Matt Taven Calls Out IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Discusses Who He Will Defend ROH Championship Against

After becoming the new Ring Of Honor World Champion at the G1 Supercard event last night, Matt Taven has called out the IWGP Heavyweight Champion.

Taven spoke to the media in a post-match press conference

On who he will defend the title against first:

“I complained about a conspiracy for a year, I said that this company wasn’t living up to wrestling traditions,” Taven said. “So, what I’m gonna do first is give the champion his rematch, Jay Lethal deserves a rematch. But do you see any worry in Matt Taven’s eyes? Matt Taven went 60 minutes with Jay Lethal, he beat him right here in Madison Square Garden, he has no problem putting this title on the line against him one more time.”

Taven then went on to call out the IWGP Heavyweight Champion, with his comments coming before Kazuchika Okada recaptured the title:

“I’m one of the only men in history to hold titles in CMLL, New Japan, and Ring of Honor,” Taven responded. “I’m one of the only men to hold every single title in Ring of Honor. So, if the winner is Jay White or Okada, I don’t care, if they have the balls to put that title on the line, I guarantee that these shoulders will be dripping in gold from left to right.

“There is no one better than me in the entire world and every time I’ve been given the opportunity, I’ve succeeded. If New Japan wants to remember who I am, remember I won the tag titles there? Hi! If they actually want to give credit where credit is due, they will put that title on the line against the greatest champion in the world. I will show them that for the last four years they made a mistake not calling Matt Taven to come back.”

H/T to for the transcriptions.

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