Konnan Unimpressed By AEW’s Use Of Jay White

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Konnan claims AEW could be doing a lot more with Jay White.

Switchblade signed with AEW amidst much fanfare after an impressive run with New Japan Pro-Wrestling. However, the buzz around White died down pretty quickly, and some fans have suggested he’s followed an all too familiar path for new AEW new signings and dropped into the mid-card.

That being said Jay White & Juice Robinson vs. FTR was recently handed **** 1/4 stars by Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, so his in-ring work itself has remained impressive.

During a recent episode of his K100 podcast, Konnan suggested that AEW could be doing more with White, but he’s got lost in the shuffle. The veteran explained that he saw first-hand a similar issue in WCW back in the 1990s.

“How many wrestlers are not used correctly on that show? It almost reminds me of WCW, look at all the mid-card talent we had from Disco to Rey Mysterio to Chris Jericho to everybody in between and you could only get to a certain level and it wasn’t our fault,” Konnan said. “I can’t put this totally on Jay because I think what they’ve asked him to do he’s done a good job.”

Despite this, Konnan conceded that the star hasn’t quite delivered a stellar promo yet to make himself stand out from those around him.

“He’s not killed those killer promos that make you stand out from everybody else,”

When Did Jay White Join AEW?

Jay White made his AEW debut long before he signed with the company, appearing in a backstage segment with The Young Bucks all the way back in February 2022. He returned to the company again just a few months later, featuring in the run-up to Forbidden Door where he defended his IWGP Heavyweight crown.

White officially signed with AEW in April 2023, after his deal with NJPW expired. This was despite significant interest from WWE.