Recently on The Ross Report, 'Good Ol' J.R.' Jim Ross welcomed Ring Of Honor's Jay Lethal to the podcast. Among other things, Lethal shared his thoughts on The Bullet Club. Also, Lethal discussed whether he would like to work for WWE and who his dream opponent would be for a WrestleMania.
"It's the cool thing right now. We mentioned before 'what's old is new'. This is, to me, hopefully, I don't ruffle any feathers with this comment, but it's the new nWo. When nWo started, it was the new, cool thing. You could add and subtract a member as you please and no one would shake a leg or shake a stick at it because it was so cool and popular at the time. And I also believe, gosh, I don't know, I think every promotion out there right now, all the top ones anyway, have some form of The Bullet Club or The Club in them, right? We've got Ring Of Honor, there's New Japan, there's WWE. I'm not sure if TNA has any Club in them."
When asked whether a WWE run is in his future, Lethal admitted that he would like to perform for the world's largest professional wrestling promotion under the right circumstances, even if it is for a brief stint.
"For me and most of the wrestlers from my generation, our love for professional wrestling started by watching the WWF, at the time, which is now the WWE. So for me, personally, it would be very cool to get to work for, even if it was just for a minute, to get to work for the company that really started my love for professional wrestling, so that would be a 'yes'. I would definitely work for them given the right time [and] given the right circumstance."
When asked who his WrestleMania dream opponent is, Lethal divulged that it is Chris Jericho.
"100% it would be Chris Jericho. 100%. I've been a big fan of his, Chris Jericho, coincidentally, because I didn't watch WCW much. And there was some rivalry in the house because one of my older brothers, he really loved WCW. And I remember he would try to get us to order WCW pay-per-views, but we didn't have the money. It was either a WCW pay-per-view or a WWF, at the time, pay-per-view, so WWF always won. And when Jericho came to WWF, at the time, his first interaction with The Rock really, really made me a Chris Jericho fan and it made me go back and watch almost everything he had ever done since then and I really fell in love with Chris Jericho. And many times I have fantasized about 'I could wrestle anybody, but the main person I'd be wrestling in my thought was Chris Jericho. So yeah, I'd definitely fill that blank in with Chris Jericho. I think he's amazing."
In addition to these topics, Lethal talked about his work in TNA and who he would pick for his personal Mount Rushmore of professional wrestling on this episode of The Ross Report. To check out the show, click here (http://www.podcastone.com/The-Ross-Report). If you use any of the quotes from this article, please credit The Ross Report with an H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription.
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