Ring of Honor issued the following press release to announce the re-signing of Jay Lethal, Bobby Fish, and Kyle O’Reilly.
Three cornerstones of Ring of Honor have re-signed! After careful deliberation and review of offers from across the globe, ROH World Champion JAY LETHAL and three-time former ROH World Tag Team Champions BOBBY FISH and KYLE O’REILLY, known collectively as reDRagon, will continue to compete in front of the Best Fans on the Planet!
Jay Lethal used Ring of Honor’s biggest year yet, 2015, to assert himself as the top professional wrestler on the planet. Determined to make the ROH World Championship a truly world title after winning it in June in New York, Lethal has defended his championship in ROH, New Japan Pro Wrestling, and in Europe, including a recent 10-day stretch where he wrestled on three continents! Lethal, who made his ROH debut in 2004, has become one of the most decorated stars in ROH history, entering his 21st consecutive month holding championship gold!
“As the Ring of Honor World Champion, there is no place I would rather be,” said Lethal. “The Best Professional Wrestling on the Planet isn’t a clever marketing moniker – I have re-signed with ROH to prove that I am the best professional wrestler in the world as I defend the Ring of Honor World Championship across the globe.”
Since forming a tag team in 2012, Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly, known collectively as reDRagon, have set a worldwide standard for tag team wrestling. The three-time ROH World Tag Team Champions nicknamed the “Two Man Smash Machine” and “Best Team on God’s Green”, have had unparalleled success in Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling as both tag team competitors and singles stars. With their contract renewal, fans of Fish and O’Reilly will be ecstatic to know that reDRagon will continue to compete in New Japan, where they are winners of the Super Jr. Tag Team Tournament and two-time IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Champions!
“When you talk about tag team wrestling, War Machine, the Young Bucks, Briscoes, All Night Express, all of the top teams in the world are in or are coming to Ring of Honor,” said Fish. O’Reilly added, “We have our sights set on it all in 2016 – singles and tag team gold. 2016 will be the Year of the Dragon in ROH.”
With three key stars re-signed to the ROH ranks, their sights undoubtedly turn from contract negotiations to Ring of Honor’s 14th Anniversary Pay Per View on Friday February 25, 9 PM EST/6 PM PST! Lethal and O’Reilly have already been signed as part of a huge three-way ROH World Title Defense where Lethal will defend against O’Reilly and Adam Cole!
More information about Jay Lethal, reDRagon, and Ring of Honor’s 14th Anniversary Pay Per View, including upcoming appearances and featured products, can be found on http://www.rohwrestling.com.
Powell’s POV: Obviously, these are three key signings for Ring of Honor. It seemed fairly apparent that Fish and O’Reilly were staying based on the fact that O’Reilly is in the main event of next month’s pay-per-view, but this makes it official.