Samoa Joe Submits Jay Lethal To Retain The ROH Television Title at PPV

Joe, one of ROH’s establishing members and inaugural stars, is returned to represent the company, which is now owned by Tony Khan. The Submission Machine has put on quite a resume over the years at Ring Of Honor. Samoa Joe vs CM Punk – ROH – 2004, Joe vs Punk was arguably the best feud ROH had ever put on, & this match played a huge role in elevating the feud to its legendary status. Samoa Joe vs Bryan Danielson – ROH Fight of the Century 2006, another 60-minute classic by Joe. This time, the person standing opposite him was none other than “The American Dragon” Bryan Danielson himself, or Daniel Bryan in the WWE. Pretzels were tied, kicks were exchanged, chests were reddened – it was truly the Ali vs Frazier of ROH.

Do you know the individuals who are always arguing that wrestling is fake? Show them this and rejoice as they whimper in pain with every Joe kick and Kobashi chop.

In the first of his two nights at ROH, Kenta Kobashi delivered a match that made every fan’s ticket investment worthwhile. As a result, ROH staked a claim to being the best independent wrestling promotion out there. Joe was amazing; he demonstrated how developed his skills had grown by competing against one of the best athletes on the planet at the time. The match was an instant classic and a perfect example of wrestling in the powerful style.

Now talking about the match between Samoa Joe and Jay Lethal, Lethal and Joe got into a fight before the match even started, fighting all over the arena, but Satnum Singh intervened and gave Lethal the advantage. Singh would be thrown from the ring once the bell rung and the Samoan Submission Machine would take control, eventually submitting Lethal with the Coquina Clutch.

Jay Lethal, is a former Ring of Honor performer too and two-time ROH World champion as well as a six-time TNA X Division Champion. Jay has never performed in the WWE promotion, even though people have asked him to join. Jay Lethal made his professional debut with TNA Wrestling in 2005. In the TNA, he was in the X Division. He rose to become one of TNA Wrestling’s most popular talents at the time. He remained with the company for a grueling six years before leaving in 2011 to rejoin ROH. He never left ROH after signing on in 2011. He saw the promotion through to the very finish.

Samoa Joe before the match did mention that Jay is someone he is well familiar with. “He’s always had to struggle to emerge from the shadows, which has been difficult for him. I believe that’s what people are witnessing here. I’m not a very understanding person, which is bad for Jay. Previously, I was using a crucible to try to toughen up the man. I’m going to disassemble him right now. I’m not here to impart wisdom on living. I’m coming to terminate this quickly and forcefully by breaking bones. I advise you to watch if you enjoy watching violent spectacles.’’

Samoa Joe defended the ROH Television championship via submission on the Ring of Honor Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view from Lowell, Massachusetts, against longtime friend and foe Jay Lethal.

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