There have been multiple reports about Jay White finishing up with New Japan Pro-Wrestling and heading to the west to sign with WWE has been touted as one of the interested parties, with the company reportedly liking its chances of landing the two-time IWGP world champion.
According to Fightful Select (h/t H Jenkins of Ringside News), the Kiwi has garnered interest from WWE and AEW. However, sources within the former organization said they’re “confident” he will sign with them.
Fightful added that while White’s contract ends “relatively soon,” other promotions can’t officially start negotiations with him until his NJPW deal is done. What could be a giveaway of his contract’s end date is that he faces Hikuleo in a Loser Leaves Japan match at NJPW The New Beginning on February 11, meaning it could be sometime next month.
It remains to be seen where he ends up post his eastern sojourn, but there is likely to be a long line of suitors.
Jay White on WWE Tag Teams
NJPW superstar Jay White heaped praise recently on Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows for their contributions to the pro wrestling business over the past decade or so. This is not a surprise considering the trio is part of the legendary Bullet Club faction, of which White is the leader.
The Good Brothers, going by the moniker The OC in WWE, recently rejoined the company for their second stint there. They will be seen in action come the Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia on November 5, where they will team with long-time running buddy AJ Styles to take on the Finn Balor-led The Judgement Day.
White recently spoke about Anderson and Gallows being underrated, and that their contributions to the industry are often overlooked. He said:
“They need to be acknowledged for the impact they’ve had on the industry. I think people overlook that or don’t want to admit that or to give them their flowers for that. The companies that they’ve been in and what they’re doing now with Karl still being the NEVER Openweight champion yet being in WWE. I think that’s pretty unheard of. They’re always blazing trails and making history. They need to be acknowledged for that (h/t fightful).”
Switchblade does have a point, seeing that his stablemates have been together for almost a decade, in which time they have traveled across promotions around the world and won titles almost everywhere. How their second stint goes in WWE remains to be seen, considering their first go-around was pretty lukewarm, but with Triple H at the head of creative, things can only be good for the veteran duo.
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