• Why Former World Champion Chose AEW Over WWE Last Night
Former IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Jay White recently left New Japan Pro Wrestling.
There was speculation that White could be coming to WWE. There was even a report which stated that Triple H is very confident about signing White.
However, PWInsider reported that isn’t the case:
“There was absolutely no discussion of former New Japan Pro Wrestling star Jay White within WWE at all over the WrestleMania 39 weekend.
Based on multiple conversations with WWE officials and talents, we are told it does not appear White is WWE-bound.”
AEW President Tony Khan announced last night that White has officially signed with All Elite Wrestling.
Switchblade @JayWhiteNZ is ALL ELITE!
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) April 6, 2023
White then showed up on Dynamite to join Juice Robinson in beating up Ricky Starks.
You can watch it below:
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) April 6, 2023
According to Sean Ross Sapp, Vince McMahon’s return to WWE this year played a part in White’s decision to choose AEW over WWE:
“There was a lot of WWE interest in Jay White back in January, but a lot of things have obviously changed since then. Their loss is a big AEW gain.”
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (April 5, 2009) – WWE WrestleMania 25
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on April 5, 2009, World Wrestling Entertainment aired ‘WrestleMania 25’ LIVE on PPV from the Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.
The event’s tagline was “The 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania”.
This WrestleMania featured Old School Wrestlers Triple H (WWF), The Big Show (WCW/WWF), Edge (WWF), The Undertaker (WWF), Shawn Michaels (WWF), The Hardy Boyz (WWF), Chris Jericho (WCW/WWF), Jimmy Snuka (WWF), Ricky Steamboat (NWA/WCW/WWF), Roddy Piper (WWF/WCW), Christian (WWF), Fit Finlay (WCW), Kane (WWF), Mark Henry (WWF), Rey Mysterio (WCW) and JBL/Bradshaw (WWF).
Here are the PPV results:
Money in the Bank: CM Punk defeated Christian, Finlay, Kane, Kofi Kingston, Mark Henry, Montel Vontavious Porter and Shelton Benjamin
Santina Marella won a “Miss WrestleMania” Battle Royal
Handicap Elimination: Chris Jericho defeated Jimmy Snuka, Ricky Steamboat and Roddy Piper
Extreme Rules: Matt Hardy defeated Jeff Hardy
WWE Intercontinental Championship: Rey Mysterio defeated John “Bradshaw” Layfield (c)
The Undertaker defeated Shawn Michaels
World Heavyweight Championship: John Cena defeated Big Show and Edge (c)
WWE Championship: Triple H (c) defeated Randy Orton