The Kingdom

Title History:

  • IWGP tag team titles defeating Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson (April 5, 2015);
  • ROH tag team titles winning a 3-way tag team match (September 18, 2015);

Career Highlights:

2014-2015:

  • July 12, 2014 – ROH Summer Heat Tour: The Kingdom (Adam Cole, Matt Hardy and Michael Bennett) vs. War Machine (Hanson & Raymond Rowe) and Michael Elgin ended in a no contest.
  • August 10, 2014 – NJPW: The Kingdom (Adam Cole and Michael Bennett) defeated Captain New Japan and Jushin Thunder Liger.
  • August 22, 2014 – ROH Death Before Dishonor: Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian defeated The Kingdom (Adam Cole and Michael Bennett).
  • October 9, 2014 – ROH Michael Bennett’s Bachelor Party Hosted By Adam Cole: The Briscoes (Jay Briscoe & Mark Briscoe) and Rhino defeated The Kingdom (Adam Cole, Matt Taven and Michael Bennett)
  • November 7, 2014 – ROH Survival of the Fittest: The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) defeated The Briscoes (Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe).
  • November 8, 2014 – ROH TV: The Briscoes (Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe) defeated The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett)
  • November 15, 2014 – ROH Glory by Honor: ROH tag team champions reDRagon (Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly) defeated The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) to retain the titles.
  • November 22, 2014 – NJPW: The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) defeated BUSHI and KUSHIDA.
  • November 23, 2014 – NJPW: CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada and YOSHI-HASHI) defeated The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett).
  • November 24, 2014 – NJPW: The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) defeated BULLET CLUB (AJ Styles and Yujiro Takahashi).
  • November 27, 2014 – NJPW: The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) defeated La Sombra and Tetsuya Naito.
  • November 28, 2014 – NJPW: The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) defeated Captain New Japan and Jushin Thunder Liger.
  • November 29, 2014 – NJPW: BULLET CLUB (Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson) defeated The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett).
  • November 30, 2014 – NJPW: Jax Dane and Rob Conway defeated The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett).
  • December 2, 2014 – NJPW: The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) defeated Captain New Japan and Hiroshi Tanahashi. The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi and Yoshitatsu.
  • December 3, 2014 – NJPW: BULLET CLUB (Bad Luck Fale and Tama Tonga) defeated The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett).
  • December 5, 2014 – NJPW: The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) defeated TenKoji (Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima).
  • December 7, 2014 – NJPW: The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) defeated Captain New Japan and Jushin Thunder Liger.
  • January 31, 2015 – ROH Winter Warriors Tour: Hanson and Tommaso Ciampa defeated The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett).
  • February 7, 2015 – ROH TV: The Kingdom (Maria Kanellis, Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) defeated ODB & The Briscoes (Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe).
  • February 21, 2015 – ROH Winter Warriors Tour: The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) defeated The Briscoes (Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe) in a best 2 out of 3 falls match.
  • March 1, 2015 – ROH 13th Year Anniversary Show: The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) defeated Karl Anderson & The Addiction (Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian) in a 3-way tag team match.
  • March 6, 2015 – Boston Wrestling Marathon: Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian defeated Matt Taven and Michael Bennett, Mark Shurman and Scotty Slade, Biff Busick and Ted Goods & Kenny and Mikey in a tag team gauntlet match.
  • March 14, 2015 – ROH TV: The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) (w/Maria Kanellis) defeated The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) to become #1 contender for the tag titles.
  • March 27, 2015 – ROH Super Card of Honor: ROH tag team champions reDRagon (Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly) defeated The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) to retain the titles.
  • April 5, 2015 – NJPW: The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) defeated BULLET CLUB (Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson) to win the IWGP tag team titles.
  • April 19, 2015 – 2CW: The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) defeated Magnus and Pepper Parks.
  • April 24, 2015 – PCW: The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) defeated Joey Hayes and Martin Kirby.
  • April 25, 2015 – PCW: Joey Hayes, Martin Kirby & Team Single (Rampage Brown and T-Bone) defeated The Hunter Brothers (Jim Hunter & Lee Hunter) & The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett). April Davids, Joey Hayes and Martin Kirby defeated The Kingdom (Maria Kanellis, Matt Taven and Michael Bennett).
  • April 26, 2015 – RPW: RPW British tag team champions Joel Redman and Mark Haskins vs. The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) ended in a no contest to retain the titles.
  • May 3, 2015 – NJPW: The Kingdom (Maria Kanellis, Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) defeated BULLET CLUB (Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson) and Amber Gallows.
  • May 12, 2015 – ROH/NJPW War of the World: The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) defeated The Addiction (Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian) & The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) in a 3-way tag team match.
  • May 13, 2015 – ROH/NJPW War of the World: The Kingdom (Adam Cole, Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) defeated BULLET CLUB (AJ Styles & The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson)).
  • May 15, 2015 – ROH/NJPW Global Wars: The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) defeated Jushin Thunder Liger and Matt Sydal.
  • May 29, 2015 – ROH Road to Best in the World: War Machine (Hanson and Ray Rowe) defeated The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) by DQ. The Kingdom (Adam Cole, Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) defeated Roderick Strong & War Machine (Hanson and Ray Rowe).
  • May 31, 2015 – Beyond the Real Thing: The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) defeated Da Hoodz (Davey Cash and Kris Pyro).
  • June 6, 2015 – ROH Road to Best in the World: The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) defeated Danny Adams and Paco Gonzalez. The Addiction (Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian) defeat The Briscoes (Jay Briscoe & Mark Briscoe) and The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Michael Bennett) and War Machine (Hanson & Ray Rowe) in a 4-way tag team match.
  • June 6, 2015 – ROH TV (Taped): BULLET CLUB (Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson) vs. The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) ended in a double disqualification.
  • June 19, 2015 – ROH Best in the World: BULLET CLUB (AJ Styles & The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson)) defeated The Kingdom (Adam Cole, Matt Taven and Michael Bennett).
  • June 26, 2015 – ICW: The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) defeated Milk Chocolate (Brandon Watts and Randy Summers) & Team Tremendous (Bill Carr and Dan Barry) in a 3-way tag team match.
  • June 28, 2015 – Beyond Life Sucks & Then You Die: The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) defeated Team Tremendous (Bill Carr and Dan Barry).
  • July 3, 2015 – NJPW: BULLET CLUB (AJ Styles, Doc Gallows, Karl Anderson, Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson) defeated CHAOS (Beretta, Kazuchika Okada & Rocky Romero) & The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Michael Bennett).
  • July 4, 2015 – ROH TV (Taped): Michael Elgin & reDRagon (Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly) defeated The Kingdom (Adam Cole, Matt Taven and Michael Bennett).
  • July 5, 2015 – NJPW: BULLET CLUB (Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson) defeated The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Michael Bennett) to win the IWGP tag titles.
  • July 17, 2015 – ROH After Shock Tour: War Machine (Hanson and Ray Rowe) defeated The Kingdom (Adam Cole and Michael Bennett).
  • July 18, 2015 – HOH IX: The Addiction (Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian) defeated The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett).
  • July 24, 2015 – ROH Death Before Dishonor: The Addiction (Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian) defeated The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Michael Bennett) and reDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly) and War Machine (Hanson & Ray Rowe) in a 4-way tag team match to retain the titles.
  • July 25, 2015 – ROH TV (Taped): The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) defeated Corey Hollis and Jonathan Gresham.
  • July 26, 2015 – Beyond Americanrana: The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) defeated Fourth Gunn (Biff Busick and Drew Gulak).
  • August 2, 2015 – NEW: The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) defeated The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson).
  • August 8, 2015 – ROH TV (Taped): The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) defeated reDRagon (Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly).
  • August 14, 2015 – NJPW: CHAOS (Shinsuke Nakamura, Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI) & Kazushi Sakuraba defeated CHAOS (Gedo & Kazuchika Okada) & The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Michael Bennett).
  • August 15, 2015 – NJPW: The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Michael Bennett), CHAOS (Toru Yano & YOSHI-HASHI) & Kazushi Sakuraba defeated BULLET CLUB (AJ Styles, Bad Luck Fale, Doc Gallows & Tama Tonga) & Cody Hall.
  • August 16, 2015 – NJPW: BULLET CLUB (AJ Styles, Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson) defeated Kazuchika Okada, Matt Taven and Michael Bennett.
  • August 22, 2015 – ROH Field of Honor: The Young Bucks, Matt Sydal and ACH defeated Beretta, Rocky Romero & The Kindgom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett).
  • August 29, 2015 – ROH Reloaded Tour: The Kingdom (Michael Bennett and Matt Taven) defeated Takaaki Watanabe and Will Ferrara.
  • August 30, 2015 – Beyond Battle of New England Return: The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) defeated Alex Reynolds and John Silver.
  • September 12, 2015 – ROH TV (Taped): War Machine (Hanson and Ray Rowe) defeated The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett).
  • September 12, 2015 – ROH Reloaded Tour: The Kingdom (Michael Bennett and Matt Taven) defeated Brad Kevins and Curt Stallion.
  • September 18, 2015 – ROH All-Star Extravaganza: The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) defeated Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian & The Young Bucks in a 3-way tag team match to win the tag team titles.
  • September 19, 2015 – ROH All-Star Extravaganza: Bobby Fish, Kyle O’Reilly and Michael Elgin defeated The Kingdom (Adam Cole, Matt Taven and Michael Bennett).
  • September 25, 2015 – ROH Reloaded Tour: The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) defeated The All-Night Express (Kenny King and Rhett Titus).
  • September 27, 2015 – Beyond Powder Keg: The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) defeated Death By Elbow (Chris Hero and JT Dunn).
  • October 16, 2015 – Smash: The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Michael Bennett) defeated The Overdogs (John Greed & Sebastian Suave).
  • October 24, 2015 – ROH TV (Taped): Michael Elgin & reDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly) defeat The Kingdom (Adam Cole, Matt Taven & Michael Bennett)
  • October 24, 2015 – ROH Champions vs All Stars: Jay Lethal, Roderick Strong & The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Michael Bennett) defeated Dalton Castle, Moose & The Addiction (Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian).
  • October 25, 2015 – Beyond Gratitude Era: The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Michael Bennett) defeated Da Hit Squad (Dan Maff & Monsta Mack).
  • November 1, 2015 – XWA: The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Michael Bennett) defeated Brian Fury & Julian Starr.
  • November 13, 2015 – ROH Survival of the Fittest: ROH world tag team champions The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Michael Bennett) defeated reDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly) to retain the titles.
  • November 14, 2015 – ROH TV (Taped): ROH world tag team champions The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Michael Bennett) (w/Maria Kanellis) defeated The Addiction (Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian) (w/Chris Sabin) to retain.
  • November 14, 2015 – ROH Survival of the Fittest: The Kingdom (Adam Cole, Matt Taven & Michael Bennett) defeated Moose & War Machine (Hanson & Ray Rowe).
  • November 21, 2015 – NJPW: Gedo & The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Michael Bennett) defeated Captain New Japan, KUSHIDA & Ryusuke Taguchi.
  • November 22, 2015 – NJPW: Gedo & The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Michael Bennett) defeated BULLET CLUB (Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson) & Cody Hall.
  • November 23, 2015 – NJPW: Los Ingobernables de Japon (EVIL & Tetsuya Naito) defeated The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Michael Bennett).
  • November 24, 2015 – NJPW: BULLET CLUB (Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson) defeated The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Michael Bennett).
  • November 27, 2015 – NJPW: CHAOS (Gedo & Toru Yano) & The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Michael Bennett) defeated Juice Robinson, Jushin Thunder Liger, KUSHIDA & Mascara Dorada.
  • November 28, 2015 – ROH TV (Taped): The Kingdom (Adam Cole, Matt Taven & Michael Bennett) defeat Dalton Castle & War Machine (Hanson & Ray Rowe).
  • November 28, 2015 – NJPW: The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Michael Bennett) & Toru Yano defeat BULLET CLUB (Bad Luck Fale & Tama Tonga) & Cody Hall.
  • November 29, 2015 – NJPW: CHAOS (Shinsuke Nakamura & Tomohiro Ishii) defeated The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Michael Bennett).
  • November 30, 2015 – NJPW: Kazuchika Okada & The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Michael Bennett) defeated BULLET CLUB (Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson) & Cody Hall.
  • December 1, 2015 – NJPW: The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Michael Bennett) defeated BULLET CLUB (Karl Anderson & Yujiro Takahashi).
  • December 3, 2015 – NJPW: Hirooki Goto & Katsuyori Shibata defeated The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Michael Bennett).
  • December 4, 2015 – NJPW: The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Michael Bennett) & CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada & YOSHI-HASHI) defeated BULLET CLUB (Doc Gallows, Karl Anderson & Yujiro Takahashi) & Cody Hall.
  • December 5, 2015 – NJPW: The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Michael Bennett) defeated TenKoji (Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima).
  • December 6, 2015 – NJPW: Hiroshi Tanahashi, KUSHIDA & Michael Elgin defeated The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Michael Bennett) & Gedo.
  • December 9, 2015 – NJPW: The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Michael Bennett) defeated The Addiction (Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian).
  • December 18, 2015 – ROH Final Battle: War Machine (Hanson & Ray Rowe) defeat The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Michael Bennett) to win the tag team titles.
  • December 29, 2015: Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis both signed a TNA contract.
  • January 16, 2016 – ROH TV (Taped): The Young Bucks defeated Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly & The Kingdom (Adam Cole and Michael Bennett) (w/Maria Kanellis and Matt Taven) in a 3-way tag team street fight.
  • March 27, 2016 – ROH TV (Taped): Matt Taven announced that Adam Cole was no longer with The Kingdom and will do a new Kingdom.