WWE has a lot of things in the pipeline for 2024, as the company is currently focusing on global expansion and building partnerships with other promotions. This includes WWE’s upcoming event with AJPW, as Charlie Dempsey has already arrived in Japan for his AJPW matches.

Katsuhiko Nakajima is the current AJPW Triple Crown Champion and has been booked very well since becoming the champion. That said, things might be changing for him next year.

As previously reported, an NXT Superstar was recently teased as future opponent for Katsuhiko Nakajima. The NXT Superstar was ultimately revealed to be William Regal’s son, Charlie Dempsey.

The All Japan Pro Wrestling’s official Twitter account took to the social media site and revealed that Charlie Dempsey has landed in Japan for their events. On December 31st, Dempsey and Yuma Anzai will face off against Leona Fujinami & Tatsumi Fujinami at AJPW Mania.


/ Charlie Dempsey Welcome to JAPAN 🇯🇵 \

12.31 Yoyogi ” #ajpwMANIAx2023 ” special tag match,

And on January 3rd, at Korakuen, Charlie Dempsey (WWE NXT) came to Japan for the Triple Crown match ‼ ︎

Yuma Anzai, who will be teaming up with us on New Year’s Eve, will pick us up at the airport ✈️ #ajpw #WWE #WWENXT #大晦日代々木決戦

In addition to that on January 3rd, at Korakuen Hall, Charlie Dempsey will be squaring off against Katsuhiko Nakajima for the AJPW Triple Crown Championship. We’ll have to wait and see if Dempsey will be able to beat Nakajima and become the new champion.

What’s your view on Charlie Dempsey taking part in the upcoming AJPW events? Do you feel this is just the beginning of a new partnership between WWE and AJPW? Let us know in the comments section below!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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