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* AscendedFanboy: First seen in Jersey All Pro Wrestling as a fan who eventually won six months of free training. He paid for another six months after that before the school shutdown.


* RealSongThemeTune: "Push It" By Static-X in FIP and ROH, then "Pussy Liquor" by Rob Zombie, then "This Is Not" by Static-X again, then "Time And Again" by Papa Roach.


'''Jay Lethal''' (real name Jamar Shipman) is an American professional wrestler trained by Dan Maff and Wrestling/MikeyWhipwreck, best known for his tenures in Wrestling/RingOfHonor and Wrestling/{{TNA}} over the course of his career.

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'''Jay Lethal''' Jay Lethal (real name Jamar Shipman) Shipman, born April 29, 1985) is an American professional wrestler trained by Dan Maff and Wrestling/MikeyWhipwreck, best known for his tenures in Wrestling/RingOfHonor and Wrestling/{{TNA}} over the course of his career.


* {{Stripperiffic}}: Most of what is worn by pro wrestlers is admittedly. What made Lethal standout on ''Family Feud'' is that he opted to simply wear his entrance attire even there, while everyone else came in casual clothing, covered up with {{merchandise|driven}} or wore their least revealing gear. Yes it was commented on and no Lethal did not change.

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* {{Stripperiffic}}: Most of what is worn by pro wrestlers is admittedly. What made Lethal standout on ''Family Feud'' is that he opted to simply wear his entrance attire even there, while everyone else came in casual clothing, covered up with {{merchandise|driven}} or wore their least revealing gear. gear(which in Wrestling/{{Von Erich|Family}}'s case wasn't much better). Yes it was commented on and no Lethal did not change.change until the last day.

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* {{Stripperiffic}}: Most of what is worn by pro wrestlers is admittedly. What made Lethal standout on ''Family Feud'' is that he opted to simply wear his entrance attire even there, while everyone else came in casual clothing, covered up with {{merchandise|driven}} or wore their least revealing gear. Yes it was commented on and no Lethal did not change.

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* HandshakeSubstitute: He and [[Wrestling/LisaMarieVaron Tara]] greet each other with simultaneous slaps to the face, Lethal saying it's the proper way to address such a lady. It's seemingly okay as long as it's in unison.


** Diving elbow drop as Machismo King (Hail to him).

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** Diving elbow drop And of course, as Machismo King (Hail to him).Black Machismo, the Savage Elbow.


* WorthyOpponent: Lethal's told Jay Briscoe he hates him, told everyone who will listen that Briscoe is not on his level and told ROH a rematch with Briscoe after taking the world title from him probably wouldn't do any buys. His behavior in the ring tells a different story than his words and after that rematch happened, a year later, Lethal admitted he doesn't give Briscoe enough credit.

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Lethal's told Jay Briscoe he hates him, told everyone who will listen that Briscoe is not on his level and told ROH a rematch with Briscoe after taking the world title from him probably wouldn't do any buys. His behavior in the ring tells a different story than his words and after that rematch happened, a year later, Lethal admitted he doesn't give Briscoe enough credit.


* BaldOfAwesome: After shaving his head.

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* BaldOfAwesome: After shaving the Bullet Club shaved his head.

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* BaldOfAwesome: After shaving his head.

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* TranquilFury: He was spewing his rage near the top of his lungs at almost every ROH show after Bullet Club shaved off his braids, but when he finally got Adam Cole in the ring, Lethal was stoic and methodical in his attack. Although he did end up losing his temper a few times, in part to Cole's constant disrespect, causing Lethal to make a few mistakes that ultimately cost him the match and his World Title belt.


* UnnecessaryCombatRoll: After a hip toss he tends to cartwheel before doing a dropkick. He did it from the [[NowDoItAgainBackwards opposite direction]] after Lio Rush bounded past him the first time it was attempted on him.

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* UnnecessaryCombatRoll: After a hip toss he tends to cartwheel before doing a dropkick. He did it from the [[NowDoItAgainBackwards opposite direction]] after Lio Rush Wrestling/LioRush bounded past him the first time it was attempted on him.



* YouAreNotReady: He was initially disdainful of having to defend his World Title against Lio Rush, proclaiming that ROH was out of ideas. After the match, Lethal decided that Lio Rush was good and might eventually become a better wrestler than him but that for now he was the best wrestler in the world and getting a defense against the 2016 Top Prospect Tournament winner [[TemptingFate clearly proved there were no challengers left in ROH]].

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* YouAreNotReady: He was initially disdainful of having to defend his World Title against Lio Rush, Wrestling/LioRush, proclaiming that ROH was out of ideas. After the match, Lethal decided that Lio Rush was good and might eventually become a better wrestler than him but that for now he was the best wrestler in the world and getting a defense against the 2016 Top Prospect Tournament winner [[TemptingFate clearly proved there were no challengers left in ROH]].


TheOtherWiki has a lot more detailed information on the man's career, and for that you can click [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_Lethal here]].

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TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki has a lot more detailed information on the man's career, and for that you can click [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_Lethal here]].


At ''Supercard of Honor VIII'', Lethal became the new centerpiece of [[EvilMentor Truth Martini]]'s PowerStable, the House of Truth, as well as the first ever two-time World Television Champion, by accepting Martini's help in taking the title from Sicilian badass Tommaso Ciampa. Since then Jay has gone on a dominant tear with the championship, defending against many of the company's top mid-to-upper card talents and becoming the first champion to hold the belt for over a year. At this point he would declare himself '''the''' ROH Champion, aka [[BadassBoast the only champion that matters]], over the company's actual World Heavyweight Champion Jay Briscoe. This eventually culminated in a winner-take-all match between the two Jays at Best in the World 2015, with Lethal pinning Briscoe (the first man to do so in over two years) to remain TV Champion as well as finally become [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/roh/roh-h.html ROH World Heavyweight Champion]]. This made him only the third triple crown champion in ROH's then 13-year history.

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At ''Supercard of Honor VIII'', Lethal became the new centerpiece of [[EvilMentor Truth Martini]]'s PowerStable, the House of Truth, as well as the first ever two-time World Television Champion, by accepting Martini's help in taking the title from Sicilian badass Tommaso Ciampa. Since then Jay has gone on a dominant tear with the championship, defending against many of the company's top mid-to-upper card talents and becoming the first champion to hold the belt for over a year. At this point he would declare himself '''the''' ROH Champion, aka [[BadassBoast the only champion that matters]], over the company's actual World Heavyweight Champion Jay Briscoe. This eventually culminated in a winner-take-all match between the two Jays at Best in the World 2015, with Lethal pinning Briscoe (the first man to do so in over two years) to remain TV Champion as well as finally become [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/roh/roh-h.html ROH World Heavyweight Champion]]. This made him only the third triple crown champion in ROH's then 13-year history.



* FromNobodyToNightmare: Started out as a part of a group of idiotic rave kids. Now the most dominant wrestler in Ring of Honor and its World Heavyweight Champion. Man, LevelGrinding sure does have its benefits.

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* FromNobodyToNightmare: Started out as a part of a group of idiotic rave kids. Now the most dominant wrestler in Ring of Honor and its World Heavyweight Champion. Man, LevelGrinding sure does have its benefits.



* GenreSavvy: Lethal (and Martini) deciding to keep and defend both of his ROH World titles separately is this both in and out of kayfabe. In kayfabe Lethal is making sure that he can't lose both titles at once under normal circumstances. Out of kayfabe it means the company isn't losing future use of one of its only two singles championships. The tradeoff was that he would often have to do double duty and defend in two separate matches at pay-per-views, and if both challengers were friends they could use that to really get under his skin. That said, the decision panned out when he lost the Television Championship a few months later to Roderick Strong, as he still held the World Heavyweight title and credibility as the top dog in the company and would continue to do so until August 19, 2016.

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* GenreSavvy: Lethal (and Martini) deciding to keep and defend both of his ROH World titles separately is this both in and out of kayfabe. In kayfabe Lethal is making sure that he can't lose both titles at once under normal circumstances. Out of kayfabe it means the company isn't losing future use of one of its only two singles championships. The tradeoff was that he would often have to do double duty and defend in two separate matches at pay-per-views, and if both challengers were friends they could use that to really get under his skin. That said, the decision panned out when he lost the Television Championship a few months later to Roderick Strong, as he still held the World Heavyweight title and credibility as the top dog in the company and would continue to do so until August 19, 2016.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Did this to Jay Briscoe. Briscoe had previously set up a "Real ROH World Champion" angle after being stripped of the title due to injury and being forced to surrender it to the winner of a tournament, who he went on to beat to become the official champion again. Lethal merely did the exact same thing to Briscoe in a more clever and subversive way, changing the claim to "I made this the most important title in the company so that makes me the real champion" while almost never addressing Briscoe or the World Heavyweight title directly until [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Nigel McGuinness]] put the two on a collision course.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Did this to Jay Briscoe. Briscoe had previously set up a "Real ROH World Champion" angle after being stripped of the title due to injury and being forced to surrender it to the winner of a tournament, who he went on to beat to become the official champion again. Lethal merely did the exact same thing to Briscoe in a more clever and subversive way, changing the claim to "I made this the most important title in the company so that makes me the real champion" while almost never addressing Briscoe or the World Heavyweight title directly until [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Nigel McGuinness]] put the two on a collision course.

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* BreakupBreakout: Has gone onto far more success than any of his Special K stablemates.

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