As I countdown the top competitors in the wrestling world from 2017 we have reached the number seven wrestler on the list and that is the former Ring of Honor World Champion Jay Lethal. Anyone who knows about Jay Lethal's career knows that it him a while to find his footing and be given the opportunity to really show what he can do in the ring. When Jay made his way back to ROH for the second time he really should how was able to put the whole package together and become the face of the company. Following the departure of both El Generico & Kevin Steen the company need someone to step up and Jay did exactly that really changing how he was viewed among fans.
To look back at last year we have to check out how 2016 ended for Jay and that was with the start of a feud between him and Cody Rhodes. The company must really trust him to place him in a feud with Cody at the outset of his run with the company. But just in general every time he is in the ring it seems like Jay never falls to deliver and make his matches feel different. Now the veteran of the roster Jay is in the position that he could be moved into a title feud or carry the company at any time if needed.
Overall many fans think that the concept of wrestlers making a living outside of the WWE is something very new, but Jay Lethal has been doing it his whole career as he has never made his way to WWE. Even though Jay didn't really start leading the company until a few years ago he really put on display the exact reason that well not everyone needs to be in WWE at some point. Looking back I think that Jay is extremely reliable and it would tough not consider him to be among the Top 10 Wrestlers in the world.
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