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Mike Bennett returns to ROH, reunites with Matt Taven


The ending of the latest episode of Ring of Honor television saw Mike Bennett make his return to the promotion.

Matt Taven defeated Bateman in the main event of this week's ROH TV but was attacked by Bateman immediately after. Vincent Marseglia then came out, cut a promo on Taven, and was about to attack Taven with a dart, but the lights went out and Bennett's theme music started to play. The lights then went out again and Bennett was in the ring when they came back. He made the save and fought off Marseglia and Bateman until they bailed.

Bennett and Taven raised each other's arms and hugged at the end of the show. They were formerly stablemates in The Kingdom and held the ROH Tag Team titles and NJPW's IWGP Tag Team titles while Bennett was with ROH. After Bennett departed the promotion, Taven introduced a new version of The Kingdom in 2016 with Marseglia and TK O'Ryan as his stablemates. Marseglia turned against Taven in November 2019.

Marseglia is now the leader of The Righteous in ROH.

Bennett and his wife Maria Kanellis were released by WWE during the promotion's roster cuts this April. Bennett is also currently part of the United Wrestling Network's World Championship tournament and will face Chris Dickinson in the finals on a future edition of UWN Primetime Live.