When worlds combine? WWE is the biggest and most powerful wrestling promotion in the world, but they are not the only wrestling company around. There are several other strong wrestling promotions in the world, with some of the biggest outside of North America in Japan. WWE has wanted to establish a foothold in Japan for a long time and now they might have a better chance.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE and New Japan Pro Wrestling are in discussions for WWE to become the exclusive American partner for New Japan in America. These discussions have been taking place since March or early April, though it is not clear how far along the discussions have gone. The deal would see WWE wrestlers appearing in New Japan as well. Part of the reasoning behind the deal would be to help prevent stars from signing elsewhere, as WWE could have a bridge to New Japan as opposed to being on their own.
According to PWInsider.com, there is nothing to suggest that a deal is imminent, meaning AEW and Impact Wrestling will not be losing their deals with New Japan anytime soon. It is also not clear how interested New Japan would be in making such a deal. New Japan’s main interest would be in bringing Daniel Bryan in for some matches, though it is not clear how interested they would be in other wrestlers. To clarify, there is NOT currently a deal in place and this is something that would potentially take place in the future.
WWE has been to Japan more than once. Check out what they have done there before:
Opinion: Well there’s your big story of the day. New Japan is the biggest promotion outside of the United States and has one of the deepest rosters in the world. The idea of seeing the two rosters coming together could be fascinating though we seem to be a long way off. There is every chance that this goes nowhere, but it could be huge if that is where things wind up.
Will a deal be made? Who do you want to see head to New Japan? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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