AEW and NJPW share a lot of the same fans, and some wrestlers, too. The two companies haven’t been able to work anything out yet, but Herald Meij’s recent departure as New Japan Pro Wrestling’s President could change things.
Tony Khan provided a comment to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter about Herald Meij’s NJPW exit. At this stage it seems that they don’t know what to expect. It could mean that “Forbidden Door” will finally be opened.
“I’m not sure yet. But my initial gut feeling is it could be good.”
It was previously noted that some NJPW stars said that Meij didn’t know how the pro wrestling business operates. He was successful outside of the pro wrestling business, but it’s a very different world when you’re discussing anything in sports entertainment.