With Mike Bennett back in ROH, the idea of another run as tag team champions with Matt Taven is something that could be under consideration.
Bennett spoke with Wrestling Inc. and discussed the current title aspirations for the two of them as both singles and tag team wrestlers. Bennett said there's no reason to pigeonhole someone like Taven as strictly a tag team wrestler and have him only pair up with Bennett. Even so, Bennett did not discard the possibility of the duo aiming for the tag titles to prove they are the best tag team in the world.
"I think me and Matt are always at a point in our career now where we'll always have a singles career or an individual career aspect to us just because of all the things we've done. Matt's a former Ring of Honor World Champion. So to just pigeonhole him to the tag division, I think, is a disservice to him and a disservice to the company in general to just be like, 'All right, this guy's completely tag,' but as far as goals as a team, I mean, I think we're looking to just go out and, once again, prove people wrong like we've done our entire career and prove that we've always been one of the best tag teams," Bennett said.
Both Bennett and Taven held the ROH World Tag Team title together once upon a time as part of The Kingdom. Bennett reiterated that if Taven was interested in pursuing the titles once more, then Bennett would support him in doing so.
"The Kingdom will always be a team, will always be a kingdom [and] will always go full force into whatever we're doing at the moment, but I think the future's so unknown to just say, 'Oh it's tag team gold or nothing.' Obviously, if we're teaming, then it's 100% tag team gold, and we're going to prove that we're the best tag team out there, but Ring of Honor, it's a big company. There's a lot of different championships, and I think it's just one of those things where if Matt needs to go do something, I'll always have his back. If I need to go do something, he'll always have my back, but for me personally, if we're just talking about me, I'm super excited to just be The Kingdom and go full force into whatever The Kingdom has to offer and has to do. So that's where my mindset is," Bennett said.
Bennett and Taven will team up to face The Righteous (Vincent Marseglia & Bateman) at ROH Final Battle taking place on December 18. Fightful will have live coverage of the show.
Credit to Wrestling Inc. for the quotes. The full interview can be seen at this link.
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