By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Jay Lethal spoke with Brian Fritz on Sporting News and recalled meeting Dalton Castle at a 2013 Ring of Honor tryout camp. “All he was looking for, in my opinion, was his character because I saw when he came to the Ring of Honor tryout, the ability was there,” Lethal recalled. “He was looking for something to capture the audience and he’s found that very quickly.
“He is the world champion for a reason. It’s not like someone said ‘look, Dalton’s doing really good, he’s stepped his game up’. No, I don’t think that was ever said. I think from day one Dalton has been amazing and someone maybe said ‘this guy is amazing, we’re going to recognize that.’ I don’t think it was a thing where we saw his growth. I think Dalton has always been amazing which is why he’s the world champion.”
Lethal also spoke about teaming with Hiroshi Tanahashi on Saturday’s ROH Supercard of Honor event. “It’s an honor to team with Tanahashi but I would really love a singles match with Tanahashi,” he said. “The New Japan wrestling fan in me would really love a singles match with me and Tanahashi. Deep down inside, I want to wrestle anybody.” Read the full story at SportingNews.com.
Powell’s POV: Lethal and Tanahashi will be challenging the Briscoes for the ROH Tag Titles on the loaded Supercard of Honor event (join me for live coverage on Saturday night). I am with Lethal in wanting to see him face Tanahashi, so hopefully something will happen on Saturday that will set the stage for that match. Lethal also spoke about his Randy Savage and Ric Flair impersonations, his versatility, his desire to wrestle Daniel Bryan, and much more.
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