After finding success in NJPW and making appearances for IMPACT Wrestling, Jay White came to AEW on the February 9 episode of AEW Dynamite, attacking Trent Beretta and Rocky Romero in the production lot.
White would go on to wrestle on the February 18 episode of AEW Rampage, defeating Beretta.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio, White discussed the fans reaction to his surprise appearance on AEW.
"It did a little bit," he said, commenting on the big reaction. "It doesn't surprise me in the sense that, I know my own worth, but it did in the sense that I had no idea what the reaction would be to a bigger, more mainstream audience. Whether they love me from the start or not, that doesn't bother me because I know over time people are going to realize my ability, that's how it's been from the start. When I back to New Japan, people thought I was put in a position I shouldn't have been, people can argue about that all day, but what you can't argue is that where I'm at now, I was right about that. In terms of that reaction, it was a little surprise, but in a good way. I had nothing to go off in terms of gauging what an audience that size whether they would know me or how they would feel about it."
White has not been back on AEW TV since his victory against Trent.
Elsewhere during the interview, White discussed how he freely walks through the forbidden door. You can find his full comments by clicking here.
White will be in action against Alex Shelley at IMPACT Sacrifice. You can view the current lineup by clicking here.
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