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Like a beacon of light: Jay Lethal reveals how quickly his AEW debut developed

Jay Lethal, the former Impact Wrestling and Ring of Honor(ROH) veteran star made his surprising debut at the recently concluded AEW Full Gear pay-per-view. He is a popular star having experience of over twenty years now. Ring of Honor recently released the entire roster leaving the talents in dire straits. But, when Jay Lethal became a free agent, he decided to walk through the doors of Tony Khan’s company and made his debut at the aforementioned pay-per-view. He recently shared the experience of how his AEW came to fruition and what led to him joining the promotion.

Jay Lethal reveals AEW deal was planned few days prior to Full Gear PPV

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Jay Lethal spoke during the post-AEW Full Gear media scrum and discussed how his deal with AEW came about. He further revealed that the whole deal happened just a few days prior to AEW Full Gear. He noted the difficulty of finding a job being a wrestler and amid all the concerns, Tony Khan’s associates reached out to him for a deal.

Here is what he said:

“It all happened so quickly, only a few days ago. My head was spinning because — Today was the first time we met and talked face to face. Imagine being, for lack of a better term, jobless and wondering how you’re going to pay your bills and such. You’re a professional wrestler so there’s not a ton of jobs. You can’t just fill out an application anywhere. I got a quick message from some of Tony’s associates, which was like a beacon of light. But literally, that was only a few days ago.”

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He further added: “It was wild. All these thoughts going through my mind, ‘Will the people like me? The company’s on fire right now, I hope I make a good impression.’ Just a wild rush of emotions in my head.”

Jay Lethal also said that AEW instantly felt like home to him. Lethal is also set to challenge Sammy Guevara for the TNT Championship next week on AEW Dynamite. We will have to see how Lethal performs in his AEW in-ring debut on Wednesday.


  • Jay Lethal debuts at AEW Full Gear PPV
  • His deal was planned few days back
  • Lethal is set to challenge Sammy Guevara for the TNT Championship next week on AEW Dynamite
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