WARNING: We have detected your browser is out of date. For both performance, security and a better web experience you should keep up to date to avoid viruses, malware, hijacking and stay on top of compatibility features.
 
RSS Feed

 

  

 

Jonathan Gresham Recalls Finding Out He'd Be Facing Jay Lethal At ROH Final Battle

Posted By: Joe West on Jan 14, 2022

Jonathan Gresham Recalls Finding Out He'd Be Facing Jay Lethal At ROH Final Battle

During an interview with Talk is Jericho, Jonathan Gresham spoke about finding out he was going to be facing Jay Lethal at ROH Final Battle.

“I really didn’t know it was happening until closer, to where they said they were going with me going forward. Just preparing, talking to Bandido on and off, keeping in touch. Maybe a day or two before, I get a message from Bandido saying, ‘I’m sorry, amigo.’ I’m like, ‘What happened?’ I contacted him, he didn’t hit me back. Then I contacted my buddy Dragon Lee and I’m like, ‘What’s going on with Bandido? He hit me up and said Sorry, amigo’ and [Dragon Lee] tells me that [Bandido] got COVID. By this time, it’s the day before I was about to fly out. Now, there is the race to find out what’s going to happen with the main event of Final Battle. At that point, I was kind of relieved, I had never been in that position before of being in the main event of a really big match that people were looking forward to. I’ve had smaller ones, but nothing that big. I was relieved like, “Great, I don’t have to do that match.’ I was kind of relieved [laughs].

 

“I got a call from Lethal, and we’re shooting the shit, and he goes, ‘There’s a possibility that it might be us at Final Battle.’ My heart started pounding again. I was like, ‘That’s not going to happen because he works at AEW.’ The next day, before I left, Hunter text me, ‘It’s you and Lethal.’ As it stood at that moment, it wasn’t for the Ring of Honor World title. I was like, ‘Great, we’re not the main event, pressure is off.’ I’ve wrestled Lethal a dozen times before, I’m great. I’m on the plane and I get the message that [ROH] is gonna address the World Title situation on Hour One of Final Battle. I’m like, that could only mean they would go with the World Title, so I’m the main. The show starts to unravel and I know I’m the main event now.”

The match was originally supposed to be longer.

“I’m nervous because our match time was in the ballpark of 30 minutes. I’ve done 30 to 40 minutes of wrestling before, so I’m not nervous about that. I’m nervous about the show closing on beat. Now it’s like, ‘I have to do good.’ It gets more nerve-racking as the show goes on because referees and different people come to me to let me know that time is being chopped off the match. At first, we started with 30, then it went to 25, then it went to 20, then it went to 17. We go out there and Todd Sinclair goes, ‘You guys have 11.’ So many people were going long, promos went long. The main event got chopped off and a lot of fans weren’t aware that the live feed went off so abruptly because we didn’t have more time. We ended up going 15. We had such a long, storied match and it got chopped down to 11 minutes, so a lot of the story that was supposed to be there wasn’t there. That’s pretty much how the day went. It was very nerve-wracking. I never envy people in the main event position because you, not only have to follow everybody, but you have to work with the time remaining.”

Source: 411mania.com
>>> Jump To Comments

 

 Follow us on @WNSource 

 Follow us on Instagram 

 LIKE us on Facebook 

 

⚡ News tip? Email ben@wrestlingnewssource.com 

 

Tags: #roh #jonathan gresham #jay lethal
https://wrestlr.me/73415/  
Adding comments is disabled due to age of article.
 

» More News From This Feed

Jan 28
Lio Rush Reveals His Next Big Project
On January 22, 2022, Lio Rush revealed that his AEW contract is set to expire on February 14, 2022, after which he will once again be a free agent. Rush revealed on social media today he has signed w[...]
Jan 28 - On January 22, 2022, Lio Rush revealed that his AEW contract is set to expire on February 14, 2022, after which he will once again be a free agent. Rush revealed on social media today he has signed w[...]
Jan 28
Kane Set To Appear On WWE Talking Smack Tomorrow
WWE announced on tonight's SmackDown that WWE Hall of Famer Kane will be a guest on tomorrow’s episode of Talking Smack. There is some speculation he will announce his entry into this year&rsqu[...]
Jan 28 - WWE announced on tonight's SmackDown that WWE Hall of Famer Kane will be a guest on tomorrow’s episode of Talking Smack. There is some speculation he will announce his entry into this year&rsqu[...]
Jan 28
Sasha Banks Returns On WWE SmackDown, Cleared For Royal Rumble
During tonight's WWE SmackDown on FOX, Sasha Banks returned after recently suffering a foot injury earlier this month at a WWE Live event. There was some initial concern that the injury would take he[...]
Jan 28 - During tonight's WWE SmackDown on FOX, Sasha Banks returned after recently suffering a foot injury earlier this month at a WWE Live event. There was some initial concern that the injury would take he[...]
Jan 28
Big Name Expected To Return From Injury At 2022 WWE Royal Rumble (SPOILER)
A report from WrestlingNews.co reveals that Paige is cleared to return to in-ring action and she will be one of the surprise entrants in the 2022 Women’s Royal Rumble match tomorrow night. Paig[...]
Jan 28 - A report from WrestlingNews.co reveals that Paige is cleared to return to in-ring action and she will be one of the surprise entrants in the 2022 Women’s Royal Rumble match tomorrow night. Paig[...]
Jan 28
WWE SmackDown Results - January 28, 2022
WWE Friday Night SmackDown Live Results (January 28, 2022): T-Mobile Center - Kansas City, MO, courtesy of our live coverage partner Mike Hogan of RAJAH.com.   Welcome to Friday Night Smack[...]
Jan 28 - WWE Friday Night SmackDown Live Results (January 28, 2022): T-Mobile Center - Kansas City, MO, courtesy of our live coverage partner Mike Hogan of RAJAH.com.   Welcome to Friday Night Smack[...]
Jan 28
FOX Reportedly Happy With Recent Surprise Appearances On WWE SmackDown
As seen during last week’s episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown on FOX. The company featured a couple of surprise appearances from Eric Bischoff and Jeff Jarrett. WWE did not advertise these su[...]
Jan 28 - As seen during last week’s episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown on FOX. The company featured a couple of surprise appearances from Eric Bischoff and Jeff Jarrett. WWE did not advertise these su[...]
Jan 28
Another Former WWE Divas Champion Spotted In Town For WWE Royal Rumble (SPOILER)
Former WWE Superstar Kaitlyn has been spotted in St. Louis ahead of the WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view, according to PWInsider. She's expected to be in the 2022 Women’s Royal Rumble match, altho[...]
Jan 28 - Former WWE Superstar Kaitlyn has been spotted in St. Louis ahead of the WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view, according to PWInsider. She's expected to be in the 2022 Women’s Royal Rumble match, altho[...]
Jan 28
Kim Orton and Giovanna Angle To Host New "Wives Of Wrestling" Podcast
CuCommunications has announced a new podcast called Wives of Wrestling, which is set to be hosted by Kim Orton (wife of Randy Orton) and Giovanna Angle (wife of Kurt Angle). The full announcement is [...]
Jan 28 - CuCommunications has announced a new podcast called Wives of Wrestling, which is set to be hosted by Kim Orton (wife of Randy Orton) and Giovanna Angle (wife of Kurt Angle). The full announcement is [...]
Jan 28
WWE Superstar Set To Return From Injury On Tonight’s SmackDown
WWE has added a new match for tonight’s episode of SmackDown on FOX. Cesaro and Ricochet vs. Ridge Holland and Sheamus are set for tag action. This is a rematch from the Day 1 pay-per-view whi[...]
Jan 28 - WWE has added a new match for tonight’s episode of SmackDown on FOX. Cesaro and Ricochet vs. Ridge Holland and Sheamus are set for tag action. This is a rematch from the Day 1 pay-per-view whi[...]
Jan 28
WWE Reportedly Told Mustafa Ali They Have No Plans Of Releasing Him
Fightful Select is reporting that WWE and Mustafa Ali have spoken with each other following Ali's request to leave WWE, and that Ali was informed that they would not be granting his request for a rele[...]
Jan 28 - Fightful Select is reporting that WWE and Mustafa Ali have spoken with each other following Ali's request to leave WWE, and that Ali was informed that they would not be granting his request for a rele[...]
Jan 28
Paul Heyman On CM Punk In AEW: "What happens a year from now?"
Paul Heyman was recently a guest on The Masked Man Show, where he spoke about CM Punk's newfound career in AEW. “I think what will be interesting is, what happens when the novelty that he&rsq[...]
Jan 28 - Paul Heyman was recently a guest on The Masked Man Show, where he spoke about CM Punk's newfound career in AEW. “I think what will be interesting is, what happens when the novelty that he&rsq[...]
Jan 28
Randy Orton Talks Younger Generation Of Wrestlers, Respecting The Generations That Came Before You
Randy Orton was recently interviewed by Ariel Helwani of BT Sport, where he spoke about what it would be like if someone with his same type of lineage and ego he had when he arrived in WWE were to cro[...]
Jan 28 - Randy Orton was recently interviewed by Ariel Helwani of BT Sport, where he spoke about what it would be like if someone with his same type of lineage and ego he had when he arrived in WWE were to cro[...]
Jan 28
Konnan Reveals He May Be About To Run An American Lucha Libre Promotion
Konnan was recently a guest on 83 Weeks, where he spoke about his plans to launch a new Lucha Libre promotion in the United States. “I can’t get into details, but there’s a very g[...]
Jan 28 - Konnan was recently a guest on 83 Weeks, where he spoke about his plans to launch a new Lucha Libre promotion in the United States. “I can’t get into details, but there’s a very g[...]
Jan 28
DEFY Wrestling Celebrating 5 Year Anniversary, Announces Related Events
DEFY Wrestling has announced details for their 5th anniversary and related shows. DEFY WRESTLING CELEBRATES ITS FIFTH YEAR ANNIVERSARY Two big events will take place the month of February to celeb[...]
Jan 28 - DEFY Wrestling has announced details for their 5th anniversary and related shows. DEFY WRESTLING CELEBRATES ITS FIFTH YEAR ANNIVERSARY Two big events will take place the month of February to celeb[...]
Jan 28
Seth Rollins Talks Upcoming Match With Roman Reigns, Lack of Hollywood Aspirations, Younger Talent
During an interview with The New York Post, Seth Rollins spoke about his upcoming match against Roman Reigns at WWE Royal Rumble this weekend. “I’m extremely confident I’ll beat R[...]
Jan 28 - During an interview with The New York Post, Seth Rollins spoke about his upcoming match against Roman Reigns at WWE Royal Rumble this weekend. “I’m extremely confident I’ll beat R[...]
Jan 28
Rey Mysterio Says He'll Retire When Dominik Seems He's Ready To Take Off On His Own
Rey Mysterio was recently a guest on Barstool's Rasslin', where he spoke about his return at the WWE Royal Rumble in 2018. “It was in Philly in 2018. I was asked if I wanted to be part of the[...]
Jan 28 - Rey Mysterio was recently a guest on Barstool's Rasslin', where he spoke about his return at the WWE Royal Rumble in 2018. “It was in Philly in 2018. I was asked if I wanted to be part of the[...]
Jan 28
WWE Network Executive Leaves Company
PWInsider is reporting, after checking with several sources, that Amanda Tustian has left WWE as of this past Thursday. Tustian was the Director of Over the Top Content Operations for WWE Network. T[...]
Jan 28 - PWInsider is reporting, after checking with several sources, that Amanda Tustian has left WWE as of this past Thursday. Tustian was the Director of Over the Top Content Operations for WWE Network. T[...]
Jan 28
Preview For Tonight’s Episode WWE SmackDown on FOX
WWE returns tonight to the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, MO for tonight’s episode of SmackDown on FOX Here is what’s on tap for the show: - The fallout from last week’s show.&nbs[...]
Jan 28 - WWE returns tonight to the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, MO for tonight’s episode of SmackDown on FOX Here is what’s on tap for the show: - The fallout from last week’s show.&nbs[...]
Jan 28
What's On Tap For Tonight's Episode Of AEW Rampage On TNT
AEW has announced the lineup for tonight’s new Rampage episode, which you can see below: - TBS Championship: Jade Cargill (c) vs. Julia Hart - AEW World Tag Team Championship: Jungle Boy &[...]
Jan 28 - AEW has announced the lineup for tonight’s new Rampage episode, which you can see below: - TBS Championship: Jade Cargill (c) vs. Julia Hart - AEW World Tag Team Championship: Jungle Boy &[...]
Jan 28
WWE Announces Special Royal Rumble Programming For Tomorrow
WWE has announced several programs for the WWE Network and Peacock tomorrow in the build up to the Royal Rumble PPV. Check out the schedule below: Best of Royal RumbleWatch a thrilling collection of[...]
Jan 28 - WWE has announced several programs for the WWE Network and Peacock tomorrow in the build up to the Royal Rumble PPV. Check out the schedule below: Best of Royal RumbleWatch a thrilling collection of[...]
Jan 28
Jeff Hardy Reportedly Turned Down WWE Hall Of Fame Induction
WWE wants Jeff Hardy back on their roster, but the former WWE Champion apparently wants nothing to do with them following his recent release. WWE released Hardy in December 2021 after an incident at [...]
Jan 28 - WWE wants Jeff Hardy back on their roster, but the former WWE Champion apparently wants nothing to do with them following his recent release. WWE released Hardy in December 2021 after an incident at [...]
Jan 28
Triple H Reportedly Not Returning To Running WWE NXT Due To Health Issues
Triple H will reportedly not return to WWE television anytime soon. In September 2021 we learned that WWE legend Triple H suffered a "cardiac event" due to a genetic heart issue and underwent a proce[...]
Jan 28 - Triple H will reportedly not return to WWE television anytime soon. In September 2021 we learned that WWE legend Triple H suffered a "cardiac event" due to a genetic heart issue and underwent a proce[...]
Jan 28
Finn Balor Explains Reasoning For Going To NXT In 2019
Finn Balor was recently a guest on Mark Andrews: My Love Letter To Wrestling, where he spoke about why he wanted to move from the main roster to NXT back in 2019. “I had got a little bit stal[...]
Jan 28 - Finn Balor was recently a guest on Mark Andrews: My Love Letter To Wrestling, where he spoke about why he wanted to move from the main roster to NXT back in 2019. “I had got a little bit stal[...]
Jan 28
Rumors On Three WWE Alumni Reported To Be Heading Into Royal Rumble This Weekend
PWInsider is reporting a few surprises in store for the Royal Rumble this weekend. According to the report, Aksana may have an appearance during the Rumble match as a surprise entrant. PWInsider is [...]
Jan 28 - PWInsider is reporting a few surprises in store for the Royal Rumble this weekend. According to the report, Aksana may have an appearance during the Rumble match as a surprise entrant. PWInsider is [...]
Jan 28
Dominik Mysterio Reveals Which AEW Stars He Wants To Wrestle
During an appearance on My Mom's Basement, Dominik Mysterio was asked who is one opponent he wishes he could cross through the Forbidden Door to face. "HOOK. That would be a fun one. For the cultur[...]
Jan 28 - During an appearance on My Mom's Basement, Dominik Mysterio was asked who is one opponent he wishes he could cross through the Forbidden Door to face. "HOOK. That would be a fun one. For the cultur[...]

© 2006-2022 wrestlingnewssource.com

All rights reserved. All other trademarks, logos, video, likeness and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.
Terms of Service · Privacy Policy · Π