Current Ring of Honor World Champion and Television Champion, Jay Lethal spoke with Channel Guide Magazine recently and made some comments regarding possibly working for World Wrestling Entertainment. Rumors have been running rampant that the WWE has been watching Lethal’s developments and is highly interested in signing the 14 year wrestling veteran.
“I’ll say also if that is true, I’m honored.
To be wanted in professional wrestling, that’s all a wrestler can really ask for. Just to be wanted, it’s a great feeling. So if that’s true, I’m honored. I haven’t heard anything about that myself. Would you work for WWE? I’ve answered this question before. To me the answer is still the same.
When I became a fan, it was because I watched the WWF as a fan growing up. It helped create this love growing up that I have for professional wrestling, much like everyone from my era. All the guys I’ve wrestled today. To say it wouldn’t be cool to work with or for the company that helped create my love for professional wrestling, I would say that I was lying. So given the chance and if the timing was right, sure I would definitely work for or with them. I got to say by the same token, I’m on cloud 9 right now. I’m undisputed champion of a company that’s known around the world. Not for its storylines, music or entrance. I’m the world champion of a company known around the world for its wrestling. What an honor to get to say that.”
Lethal defeated long time Ring of Honor Champion, Jay Briscoe at the Best in the World pay-per-view to become what is being called the ROH Pure Champion. He then successfully defended his title against Roderick Strong at the Death Before Dishonor event when their contest ended in a 60 time limit draw. Most recently Lethal defeated Kyle O’Reily at the All Star Extravaganza event.
All in all Lethal Jay has won 11 titles in his long tenured wrestling career. He won 6 X-division championships during his time in Total Nonstop Action, wrestling under the “Black Machismo” moniker which was basically a version of Macho Man Randy Savage. He has also won the TNA tag titles with his partner at the time being Consequences Creed and their team name “Lethal Consequences”