AEW stars like Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley might be allowed to work for NJPW, but New Japan is not copping to any such working relationship.

The Elite helped bring New Japan new worldwide attention that they hadn’t received until that point. However, due to NJPW’s close relationship with ROH they are not having anything to do with AEW even if they feature AEW stars.

Sports Illustrated received a response from NJPW about the idea of working with AEW. They are denying a relationship with the company because any deal like Jon Moxley’s was made “some time ago” between NJPW and the former Dean Ambrose.

They did not specify when a deal was made between the two side, but Moxley has only been out of his WWE contract for a matter of weeks. Since “Dean Ambrose” let his contract WWE contract expire there was no 90-day no-compete clause in place.


“New Japan and Jon Moxley came to terms on an agreement some time ago, completely independently of All Elite. Our understanding is that he is free to wrestle in Japan. We wish AEW well, but have no working relationship as of now.”

The ROH/NJPW G1 Supercard sold out Madison Square Garden in rapid fashion because at the time fans were under the assumption that The Elite would be there which they weren’t.

It appears that Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley will be able to work for NJPW even if Kenny Omega, Cody Rhodes, and The Young Bucks are far too busy being Executive Vice Presidents of their own wrestling company.

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H Jenkins

H Jeknins is a News Correspondent at Ringside News, keeping wrestling fans updated with timely and accurate reports on all things wrestling.

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