For well over a year now WWE has released well over one hundred members of staff and also Superstars along with them. The company went through a lot of changes and that means disbanding of various divisions as well.

WWE has a good relationship with Japan and NXT continues to use Japanese stars even now. 2015’s Beast In The East event took place in Japan as well and was a huge hit with fans.

As reported earlier, WWE disbanded their Japanese division, in a move that certainly took many people by surprise. They fired more than 100 employees with the disbandment.

According to Tokyo Sports , WWE Japan was unable to conduct performances since last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was noted that, “performances in Japan from next year onwards will be blank.” Now with the disbandment of WWE’s Japan division, the company is unlikely to begin touring in Japan for a long time.

The write-up, when translated from Japanese, said:

With the dissolution of WWE Japan, the group’s performances in Japan from next year onwards are completely blank. The office in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo will be withdrawn. In addition, some staff will continue to work, and it is expected that news distribution and SNS operation to Japan will continue.

WWE’s hold on the Japanese market seems to be growing weaker with the dissolution of their Japan division and that is unlikely to change anytime soon.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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