‘Switchblade’ Jay White is not taking his loss to Kota Ibushi at Wrestle Kingdom very well.
At a press conference following the main event match, White appeared to have a breakdown expressing his frustration with the fans, NJPW and the wrestling business in general.
“I can barely walk and all you can do is stare at me? Did you enjoy watching me walk up here by myself? You don’t even have the tiniest bit of respect or empathy to help someone,” said White to the press as he laughed to himself.
White continued to rant on and on saying he wasn’t speaking as his NJPW persona but just Jamie White from New Zealand.
“You want to talk to Switchblade Jay White but you are getting Jamie,” he said explaining how he didn’t see his family and friends for three years when he left to dedicate himself to the sport of pro wrestling.
“I am out here in Japan wasting my life away for what during a global pandemic? I am not going to do this anymore! I am not going to do this anymore! Not for any of you! Not for the people out there! If I cannot do it for myself than it is not worth doing! It is not worth me being here!” he yelled smashing his hands down on the table in front of him and falling over in his chair.
White didn’t even bother getting up. He just shoved the table out of the way and sat there on the floor.
“Maybe my time would be spent better someplace else. I don’t want to do this anymore. I am not going to do this anymore,” he muttered to himself.
As for the New Year Dash show tomorrow, White only had this to say.
“I will show up tomorrow if you (NJPW) want me to but after that, that’s it,” he said apparently vowing to quit the company.