At NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom 17 event, Jay White lost the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship to Kazuchika Okada which led to internet speculation about White’s future with the brand.
According to Fightful Select, White’s contract is coming up soon and there is said to be “a whole lot of interest” from wrestling promotions. Fightful noted that according to sources in the company, it’s expected that White will be leaving Japan for the United States. WWE sources reportedly “seemed confident they would land White” although companies can’t officially negotiate with him until his contract expires.
White recently challenged Hikuleo to a “loser leaves Japan” match.
Woah jay white vs hikuleo loser leaves japan …
I guess this is jay whites departure for WWE or AEW soon to be confirmed pic.twitter.com/rdiIMfxnQ5
— Troll @ TBD (@TrollGamingLive) January 5, 2023