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Former World Champion Matt Taven staying with ROH


Matt Taven is staying with Ring of Honor.

One night after losing the ROH World Championship, Taven appeared at the promotion's post-Death Before Dishonor television tapings in Las Vegas and addressed the crowd.

"I want to tell each and every one of you that I am going nowhere. I am here to stay," Taven said. "The story of Matt Taven is far from done. I have a lot more to prove to everyone here. I have a championship to get back -- and this Kingdom will rise again."

Taven was accompanied by his Kingdom stablemates (Vinny Marseglia and TK O'Ryan) during the segment. He cut a babyface promo, putting ROH over as being the best wrestling on the planet and saying that -- whether the fans love or hate him -- they're the reason he continues to do this and continues to push himself.

Taven lost the ROH World title to Rush in the main event of Death Before Dishonor on Friday night. He then shook hands with Rush after the match.

Before dropping the title to Rush, Taven had been ROH World Champion since defeating Jay Lethal and Marty Scurll in a ladder match at G1 Supercard at Madison Square Garden this April.

Taven's contract with ROH had been set to expire at the end of this month. He was interviewed by the Orlando Sentinel prior to Death Before Dishonor and answered a question about his future: "You don’t get to have too many surprises in this business, but I’m keeping this one close to the vest. This is a life-changing decision and a million different things go into it, so I have to weigh my options. No matter what, I’m grateful for every opportunity I’ve been given so far in my career and I don’t forget where I came from. I’m just going into this with an open mind and let the chips fall where they may.”