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Jay White Wins the United States IWGP Championship for the First Time


Jay White Wins the United States IWGP Championship for the First Time

The New Zealand Fighter gets his first belt in The New Beginning in Sapporo

Jay White is the new IWGP United States champion. A few minutes ago, during the celebration of the event The New Beginning in Sapporo Night 2, offered by the company New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), White has defeated the now former champion Kenny Omega. The New Zealand fighter took the victory with his special move, the Blade Runner.

Jay White ends like this with the 210 days of Kenny Omega’s reign. The Canadian became the first champion in history by defeating Tomohiro Ishii last July. Since then, Omega had retained its belt successfully on a total of four occasions, most notably its “five-star” fight, awarded by journalist Dave Meltzer, against Chris Jericho in Wrestle Kingdom 12. With this victory, his Once, White gets the first championship of his short career.

White trained for years at the NJPW Dojo as Young Lion and gained fame in North America thanks to his time at the Ring of Honor (ROH). Since his return, White has fought under the heel character of Switchblade. In Wrestle Kingdom 12 he was defeated by Tanahashi in his attempt to get the IWGP Intercontinental Championship, but now he is the United States champion. His first defense, if we consider the post-fight care, will be the wrestler of ROH Hangman Page.


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