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Jay Lethal Explains Why He Got His Head Shaved on ROH TV, Reveals His Remaining Goals in the Company

November 21, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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– Jay Lethal spoke with Huffington Post for a new interview about his work in Ring of Honor, getting his head shaved on TV and more. Highlights are below:

On Ring Of Honor’s progress in 2017: “I’m extremely happy with the progress but that in no way means we’re ready to slow down or stop. One of the coolest parts to me, that proves we’re doing something right, is when other wrestlers want to come here. It’s one thing to have the fans want to show up because our product is cool and interesting. It’s another to have wrestlers from other companies want to come here. That’s when you know you’re doing something on both sides of the curtain very well. Guys like Cody Rhodes, and Bully Ray, right here? We’re definitely doing something right. That’s pretty cool to me.”

On joining the Bullet Club: “What me? In the Bullet Club? I don’t think so, I don’t think so. No, no, those guys are too cool for me.”

On why he got his head shaved on ROH TV: “I’ll tell you the truth! First of all, I was getting tired of the braids. I’d had them for over 13 years and also, braids, they pull your hair out. So I was starting to thin on the top and it got a little embarrassing, especially if I didn’t have my hair re-braided, then you could really tell. So one day I went to the barber, and said it was time to get rid of it. He was saying “noooo” and I said “yep, time to get rid of it”. Before he started cutting it, I said “hold on! Wait a minute! I’ve got a great idea!”. Then we came up with the idea to have my hair get shaved by Adam Cole on Ring of Honor TV, which came out awesome. I saw little kids and women in the audience crying, and holding their hands over their mouth because they couldn’t believe it.”

On what’s left for him to achieve in Ring Of Honor: “There’s two things I haven’t done in Ring of Honor, that I would like to. The tag-team titles and the newly made six-man belts. If I could capture those belts that would mean I’ve had every title her in Ring of Honor ever, even the Pure Championship, because I was Pure Champion for a little while too.”