Matt Taven

HEIGHT: 6'2"
HOMETOWN: Boston Massachusetts United States

He’s Matt Taven, and he’s one of the most decorated competitors in Ring of Honor. Taven is the second Grand Slam Champion in company history, having held the ROH World Title, Television Title, Tag Team Titles and Six-Man Tag Team Titles. The leader of The Kingdom also is one of only three men to have held championships in ROH, NJPW in Japan and CMLL in Mexico.

Taven broke through in 2013 when he won ROH’s Top Prospect Tournament. As a result of that triumph, Taven received a shot at then-ROH World Television Champion Adam Cole. Not only did Taven win the title, but he would hold it for a then-record 287 days. Taven later joined forces with Cole, Michael Bennett and Maria Kanellis to form The Kingdom, which became one of the top factions in ROH. After that version of The Kingdom disbanded, Taven formed a new Kingdom in his own image with Vinny Marseglia and TK O’Ryan.

Taven reached the pinnacle of the sport when he won the ROH World Championship at G1 Supercard on April 6, 2019 in a Triple Threat ladder match before a sellout crowd at Madison Square Garden.