Jay White turned his back on Chaos by revealing himself as the leader of the Bullet Club in one of the most shocking moments in New Japan’s history. The Siwtchblade became the top heel in NJPW and the rest was history.

Jay White recently lost “Loser leaves Japan” match to Hikuleo. The match, which transpired this weekend, stirred a new debate within the pro wrestling world in regards to Jay White’s future – with many hoping for the former IWGP champion to sign with either WWE or AEW.

Sean Sapp provided an update on Jay White’s status in the wake of his stunning loss to Hikuleo from behind Fightful’s paywall. According to the report, there’s widespread interest in White after his latest NJPW appearance.

Word is that Switchblade Jay White is looking to make a move back over to the states, but nothing is set in stone yet, even though he lost a Loser Leaves Japan match at this weekend’s NJPW show.


Fightful Select reported in January that White’s contract was set to be up soon, and numerous companies had interest in the former IWGP Heavyweight Champion. WWE felt confident that they could land him, but we’re told that hardly guaranteed at this point.

Despite online speculation that White would pop up in the Royal Rumble, we’re told that was never in the discussions, as White’s New Japan Pro Wrestling deal wasn’t up. We’re told that talent in New Japan Pro Wrestling are of the belief his contract with the company is up “sometime between NJPW Battle in the Valley and WrestleMania,” with details being few and far between. WWE sources have repeatedly confirmed that they have long had interest in Jay White, but that everything related to the possibility of him coming into the the company is being kept very quiet.

When we asked around NJPW, we were told “obviously we’d love to keep him,” and were told that he’d made positive relationships in IMPACT and AEW as well.

White is scheduled to compete at NJPW Battle in the Valley on February 18.

Jay White is a major name in the pro wrestling world, and promotions in the United States will undoubtedly benefit from his presence – provided the Switchblade decides to leave NJPW for good.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab serves as a news writer at Ringside News. He has covered pro wrestling and sports entertainment for a variety of publications, including Sportskeeda Wrestling, The Sportster, and WrestleZone. Outside of his professional duties, Manik likes to indulge in fiction, thrillers, comics, manga, and anime.

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