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April 8, 2020
As the Massachusetts "stay-at-home" order continues, Ring of Honor's Matt Taven shares a quick update on the status of "TAKE A BUMP" during these trying times. Stay safe, stay home, and wash your hands! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
March 25, 2020
On Episode 50 of TAKE A BUMP, Matt Taven and Danny Picard continue to do the show from separate locations during the Coronavirus crisis. Both Matt and Danny believe the worst is yet to come. The boys try to look ahead to the future, all while discussing what they've been up to during the Massachusetts emergency "stay-at-home" order. Plus, Matt answers questions from the fans. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
March 18, 2020
On Episode 49 of TAKE A BUMP, Matt Taven was forced to do the show from a remote location (his home) while Danny still has concerns about Coronavirus. But the show goes on. The boys shared their thoughts on Ring of Honor having to cancel live shows through May, WrestleMania being moved to the WWE Performance Center, Tom Brady leaving the Patriots, Coronavirus conspiracies, and more. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
March 11, 2020
On Episode 48 of TAKE A BUMP, Matt Taven and Danny Picard opened the show with the latest on Coronavirus and discussed what precautions the pro wrestling world might take in the near future. Plus, the boys reacted to Rob Gronkowski signing with WWE. And Matt Sydal joined the show to discuss his upcoming return to a Ring of Honor event. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
March 4, 2020
On Episode 47, and the One-Year Anniversary of TAKE A BUMP, Matt Taven made an important announcement. Also, Danny Picard warned Matt of another incoming asteroid, which led to more discussion about the Coronavirus insanity. Plus, Northeast Wrestling's JT Dunn joined the show to explain how wrestling saved his life. And another installment of "Ask Taven Anything." --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
February 20, 2020
On Episode 46 of TAKE A BUMP, Matt Taven opened the show with his thoughts on the sudden passing of Indie veteran Nick Steel. The boys were joined by Teddy Goodz, who told a wild story about Steel. Goodz also explained how he hid his wrestling career from his parents for 10 years. And what's the deal with Coronavirus? Matt and Danny are on the case. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
February 13, 2020
On Episode 45 of TAKE A BUMP, Matt Taven opened the show discussing his latest surgery. Plus, Keith Youngblood joined Matt and Danny to talk about his upcoming title match at NEW. And the boys get into the latest news about asteroids, radio signals in space, and PETA. Also, Jeff Cobb in AEW? And they close out the show with Matt giving some Valentine's Day advice. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
February 5, 2020
On Episode 44 of TAKE A BUMP, Matt Taven and Danny Picard were joined by Ring of Honor superstar Mark Haskins. Plus, Matt and Danny reacted to the Super Bowl, including the halftime show and the commercials. And the boys also discussed the Mookie Betts trade, the return of Travel Taven, and much more. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
January 31, 2020
On Episode 43 of TAKE A BUMP, Matt Taven and Danny Picard were joined by Ring of Honor superstar Dak Draper, who discussed his road to ROH and his short-lived MMA career. Plus, Matt shared his thoughts on the shocking death of Kobe Bryant. Also, Matt and Danny talked about Bitcoin, high speed rail systems, and more. They also made Super Bowl prop bets for Sunday's big game. And as usual, Matt closed out the show answering questions from fans. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
January 23, 2020
On Episode 42 of TAKE A BUMP, Matt Taven and Danny Picard were joined by Ring of Honor superstar Dan Maff, who told a great story about his return to the company and previewed his upcoming match with AEW's Darby Allin at this weekend's NEW event. Plus, Matt and Danny went over the Vegas odds to win this Sunday's Royal Rumble, and there's one name pretty high on the list that surprised them. Also, Matt explained how current NXT champion Adam Cole advised him to lead his own group in Ring of Honor. And consider it official: nZo has been invited to join the show. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
January 15, 2020
On Episode 41 of TAKE A BUMP, Matt Taven and Danny Picard were joined by Ring of Honor associate producer/editor Zane Decker who described what it's like to work with Matt and other professional wrestlers. Plus, Matt and Danny voted on the "Best of the Decade" in Ring of Honor, while Matt answered questions from the fans, and more. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
January 8, 2020
On Episode 40 of TAKE A BUMP, Matt Taven and Danny Picard were joined by Ring of Honor Ambassador Cary Silkin, who promoted his new podcast and discussed how his ticket-scalping days led to pro wrestling (22:38). Plus, Matt shared an update on his recovery from surgery, while giving everyone a rundown of the latest movies and documentaries that he's watched while being stuck in the house. Also, the boys discussed the future of their beloved Tom Brady. And, forget the Jericho Cruise, how about the "Taven Train"? --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
December 18, 2019
On Episode 39 of TAKE A BUMP, Matt Taven opened the show with some breaking news on his latest injury, while reacting to his loss at Final Battle over the weekend. Plus, Danhausen joined the show to discuss his recent wrestling fame, how long it takes to paint his face, and his favorite horror movies. And Matt and Danny closed out the show with the last "Ask Taven Anything" segment of 2019. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
December 11, 2019
On Episode 38 of TAKE A BUMP, Matt Taven and Danny Picard were joined by Ring of Honor's Angelina Love before her big match at Final Battle on Friday night. Plus, Matt answered questions from fans to begin the show, which included plenty of Christmas talk. Also, Matt shared some last thoughts before his match with Vinny Marseglia at Final Battle. And were the New England Patriots spying on the Cincinnati Bengals? Matt and Danny gave their take! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
December 4, 2019
On Episode 37 of TAKE A BUMP, Matt Taven and Danny Picard are joined by Ring of Honor's Joe Hendry, who discussed his classic entrance music, video games, and more. Plus, Matt Taven had some strong words for Vinny Marseglia before Final Battle next week. And the boys also talked about the latest with Jeffrey Epstein, Bikram Yoga, asteroids on their way towards Earth, and Home Alone. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
November 20, 2019
On Episode 36 of TAKE A BUMP, Matt Taven and Danny Picard were joined in-studio by Ring of Honor referee Todd Sinclair, who described his journey to becoming the company's senior official. Todd also discussed his most memorable moments as a pro wrestling ref, as well as the worst matches he's ever had to officiate. Also, don't think refs take bumps? Then you haven't heard about some of the bumps Todd's taken in the ring. Plus, the boys close out the show with another "Ask Taven Anything" segment, which actually includes a question from Matt's current rival, Vinny Marseglia. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
November 13, 2019
On Episode 35 of TAKE A BUMP, Matt Taven and Danny Picard were joined by one half of the Ring of Honor Tag Team champions, Mark Briscoe (50:00), who discusses risking his life going through tables, the Legion of Doom, cutting promos during basketball games, and a new fishing app that he swears by. Plus, Matt and Danny reacted to CM Punk returning to WWE television this week (31:00). Also, are people really trying to ban a Nike sneaker from the 2020 Olympics? And we learned some new stuff about Matt, including his high school attendance record, his favorite side dish at Thanksgiving, and perhaps his new weekly segment on the show called "Matt's Music Minute." --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
November 6, 2019
On Episode 34 of TAKE A BUMP, Matt Taven opened the show by addressing the shocking attack by his former best friend, Vinny Marseglia. Is "The Kingdom" done for good? And how will Matt handle it next? Plus, Matt and Danny discussed the latest conspiracies on the death of Jeffrey Epstein. And are we already using alien technology? Danny Picard is confused as to why the latest breakthrough with "Quantum Computing" isn't the top story in world news. And Northeast Wrestling's Dexter Loux joined he show to discuss his wrestling career, his love for gambling, and what it's like to have Matt as a trainer. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
October 30, 2019
On Episode 33 of TAKE A BUMP, Matt Taven and Danny Picard were joined by Brian Milonas from Ring of Honor (17:45). Brian discussed how he became a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Los Angeles Lakers, while telling stories about his WWE tryouts, and recalling the time that Vince McMahon raised his arm in the ring. Plus, Matt discussed his recent trip to the UK and broke down all the injuries he's currently dealing with. And the boys closed out the show with another "Ask Taven Anything" segment, which included discussions about Elvis Presley, ghosts, OJ Simpson's fantasy football league, and the Boston Celtics. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
October 16, 2019
On Episode 32 of TAKE A BUMP, Matt Taven and Danny Picard were joined by Ring of Honor's Josh Woods, who talked about his wrestling and MMA background, getting cut from WWE/NXT, and his current ROH friendship with Silas Young (49:19). Plus, Matt and Danny discussed who's been stalking The Kingdom, Mike Bennett's future in pro wrestling after asking for his release from WWE, DMT trips, LeBron James' comments on China, and much more. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
October 9, 2019
On episode 31 of TAKE A BUMP, Matt Taven and Danny Picard were joined by Ring of Honor's Flip Gordon, who discussed his very unique journey to the pro wrestling world. Plus, Matt and Danny reacted to Brock Lesnar's nine-second championship win over Kofi Kingston at WWE's "Smackdown on FOX" premiere. And the boys take their UFO talk to the next level, while sending a simple message to all Earthlings: Please do not eat babies! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
October 2, 2019
On Episode 30 of TAKE A BUMP, Matt Taven spoke in detail about losing his ROH World Championship to Rush over the weekend. Matt also looked back at his title reign, and looked ahead to the future, while explaining why he made the decision to stay in Ring of Honor. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
September 25, 2019
On Episode 29 of TAKE A BUMP, Ring of Honor World Champion Matt Taven and Danny Picard were joined by "Hot Sauce" Tracy Williams, who discusses his upcoming triple-threat match for the ROH Television Championship, growing up in New York City, and the nickname he almost gave himself instead of "Hot Sauce." Plus, Matt and Danny were finding it hard to ignore all the drama in the political world this week, but they still believe the latest UFO news is being buried by the news media. The boys also discussed Antonio Brown being released by the Patriots, behind-the-scenes pranks at Ring of Honor, and oh yeah, a pretty big World Title match in Vegas this weekend against Rush. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
September 18, 2019
On Episode 28 of TAKE A BUMP, Ring of Honor World Champion Matt Taven and Danny Picard were joined by Moose from IMPACT Wrestling before his big PPV match against Ken Shamrock. Moose (Quinn Ojinnaka) also talked about his days in the NFL, and more specifically, his time as an offensive lineman with the New England Patriots in 2010. He shared behind-the-scenes stories on Randy Moss being traded from the team, Wes Welker being benched for mocking Rex Ryan's foot fetish in a press conference, and he even gave some inside info on what a Patriots employee told him Malcolm Butler did to get benched in Super Bowl LII (52:33 in). Plus, Matt and Danny shared a couple Randy Moss stories of their own, while also discussing alien conspiracy theories, halloween candy, WrestleMania 8, and other random thoughts. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
September 13, 2019
On Episode 27 of TAKE A BUMP, Ring of Honor World Champion Matt Taven tries to add a stipulation to his title match against Rush at the "Death Before Dishonor" PPV later this month: he wants it to be a "Hair Match." Plus, Matt and Danny Picard react to Celtics center Enes Kanter winning the WWE 24/7 championship, Antonio Brown becoming a New England Patriot and then being accused of rape, and more fantasy football advice from OJ Simpson. And "Big Bacon" Brad Hollister joined the show to talk about his injury rehab, NBA 2K20, Brock Lesnar, and more. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
September 4, 2019
On Episode 26 of TAKE A BUMP, Matt Taven reacted to spending all of last week in Mexico, while Danny Picard had some important questions for the Ring of Honor World Champion. What's up with the Sports Illustrated report about Matt's contract? And No. 37 on the PWI 500? Plus, Ring of Honor's Jonathan Gresham joined the show. And then Matt answered questions from the fans, which led to a serious discussion about OJ Simpson. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
August 21, 2019
On Episode 25 of TAKE A BUMP, Matt Taven and Danny Picard were joined by Ring of Honor's "Number One" Brian Johnson. Plus, Matt explains how his surprise Northeast Wrestling return went down over the weekend. And the boys share their favorite versions of Hulk Hogan, while Matt answers questions about his favorite gas station snacks, and more. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
August 15, 2019
On Episode 24 of TAKE A BUMP, MLW's Brian Pillman Jr. joined Matt Taven and Danny Picard to discuss his upcoming match with nZo (formerly Enzo Amore in WWE). Plus, Matt reacts to his big win at Ring of Honor's Summer Supercard, while having some words for Rush. Also, Matt and Danny shared their thoughts on one of the biggest conspiracy theories that's out there today: the death of Jeffrey Epstein. All that and more. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
August 7, 2019
On Episode 23 of TAKE A BUMP, Matt Taven and Danny Picard previewed this weekend's "Summer Supercard" PPV in Toronto. Plus, Ring of Honor's PJ Black called into the show to discuss his upcoming match with Silas Young, skydiving with other wrestlers, hanging out with Snoop Dogg, and more. Also, Matt answers questions from fans, who ask him to put together his best "Starting 5" basketball lineup filled with pro wrestlers. And which teenage TV stars did Matt and Danny have a crush on? All that and more. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
July 31, 2019
On Episode 22 of TAKE A BUMP, Matt Taven and Danny Picard were joined by Christian Casanova, who discussed his recent Ring of Honor debut. Plus, Matt responds to his upcoming opponent, Alex Shelley, who had some good things to say about the Ring of Honor World Champion. And another installment of "Ask Taven Anything" where we finally find out if Matt would prefer hands as feet or feet as hands. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
July 23, 2019
On Episode 21 of TAKE A BUMP, Ring of Honor's Kenny King joined Matt Taven and Danny Picard in-studio to look back at their Triple Threat title match over the weekend. Plus, Kenny discussed his football days, The Bachelorette, UFO sightings, and more. And of course, another installment of "Ask Taven Anything." --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
July 17, 2019
On Episode 20 of TAKE A BUMP, Matt Taven described his experience of throwing out the first pitch at Fenway Park before the Red Sox game on Monday night. Plus, Matt and Danny talk about their favorite sports movies. And Ring of Honor's Silas Young joined the show (29:48) to discuss why he's the "last real man" in the world, cigarette smoking, his Green Bay Packers and the Aaron Rodgers vs Tom Brady debate, and a Jericho Cruise story for the ages. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
July 10, 2019
On Episode 19 of TAKE A BUMP, Matt Taven and Danny Picard are joined in-studio by Ring of Honor Wrestling associate TV producer Chris Resnick to share some stories about how he sees things from his side of the camera. Come for his Jim Cornette impression, stay for another "Ask Taven Anything" segment. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
July 2, 2019
On Episode 18 of TAKE A BUMP, Matt Taven and Danny Picard were joined in-studio by Ryan Waters from "Top Rope Promotions." Ryan trained Matt in his early wrestling days, and he described the experience from day one. Plus, Ryan shared his thoughts on the current state of the wrestling industry, having trained so many who are now professional wrestlers. And of course, they closed out the show with another "Ask Taven Anything" segment. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
June 26, 2019
On Episode 17 of TAKE A BUMP, Matt Taven and Danny Picard preview the upcoming "Best in the World" PPV. The boys also share their thoughts on the latest wrestling twitter wars, while Danny has a strong take on Seth Rollins' recent use of twitter. Plus, Ring of Honor ring announcer Bobby Cruise joined the show to discuss how he got into the wrestling industry, what his future holds, and which Boston pro athletes have blocked him on social media (25:04). And of course, another "Ask Taven Anything" segment to close it out. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
June 19, 2019
On Episode 16 of TAKE A BUMP, Matt Taven and Danny Picard were joined by IMPACT Wrestling's Sami Callihan, who talked about his beef with Jim Cornette, his thoughts on intergender wrestling, and what made the Undertaker his favorite wrestler of all time. Plus, Matt and Danny give their take on the latest example of Ring of Honor's "Kingdom Conspiracy," the NBA offseason, their favorite Disney movies, and Danny's superkick during a UFO Wrestling event. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
June 12, 2019
On Episode 15 of TAKE A BUMP, Ring of Honor World Champion Matt Taven brought his title into the studio and made wrestling history (watch on FITE TV on Friday at 7pm ET). Plus, Matt and Danny Picard shared their thoughts on Goldberg vs Undertaker, the Stanley Cup Final and the NBA Finals, and David Ortiz being shot in the Dominican. Plus, RJ City joined the show to provide a few laughs. And of course, another "Ask Taven Anything" segment. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
June 7, 2019
On Episode 14 of TAKE A BUMP, Ring of Honor World Television Champion Shane Taylor joined Matt Taven and Danny Picard to discuss his upcoming title defense against Bandido, his Cleveland sports teams, and his goals beyond the TV championship (35:51). Plus, Matt reacts to his big win in the "Defy or Deny" match, while addressing wrestling fans who have been trying to knock Ring of Honor on social media. Also, Danny keeps pressing Matt to take Jay Lethal's name off his Ring of Honor World Championship and put his own "Matt Taven" nameplate on it. And of course, another "Ask Taven Anything" segment. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
May 29, 2019
On Episode 13 of TAKE A BUMP, Ring of Honor superstar Kenny King joins Matt Taven and Danny Picard to talk about his appearance on The Bachelorette, his character in the Nickelodeon GUTS video game, and his current rivalry with Jay Lethal (31:09). Plus, Matt and Danny talk about the latest wrestler to be added to the list of "No. 1 contenders" for Matt's Ring of Honor World Championship, the state of pro wrestling after AEW's "Double or Nothing" PPV, the NBA Finals, and a whole lot more. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
May 22, 2019
On Episode 12 of TAKE A BUMP, Ace Romero joined Matt Taven and Danny Picard to discuss his AEW debut at "Double or Nothing" in Las Vegas (47:20). Plus, Matt and Danny looked back at ROH 400 and Matt's big win over Flip Gordon, looked ahead to Jay Lethal's upcoming ROH World Championship rematch, and answered more "Ask Taven Anything" questions. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
May 16, 2019
On Episode 11 of TAKE A BUMP, Ring of Honor superstar and one-third of "The Kingdom" TK O'Ryan joined Matt Taven and Danny Picard in-studio. TK told the story of how he went from Division 1 baseball player with a dream of making the Majors to becoming a professional wrestler. Plus, Matt answers more questions from the fans, including whether or not he would ever consider letting Dalton Castle become a member of "The Kingdom." --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
May 8, 2019
On Episode 10 of TAKE A BUMP, Ring of Honor World Champion Matt Taven told the behind-the-scenes story of how he went from long curly hair to a mohawk. Matt and Danny Picard also shared some quick thoughts on the Boston Celtics' playoff struggles. And now-retired wrestler "The Sure Thing" Mark Shurman called into the show, where we learned about the time that Matt appeared on Monday Night Raw. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
May 1, 2019
On Episode 9 of TAKE A BUMP, Ring of Honor World Champion Matt Taven returns from Hawaii and reacts to some of the things he missed while he was away, including the Boston Celtics' playoff run, CM Punk returning to wrestling, Bray Wyatt's new "children's" show, the Battle of Winterfell, and more. Plus, Matt reacts to Flip Gordon interrupting him and claiming to be the No. 1 contender for the ROH World Championship. Matt also challenges NWA Champion Nick Aldis to a champion vs champion match. And in the "Ask Taven Anything" segment to close out the show, Matt answers questions about his purple title, the "Dark Side of the Ring" series, and his favorite movies of all time. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
April 17, 2019
On Episode 8 of TAKE A BUMP, Matt Taven and Danny Picard discuss whether or not PCO should actually be the No. 1 contender for the Ring of Honor World Championship. They also reacted to the WWE's Superstar Shakeup and talked NBA Playoffs. And the voice of Ring of Honor Ian Riccaboni (44:00) called into the show to discuss his wild road to the pro wrestling world, the Philadelphia sports scene, and more. Plus, another installment of "Ask Taven Anything" that included road trips, wrestler's real names, and Northeast Wrestling nostalgia (1:38:53). --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
April 10, 2019
On Episode 7 of TAKE A BUMP, Matt Taven and Danny Picard shared their reactions to Saturday's G1 Supercard at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night. And of course they discussed what it was like for Matt to climb the ladder at MSG and win the Ring of Honor World Championship, which he brought with him into the studio. Matt opened the show by explaining what's next for him as the champ, which included potential matches against Jay Lethal, Kazuchika Okada, and even Conor McGregor. Plus, Matt and Danny shared their thoughts on the state of pro wrestling after a wild weekend in New York City. And during the "Ask Taven Anything" segment, Matt answered a fan's question about Bret Hart being attacked by a fan during the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony (1:04:08). --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
April 5, 2019
Matt Taven and Danny Picard recorded an episode of TAKE A BUMP in front of a live audience at the Hulu Theater inside Madison Square Garden on Friday, one day before the G1 Supercard at MSG. Matt and Danny were joined by "Kingdom" members Vinny Marseglia and TK O'Ryan, and "The Bouncers" Brian Milonas and The Beer City Bruiser. Plus, some "Ask Taven Anything" questions from the fans in attendance. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
April 3, 2019
On Episode 5 of TAKE A BUMP, Matt Taven and Danny Picard opened the show by previewing Saturday night's G1 Supercard at Madison Square Garden, while making a major announcement about the podcast. Plus, they shared their thoughts on the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2019 (32:14), and John Oliver's HBO segment about the treatment of pro wrestlers (48:53). And another installment of "Ask Taven Anything" (1:03:48). --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
March 27, 2019
On Episode 4 of TAKE A BUMP, Matt Taven returned from the UK and reacted to rumors of Rob Gronkowski and Conor McGregor making the jump to pro wrestling now that they've both announced their retirement. Also, Ring of Honor's Dalton Castle made a guest appearance to talk about the upcoming G1 Supercard (50:48). And Matt answered your questions about PBandJ sandwiches, a dream match with Chris Jericho, and more (1:13:21). --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
March 19, 2019
On Episode 3 of TAKE A BUMP, Matt Taven and Danny Picard were joined by WWE's Mike Kanellis (33:35) to discuss what's next for him in 205 Live, the history of "The Kingdom," and his admiration for Edge. Plus, Matt and Danny opened the show by reacting to what happened at Ring of Honor's 17th Anniversary PPV, while looking ahead to Matt's championship ladder match at Madison Square Garden against Marty Scurll and Jay Lethal on April 6. Also, Matt answered questions from the fans in the debut of a new segment, "Ask Taven Anything" (1:08:17) where he explained how he came up with the name "Taven" and told a story about the craziest autograph he's ever given. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
March 13, 2019
On Episode 2 of TAKE A BUMP, Matt Taven and Danny Picard were joined by another member of "The Kingdom" in Vinny Marseglia (33:35), who discussed his upcoming movie on Netflix, travel stories with the rest of The Kingdom, and what it was like to get in the ring with his favorite wrestler of all time. Plus, the show opened with Matt having some final words for his upcoming opponent in the main event at ROH 17, Jay Lethal. And Matt also responded to Marty Scurll for trying to stick his nose into the ROH World Championship picture. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
March 6, 2019
On the first episode of "TAKE A BUMP" Danny Picard and Matt Taven give a brief breakdown of the new show's origin, while explaining what you can expect every single week. Plus, Matt discusses his latest promo work, and the "One Man Thrill Ride" Jimmy Preston joins the show (58:46) to tell us what's next in his pro wrestling career. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeabump/support
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