Jay White Vs. Eddie Kingston Now A Loser Leaves NJPW Match
Jay White's NJPW exit seemingly draws closer
At the end of Battle in the Valley on Saturday, February 18, one star will be gone from New Japan Pro-Wrestling.
Jay White is already banned from competing for NJPW in Japan and the former IWGP World Heavyweight Champion agreed to Eddie Kingston's challenge on Wrestling Observer Live that they make their upcoming clash at Battle in the Valley a Loser Leaves NJPW Match.
Following the challenge, White noted he doesn't have "much else left to lose" and he agreed to the stipulation if Kingston offered to also never wrestle for New Japan again if he lost. The Mad King accepted then told White not to come to All Elite Wrestling as he'll just beat White's "ass there too."
White already lost a Loser Leaves Japan Match to Hikuleo at The New Beginning in Osaka on February 11. He is expected to leave New Japan when his contract expires and the likes of WWE and AEW are said to be interested in signing the leader of Bullet Club.
White addressed his future while speaking to Sports Illustrated, saying:
"So much is possible, IMPACT, AEW, WWE - we'll see. I'm at peace with it. I don't know if there is much more I could have done. I don't feel like I left a bunch of boxes unchecked. I've been living it, so it can be hard to appreciate it in the moment, but as I move on, I've started to look back at the weight some of it holds. As time goes on, I hope people appreciate it even more. To me, I was doing what I was meant to be doing. Now I'm looking at what's next."
Should White lose to Kingston, he will leave New Japan as a former IWGP World Heavyweight, Heavyweight, Intercontinental, and United States Heavyweight Champion. He is also a former NEVER Openweight Champion.