Matt Taven Comments On Whether He'd Work With Adam Cole Again In ROH

Could Matt Taven and Adam Cole work together again in ROH?

Matt Taven is currently focused on the Tag Title scene in Ring of Honor, with the former ROH World Champion teaming with Mike Bennett as The Kingdom once more as the pair look to regain their titles at Death Before Dishonor on July 21.

Taven and Bennett aren’t the only ones signed to ROH/AEW to have represented The Kingdom, with former members Vincent and Adam Cole also in the company. When asked if The Kingdom could reach out to their old partners, Taven said the following on Stick to Wrestling:

"There always have been talks about it, but the problem was, whether it was Cole, myself and Bennett, or Vincent, TK [O’Ryan] and myself, it was such a real thing. Myself and Cole have been friends since we basically started wrestling, and the four of us with Maria were traveling together before The Kingdom even became a thing. So we were in cars together, and when the idea was approached to us, it was like a no-brainer. It was like, of course. Then when I came back from knee surgery with the next version of The Kingdom, myself and Vincent have known each other since I started wrestling. We trained together. TK O’Ryan came from the same school, Spike Dudley’s Lockup Academy. So we were always on the road together as well. It’s just another natural fit.

“So when it comes up, when people ask or when ideas get pitched, it’s one of those things where it’s like, we’re not against it, but it has to be something so natural that it’s undeniable. There’s only a few people that I could kind or, obviously people know myself and Dalton [Castle] travel all the time together, but that would be so weird. He’s got his own thing and stuff like that. So it’s not out of the question, but it would have to be something that’s so natural and not forced, you know what I mean? Because it comes across on the screen," Taven said.

Speaking in particular of Cole, Taven addressed whether they could work together again as part of Cole’s storyline with MJF and Roderick Strong in AEW:

“I would say never say never. Even more than that, myself and Roderick Strong, I can’t give enough credit to Roddy. Just like Jay Briscoe, [he] helped me so, so much when I first started at Ring of Honor. He was, still to this day, such a mentor to me and someone that I could go to and will always give me an honest opinion and will help me out. He’s very giving with his time and his knowledge. So never say never, and honestly, Cole knows my number. We talk constantly. If he ever needs help or he needs someone in Boston this week, I’m only a phone call away, and I know Mike and Maria are as well. Wrestling works in mysterious ways. Who knows what might happen? It’s one of those things where, unlike the Bullet Club, once you’re a member of the Kingdom, it’s a lifelong bond that never goes away," Taven said.

H/T: Fightful

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