Jay White wants to wrestle Randy Orton

Apr 14, 2022 - by James Walsh

Speaking to The Sessions with Renee Paquette, NJPW wrestler “Switchblade” Jay White discussed wanting to wrestle Randy Orton and how he first got into wrestling as a kid. Below are some highlights (via WrestlingInc.com):

White on when he first got into wrestling: “I started watching in 2004, when I was 11 or 12. I watched it for a few years and grew out of it mid-teenage years. 18 finished school, joined the army really quick as an officer, wasn’t for me, left that. Ended up working for a friend’s dad on a construction site and the radio channel said ‘we’re doing a competition, a call-up, you’ll go in a draw to win everything paid for and go to WrestleMania.’ This is early 2011 and I was like oh s–t, okay. That would be pretty cool, I used to watch it years ago so why not. I called and had to do some competition against somebody else, I won that. They put me in the draw. So I won that. A couple weeks later, sat next to the radio, had my phone out, my phone goes off. Jump up, yelling what the hell. So I won flights, tickets, hotel, and everything paid for me and a friend to go from New Zealand to Atlanta [for WrestleMania]. Hall of Fame ceremony, WrestleMania. Now at that point, the only wrestling I knew was WWE. We went to WrestleMania and that re-inspired me. I just clicked in and I was like I’m going to do it.”

On wanting to wrestle Randy Orton: “I really don’t sit here and think about if I want to wrestle someone. It takes up enough of my time so when I’m not wrestling, I don’t want to think about it. What’s fun for me is my time here so I’m not trying to go out and spend time away from it. I sometimes think I should have a better answer for that just to at least humor people so I think the easiest one to go with is Randy Orton. When I first started watching in 2004, he was the first guy I got behind. He left Evolution and the first pay-per-view I had watched was Survivor Series 2004 and it ended up between him and Triple H. Randy was the first guy I got behind so I’m just going to say him. If that doesn’t happen, there’s no lost sleep here. Rather than me saying I don’t care.”

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