After months of speculation, it has been confirmed that Jay White has officially signed with All Elite Wrestling (AEW). The news was announced during Wednesday's Dynamite show, where White made his return to the company by attacking Ricky Starks alongside Juice Robinson.
There was significant interest in White from both AEW and WWE after it was reported that his contract with New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) was set to expire. However, White has decided to join AEW instead of WWE. During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that White's decision to join AEW was his own.
Meltzer spoke highly of White's wrestling abilities, stating he was a "great physiological wrestler." He also mentioned that while White could theoretically return to NJPW if he wanted to, he had lost the matches that would have allowed him to do so.
Jay White's Decision: AEW Over WWE
Meltzer's comments suggest White had multiple options and could have chosen to join WWE instead of AEW. Grapsody's Will Washington of Fightful reported that WWE's interest in White was strong, with some in the company confident they would sign him.
However, it seems that White ultimately chose AEW over WWE. White's signing is a significant win for AEW, as he is considered one of the best wrestlers in the world. His addition to the AEW roster will undoubtedly bring excitement and anticipation among fans eager to see how the company will utilize him.
White's decision to join AEW over WWE shows that the company has established itself as a legitimate competitor in the wrestling industry. As AEW continues to grow and attract top talent, it will be interesting to see how it will shape the future of professional wrestling.
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