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
A very big moment is happening in ROH. There is going to be an epic match between Jay Lethal and Jay Briscoe on June 19, 2015 in New York City. After a very long buildup to this moment, both the World Heavyweight Championship and World Television Championship will be on the line, with one man walking away as a double champion. Ring of Honor is banking big time on this pay per view being able to draw in new fans.
May 18, 2015
While he has been given a really solid push over the last year, there is still a chance that Jay Lethal could opt to leave for GFW when the opportunity arises. He maintains a good business relationship with Jeff Jarrett, who may end up receiving a better television deal for his promotion than the one that Ring of Honor has. It is being said that Lethal would love to perform for a much bigger audience. ROH still is not shown in every state.
April 3, 2015
A rather interesting thing took place at the ROH anniversary show on Sunday night. Jay Lethal cut a promo before defending the Television Championship against Alberto Del Rio. One of the things he said will probably not sit well with AJ Lee and CM Punk. Lethal stated that he was not someone that would take things that are handed down to him. He then pointed out that Punk was a guy that took a girl that he handed down.
March 3, 2015
There appears to be very little interest from both sides on a TNA return by Jay Lethal. For starters, management is focused on acquiring newer performers who have never been on the big stage. They're also focused on acquiring guys with a lot of name value. As good as Lethal is, his name value is not as high as say someone coming off of a WWE stint. On the flip side, Lethal seems to have found a nice home with ROH, thanks to a lengthy title reign.
February 19, 2015