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Thumbs waaaaaaaay up.
Before his match with Matt Taven, Jay Lethal told everyone that he asked Jim Cornette why he hasn’t gotten a shot at Kevin Steen’s ROH Championship. Cornette’s reply was that Lethal can’t beat Kevin Steen because Lethal doesn’t have a killer instinct.
As soon as Matt Taven came out for the Code of Honor, Lethal kicked him square between the legs. The referee looked on, confused, before Lethal planted him with a Lethal Combination.
I’m a slow burn sort of guy, but there’s something to be said for someone just snapping.
Lethal has gone through so much over the last year.
He had a great run with the Television Championship. He barely lost an ROH Championship match against Davey Richards due to outside interference. He developed a mean streak to win his feud with Tommaso Ciampa.
After doing all of that and still being told he can’t beat Steen, it’s perfectly reasonable for Lethal to be frustrated.
Hopefully, Lethal gets a shot at Steen soon. We know Steen will win, but Lethal has earned an opportunity and will certainly give us an incredible match.