Jay Lethal has victories over some of the biggest names from ROH’s early years, including AJ Styles, Samoa Joe and Low Ki. One man he has never defeated is former ROH World Champion Xavier.
Lethal will get his opportunity when he faces Xavier at ROH Past vs. Present in Las Vegas on March 14.
Although they’ve never met inside an ROH ring, Lethal and Xavier wrestled each other on several occasions on independent shows between 2005-2007. Xavier -- who was more experienced than Lethal, who was just in his early 20s -- won every time.
When Lethal heard ROH was doing Past vs. Present, the two-time former ROH World Champion and “Franchise of ROH” immediately issued a challenge to Xavier, who defeated Low Ki in 2002 to become the second ROH World Champion and went on to hold the title for six months.
“Xavier, I don’t know exactly what’s going on with your life when you’re hearing this, but listen up. The greatest wrestler in the world is calling you out,” Lethal said in a video posted on social media.
— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) January 26, 2020
Xavier, who last wrestled in ROH in 2007 and retired from the sport in 2011, resurfaced with a video of his own in response to Lethal.
“With all your success, you know deep down inside you can’t call yourself the greatest wrestler when you haven’t beaten ‘The All-Around Best,’” Xavier said. “So understand this, Jay, I don’t need to wrestle you. You need to wrestle me. And come March 14, for your challenge, I accept!”
— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) February 3, 2020
Will Lethal add Xavier’s name to the long list of wrestlers he’s defeated? Or will Xavier make Lethal regret calling him out? Join us live in Las Vegas or streaming for HonorClub to find out!
ROH PRESENTS PAST VS. PRESENT
SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 6 P.M. PDT
SAM’S TOWN LIVE
5111 BOULDER HIGHWAY
LAS VEGAS, NV 89122
XAVIER vs. JAY LETHAL
GENERATION NEXT (MATT SYDAL & ALEX SHELLEY) vs. VILLAIN ENTERPRISES (MARTY SCURLL & FLIP GORDON)
HOMICIDE vs. BRODY KING
DOUG WILLIAMS vs. JONATHAN GRESHAM
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