Tony Khan has confirmed that Jay White is officially All Elite.
The April 5th episode of Dynamite began in chaotic fashion with Juice Robinson set to take on Ricky Starks. However, just as Starks was getting to the ring, Jay White’s music hit and he attacked Starks before hugging Robinson.
Shortly after the shock appearance, Tony Khan announced that White had now signed with the company.
The signing will surely come as a blow to WWE who had also been in talks to sign the former New Japan Pro-Wrestling star. It had previously been reported that White had been in talks with both AEW and WWE, with the sports entertainment giant confident of landing the star. Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp added that some within WWE were still optimistic about signing Switchblade as recently as seven days ago.
Talk of White heading to WWE cooled significantly in recent days with a report stating that there was “no mention” of him within WWE over WrestleMania weekend.
Jay White first appeared for AEW back in February 2022 and went on to make a number of appearances before wrestling at AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door that June.
Look who just kicked off this huge episode of #AEWDynamite LIVE on TBS: it's #Switchblade@JayWhiteNZ! pic.twitter.com/7IMj48WUt9
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) April 6, 2023
Jay White’s Arrival Not The Only Surprise On Dynamite
Heading into the show AEW President Tony Khan had been busy hyping an announcement that promised to have a huge impact on the future of the company.
With a little help from Nigel McGuinness, Khan announced that AEW will be bringing back All In for a huge show at Wembley Stadium in the United Kingdom. The huge event at the 90,000-seater stadium is set to take place on August 27th.