ROH World Heavyweight Champion Jay Lethal recently did an interview with Brian Fritz of SportingNews.com. In this interview, he talked about a wide range of topics that includes top stars departing from Ring of Honor.
Lethal, who recently made history by surpassing Samoa Joe’s record of 645 days for having the most combined days as champion, made it known that he thinks that ROH needs to keep doing what they’re doing which is to continue to make new stars to counterbalance the departures.
Some of the big names that left the company include the likes of The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson), Cody Rhodes, and Adam Page for AEW (All Elite Wrestling).
“I feel that Ring of Honor has always been in the rebuilding phase,” said Lethal. “Ring of Honor, in all the time I’ve known it, it’s never been fully settled. It’s always in this rebuilding phase because other rosters out there constantly pluck from the Ring of Honor roster to make their roster better. Look at all of the companies out there and their champions. Most of them came through and from Ring of Honor. I think the winning formula is you don’t try and replace those guys.”