ROH Pure Championship

ROH Pure Championship

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PromotionRing of Honor
Date establishedFebruary 14, 2004
Date retiredAugust 12, 2006
Other name(s)
ROH Pure Wrestling Championship

The ROH Pure Championship was a professional wrestling championship contested for in the American professional wrestling promotion Ring of Honor (ROH). The championship was generally contested in professional wrestling matches, in which participants execute scripted finishes rather than contend in direct competition.

Pure wrestling rules

Matches for the ROH Pure Championship were conducted under "Pure Wrestling Rules". The three Pure Wrestling Rules were:

  1. Each wrestler has three rope breaks to stop submission holds and pinfalls during the match. After a wrestler exhausts his rope breaks, submission and pin attempts under the ropes by the opponent are considered legal.
  2. There are no closed-fist punches to the face allowed in a Pure match, only open-handed slaps or chops to the face are allowed. Punches to other parts of the body (save for low blows) are permitted. The first use of a closed fist would get a warning, and the second would cause the wrestler to be penalized a rope break. If he is already out of rope breaks, he would be disqualified.
  3. A wrestler is subject to a twenty count by the referee if the wrestler goes to the floor.

Unlike other championships, the ROH Pure Championship could change hands on a disqualification or countout.