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‘Switchblade’ Jay White Joins NJPW Group Chaos To End Bullet Club

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At New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s New Years Dash event, the man they call Switchblade decided to make a big decision. Jay White turned down Kenny Omega’s offer to join Bullet Club, which was a pretty huge move by him. NJPW has made Bullet Club out to be an unstoppable force and other groups had to form to stand any chance of survival against them. Plus, if you’re an American, Canadian, or UK guy….typically you were installed in Bullet Club from the day you entered. Basically, if you were from the West…you were the bad guy in Japan.

That was never the case with Jay White, who made his name in the United States before being picked up by NJPW. They expect him to be a big star for him. Though this plain-looking guy who shows no appearance of starpower is liked by people, he’s also not in the best creative mode. NJPW made sure to take White away from Bullet Club, seeing as they want him to take on Omega soon.

Instead of having him forge his own path away from top members of the promotion, New Japan decided to have him join Chaos. This is the group led by long-time NJPW golden boy and IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Kazuchika Okada. The group was oiginally formed in 2009 by Shinsuke Nakamura, and it appears that White decided to join the group in order to end Bullet Club.

NJPW’s Idea Of A Teammate To Teammate Talk (English To Japanese Version)

White met with Okada, (on camera of course, fourth wall people), and the two spoke about his decision to join. White told Okada that he wanted to end the Bullet Club, which set them on a mutual path. The BC has been a thorn in the side of the champion for a long time now, which means he could not be happier to see Jay White join his group of merry men.

White would tell Okada that he was not just going to be another member of his group, basically saying he was not a puppet to keep him champion. I mean, the NJPW management does that well enough already. White went on to say that he feels Bullet Club are eager to turn on Omega and that he’s going to help give them a reason. He would go on to say that when the time comes, he’ll turn on Okada. The champion would say he was fine with that.

The two want to end their mutual enemy, and it makes sense to join forces. The clear point for NJPW is to have Jay White go after the IWGP United States Title that Kenny Omega holds. NJPW also set themselves up for a way to write out Omega if he does decide to leave them. His contract with the promotion is up next month, and though it’s likely he stays another year, he has not made anything official on that. That said, NJPW set up a way to both take the title off Omega and write him out of his faction if he decides to go.

This article was composed and updated with additional information courtesy of Jamie Greer of the Last Word On Pro Wrestling.


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Mitchell’s AEW Continental Classic Update! (11/27/23)

What a start to the tournament!

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Did your picks win points?

The AEW Continental Classic is underway, with almost everyone competing. Check in here if you haven’t seen the winners and losers of week 1!

Here are your Gold League standings!

  • Jon Moxley: 1-0, 3 points
  • Swerve Strickland: 1-0, 3 points
  • Jay White: 1-0, 3 points
  • Rush: 0-1, 0 points
  • Mark Briscoe: 0-1, 0 points.
  • Jay Lethal: 0-1, 0 points

 

Here are your Blue League standings!

  • Brody King: 1-0, 3 points
  • Claudio Castagnoli: 1-0, 3 points
  • Daniel Garcia: 0-1, 0 points
  • Eddie Kingston: 0-1, 0 points
  • Bryan Danielson: Yet to Compete
  • Andrade El Idolo: Yet to Compete

 

My Thoughts:

Nothing too crazy, nothing too wild, this tournament only just got started. The only disappointing point is that they could not get Bryan “cleared to compete” Saturday night. Not sure how much of that is shoot given the bad eye, but this was kinda the problem of wanting him in the tournament over tons of other choices. Bryan wants to face Okada for WrestleKingdom 18, how is Bryan supposed to do that at his best if he’s also gonna be in a round robin, doing five top level matches in about as many weeks? And it takes away from Andrade being able to do something. Also a little surprised we didn’t even hear from Andrade on Saturday.

Now as we heard on Saturday, round two’s matches are set. Gold League will see Mark Briscoe VS Rush, White VS Swerve, and of course, Moxley VS Lethal. Nice variety there, a couple 0-1 guys facing off, as well as two 1-0 guys, and then 1-0 VS 0-1. No offense to Lethal, but he feels like an 0-2 going up against Moxley. Hard to call the other ones but that’s the fun of it. Meanwhile, Blue League sees Brody VS Claudio in a showdown to be 2-0, then Bryan and Andrade finally jump in, Bryan against Eddie and Andrade against Garcia. Sadly, feels like Eddie and Garcia are going 0-2, no way Tony Khan is booking Bryan and Andrade to lose their first shots.

In fact, that could be half the reason they did wait on those two, that’s almost too good for just a first round opener. But I still would’ve done it, same as NJPW does stuff like that for round robins, which this is all modeled after anyway.


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AEW announces Continental Classic entrants

The C2 is set!

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Tony Khan Reveals the Blue and Gold “Leagues!”

Originally livestreamed, Tony Khan and Tony Schiavone officially announced the twelve total entrants and divided them into the two round robin blocks known as the “Blue League” and “Gold League.” If you don’t feel like sifting through the almost 30 minute video, the groups are:

Blue League

  • Bryan Danielson
  • Andrade El Idolo
  • Brody King
  • Claudio Castagnoli
  • Daniel Garcia
  • Eddie Kingston

Gold League

  • Jon Moxley
  • Swerve Strickland
  • Rush
  • Mark Briscoe
  • Jay Lethal
  • Jay White

 

Tony Khan also explains the rules for the Continental Classic:

  • Every match has a 20 minute time limit
  • The winner of each match earns 3 points, losers earn 0, 1 point for a draw
  • EVERYONE ELSE is banned from ringside for true 1v1 action

 

Eddie Kingston also joined the selection special as his “life’s work” is on the line in this tournament, both the ROH World Championship and NJPW Strong Openweight Championship on the line as part of the modern day North American Triple Crown Eddie, Tony Khan, AEW, ROH and NJPW are looking to create together. Gold League competes tonight on Dynamite while Blue League will have their start this Saturday on Collision. Look for more articles like this one to keep up with the Continental Classic standings over the next six weeks of tournament action!


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