Jay Lethal Offers Praise To Dalton Castle, Talks Teaming With Hiroshi Tanahashi

Former ROH World Champion Jay Lethal has made his name known while in the Baltimore-based promotion as he a record-setting two-time and longest reigning ROH World Television Champion.

Lethal spoke with Brian Fritz on Sporting News to talk about various topics. During the interview, he was asked about meeting Dalton Castle at a 2013 Ring of Honor tryout camp.

If you recall, On March 9, 2018, at Ring of Honor’s 16th Anniversary show, Castle successfully retained the title against Lethal.

“All he was looking for, in my opinion, was his character because I saw when he came to the Ring of Honor tryout, the ability was there,” Lethal recalled. “He was looking for something to capture the audience and he’s found that very quickly.

“He is the world champion for a reason. It’s not like someone said ‘look, Dalton’s doing really good, he’s stepped his game up’. No, I don’t think that was ever said. I think from day one Dalton has been amazing and someone maybe said ‘this guy is amazing, we’re going to recognize that.’ I don’t think it was a thing where we saw his growth. I think Dalton has always been amazing which is why he’s the world champion.”

Ring of Honor will hold their Supercard of Honor XIII event on Saturday night in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Lakefront Arena.

The event will air on traditional PPV outlets and the FITE TV app. He’s slated to team up with Hiroshi Tanahashi at the event.

“It’s an honor to team with Tanahashi but I would really love a singles match with Tanahashi,” he said. “The New Japan wrestling fan in me would really love a singles match with me and Tanahashi. Deep down inside, I want to wrestle anybody.”