ROH Champion Jay Lethal spoke with Sports Illustrated to promote Sunday’s Global Wars PPV and his match with Colt Cabana. Here are the highlights.
On his match with Cabana:
“Colt was able to capture every missed opportunity he’s ever had and everybody who just dismissed him as nothing more than CM Punk’s friend,” said Lethal. “But I live for this. My moment as champion is defining me. I’m getting to make my mark, immortalize myself, and make history–because no one can ever take this away from me. No one can erase the fact that I’ve had this belt–it will be there forever.”
“This is just the tip of the iceberg. I mentioned that, if I only had this title for one day, I would have been satisfied deep down inside–but I’m out to do a lot more than that.
“At the end of the match with Cabana, my hand will be raised because it has to–The House always wins.”
On being ROH Champion:
“Wearing the title meant something totally different to the kid growing up wanting to be world champion,” said Lethal. “It means more than being the best, because it also means people believe in you. When somebody believes in you, it’s such a powerful thing. It will make you go above and beyond because they believe in you. I’m the Ring of Honor world champion, in a company known for its wrestling, and it’s an amazing opportunity.”
You can read the entire interview here.