The following has been issued by ROH:
The latest update on Jay Lethal & Jim Cornette, including the video from after Lethal/Steen.
As we have been looking to acquire all week, and finally did last night, here is the video captured at “Killer Instinct” last Saturday night following the chaos of the Kevin Steen/Jay Lethal World Title Match:
It is very obvious from watching the video that Lethal was quite out of control and that it was Jim Cornette who really paid the price for Jay's violent outburst. Jim was scheduled to begin his physical therapy this week and we will keep you abreast of any status updates we receive on his condition.
As for Lethal, we reported yesterday that he was originally supposed to take part in the upcoming ROH Try-out Camp & Seminar on December 8th & 9th but was pulled as a result of his actions in Rahway. Add on that nearly being pulled from his “Glory by Honor XI” match with Davey Richards, losing his pay for “Killer Instinct”, and having to agree to several as-of-yet unknown conditions in his closed door meeting with Joe Koff, Jay has faced a severe penalty as a result of his actions on October 6th.
What is surprising to all of us though is that, despite nearly a week having passed and having to face all these consequences, Lethal remains unrepentant for his actions towards Kevin Steen, ROH officials, referees, security, and most surprisingly Jim Cornette. We can confirm from a source who requested to be left nameless that Lethal has been heard to remark “Jim said he wanted to see killer instinct…” so take that for whatever it is worth.
Now with the spectre of Rahway over his head, and likely hovering around him for the next few months, Lethal heads into Canada for his battle with Davey Richards at “Glory by Honor XI”. If not for the events of “Killer Instinct” one could have assumed this match would paint a picture for the future of the ROH World Title but now…
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