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Tomorrow night the stars of Ring of Honor will invade the Hammerstein Ballroom for this year’s Final Battle pay-per-view, and Matt Taven is set to face Dalton Castle. Cody Rhodes is set to face Jay Lethal for the ROH World Title, and then he’s expected to finish up with Ring of Honor, but Cody has threatened take the title with him on his way out.

Bill Pritchard of WrestleZone asked Taven asked Taven about Cody’s claim during a conference call, and he said that he’s not concerned with Cody’s business, because he thinks it’s time for ROH to put more stock in him.

“Whatever Cody wants to do with his life is his own business, and nothing that I really concern myself with. I think in general, whatever the outcome of Jay Lethal versus Cody Rhodes might be, that the company should put more stock in me as the real Ring Of Honor World Champion because the evidence is right there. The proof is in the pudding. We’ve talked about the conspiracy for so long, and anytime I got an opportunity, I’ve succeeded. All this company needs to do is put me in position to put it on my back, and they would continue to succeed like they have been.”

When asked what more he could do, Taven said he’s done everything right, and emphasized that in his mind he’s the ROH World Champion.

“Hmm…do I feel like I could do something more to stand out? I think I literally do everything I possibly could. Look at my performance in the ring, look at my performance on the mic, look at my performance at the merchandise stand, alright? What more does this company need? What more proof do they need? To me, I’m the Ring Of Honor World Champion, and I’ve done everything imaginable. Everything anyone could ask me to do, and I’ve done it well, and I’ve done it right.”

Which match are you most looking forward to at Final Battle tomorrow? Sound off in the comments below.

ROH Final Battle airs LIVE from New York City on Friday, December 14 at a new start time of 8pm Eastern (Please use your local time) on traditional pay-per-view providers, free for HonorClub VIP, at a 50% discount for HonorClub Standard, and on FITE TV. Please visit or the ROH App for more information.