Former IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Jay White’s time in Japan came to an end during today’s NJPW The New Beginning 2023 event at the Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium in Osaka, Japan as Hikuleo defeated White in a Loser Leaves Japan Match.

White is still advertised to appear at next week’s NJPW Battle in the Valley event at the San Jose Civic in San Jose, California, however the match ruling from today means that he is no longer permitted to compete in Japan.