Former IWGP Heavyweight champion Jay White recently spoke to NJPW to talk all things pro wrestling. Highlights from the interview can be found below.
Whether he knew he would be the leader of the Bullet Club:
I don’t think I predicted being at the front of the group, but it was almost determined from the start would be a part of the group. Connections I had to (Prince) Devitt and (Bad Luck) Fale are what brought me into NJPW in the very first place. There’s too many roots that were planted in me from the start, I think.
On getting comfortable with the group:
I think that tension is only natural at first, that’s to be expected from at least some people. It’s a teething period, I guess you could call it. But as soon as everybody knew we were on the same page, it all clicked pretty quickly. Certainly I was much easier to get along with than guys like Kenny, after they’d been fighting for the best part of a year. Tama [Tonga is] a smart guy himself, he knows a guy who can be a good team player when he sees one.