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
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
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
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
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