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Jay White Thinks He Should be First in Line for a Shot Against Tetsuya Naito

June 14, 2020 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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NJPW1972.com recently interviewed Jay White on the promotion’s upcoming return to live events. He discussed why he should be first in line to face Tetsuya Naito for the double gold. Below are some highlights.

Jay White on KENTA facing Tetsuya Naito for both titles: “In that case, yes it was the right decision, just because of how the match came about. Naito had made history by becoming the first double champion on January 5, but who was everybody talking about after that night? [KENTA] knocked Naito out and held up both belts. Of course he should be in line for both titles. Now, let’s say KENTA won a tag match or something and then made a challenge in his backstage comments. That would be a different situation, it shouldn’t be a double title match in that case. But KENTA made a huge physical statement at the Tokyo Dome.”

White on why he should be able to compete for both titles: “Well, look, if it was someone like myself, I was in the Double Gold Dash. He beat me and took my Intercontinental Championship on night one at Wrestle Kingdom, and on night two, I beat Kota Ibushi, so there’s a very good reason why I should be the first in line. Let’s use Hirooki Goto as an example, because I’ve had to deal with that son-of-a-bitch too many times because he keeps getting chances that he shouldn’t. If he gets given a shot, as unlikely as it may seem, I’m going to be on the same page as Tetsuya Naito. There is no way Goto should be able to challenge for both titles. Naito should choose.”

On his opinion of Naito not changing: “No. Whether he walked away with both titles in the end or not doesn’t change the fact that he shouldn’t have been in that spot to begin with. Ibushi had the (G1 briefcase), I had one championship and Okada had the other. When was the Double Gold Dash announced?”

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