Ring of Honor World champion Jay Lethal continues to make the media rounds in order to promote the final big event for the company of the year. He’s slated to make his next title defense against Cody at Friday’s (December 14, 2018) Ring of Honor Final Battle pay-per-view event in Manhattan, New York at the Hammerstein Ballroom.
While speaking with TV Insider, Lethal talked about how not every top star will re-sign with ROH in early 2019 when their contracts expire. He recently signed a new deal with the Baltimore-based promotion. As a result, the company will be facing some challenges with losing top-tier talent.
Lethal brought up how this is nothing new for ROH as they have dealt with these problems in the past. Thus, they will do what they did in the past once stars such as AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Daniel Bryan, CM Punk, and Adam Cole departed, they will build new stars.
“Think about all the people who have come through. Many of them have become champions in other companies. Think about if you ran a promotion, how do you pick up and carry on after you lose an AJ Styles or a Samoa Joe? How do you pick up and go on after you lose a Bryan Danielson, CM Punk or Adam Cole? You just do it. You don’t try to replace those guys, but pick up and move on because those guys are irreplaceable.
The winning formula is you don’t try to replace them. You just have to pick up and move on and add another piece to the end of the puzzle…It’s going to hurt and impact us a lot. Most of these guys were in the main event. It’s going to be a hit, but we are going to do what Ring of Honor always does and carry on. We always produce one of the best wrestling products out there.”