This past Wednesday on AEW Dynamite, New Japan star and Bullet Club leader Jay White appeared and helped The Young Bucks and Adam Cole attack Trent Beretta in the backstage area, making his official AEW debut. He is set to face the man he helped attack on the February 18 edition of AEW Rampage.
The New Zealand wrestler has been seen in multiple promotions in America lately, showing up in NJPW Strong and Impact Wrestling, representing his faction. While speaking on the Strong Style podcast, White talked about his recent AEW appearance.
“The invitation came through from my good buddy Adam Cole. He reached out to me and asked me if I would like to come and maybe give the Young Bucks a hand, as he said. It was the right time because the right person asked.”
White was then asked about his goal in appearing in multiple wrestling promotions.
“What I’m doing is trying to rejuvenate Bullet Club in the way that I truly see it. People can sometimes say whether they think Bullet Club is stale or not, especially since my absence from Japan with the likes of EVIL and the House of Torture trying to say they are still Bullet Club and Bullet Club has gone downhill. So I put it on myself to go to IMPACT and New Japan STRONG and AEW to prove that Bullet Club runs through me.”
It’s worth noting that the Bullet Club leader hasn’t wrestled for NJPW since May of 2020, when the pandemic first took over the world. Over the years, the popular faction has been split since The Elite was essentially banished from membership. Tama Tonga, who was the instigating member of the overthrow of the now AEW faction, has since thrown shots at his former co-members and indicated that there is some residual beef between the two groups. However, Jay White’s appearance on AEW to assist the Bucks and Cole suggests that they are on good terms, or at least he and Cole are.
“Why can’t Adam Cole and the Bucks throw up the Too Sweet again? Maybe if I’m the one that is extending the olive branch and trying to make it work, maybe they’ll be more open to it. We’re obviously off to a good start. So why can’t we have the Bullet Club united across AEW, New Japan, and IMPACT?” (H/T Fightful.com)
As White wrestles across promotions, he is currently scheduled to face Eric Young at IMPACT No Surrender on February 19.