The randomized computer drawing for “Survival of the Fittest 2012”, taking place on September 22nd in Baltimore, has selected the next match-up for the Qualifying Round of the tournament. The two names randomly selected to square off are:
Jay Lethal & “God's Gift” QT Marshall
Lethal is coming off a big weekend at “Caged Hostility” that saw him not only win his bout against Adam Page but also step up to the Jim Cornette's challenge and prove himself worthy of getting an ROH World Title match at “Killer Instinct” in Rahway on October 6th. Before getting to The Du Burns, he still has to contend with “The Notorious 187” Homicide this weekend at “Death Before Dishonor X” which will certainly force Lethal to dig deep into that killer instinct for which Cornette was searching.
Marshall, who has been impressive since his ROH debut a few months ago, fell short in Charlotte in his battle with “No Fear” Mike Mondo but is hoping to rebound in SOTF and earn himself an ROH World Title shot to go along with his newly won ROH contract.
“The fact that I have secured an ROH World title match does not make me any less hungry.” said Lethal to ROHWrestling.com, “You could be forgiven for thinking that Survival of the Fittest somehow is less important to me now that I have my shot. You would be wrong but I can forgive that. This tournament is my insurance policy that, god forbid, Rahway does not go my way. On the chance that Steve Corino or Jimmy Jacobs decide to screw me over or the chance that Kevin Steen takes an easy way out to keep his title, winning SOTF is my insurance policy that he won't get away. Should I face Rhino and have to deal with Truth Martini and the HoT looking for a way to cost me my opportunity, like the way they did when I faced Davey Richards earlier this year, I will have this title chance in my back pocket. By hook or by crook, I will be the ROH World Champion before you know it.”
Jay Lethal vs. “God's Gift” QT Marshall! “Survival of the Fittest 2012”! September 22, 2012! Baltimore, MD! Tickets right here!