If Matt Taven had popularized the Canadian Destroyer, it would have been called the Matt Taven Driver.
Appearing as a guest on the Wrestling Perspective Podcast, the Ring of Honor star questioned whether or not Petey Williams realized the influence he has had on the wrestling world. Furthermore, Taven listed Williams and Motor City Machine Gun members Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin as three competitors who don't get the credit they deserve for shaping the industry and how it is today. He said the following:
"Personally, I always say this, there are three guys total that I don't think get the credit they deserve for how they shaped the business and how it is right now. Petey Williams, without a doubt. You watch his move every night of the week on whatever channel you're watching, and The Motor City Machine Guns changed the way that we do tag wrestling. Obviously then the [Young] Bucks did it too and it kind of went along the line. But Petey and The Guns and that TNA era with Jay Lethal and Sonjay [Dutt] and all these guys who really, really changed the way we do wrestling now. They get this much credit [holds two fingers close together] when they've done so much."
Sabin and Shelley have won tag team gold in IMPACT, Ring of Honor, and New Japan Pro Wrestling. Williams is a 2-time IMPACT X Division Champion and also works for the promotion as a producer.
Taven recently competed in a Grudge Match versus Vincent at ROH's 19th Anniversary. Results from the show can be seen here.
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