Jay White: ‘I’m Done’ With New Japan Pro-Wrestling After New Year Dash

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Jay White‘s run in New Japan could be over soon, as he says his time should be spent somewhere else.

White made the comments during his post-match press conference after losing to Kota Ibushi in the main event of Wrestle Kingdom 15 Night Two.

“I will never be appreciated like I should be. I see it. I see it now. Everything I’ve done… you want to talk to ‘Switchblade’ Jay White, but I’m sorry, you’re just getting Jamie…”

White said he knows what he can do—or at least he thought he did. White continued, saying it was his Destino and his moment, but he ended up being wrong. Screaming at the camera and press, he said it wasn’t his year.

“I am out here wasting my life in Japan in a global pandemic—for what? I could be at home but I told myself it would be worth it. Sacrifice, sacrifice, sacrifice and it will be worth it! I’m not going to do this anymore. I’m not going to do this anymore! Not for any of you [points at press], not for any of you [points at camera]. If I can’t do it well myself then it’s not worth doing, it’s not worth me being here!”

[flips tables over and falls off of his chair]

“So maybe, maybe, my time would be spent better somewhere else. I don’t want to do this anymore. I’m not going to do this anymore. If ‘this’ is all it’s for, I’m not going to do it. Tomorrow, contractually—if they want me—if they want to make me wrestle again after what I’ve just been through,  and I don’t just mean tonight, I mean the last—in 8 days, it’ll be 8 years to the day since I first stepped in a wrestling ring and started training. I’m not going to do this anymore, so if they’re going to make me show up tomorrow, fine. Fine, and I’m sure they will because you all, the fans, New Japan, you love nothing more than to see me distressed, see me like this. Fine, I’ll show up tomorrow if you want me to, but after that, that’s it.

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