​Jay Lethal Discusses Facing Colt Cabana In Chicago, The ROH “Global Wars” Event, & More


During a recent interview with Crave Online, ROH Superstar Jay Lethal discussed Sunday’s ROH “Global Wars” event, what fans can expect when he faces Colt Cabana in Chicago and more. Here are some highlights:

On facing Colt Cabana in Chicago: “It’s always cool when the challenger is in his hometown. In the history of professional wrestling, most of the time when the challenger has the home field advantage, they usually win in most cases. Unfortunately for Cabana, this isn’t one of those cases. But I think it’s really cool that Colt Cabana has been gone for 5 years so him being back is fresh and exciting and everyone wants to see it because Colt Cabana is known around the world. He’s made a name for himself in this business. I’ve known Colt Cabana for a long time and I’ve watched him before I even started wrestling and when I was just a fan going to these local wrestling shows. The coolest thing about him is that he’s always been the guy to make you laugh. This is a new Colt Cabana. There’s no more smiling or laughing. He’s very serious. I’ve never seen this side before.”

On what fans can expect from the match: “Global Wars is a joint effort between the No. 2 and No. 3 wrestling companies in the world, joining up to produce the best professional wrestling on the planet and very seldom do you see wrestling companies join up. The only possible winners in this situation are the fans. If you could be there live, it’s going to be crazy. But on top of that, I’m wrestling the hometown guy, Colt Cabana, in the main event for a wrestling company known around the world for its wrestling. It’s going to be amazing.”

On whether he feels a sense of having to be “the man” in ROH: “I try not to let it get to me. It’s a bit nerve wracking. You’re the No.1 guy and a world champion in a company known around the world for its wrestling. To get to this point, I trained hard and try to be on my A game all the time and when you become the world champ, that word ‘try’ no longer exists. You have to be at your best. It’s a bit nerve wracking but I welcome the challenge. The way I look at is, obviously if I wasn’t doing something right, I wouldn’t have won the world title so why change anything?”

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