Jay Lethal's next ROH World Title defense is set.
ROH announced that Lethal will put his title on the line this Friday at Road To G1 Supercard in Houston against The Kingdom's Vinny Marseglia.
Lethal was originally scheduled to defend the championship in Houston against Chris Sabin, who earned the title opportunity by taking Lethal to a 20-minute draw in a Proving Ground Match in November. However, Sabin suffered a knee injury during ROH’s international television taping in Atlanta Jan. 12 and will be out of action for an unspecified amount of time.
With Lethal needing a new opponent, The Kingdom’s Marseglia stepped up to issue a sinister challenge. However, The Horror King made it clear that he has no interest in becoming ROH World Champion. That’s because he considers Kingdom leader Matt Taven to be the real world champion and Lethal to be a fraud.
Marseglia, obviously doing Taven’s bidding, has vowed to defeat Lethal in Houston and then drop the ROH World Title belt in the garbage.
Lethal, the epitome of a fighting champion, immediately accepted Marseglia’s challenge, and ROH officials have sanctioned it.
Will Lethal send a message to Taven by making an example of Marseglia? Or will Marseglia do the unthinkable by upsetting Lethal and trashing the belt?
The Road To G1 Supercard begins this Thursday, Jan. 24 in Dallas. All three nights will stream live on HonorClub. Here's a look at the updated card for Houston:
* ROH World Champion Jay Lethal vs. Vinny Marseglia.
* ROH TV Champion Jeff Cobb vs. Rocky Romero vs. Bandido vs. Dalton Castle in a Proving Ground Match.
* Jonathan Gresham vs. Matt Taven.
* Willie Mack & Colt Cabana vs. Kenny King & mystery partner.
* The Bouncers vs. The Boys.
* Coast 2 Coast vs. Eli Isom and Cheeseburger.
Fightful will provide full results from all three nights following the conclusion of each event.