WWE has a mission to bring their brand of pro wrestling to every corner of the globe even if that market already has established wrestling traditions. It might be hard for WWE to secure a spot in the Japanese market, but that won’t stop them from trying.
Dave Meltzer addressed the rumors about NXT Japan during Wrestling Observer Radio. WWE apparently tried to buy NOAH, but that deal didn’t go through. The company is still looking to sign big names to get the new branch of NXT started.
“They’re definitely working on it. They’ve talked to a number of companies in Japan. They’ve tried to buy companies in Japan. I don’t know of any deals that have gone through. The ones I’ve heard about didn’t go through. They wanted to buy NOAH, so it didn’t go through.”
“There’s talk about different people being hired as Japanese trainers, big names. I don’t wanna say until I get it confirmed, but there are two big names that have gone around as far as them hiring. Yeah, they wanna do NXT Japan, absolutely. They’ve been making moves in that direction.”
WWE is always making moves and they very well could be debuting a brand new version of NXT soon. Of course, they’re going to need to secure a deal first.
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