Originally published at Jay White wins NEVER Openweight Title at NJPW Wrestling Dontaku
Closing out New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s Wrestling Dontaku event on 5/3 was Hiroshi Tanahashi defending the NEVER Openweight Championship against Jay White. The conclusion of the match saw Jay getting his hand raised and adding to the list of titles he has captured in NJPW.
Tanahashi walked into the match with one successful title defense against Great-O-Khan in February. Tanahashi won the title from Shingo Takagi earlier in the year.
Along with being the current NEVER Openweight Champion, Jay White has also held the IWGP U.S Heavyweight, Intercontinental and Heavyweight Championships since his return to New Japan in November of 2017.
Jay: The first ever NEVER, Intercontinental US and Heavyweight Champion! I am the REAL belt collector, and if you dispute that, you know where to find me. 👀
— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) May 3, 2021
White was a guest on Chase Owens’ Twitch channel and shared his thoughts about the rumors that he was departing New Japan after Wrestle Kingdom this year. To read White’s comments in full, click here.