Recently appearing on The Ross Report podcast, Ring Of Honor world champion Jay Lethal said he would welcome the chance to work for World Wrestling Entertainment if the opportunity arose.
“Most of the wrestlers from my generation, our love for professional wrestling started from watching the WWF," Lethal told Jim Ross on the podcast. "So, me personally, it would be very cool, even if it was just for a minute, to get to work for the company that started my love for professional wrestling. Yes, I would definitely work for them, given the right time, given the right circumstance.”
Lethal's connection to old-school WWF wrestling, has been an integral part of his career. He spent a good portion of his stint in TNA using the "Black Machismo" character, mostly a comedy act mimicking "Macho Man" Randy Savage.
Eight former ROH World Champions went on to work for WWE: Low Ki, Samoa Joe, CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins, Jamie Noble and Austin Aries. Another former champ, Roderick Strong, might be next. JR recently wrote on a blog on his website that he thinks Strong will sign with WWE soon.
Lethal signed a new contract with ROH back in January but, when that deal expires, might he follow in the footsteps of his predecessors?
Lethal will defend his title next in Tokyo on August 14 as part of New Japan Pro Wrestling's G1 Climax 26 finals against Satoshi Kojima. Assuming Lethal retains, he will reach the 14-month milestone as champion... and then defend against Adam Cole August 19 at the next ROH iPPV, Death Before Dishonor, from Las Vegas.
“Our styles really mesh well together," Lethal said of the matchup with Cole. "This is going to be one hell of a pay-per-view, because I’m coming for revenge. Adam Cole had the Bullet Club beat me down and shave my head. Now this babyface is out for revenge.”
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