Posted by TNA Wrestling News Staff on Apr 23, 2013
Was Jay Lethal Contacted By TNA Wrestling?

Was Jay Lethal Contacted By TNA Wrestling?

Ring of Honor star Jay Lethal via “Live Audio Wrestling” on Sunday night:

“Jay Lethal tells The LAW that TNA contacted him for the X-Stravaganza “One Night Only” show but couldn’t do it b/c of ROH contract”

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25 Responses to “Was Jay Lethal Contacted By TNA Wrestling?”

  1. Tiffanydude says:

    Okay so? Lethal was good in the ring but his Character was blah. When was Macho man he was good, but without him he kinda sucked, no charisma no energy and had big time Jobber music. He wasn't a big loss.

    • soyfenomenal says:

      Better than a lot of people that came after him.

      • Tiffanydude says:

        True, I miss Gen Me though….

      • OldManEaston says:

        Better than just about EVERYONE in the new X division that has come after him. In fact, I can't think of one off the top of my head who has been an X division regular in the last couple of years who has been up to Jay Lethal's level, in terms of in-ring ability and ability to connect with the crowd. Kenny King equals No (at least not yet), Same for the guy named after the 90's chick drink. Robbie E equals HELL NO! RVD equaled long in the tooth in a young man's division, who's best days were behind him, same with Kid Kash and Christian York.

        • Tiffanydude says:

          What about Sam Shaw or Sonjay or Aries?

          • OldManEaston says:

            Sam Shaw hasn't been an X division regular, and is really not that prototypical X division guy anyway. All in all, he is not quite as good as a younger Lethal either In my book. I purposely omitted Austin Aries, because he is clearly above the X division, in the way TNA books it now days as a low mid-card division. That is why I said, "just about" everyone. He's a Main Event caliber wrestler all around. Sonjay is definitely up there will Lethal in terms of talent, but he hasn't been a real core member of the division either since 2009. He's been more or less a guy that has been sparsely used, unlike the few main ones who have gotten most of the TV time.

    • Dante_Cross says:

      I wish he'd come back as Black Machismo. Even though it's a parody gimmick of sorts, it still was entertaining and could be seen as an homage now.

      • Peckar says:

        Agreed. Black Machismo was entertaining. After that his character was too squeaky clean for me and he never really got the same pops either.

  2. dsofnj says:

    They probably wanted their communal jock strap back.

  3. Treck says:

    Is ROH still around? Oh yeah wwe’s and tna’s minor league. ROH the aaa of wrestling.

    • Dante_Cross says:

      I thought AAA was the AAA of wrestling…?

    • Peckar says:

      Anybody who likes watching a wrestling show choc full of wrestling is watching ROH. Guess you like watching the same ol shit. I bet you like watching Punk, Aries, Joe and AJ, where did you think they came from, the sky?

      • OldManEaston says:

        I agree, bang for buck, there is still no better company with at least semi-major exposure and with a regular schedule, for pure wrestling than ROH in the US. TNA has been pretty good for the last couple of years, but they haven't been able to consistently provide the same quality all around all the time as ROH has at all of their shows. It is also better again since Delirious took over the book from Cornette. There is only about 7 guys right now in TNA who can go out and deliver really good matches on a consistent basis in TNA (AJ, Angle, Aries, Roode, Joe, Daniels, Kazarian) and sometimes Jeff Hardy and Cowboy, and occasionally Bully Ray if he has the right opponent.

        In ROH almost literally everyone of the main talent has and more importantly is allowed to showcase that ability on a regular basis and some young talent or otherwise overlooked talent who is really coming along. There is some dead weight like Fatt Lardy, but if he and a couple others are all there is to complain about wrestling wise, in a company chocked full of really talented guys who are allowed to go balls to the wall all the time, it is really not that much of a gripe at all. I can live with Fatt Lardy if it means getting to see Kevin Steen kick his ass. That almost makes it a win win in my book, as someone who doesn't like him to begin with. It is kind of like old booking, where you want to see the heel you know doesn't belong there get his comeuppance.

        • Peckar says:

          Couldn't have said it better myself. It looks as if they are going are more adult orientated program too. ***el McGuiness is excellent in his roll and I can't help thinking in the back of mind he may just make a return. Steen should be at a higher level, just TNA and WWE have forgotten about good fat guys.

          • OldManEaston says:

            I'd love to see him come back, if only for a brief program or two. He still looks to be in good enough shape to pull it off.

    • Cezar_TheScribe says:

      Ring of Honor is a great wrestling organization.

  4. godoftna says:

    Hope TNA brings Lethal back when his ROH contract expires. Was a huge mistake in letting him go in the first place. I realize TNA wanted to "freshen up" the roster, but there were plenty of other, less talented performers who could have been cut.

  5. powerbomb says:

    Jay Lethal is way better than Chavo

  6. POWERBOMB says:

    Jay Lethal is better than Chavo. Oooh yeah!

  7. tna24 says:

    so we can have abyss play a bad parker act, we can have wes and garrett, but we cant have a true talent in lethal come on tna wake up

    • OldManEaston says:

      I wonder if we will ever see Lethal back full time in TNA, while the guy who said he should be working at Universal Studios, instead of being a wrestler, is still employed in a prominent position as the company? Another indication, why this particular guy was wrong for TNA from the start. They say this guy had such a great track record with WWE, but what did he really ever do that was so great other than putting on rouge, wearing a White suit and using a cheesy tv preacher accent? Ok, so he was part of a booking process with Vince McMahon at the top, may have at one time been a right hand man, but was let go, which describes a lot of other people in the wrestling business over the last 3 decades. Does that qualify him as relevant to a company trying to distinguish itself as being unique from WWE in 2013? Hell, I am no Bischoff supporter, but at least he has a track record of going against the WWE at one point in time. That is a higher qualification IMO than being a WWE yes man.

  8. mfg420 says:

    Get in the ring with Chavo see if he sux.. I rather see lethal face chavo in the ring it would be a fucken badass match and I bet lethal would be honored to be in the ring with chavo ..

    • OldManEaston says:

      I have no doubt that Chavo has better ability that what he has shown in WWE and TNA. He was always in Eddie's shadow, kind of like Owen was with Bret, but he was a good wrestler in his own right. He is just one of those guys who seems to be in coasting mode for much of the second half of his career like RVD. He hasn't appeared motivated in at least a decade. Cashing checks and phoning it in, if you will. That is not the kind of wrestler I care to see anymore. If heel Daniels can't pull a good match out of him, then Lethal can't, because Daniels is better than Lethal.

  9. RR_2012 says:

    Please come back to TNA, the X division needs you!

  10. Real Deal Heel says:

    Black Machismo was the shizz.

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