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
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
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
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 it certainly is not as prestigious as holding the world heavyweight championship, ROH has decided to honor Jay Lethal by allowing him to break a couple of records. The former TNA star is now the longest reigning television champion in the history of the promotion. Lethal has defended the belt successfully a total of 22 times, which is also a record. No word yet if management has considered rewarding him with the big prize.
January 20, 2015
When ROH reached out to Alberto Del Rio about working some shows for them in 2015, the former world heavyweight champion was allowed input as to which performers that he wanted to work with. Surprisingly, he specifically asked to work with ACH, as Del Rio is impressed with the San Antonio native. He also asked to work matches with Roderick Strong and Kyle O'Reilly. Reports have surfaced that Jay Lethal was another name on the list of opponents.
December 25, 2014