Kenny King announced recently that he has set his sights on Jay Lethal, and his opportunity to face the two-time ROH World Champion will take place when ROH makes it’s Pacific Northwest debut at State of the Art, an international television taping, in Kent, Wash., on June 1.
King, who has been claiming that he was blinded as a result of being sprayed by The Great Muta’s mist at G1 Supercard last month, said he was going to undergo surgery this week to restore his sight. ROH officials have received no further word from King on the matter, but the match in Kent has been booked regardless.
After winning the Honor Rumble at G1 Supercard to earn a shot at the ROH World Title, King said that before he cashes in his title opportunity against champion Matt Taven, he wants to get his hands on Lethal.
King has had a beef with Lethal since last November, when Lethal -- who was then the ROH World Champion -- defeated him at Global Wars. King believes he’s the uncrowned champion because he got a three count on Lethal during the match. What King fails to mention is that he had his feet on the ropes for leverage, and the referee immediately waved off the pin.
That match notwithstanding, King has been on a roll in recent months, scoring wins over the likes of Dalton Castle, “Hot Sauce” Tracy Williams and PJ Black.
Defeating Lethal, however, is a huge task for anyone. Despite losing the ROH World Title to Taven in a Triple Threat Ladder Match at G1 Supercard, Lethal remains at the top of his game. As the saying goes, even a blind man can see that.
What will happen when Lethal and King clash in Kent? Join us live to find out!
ROH PRESENTS STATE OF THE ART (INTERNATIONAL TV TAPING)
SATURDAY, JUNE 1
BELL TIME 7 P.M. PACIFIC
625 W JAMES STREET
KENT, WA 98032
ROH WORLD TITLE MATCH
CHAMPION MATT TAVEN vs. “HOT SAUCE” TRACY WILLIAMS
JAY LETHAL vs. KENNY KING
SIGNED TO APPEAR:
ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION SHANE TAYLOR
JAY AND MARK BRISCOE
“EL TORO BLANCO” RUSH
“PRO WRESTLING’S LAST REAL MAN” SILAS YOUNG
“OVERKILL” MARK HASKINS
NWA NATIONAL CHAMPION COLT CABANA
THE KINGDOM (VINNY MARSEGLIA AND TK O’RYAN)
THE ALLURE (ANGELINA LOVE, VELVET SKY, MANDY LEON)
THE BOUNCERS (BEER CITY BRUISER & BRAWLER MILONAS)
COAST 2 COAST (LSG AND SHAHEEM ALI)