Jay Lethal talks about the importance of loyalty in professional wrestling.
Jay Lethal is a modern journeyman in the world of wrestling. Jay has had runs in IMPACT Wrestling, Ring of Honor, and most recently, All Elite Wrestling. and every company, Jay has always had a prolonged stay, and now, he says he will be in AEW until something happens where he is no longer wanted or no longer allowed to compete under that banner.
"If I didn't get fired, part of me believes I'd still be [at IMPACT Wrestling] because my dad and I have always talked about being loyal and wrestling and not just going to the highest bidder," Jay Lethal said during a recent appearance on The Kurt Angle Show. "If a company is taking good care of you and you like them, and you guys respect each other, and there are no real issues, you can chat about the money later. Your loyalty and your word have got to mean something. I would have been in IMPACT Wrestling, I believe, to this day if they didn't let me go. Ring of Honor, if they didn't close down, I would still be wrestling for them to this day.
"Things happen for a reason," he continued. "Now, I am in AEW, which is amazing. It's a godsend. Then, they bought Ring of Honor, but I'll be at AEW until the company closes, they let me go, or they fire me, because, to me, in wrestling, if I'm going to put my body, my life, and my career on the line for you, I've got to appreciate and love you. There is some bond between us and I'm going to try my hardest to not ever break that bond. So, if you don't break it, I'm not going to break it, and we'll bond forever."
Now, Jay Lethal is working with familiar faces in Sonjay Dutt and Jeff Jarrett. Jay most recently teamed with Jeff Jarrett as part of Ric Flair's last match against Andrade El Idolo and Flair himself.
Jeff Jarett and Jay Lethal will reprise their team at AEW Full Gear 2022 against the team of Darby Allin and Sting. Learn more here.
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