By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
ROH Champion Jay Lethal spoke with Brian Fritz of SportingNews.com and spoke about his decision to re-sign with the company last November “Here’s the thing that made me fall in love with them,” Lethal said. “Even when I was just that kid that didn’t feel like I belonged, my skill level was nowhere near a CM Punk or Austin Aries or Alex Shelley at the time, but yet I was still wrestling with those guys. Even then, this company has always gone above and beyond for me. This company has always taken great care of me. I’ve never had a reason to even dream about wanting to go somewhere else. I love this place.”
Lethal also said entering the G1 Supercard at Madison Square Garden as ROH Champion is more important to him than leaving as champion. “To me, it’s all about walking in as the champion,” he said. “If I don’t leave as the champion, that wouldn’t be too heart breaking for me, but going in as the champion, they could never take anything away from me after that. If I can hold onto this belt — we do have one more pay-per-view in March, I have to get through that first. If I can walk into Madison Square Garden as the champion, that’s what I would really like. Winning the big one in Madison Square Garden, that would be cool, but to me, being the first Ring of Honor Champion walking into Madison Square Garden and defending the belt, that’s the coolest part to me.” Read the full interview at SportingNews.com.
Powell’s POV: It’s interesting that Lethal admits he cares more about entering MSG as champion than leaving with the title. Is he foreshadowing a title change for the April 6 event? Lethal also spoke about whether ROH is rebuilding, the new additions to the talent roster, and more in the actual interview.
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