Since WWE had been collecting as much talent as possible, rumors of Jay Lethal finally signing with the promotion started to swirl. Well, those can be put to rest for at least another year, as the ROH World Heavyweight Champion has signed a contract extension to stay exactly where he is. The belief is that Lethal would much rather defend the world title around the globe instead of being forced to start over again in NXT, the developmental brand.
January 28, 2016
In a very interesting move, ROH has decided to give Matt Jackson a chance at their world heavyweight championship on Saturday night at a live event in Duluth, Georgia. Jackson will be challenge Jay Lethal for the title that night. Matt normally works tag team matches with his brother, but Ring of Honor management wants to see how well he can do as a singles competitor, much like what the NWA did with Ricky Morton and Ric Flair.
January 20, 2016
Reports have surfaced that WWE is indeed interested in signing Jay Lethal to a contract. The current ROH Heavyweight Champion has publicly stated that he would be more than interested in signing with the company. Lethal knows that he can only go so far by staying with Ring of Honor as they really have no plans on expansion. The former TNA star would be thrown into the NXT mix right away.
December 3, 2015
Earlier this week, it was revealed that AJ Styles had suffered some sort of injury. It was severe enough that ROH might need to scramble to find a new opponent for Jay Lethal at the Final Battle pay per view taking place in December. Reports have now surfaced that the injury suffered was the same one that sidelined him for a couple of weeks. Styles is once again having issues with his lower back.
November 30, 2015
On December 18 and December 19, ROH will be presenting their annual Final Battle pay per view. Management might need to scramble for a new main event match. Initially AJ Styles was scheduled to challenge Jay Lethal for the heavyweight championship. However, Styles is injured once again. No details have emerged, but he might have injured his back again.
November 29, 2015
While doing an interview with the Nashville Scene, Jay Lethal was once again asked about his desire to work for WWE. He stated that most wrestling fans got into the business in large part because they were fans of that promotion as a kid. He is no exception. With that in mind, he stated that he would absolutely love to work for a company that is a fan of. However, Lethal also noted that he would be fine if it never happened.
November 21, 2015
A champion is only as good as the contenders that he works programs with. Jay Lethal is about to get quite the boost as the ROH Heavyweight Champion. AJ Styles won a fatal four way match this week, and he is now the top challenger for the belt. No word yet on when the match will take place, but it should do wonders for Lethal and his profile. Lethal is more than likely going to hold on to the belt.
September 19, 2015
Since he has now proven that he be utilized as the top guy in a promotion, Jay Lethal has reportedly earned the interest of WWE. In the past, management wanted to focus on signing guys that fans were not all that familiar with. However, with the recent success of guys like Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens, the front office has changed their policy a little. Lethal has expressed interest in the past.
September 16, 2015
Thanks in large part to their partnership with New Japan, ROH is going to be heading to Japan in the early part of 2016. The two sides have been in negotiations for the past couple of months. The deal would mean that performers like Jay Lethal are going to be starring in a couple of shows in that country. This is a big step forward for a promotion that needs more exposure.
August 16, 2015
A post on Twitter where Jay Lethal and the Young Bucks are holding championship belts. Nick Jackson and Matt Jackson are holding the IWGP Jr Tag Team Championship, while Lethal is holding the world championship and television championship in ROH. The three of them worked a big pay per view for Ring of Honor this weekend.
June 20, 2015