ROH Second Anniversary
Defeated CM Punk in a tournament final to become the first Pure Wrestling Champion at the Second Anniversary Show.
Matches for the ROH Pure Championship were conducted with Pure Wrestling Rules:
1. A Wrestler has 3 rope breaks to stop Pins or Submissions, After these are exhausted any Pins or Submission attempts under the ropes are considered Legal.
2. Closed fists are not permitted to the face, only open handed slaps and chops, Punches to other parts of the body (save for low-blows) are permitted. The first use of a Closed fist will get the wrestler penalized with the second losing him a Rope break, if he has no Rope breaks he will be disqualified.
3. A wrestler is allowed a twenty second count out if he spills out onto the floor.
Though not a rule it's worth mentioning that the title can change hands by a countout or disqualifiction