Jay Lethal is a professional wrestling veteran, and he’s currently one of the top stars in Ring of Honor. But for much of Lethal’s career he was one of the top stars in TNA, which is why fans were surprised when the former X-Division Champion was released in 2011.
Fans didn’t seem to understand why TNA would let Jay Lethal go, and during a recent interview with the Post and Courier, Lethal admitted that he still doesn’t know why he was released.
“I never ever really got the full true story,” says Lethal. “Just one day they called and said they were going to have to release me. I’ve heard several different stories. I heard Dixie’s parents came in and cut the budget and got rid of me. I heard three other stories, but when it comes down to it, I guess Dixie owned the company at the time. Nothing can happen without crossing her desk. So I guess the idea came up to get rid of me, and she signed off on it. I really don’t know what else to say.”
Nowadays no one is really looking for Lethal to return to Impact Wrestling, but there are plenty of fans out there who would love to see him join WWE.
It doesn’t look like Lethal will be slowing down anytime soon so there’s plenty of time for him to join WWE, and although signing with WWE isn’t his top priority at this stage of his career, it still seems to be something that he’s open to.
“It’s funny. When I got into the wrestling business, all I wanted to do was wrestle for WWE,” said Lethal. “That was a major goal for everyone from my generation. I’m not saying that’s something that I would not want to do, but along the way I sort of re-prioritized some things. With that said, if I never got to work for WWE, I wouldn’t be too upset. I wouldn’t feel that my career wasn’t complete. I think that I’ve made it. And that’s something that a lot of wrestlers struggle with.”