Jay Lethal vs. Vincent was initially planned for ROH Final Battle

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2021/12/16/jay-lethal-vs-vincent-was-initially-planned-for-roh-final-battle/

Vincent and Jay Lethal were going to go one-on-one at Final Battle.

Ring of Honor presented their Final Battle pay-per-view on December 11th and headlining the show was Jonathan Gresham versus Jay Lethal for the ROH World Championship. Gresham was victorious and Ring of Honor is going into their hiatus with Gresham as the last holder of the ROH World Title.

Prior to Jay Lethal signing with AEW, he was marked down to go one-on-one with The Righteous’ Vincent at Final Battle. Vincent appeared on The Shining Wizards Wrestling Podcast and said the next chapter of The Righteous and Jay Lethal’s story was going to be a singles match.

As it got close to the show and this time it was me with my crew now winning the Six-Man Tag Titles. It was just kind of like a cool full-circle kind of thing but like, now, Dutch and BATEMAN being able to hold these things for the first time ever for those guys, it was kind of a cool thing for me, you know what I mean? Because they’re my buddies and you know, it was cool, it was great.

The Righteous (Vincent, BATEMAN, Dutch & Vita VonStarr) had several exchanges with Lethal on ROH TV. On one occasion, the group came to the ring and applauded the former ROH World Champion. Vincent confirmed that there was a point in their storyline when Lethal would join The Righteous.

Yeah and stuff and it was kind of — it was gonna be really fun. There was actually a promo that we did that actually never saw the light of day that’s still out there. Maybe I could eventually get it and just put it up there for fun or something as a memory. But, it was good man and that was the promo that I felt like, ‘Oh, this is gonna be fun. This has something to it. This is different,’ you know what I mean? It was just different and I was looking forward to it but you know, who knows? You know what I mean? Maybe eventually down the road, you never know. Like I said, wrestling’s crazy like that.

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If the quotes in this article are used, please credit The Shining Wizards Wrestling Podcast with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcriptions.