Jay Lethal has found a home in Ring of Honor. The man who is known as the franchise of the company recently made history by breaking the record for the most cumulative days as Ring of Honor World Champion.
One could argue that by statistics alone, he can now behold the greatest Ring of Honor World Champion of all time.
Ring of Honor’s website posted the following about this monumental record, with quotes from the man himself:
Twenty-four men have held the ROH World Title, including some of the biggest stars in the industry. Today, Jay Lethal officially moved into the top spot on the list.
Lethal, who is in his second reign as ROH World Champion, has held the title for a combined 646 days, moving him past Samoa Joe — who held the championship for 645 consecutive days in 2003-2004 — for most days as ROH World Champion.
When asked about surpassing Joe, who was a mentor to him, Lethal showed the humility one has come to expect from him.
“Having the most combined days as champion doesn’t mean I have surpassed Samoa Joe; it just solidified my name next to his in the history book,” Lethal said. “I’m not sure anyone will ever beat Joe’s record for one title reign. I needed two title reigns to do it.”
It’s fitting that someone who has been dubbed “The Franchise of ROH” and exemplifies what it means to be a champion would hold the ROH World Title for more days than anyone else.