Jay White speaks ahead of next week's bout at Madison Square Garden.
At King of Pro Wrestling 2018, Bullet Club welcomed Jay White into the group, helping the current IWGP Heavyweight Champion layout Kazuchika Okada and Hiroshi Tanahashi. While White didn't want to declare himself the leader, it wasn't long before Tama Tonga put White at the helm of the group. The leadership title in Bullet Club has been bestowed on tops names such as Finn Balor, AJ Styles, and Kenny Omega in the past. And while many didn't see White as being on their level, that never bothered "Switchblade."
“Each of those guys are different to each other, just as I’m different to all of them,” White told Sports Illustrated. “I don’t compare myself to them. Each of us has brought something new to the table, but none of them have had the level of success that I have had in the amount of time that it’s taken me. People love to throw comparisons around and say that I’m trying to be like those guys, but that’s just because they’re afraid of change, scared of progression and evolution, they’re frightened of changing because all they’re used to is getting comfortable in their own boring and unfulfilling lives. They have no idea what success is even when it’s stood right in front of them with the most prestigious prize in our entire industry.”
On Apr. 6, Jay White will defend his IWGP Heavyweight Title at Madison Square Garden against Kazuchika Okada. White has enjoyed recent success against Okada, defeating him in the 2018 G1 and scoring a big victory over The Rainmaker this past January at Wrestle Kingdom 13.
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