Jay White joins AEW, attacks Ricky Starks during Dynamite

Originally published at Jay White joins AEW, attacks Ricky Starks during Dynamite

Jay White is All Elite.

The 30-year-old appeared on Wednesday’s episode of AEW Dynamite in the opening segment by joining Juice Robinson and attacking Ricky Starks in the ring.

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

White wrapped up with New Japan Pro Wrestling in February by losing a “Loser Leaves Japan” match to Hikuleo and a “Loser Leaves NJPW” match to Eddie Kingston the following week in San Jose, California.

The free agent was the subject of speculation regarding his next destination before Wednesday’s appearance.

White made several appearances on AEW programming in 2022. At last June’s Forbidden Door, White retained the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship against Kazuchika Okada, Hangman Page, and Adam Cole in Chicago.

White debuted for NJPW at the beginning of 2015 after coming up through its Dojo system. He held the IWGP championship on two occasions, winning the title in 2019 and again, in 2022. He also held the IWGP Intercontinental Championship, NEVER Openweight Championship, and IWGP U.S. Championship in the company.