At the most recent set of ROH TV Tapings in Baltimore, MD, the Survival of the Fittest 2012 tournament took place.
Jay Lethal was able to use his ‘killer instinct’ to pick-up the win and earn himself a future ROH World Title shot.
The Survival of the Fittest tournament begins with six singles matches, with the winners advancing to an elimination battle royal. Jay Lethal defeated QT Marshall in his first round match, and then defeated Adam Cole, Roderick Strong, Michael Elgin, Mike Mondo and Davey Richards in the finals.
The last two in this years tournament were Jay Lethal and Davey Richards, who will also be facing each other next month at Glory by Honor XI.
Jay Lethal is currently scheduled to face Kevin Steen for the ROH World Title on October 6th in Rahway, NJ. If he’s unsuccesful in his challenge for the gold. then Jay Lethal will have a full 12 months to decide when & where he wants his next title opportunity.
Only one Survival of the Fittest winner has gone on to win the World Title when cashing in their shot, that man was Eddie Edwards at Manhattan Mayhem IV when he defeated Roderick Strong.
Looking to break that trend is last years winner, Michael Elgin, who will challenge Kevin Steen on October 13th at Glory by Honor XI