Adam Cole has been Ring of Honor World Champion for nearly half a year. But this world title is not the first gold he's held in ROH. Adam Cole is a former ROH World Television Champion as well. He lost that title to the man who would go on to become the longest reigning TV champ in ROH history - Matt Taven. And judging from a recent confrontation, neither man has forgotten their past animosity.
As the ROH World Champion, Adam Cole is the top athlete in Ring of Honor. That cannot be argued, no matter what you think of his increasingly arrogant attitude. But Matt Taven has found a new sort of confidence of his own since dismissing Truth Martini and becoming his own man.
Now we get to know the real Matt Taven - a man who made an immediate impact on ROH by winning the 2013 Top Prospect Tournament and the World Television Championship. He has taken his renewed aggression even further and challenged Adam Cole. And the World Champion has accepted.
Raising the Bar: Night One is the biggest opportunity in Taven's career: an ROH World Title match! On March 7th in Milwaukee, it's been signed: Matt Taven vs. Adam Cole!
Matt Taven said it himself: he's BEATEN Adam Cole - and Cole has yet to defeat him. Now he has the opportunity to take another title from Adam Cole.
But regardless of the outcome, Matt Taven's challenge has already proven he's raising the bar in a way many thought impossible when he was surrounded by the pageantry of the Hoopla. The evolution of Matt Taven continues in Milwaukee, and you can be there live! For tickets, click HERE.
In addition to the ROH World Title match between Adam Cole and Matt Taven, here is some more info about what we're bringing to Milwaukee:
Ring of Honor “RAISING THE BAR NIGHT 1”
Friday, March 7th, 2014
Bell time - 7:30 pm CST
The Turner Hall Ballroom
1034 N 4th St - Milwaukee, WI
SIX MAN TAG TEAM MATCH
"Mr Wrestling" Kevin Steen & the Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson) vs The Briscoes & "Unbreakable" Michael Elgin
Signed to appear...
- ROH World Tag Team Champions: reDRagon (Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish)
- "Knockout Artist" Chris Hero
- Jay Lethal
- Michael Bennett with Maria Kanellis
- The Decade (Roderick Strong, Jimmy Jacobs & BJ Whitmer)
- Silas Young
- Cedric Alexander
- Tyson Dux
- Plus More!