WWE and NJPW are working on something, and talks have been ongoing for about two months now. Tony Khan obviously didn’t think there was much of a risk to this deal actually happening since he threw major shade at Nick Khan.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the deal between WWE and NJPW wouldn’t have seen top stars come over to Vince McMahon’s company from New Japan. The idea of Kazuchika Okada wrestling Randy Orton isn’t happening. This deal was actually more focused on helping out the NXT brand.
The deal talked about would have been more likely be NXT focused and would have things beneficial for both sides and it’s not like WWE is going to buy New Japan or bring in Kazuchika Okada to job for Randy Orton or all the crazy speculation from the past week.
This is an interesting situation, because it was also reported that the intention of this deal isn’t to “screw” AEW out of their deal with NJPW. Of course, if New Japan Pro-Wrestling agreed to an exclusive partnership with WWE then that would move out AEW and Impact Wrestling from working with NJPW. We’ll have to see how this situation evolves.
It was stated that talks are still ongoing between WWE and NJPW. President Nick Khan obviously has some sort of plan that will benefit both sides.
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