• Chris Jericho Comments On WWE Not Being Able To Sign Top Free Agent
After Jay White left NJPW, reports came out that Triple H wanted to sign the former IWGP World Heavyweight Champion to a WWE contract.
However, White ended up signing with AEW, where some of his friends work. He even wrestled in All Elite Wrestling while being under contract with NJPW in the past, due to AEW’s partnership with New Japan Pro Wrestling.
Chris Jericho had the following to say about this on the Battleground podcast:
“Jay White, what a great example of us still having momentum. Hottest free agent in the world. Silver platter for WWE. The guy is 6’4”, he’s international, he has the accent, which chicks love.
He’s a great worker, great heel, great babyface. He chose AEW. If that doesn’t tell you that something is going on with us, I don’t know what will. Just to continue to build that momentum is a very exciting prospect.”
For those who are wondering, White isn’t 6-foot-4. His billed height is 6-foot-1 (which is usually more or at least the same as the real height).
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (April 13, 1990) – WWF/AJPW/NJPW Wrestling Summit
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on April 13, 1990, the WWF/AJPW/NJPW Wrestling Summit was broadcasted from the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan and aired live on Japanese television.
This was a co-produced show by Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Federation, Antonio Inoki’s New Japan Pro Wrestling and Giant Baba’s All Japan Pro Wrestling.
Here are the results from the event:
Dan Kroffat, Doug Furnas & Joe Malenko defeated Samson Fuyuki, Tatsumi Kitahara & Toshiaki Kawada
Jushin Thunder Liger defeated Akira Nogami
Jimmy Snuka & Tito Santana defeated Kenta Kobashi & Masanobu Fuchi
Bret Hart wrestled Tiger Mask to a time-limit-draw
The Great Kabuki defeated Greg Valentine
Jake Roberts defeated The Big Boss Man
IWGP Tag Team Title Match: Masa Saito & Shinya Hashimoto (c) defeated Masahiro Chono & Riki Choshu
Jumbo Tsuruta & King Haku defeated Mr. Perfect & Rick Martel
Genichiro Tenryu defeated Randy Savage
WWF World Heavyweight Title Match: The Ultimate Warrior (c) defeated Ted DiBiase
Non-Title match: Andre The Giant & Giant Baba defeated Demolition (c)
Hulk Hogan defeated Stan Hansen