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Matt Taven

  • Born: 03/20/1985 in Derry, New Hampshire
  • Birthname: Matthew Marinelli
  • Height & Weight: 6'2", 219 Ib
Titles Won:
  • ROH World Championship
  • ROH World Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Mike Bennett
  • IWGP Tag Team Championship – with Mike Bennett
  • ROH World Television Championship
  • ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with TK O’Ryan and Vinny Marseglia
  • Top Prospect Tournament (2013)
  • Fifth ROH Triple Crown Champion
  • Second ROH Grand Slam Champion

He is an American professional wrestler and wrestling trainer, who currently wrestles for Impact Wrestling, where he is a current member of Honor No More. He is best known for his work with Ring of Honor (ROH), where he won the Ring of Honor World Championship in Madison Square Garden in 2019. He also appears for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL), where he is a former NWA World Historic Welterweight Champion.

Taven’s Ring of Honor work includes being a member of The Kingdom (with Adam Cole, Michael Bennett, Maria Kanellis, Vinny Marseglia, and TK O’Ryan at various times) as well as performing across the Northeastern United States independent circuit. Taven won ROH’s 2013 Top Prospect Tournament to become a full-time wrestler for the promotion. He is a former one-time ROH World Champion, one-time World Television Champion, one-time ROH World Tag Team Champion with Michael Bennett, and one-third of the first ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions.

Taven has also worked for the Japanese promotion New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), where he is a former one-time IWGP Tag Team Champion with Bennett. Taven is the second wrestler to win championships in ROH, CMLL, and NJPW, the other being Rocky Romero. Taven and Bennett have operated a wrestling school in West Warwick, Rhode Island, since 2016.

Other Notable Achievements

Chaotic Wrestling New England Championship (2 times)

Chaotic Wrestling Tag Team Championship  – with Vinny Marseglia

ICW Tag Team Championship – with Rhett Titus

NWA World Historic Welterweight Championship

NWA On Fire Tag Team Championship – with Julian Starr

NEW Heavyweight Championship (2 times)

PWR Tag Team Championship – with Mike Bennett

Robbie Ellis Tournament of Super Juniors

TRP Heavyweight Championship (2 times)