WWE and NJPW are reportedly working on an agreement that would see WWE send Superstars to Japan. This would also require NJPW to consider WWE their exclusive North American partner.

During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer opened up a bit about the current progress of talks between WWE and NJPW. This isn’t the first time that WWE tried to work with someone in Japan, and it’s unknown how far along those talks are at this time.

“Something is going on. I don’t know how deep it is. I don’t know if it’s going to be, I don’t know if it’s going to be finalized. Obviously AEW doesn’t want it to happen. Obviously Impact doesn’t want it to happen. New Japan, you know, I mean New Japan is in a weird state right now. This isn’t the first time that calls were made to New Japan, I mean WWE has tried to work with other companies in Japan and they’ve tried to buy many different companies in Japan and they did not succeed in doing so. It’s difficult to do in Japan. The Japanese companies don’t want to sell to an American company.”

It was noted that WWE might not understand how to talk with a Japanese pro wrestling company. That was before Nick Khan was their President. We will have to see what is he able to do.


On that note, Tony Khan cut scathing promo on Nick Khan prior to Dynamite, mocking Nick Khan about the progress of his deal with NJPW. Those comments could come back to haunt Tony Khan if he’s not 100% careful.

What’s your take on this situation? Sound off in the comments!

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