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Jay White appears at NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 2022

White appeared in Japan for the first time since last year's Wrestling Dontaku events.
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Jay White appeared at the end of this morning’s NJPW Wrestling Dontaku event, challenging Kazuchika Okada.

After Okada successfully defended the IWGP World Heavyweight title over Tetsuya Naito, White appeared, coming to the ring. Okada immediately swatted the microphone away from White and got in his face. Gedo distracted Okada long enough, however, for White to attack Okada and ended up laying him out with a bladerunner. The rest of the Bullet Club came to the ring as Karl Anderson sang happy birthday to the group and put over each member. The segment ended with White hitting a second bladerunner on Okada.

White had largely been gone from Japan during the COVID-19 pandemic, instead appearing on New Japan Strong and Impact Wrestling. His last appearance in Japan was at last year's Wrestling Dontaku events.

The final segment of the show capped off a night that largely was in favor of The Bullet Club. Taiji Ishimori won the IWGP Junior Heavyweight title from El Desperado, while Chase Owens and Bad Luck Fale won the IWGP Tag Team titles. Juice Robinson returned to Japan, attacking Hiroshi Tanahashi and aligning himself with the group. The Good Brothers also returned to Japan, attacking Tama Tonga after he defeated EVIL to win the NEVER Openweight title.