Excursions have a history of bringing out the best in professional wrestlers. Jushin Liger was a Young Lion before traveling to Europe and competing in All Star Wrestling and then to Calgary to compete in Stampede before becoming one of the biggest stars in the history of professional wrestling. The same could be said for former IWGP Heavyweight Champion The Great Muta who became one of the biggest stars in the world after traveling on excursion to Florida Championship Wrestling, WWC in Puerto Rico, and World Class Championship Wrestling in Dallas before returning to Japan and becoming a legend.
The path traveled by those and other greats is being followed to a tee by IWGP United States Champion “Switchblade” Jay White. White competed for over a year in Ring of Honor on excursion following his time as a New Japan Young Lion. White was undefeated for nearly eight months and picked up wins against former World Champions before a memorable, and violent, feud with Punishment Martinez. His world travels, like Liger, Muta, and may others before him, helped White take the jump to the next level and after White rose to the occasion to defeat Kenny Omega to become just the second IWGP United States Champion, few doubters remained. White returns to Ring of Honor as part of the War of the Worlds Tour for TWO NIGHTS ONLY – Wednesday May 9 in Lowell and Friday May 11 in Toronto and fans can see him LIVE with the events being broadcast FOR HonorClub!
If White retains against David Finlay at Road to Dontaku on April 24 and is still Champion by the time of the tour, ROH and NJPW officials have said that he will be defending his championship on the tour. Officials are ironing out details at this time on who that may be and whether it will be Lowell or Toronto that gets this historic match should White retain!
Who will White compete against after a seven month absence and complete transformation? Join us in Lowell and Toronto to find out!