You never know who might end up in WWE, and they are not in a hiring freeze. At this point, Triple H is building his roster as he sees fit, and that could call for an incredible addition to the roster.
Sean Sapp reported behind Fightful’s paywall that, “Tama Tonga is working without a New Japan Pro Wrestling contract.” It was not noted exactly when his contract expired.
WWE has had interest in Tama Tonga in the past, so this situation is very interesting. After all Ringside News exclusively reported that WWE is currently talking to a half dozen big names right now.
Fightful Select has learned that former Bullet Club member Tama Tonga has long been working without a NJPW deal. We’d reported back in January that WWE had interest in Tama Tonga, to the point that there were some tentative creative ideas pitched for him. However, since then, we’ve learned that he’d been a victim of the unofficial hiring freeze and WWE had not maintained contact with him. However, we’ve heard that WWE higher ups did continue interest in Tama.
It was also reported that, “Tama has continued to work with New Japan Pro Wrestling without a contract for several months. However, he dropped the NEVER Openweight Title at NJPW Wrestling Dontaku to new Bullet Club leader David Finlay. There was a stretcher-job angle after that.”
Tama Tonga is the son of professional wrestler King Haku. He made his wrestling debut in 2008 and has since competed in various promotions around the world, including NJPW, Ring of Honor, and Impact Wrestling.
This is a very interesting situation, because Tama Tonga is one of the more well-known names in NJPW. He could also do very well elsewhere if he went for it.
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