10 Questions With... Jay Lethal

Find out what advice Kevin Nash gave Jay Lethal, which wrestling personality he does an impression of besides Randy Savage and Ric Flair, what his most embarrassing moment was in wrestling and more.

1. What is your first memory of pro wrestling?

The first memory I have of pro wrestling is sitting on my mom’s bed with my brother getting ready for wrestling to come on. I think it was a Saturday, the cartoon “X-Men” was on, which was the lead-in. I remember being so excited for wrestling. I think I was also excited because my older brother was so excited.

2. Everyone knows you do spot-on impressions of Randy Savage and Ric Flair. Do you do any other wrestling personalities?

I think those are my best ones. But I like to think I can do a good impression of Jimmy Hart as well. But I need the megaphone (laughs).

3. If you weren't a pro wrestler, what do you think you'd be doing for a living?

I might be a carpenter like my dad. Before I had the chance to become a pro wrestler, I accompanied my dad to work many times. Some of the coolest memories I have are from working with him. I remember when I got my first power drill. He was just as proud of me then as he is today.

4. You started in ROH as a teenager. Now you're one of the elder statesmen in the locker room. What's your approach to that role?

I don’t consider myself to be anything more or less than anyone on our roster. We are all on the same playing field to me. We all strive hard every day to make Ring of Honor better than it was the day before.

5. What's the best piece of advice you've been given in the wrestling business, and who gave it to you?

Kevin Nash told me, “If you’re not having fun, then what is the point?” I didn’t fully grasp it until a few years later when I realized that I could have fun and work hard at the same time.

6. What's something you'd like to know more about?

I’d like to know more about the feeling you get when you win every Ring of Honor Championship available (laughs).

7. What's the most embarrassing moment you've had in the business?

(Laughs) It happened during my very first match. My music hit, my family was cheering ready for me to make my entrance. I waited until the perfect cue during the music. And once I walked through the curtain, I slipped on a big puddle of water. My opponent came out before me and he was dripping wet so it made the floor all slippery.

8. Do you have a favorite video game?

I love video games. My favorite game ever would be the “Mass Effect” series, followed by “The Witcher 3.” Growing up, I played every wrestling game that came out. Me, my brother and my friends would have wars!

9. How do you feel about being labeled as "The Franchise" of ROH, and is it something you feel pressure to live up to?

I actually like the sound of it. When I started watching ECW I was a fan of Shane Douglas. It reminds me of that. I actually don’t feel any added pressure from it. But I always honestly feel pressured to deliver up to the standard that Ring of Honor has set.

10. You've dedicated yourself to regaining the ROH World Title. If Dalton Castle is reading this, what message do you have for him?

Stop calling and texting me. I won’t add you on Facebook

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