Go for it. While WWE may be the biggest and most powerful wrestling company in the world, they are not the only high level company around. There are several other companies throughout the world and a lot of them have some incredibly talented wrestlers. WWE would love to have some of these wrestlers on their roster and now they might be making a play for a big name.
Earlier this week, New Japan Pro Wrestling presented its annual Wrestle Kingdom show, which again ran over two nights on January 4 and 5. The shows were both headlined by matches for the IWGP Heavyweight and IWGP Intercontinental Titles, with Kota Ibushi emerging as the double champion. He had to beat two people on the way there though, and one of those two might be heading elsewhere.
The Super J-Cast, which has a history of accurately breaking stories, reports that Jay White is undecided about renewing his contract with New Japan. As a result, WWE is said to be making a strong play for him, though it is not clear if White is interested. White is reportedly 50/50 on whether he stays in New Japan or goes elsewhere. White lost to Ibushi in the main event of Night Two of Wrestle Kingdom 15 on Tuesday morning.
Several sources have indicated there is some doubt whether Jay White will extend his NJPW contract, rumoured to be up at the end of the month. WWE are believed to be making a strong play for him and it’s 50/50 whether he stays or goes.
— Super J-Cast (@thesuperjcast) January 8, 2021
You might need to get to know him. Check out White on the big stage:
Opinion: This is the kind of thing where we are probably going to have to wait and see as White really does seem like he could go either way. The post-Wrestle Kingdom press conference interview where he said he was done felt like the start of a big storyline and that could very well lead to him doing something else down the line. If WWE can try to do something good for them, but I wouldn’t get my hopes up for White coming to WWE.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!