Adam Cole has named who he believes is the most underrated wrestling star working today, and unsurprisingly he’s not picked his current tag team partner, MJF.
MJF and Adam Cole are getting to know each other after being drawn together as part of the blind eliminator tournament to find new challengers for the AEW Tag Team Championship. Cole and MJF will have the chance to move on to the final of that tournament on Dynamite in Saskatoon when they face the combined force of Big Bill and Brian Cage.
Speaking on Superstar Crossover, Adam Cole had one name spring to mind when asked who the most underrated star in wrestling is today:
“Jay Lethal. Without question. When I say underrated, I know Jay works for AEW, so a lot of people could say he’s not necessarily underrated, he’s on television every week, but sometimes I don’t think people realize how much of a complete package that Jay Lethal is.
“He is, bell-to-bell, easily [in the] top three I’ve ever been in the ring with as far as a guy who can do anything and everything. He’s an amazing babyface. He’s an amazing heel. He’s amazing on the microphone. You could throw him in a tag team match. You could throw him in a 45-minute singles match. He could open the show. He could be in the middle of the card. He could main event. All of it fits.
“Jay is one of those guys you can absolutely always 24/7 depend on. He is one of the best pro wrestlers I’ve ever had the pleasure of sharing the ring with and I feel like not enough people talk about how he’s one of the best of our generation. I think Jay Lethal is unbelievable.”
Jay Lethal is a two-time Ring of Honor World Champion with his first reign coming in at 427 days which is the fifth-longest reign in the promotion’s history.