During NJPW’s Battle in the Valley event, Jay White suffered a loss to Eddie Kingston in what would be his final match for the Japanese promotion. A visibly emotional White attempted to address the crowd in San Jose, but was interrupted when he was attacked by David Finlay. Finlay, a former IWGP Tag Team Champion, used the opportunity to make a statement at the expense of Switchblade, effectively signaling the end of his run with NJPW while also leaving the possibility for a potential return open.
Since that event, the wrestling world has been abuzz with speculation about where Jay White might end up next, with many wondering whether he would sign with WWE or AEW.
Last night our questions were answered when White rushed the ring during a botched opening segment where the camera angles were all wrong and many fans missed the video screens showing the messages of Bullet Club and Jay White.
Whilst the attack was going on Tony Khan took to Twitter to do the now-custom tweet announcing a new signing and making things official.
Suddenly journalists in the wrestling industry were clambering to state new news they had heard from new “Sources”
PWInsider reported on there being no talks with WWE despite weekend reports
“There was absolutely no discussion of former New Japan Pro Wrestling star Jay White within WWE at all over the WrestleMania 39 weekend.
Based on multiple conversations with WWE officials and talents, we are told it does not appear White is WWE-bound.”
and veteran Sean Ross Sapp also responded to state that its possible the return of Vince to WWE changed things
There was a lot of WWE interest in Jay White back in January, but a lot of things have obviously changed since then. Their loss is a big AEW gain.”
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