ROH Debut: 2010
ROH Title(s) Held:
ROH World TV Championship (3/2/13 - 12/14/13)
Making his professional debut in 2008, Matt Taven had competed sporadically for Ring of Honor over the last few years but failed to garner a real foothold despite having a memorable TV rivalry with Mike Mondo.
Taven's first real chance at solidifying his spot in the locker room came at "Boiling Point 2012" when he took place in a Four Corner Survival in which the winner would be awarded an ROH contract.
That night the spoils went to QT Marshall but Taven would have another opportunity at the onset of 2013 when he, along with seven other athletes, entered into the Top Prospect Tournament. After defeating ACH in the first round and Silas Young in the semi-finals, Taven went head-to-head with Tadarius Thomas in a highly competitive match.
Ultimately the victor was not decided by the athleticism of the two men battling it out but rather by Taven's choice to ally himself with Truth Martini. The victory earned him a TV Title opportunity at the "11th Anniversary Event" and, once again, despite going toe-to-toe with Adam Cole, it was Martini's involvement that proved the deciding factor and earned Taven his first taste of ROH championship success. Taven's alliance to the HoT has already earned him a title, and only time will tell just how far Martini's guidance will take this young man...