The Sicilian Psychopath gets his chance at Gold!
At Final Battle Matt Taven will defend his ROH World Television Championship against "The Sicilian Psychopath" Tommaso Ciampa! At The Golden Dream this past Saturday in Cincinnati, Ohio, Ciampa became the #1 contender by defeating Jay Lethal and Mark Briscoe in a triple threat match. Matt Taven sat at ringside on commentary and watched Ciampa become his Final Battle opponent.
Since winning the Top Prospect Tournament, joining Truth Martini in the H.O.T., and defeating Adam Cole for the World Television Championship, Taven has become one of the most decorated champions in the history of ROH. His title reign is rapidly approaching a record number of days as Television Champion, and he's already beaten a long list of guys to retain his gold. Matt Hardy, Mark Briscoe, Eddie Edwards, Roderick Strong, and Jay Lethal are just some of the names that he's already had successful title defenses against. Taven looks to extend his record title reign at ROH's biggest show of the year.
Since returning from a career threatening injury last year, Tommaso Ciampa has made it his goal to capture ROH gold for the first time. Tommaso entered the ROH World Title Tournament after the title was vacated, and made it to the final four of the sixteen man competition. His goal of becoming World Champion was cut short when he suffered another injury in his match against Adam Cole. Ciampa returned at Glory By Honor where he won an impressive singles match against a debuting Jesse Sorensen. That win, and his advancement in the World Championship Tournament, earned him a shot in the triple threat match at The Golden Dream which he was victorious in.
Ciampa could be the biggest threat to Taven's championship thus far. Tommaso seems to be obsessed with winning gold and won't stop until he does just that. But Matt Taven's athletic skill, and the Hoopla that he brings to the ring, has been too much for anyone to overcome thus far. It's Taven vs. Ciampa one on one for the ROH World Televison Championship at Final Battle!
ROH presents “FINAL BATTLE ’13”
Saturday, Dec 14, 2013
Hammerstein Ballroom
311 West 34th Street
Manhattan, New York
Doors open @ 6pm / 7:30pm Est Bell Time
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