In a shocking result at Supercard of Honor VII, Jay Briscoe defeated Kevin Steen to become ROH World Champion for the very first time. Jay ended the 328 day reign of Kevin Steen, which began last year at Border Wars 2012 when he defeated Davey Richards. Steen’s title reign will go down in ROH history as the 4th longest of all time, with 20 successful title defences.
Unfortunately, due to iPPV technical issues, the actual finish to the match wasn’t broadcast to all the fans watching online around the world. However, according to reports from fans in attendance, it took two Jay Drillers for one of ROH’s founding fathers to become champion. This was after SCUM’s attempted interference was thwarted by members of the ROH locker room, who then stood around the ring to watch the conclusion to the match. This is certainly a historic moment for ROH, as one of the men in the first ever official ROH match has finally won the World Championship.
It won’t be long until Jay has to defend his newly won gold, as Adam Cole will challenge for the title on May 4th at Border Wars 2013, then BJ Whitmer will get his shot on May 18th in Richmond, VA.
You can read the full results from Supercard of Honor VII, here.