Two of the most decorated champions in the history of Ring of Honor with nearly three decades of experience in ROH will meet one on one for just the fourth time ever in ROH’s debut in Portland, OR! The ROH Board of Directors want to make ROH’s debut in Portland special so this match has been signed between two men who have built ROH and had one of the most memorable feuds in ROH history!
Jay Briscoe, a former two-time ROH World Champion, ten-time ROH World Tag Team Champion, and former ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champion will face the man who has spent the most days in ROH history as ROH World Champion and the most days as ROH World Television Champion in ROH history, Jay Lethal for the first time in nearly two and a half years and for just the fourth time, ever, at ROH State of the Art!
JAY LETHAL vs. JAY BRISCOE
You cannot tell the story of ROH without using the names Jay Lethal and Jay Briscoe. Lethal, across two reigns each, holds the record for most days as ROH World Champion and World Television Champion. Briscoe has spent over 1,100 days across ten reigns as ROH World Tag Team Champion with brother Mark but has also reached the top of the singles mountain, holding the ROH World Championship on two occasions.
These two men were instrumental in the creation of the ROH style and ROH’s continued success. But, these two men, despite over 25 years combined in ROH, have only faced each other in singles competition on three occasions.
At Best in the World 2015, Lethal made history by defeating Briscoe for the ROH World Champion while holding the ROH World Television Championship. In the biggest rematch in ROH history, Lethal once again defeated Briscoe. In their last one-on-one bout, Briscoe defeated Lethal on ROH television from Atlanta. With their head-to-head record 2-1 and the advantage in Jay Lethal’s corner, Jay Briscoe heads to Portland with an opportunity to even the score between these ROH icons!
The Board of Directors is proud to bring this bout to ROH’s debut in Portland and will undoubtedly have their eye on it as they look for challengers for the ROH World Championship throughout the summer and beyond! Who will win this historic bout? Join us LIVE in Portland or on HonorClub as State of the Art broadcasts on June 2!
ROH PRESENTS STATE OF THE ART (STREAMING LIVE FOR HONORCLUB)
SUNDAY, JUNE 2
BELL TIME 7 P.M. PACIFIC
930 SW HALL STREET
PORTLAND, OR 97201
DEFY OR DENY
ROH WORLD CHAMPION MATT TAVEN vs. PCO vs. FLIP GORDON vs. MARK HASKINS
JAY LETHAL vs. JAY BRISCOE
SIGNED TO APPEAR:
ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION SHANE TAYLOR
NWA NATIONAL CHAMPION COLT CABANA
“EL TORO BLANCO” RUSH
“PRO WRESTLING’S LAST REAL MAN” SILAS YOUNG
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)