ROH Debut: “Revenge on the Prophecy” - West Mifflin, PA 1/11/03
ROH Title(s) Held:
Pure Title (3/5/05 – 5/7/05)
World TV Title (8/13/11 – 3/31/12)
Jay Lethal was a part of Ring of Honor from 2003-2006, and in that time the ROH faithful watched him grow from a kid hanging out with the wrong crowd, throwing away all his talent & ability, to an eventual champion going toe-to-toe with ROH legends like Christopher Daniels, CM Punk, and Lethal’s own mentor, Samoa Joe. Jay reigned as the ROH Pure Champion (a belt later unified with the World Title) but parted ways with his long-time home in August of 2006.
Still, they say home is where the heart is, and Lethal’s remained here with Ring of Honor throughout his absence. Finally, on June 26, 2011 at “Best in the World 2011” in NYC, the hottest free agent in wrestling made his highly anticipated return to the ROH ring with a victory over Mike Bennett and used that momentum to roll on and win the ROH World TV Title from El Generico on August 13th in Chicago Ridge. Lethal put in a pair of classic performances against Davey Richards at “The Homecoming 2012” & on “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV in World Title matches but unfortunately the combined machinations of The House of Truth & The Embassy caused both of those to end unsuccessfully. It was those same two units that also combined to cost Lethal his TV Title at “Showdown in the Sun – Day 2” when the interference of Tommaso Ciampa set-up Lethal to be beaten by Roderick Strong. The issues between Lethal, The Embassy, and The HoT are far from over and one can only imagine that Jay looks to reclaim the TV Title and maybe someday down the line finally be crowned World Champion as well…