Matt Taven is the new ROH World Champion. He defeated both the former champion Jay Lethal and Marty Scurll in a ladder match tonight inside Madison Square Garden as part of ROH/NJPW G1 Supercard.
Taven becomes an ROH Grand Slam champion, having won the ROH World, TV title, tag team, and 6-man titles.
In the match’s final moment, Taven climbed a custom purple ladder. He then hit Jay Lethal with the title belt, causing him to crash through another ladder positioned below.
Taven’s teammates in the Kingdom joined him in the ring to celebrate after the match.
G1 Supercard From Madison Square Garden Results
- Kenny King won an Honor Rumble Match (eliminated Jushin Liger and the Great Muta to win)
- Jeff Cobb defeated Will Ospreay (title vs title) – Cobb wins NEVER Openweight Championship, retains ROH TV title
- Rush defeated Dalton Castle
- Kelly Kelin defeated Mayu Iwatani (c) – new WOH World Champion
- Flip Gordon, Juice Robinson & Mark Haskins defeated Bully Ray, Shane Taylor & Silas Young – Streetfight rules
- Dragon Lee defeated Bandido vs Taiji Ishimori (c) – new IWGP Junior Heavyweight champion
- Guerillas of Destiny (c) defeated EVIL & Sanada, the Briscoes, and PCO & Brody King – retain IWGP Heavyweight tag team championships, win ROH tag team championships
- Zack Sabre Jr. (c) defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi – retains British Heavyweight Championship
- Kota Ibushi defeated Tetsuya Naito (c) – new IWGP Intercontinental champion
- Matt Taven defeated Jay Lethal and Marty Scurll – ladder match – new ROH World Champion
- Jay White (c) vs Kazuchika Okada – IWGP Heavyweight Championship