ROH issued the following:
There are very few men that have pinned Jay Lethal. One of the most dominant ROH World Champions in the title’s history and the longest-ever reigning World Television Champion, Lethal has vowed to avenge any loss he has had before he attempts to once again win a ROH World Championship once again.
With recent victories over Punishment Martinez, Mark Briscoe, and Matt Taven, Lethal has defeated three men that have handed him three of his most recent losses. But one loss has really stuck out in the man known as The Franchise’s mind: his loss against former ROH World Television Champion KUSHIDA!
At Best in the World, Lethal gets another opportunity to face KUSHIDA!
JAY LETHAL vs. KUSHIDA
For the first time in over a year, Jay Lethal takes on KUSHIDA! The two met for the first time in 2014 where Lethal pinned KUSHIDA with the ROH World Television Championship on the line! In the rematch, three years later, both men had seen their careers grow, Lethal now a former World Champion and KUSHIDA a five-time IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion and former ROH World TV Champion, and it was KUSHIDA that pinned Lethal to even their career series at 1 and 1!
KUSHIDA’s victory propelled him to a ROH World Television Championship victory just days later in Philadelphia against Marty Scurll and launched him to a different level while Lethal continued to have brawls across the world with Silas Young. Now, these two will finally meet once again in a rematch with Lethal looking to avenge his loss!
Can Lethal continue his roll and avenge yet another defeat or will KUSHIDA defeat one of the top contenders for the ROH World Championship and use the victory to, this time, propel himself into the World Championship picture? Join us to find out!
BEST IN THE WORLD airs LIVE Friday June 29 at 9 PM ET for all HonorClub VIP members, to be ordered with a 50% discount for HonorClub Standard members, and available on Pay Per View, and on Fite.TV! With championships on the line, stakes the highest, and talent from ROH, New Japan, and STARDOM converging on Charm City, anything can and will happen!
RING OF HONOR PRESENTS BEST IN THE WORLD
LIVE FOR HONORCLUB VIP, PAY PER VIEW, AND FITE.TV
FRIDAY, JUNE 29TH
BELL TIME @ 09:00 PM EDT
MEET & GREETS @ 07:00 PM EDT
UMBC EVENT CENTER
1000 HILLTOP CIRCLE
BALTIMORE, MD 21250
MAIN EVENT – TRIPLE THREAT
RING OF HONOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
ROH WORLD CHAMPION DALTON CASTLE W/THE BOYS vs. “THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE” CODY vs. “THE VILLAIN” MARTY SCURLL
RING OF HONOR WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE BRISCOES (JAY & MARK BRISCOE) vs. THE YOUNG BUCKS (MATT & NICK JACKSON)
RING OF HONOR WORLD SIX-MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
RING OF HONOR WORLD SIX-MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE KINGDOM (MATT TAVEN, TK O’RYAN, & VINNY MARSEGLIA) vs. LOS INGOBERNABLES DE JAPON (BUSHI, EVIL, & SANADA)
JAY LETHAL vs. KUSHIDA
BULLY RAY vs. FLIP GORDON
PUNISHMENT MARTINEZ vs. ADAM PAGE
WOMEN OF HONOR CHAMPION SUMIE SAKAI, JENNY ROSE, MAYU IWATANI, & TENILLE DASHWOOD vs. KELLY KLEIN AND OEDO TAI (HAZUKI AND GODDESS OF STARDOM TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS KAGETSU & HANA KIMURA)
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