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Jay Lethal Lashes Out at Vince Russo, Former ECW Wrestler Roadkill

Jay Lethal recently appeared on Colt Cabana’s Art of Wrestling podcast (transcript credit wrestlinginc.com), here are the highlights…

On Believing That Vince Russo Was Behind His TNA Release: “To be honest, and it’s a shocker, I think maybe [it was] Vince Russo even though he called me [to say it was not his decision] because the weird part to me was, and I don’t think I’ve told anybody this, after my stint with Ric Flair, after I did the thing and we just finished, in my second or third match with him, Ric Flair created this group called Fortune. It was him and AJ Styles and a bunch of other people. Then, Tommy Dreamer came and created a rival group and he had asked Vince Russo, ‘hey, Jay just finished this thing with Flair. Can you write him into our group?’ And Vince told him ‘no’. He didn’t want it to happen. I didn’t understand.”

On His Issues With Former ECW Performer Roadkill: “I trained at Mikey Whipwreck’s school and Roadkill came in. [He’s] probably one of the only guys I hate in the [professional] wrestling business. Yeah, so he quote, unquote beat me up. Punt to the ribs, splashed me with all his weight, told me, ‘man, you talk too much’, mounted me and tried to give me these punches, clubbing me as hard as he could, putting all his weight down on me like a fat piece of s–t. I hate him. I hate his guts. It’s like, I don’t understand. Like, if you want to fight, call me outside and say, ‘okay, I’m mad at you and let’s fight for real.’” Lethal added, “I would never, ever get mad at someone and take out that anger on them in the ring, especially in a situation where it’s not even a fight. They’re not defending themselves. They’re allowing me to hurt them, which is the worst possible [situation].”

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