Re: Hate on Matt Taven
To be fair, the real comparison should be Cody and Matt Taven. Matt Taven was doing the Cody gimmick before Cody, and was better at it. To be fair to Cody, he was a draw, and helped ROH in the short term. ROH realized their champ may not need to be the best wrestler in the world. The money is in a face chasing a heel champion. Cody had a nice reign as ROH champ... but not many of his matches were memorable. With the Elite leaving ROH, this left a big hole, and they needed new main event players, and Taven has been getting better each of the last 7 years with the company, and could pull off a "Cody Reign" but better with ease.
Now so far if you look at Taven in 2019, I'd say he's been very good in the ring, and the mic. Maybe not "great" but very good should be recognized. He's matches with Lethal, Ladder match at MSG, War with PCO, and a great technical match with Haskins were all really good-great matches.
Seems like most of the ppl that dislike Taven are the one's who reference the 2013-2016 Matt Taven.
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