Jay White Loses Loser Leaves NJPW Match At Battle In The Valley
Jay White is gone from NJPW
Jay White's career in New Japan Pro-Wrestling is over.
The former IWGP World Heavyweight Champion lost a Loser Leaves NJPW Match to Eddie Kingston at the Battle in the Valley pay-per-view on Saturday, February 18 in San Jose, California. White looked to have the match won down the stretch after he caught his opponent with a Low Blow and Blade Runner but Kingston rolled out of the ring to avoid being pinned. After the action re-entered the squared circle, Kingston hit White with four Urakens and two Northern Lights suplexes for the win.
Kingston immediately exited the ring following his victory and White was about to cut a post-match promo, only to be laid out by David Finlay - the wrestler who trained with White as they both came through the Young Lion system. Finlay complained about being a foreigner no matter where he wrestled as the crowd told him to shut the f*ck up before he finally headed to the back.
White's loss on February 18 comes only one week after he lost a Loser Leaves Japan Match to Hikuleo at The New Beginning in Osaka. Switchblade will now leave New Japan and the likes of WWE and All Elite Wrestling are believed to be interested in signing him.
White became one of the promotion's most decorated wrestlers during his eight-year career in New Japan. He leaves as a former IWGP World Heavyweight, Heavyweight, Intercontinental, and United States Heavyweight Champion, as well as a former NEVER Openweight Champion.