WWE and New Japan Pro Wrestling might have a partnership.
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, WWE President Nick Khan has been in talks with New Japan Pro Wrestling as an exclusive partner in the United States.
“There are no indications where talks are at past they date back to late March or early April. But it would include WWE sending talent and WWE top stars being allowed to work in New Japan if talks go anywhere. With Khan, the former isolationist attitude of WWE vs. everyone is changing with the idea WWE is part of the wrestling landscape and not separate from the pro wrestling landscape.”
Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi, Tetsuya Naito, Jay White would be just some of the big name stars from New Japan that would cross-work with WWE if an agreement is reached in the future. Meanwhile, it would be assumed that stars such as Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Rey Mysterio, and Randy Orton would make appearances on NJPW programming.
For many years, New Japan had a strong partnership with Ring of Honor in the United States. Recently, they have opened the “Forbidden Door” by sending talent to AEW and Impact.
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