Pure Championship is making a comeback.
They announced on their website that a “tournament to crown the first Pure Champion in nearly 14 years” will take place. It will begin with first-round matches at ROH Pure Excellence in Columbus, Ohio on Friday, April 10 and Pittsburgh on Saturday, April 11. Tickets will go lie on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. ET for HonorClub members and on Feb. 7 for the general public.
Here’s some history on the title courtesy of ROH:
The Pure Title was created in 2004. In matches contested under Pure rules, closed-first punches were illegal, and each competitor was allowed three rope breaks to stop submission holds and pinfalls during the match; after that, pinfalls and submission holds on or under the ropes would be legal.
AJ Styles defeated CM Punk in a tournament final to become the first Pure Champion. The title subsequently was held by stars such as Samoa Joe, Jay Lethal and Nigel McGuinness. In August 2006, then-ROH World Champion Bryan Danielson defeated McGuinness to unify the titles.
Excited to see it come back?