Jay Lethal has set the record for most combined days as Ring of Honor World Champion. Today marks Lethal’s 646th day as ROH Champion, pushing him passed the previous record of 645 days held by Samoa Joe.
Lethal is currently in the midst of his second reign as ROH World Champion. His first reign began on June 29, 2015 when he defeated Jay Briscoe at Best in the World. That reign lasted a staggering 427 days before he lost the title to Adam Cole at Death Before Dishonor on August 19, 2016. His current title reign began on June 30th, 2018 when he pinned Matt Taven in a four-way match that also included Cody and then-champion Dalton Castle.
Jay Lethal also co-holds the record for most successful championship defences with 38. He currently holds the record with Bryan Danielson and Nigel McGuinness although he will move into sole possession of the record with one more successful title defence.
Lethal most recently defended the championship against The Kingdom’s Vinny Marseglia on January 25th, 2019. The match took place in Houston, Texas on Ring of Honor’s Road to the G1 Supercard show. Lethal won handedly in under seven minutes.
Ring of Honor posted an article breaking down the stats of Lethal’s impressive accomplishment, which can be found here.