You never know what can happen in the pro wrestling world. Contracts will run up, and that frees up talent to seek their fortune elsewhere. With so much changing on a constant basis, it seems that the landscape is always shifting. Now, we know about another person who might find themselves on a different roster soon enough.

According to Sean Sapp behind Fightful’s paywall, “Switchblade” Jay White is leaving NJPW. The interest in his services is real, as he is on both AEW and WWE’s radar

Switchblade Jay White’s contract is up relatively soon, and is expected to leave New Japan Pro Wrestling, per those in the company. Those that we’ve spoken to believe both WWE and All Elite Wrestling are interested in getting the former IWGP World Heavyweight Champion, however, WWE sources seemed confident they would land him. However, that’s far from official as it was noted from sources within multiple companies that they can’t officially reach out to him until his deal is up. Until that happens, there’s no guarantee he’ll leave NJPW.

Interestingly enough, Jay White is booked in a “Loser Leaves Japan” match on February 11th against Hikeleo. It was also reported that “WWE has also long expressed interest in Hikuleo, which puts the result of the match in doubt. Those on the NJPW roster are of the belief that Jay White wants to be in the United States for the time being.”


It was further noted that “WWE was has heavily recruited” Jay White. We will have to see what he decides to do. At this point, “no deal is finalized, and can’t be until Jay White’s New Japan Pro-Wrestling deal is up.” NJPW has not commented on this story, so keep checking back with Ringside News for more.

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