Ring of Honor has served as a source of talent for WWE for the past few years, and looks set to continue this summer with the commented arrival of three independent wrestlers Bobby Fish, Donovan Dijak and Adam Cole . Such is the closeness of both companies, that Ric Flair himself expressed his desire to have one of the best gladiators that have not yet passed through the McMahon product, Jay Lethal .
Jamar Shipman (Lethal’s real name) gave an interview yesterday to Cult of Whatever , just before embarking on a UK tour of ROH. And the African American could not hide his references fight , that go through the golden age of WWE:
“I was a big fan and I do not think it’s a secret, that Macho Man Randy Savage and Ric Flair were two of my favorite fighters of all time . Had some others, was a big fan of Bret Hart , which is funny because for many people of my generation, or you were a fan of Bret Hart or fan of Shawn Michaels , you could not be a fan of both, and I was a fan of Bret Hart . I also enjoyed watching Roddy Piper and going already something newer, The Undertaker has always been a favorite for me. And then I fell in love with the technical style and guys like Dean Malenko and Chris Benoit became my favorites ,
“No, I’ve never been in discussions with WWE , and as far as I ‘m concerned, I’d like to fight for WWE, my love of professional wrestling as a child was born and raised thanks to my love for WWF , now WWE. No doubt, I think it would be great at some point in my career to set foot in a WWE ring, and I could say then that I worked for the company that helped mold my love for the business. If it happens, it will happen, but it will not be the end of the world if it does not happen. “
The full interview with Jay Lethal in Cult of Whatever can be read here .