Matt Taven is out of action following a major knee injury at Final Battle. Ring of Honor announced that Taven will be out for at least nine months and up to a year after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), a ruptured lateral meniscus and a torn medial meniscus at the event.
The company says that Taven was initially set to have two separate surgeries but that the doctor was able to do both in one session. The doctor said, “I have never seen a meniscus rupture this bad in my medical career. It’s totally befuddling to me that he was able to continue the match.”
Taven said in the announcement. “I love professional wrestling. I represent the top faction in professional wrestling, The Kingdom! I don’t have an ounce of quit in me and stopping was never an option. To anyone looking at this as a chance to outshine me or get ahead, you’ll learn soon enough. I’m going to bust my ass rehabbing and return even better! I’m a damn rock star and there is nothing in the world I want more than to be back inside that ring. ROH, don’t get comfortable because Matt Taven isn’t as far away as you think!”