WWE has their eye on expanding their influence in the world of professional wrestling continuously, and 2024 may see significant efforts to collaborate with other companies globally. There are indications that WWE might be considering a partnership with arguably the most prominent women’s professional wrestling company globally.

WWE has tried to break into the Japanese market for a long time, but they haven’t been able to make things work yet. That being said, Vince McMahon’s way of doing business, that was so different from Japanese companies, is not a factor anymore.

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted that Nick Khan and Triple H are looking for allies in Japan. This could result in some very interesting announcements in 2024.

Paul Levesque and perhaps Nick Khan are looking at Japanese allies going forward with the step one with All Japan this week and are looking for a women’s group ally as well. Obviously there is an All Japan/NXT alliance with Charlie Dempsey going there this week and Katsuhiko Nakajima, whose style is the farthest thing from what WWE does, talking about defending the Triple Crown here. There has been talk internally of them trying to make another go with New Japan, now that Hiroshi Tanahashi is president. With AEW having Forbidden Door which has been a major success for both sides the past two years, that would be a key factor in play for continuing the relationship with AEW, plus AEW allows its top stars to go to major New Japan events both in the U.S. and Japan


WWE has engaged in partnerships with several promotions over the years, so the idea is not foreign to them. Those partnerships included the likes of ECW, OVW, and NJPW and various UK companies and, more recently, All Japan Pro Wrestling. It appears that their union with Japanese companies may only continue at this point.

There was also report that WWE is interested in working with STARDOM. Only time will tell if they can make that work out. If anything, it could be a very attractive aspect for any incoming talent, especially on the women’s roster.

What’s your take on WWE forging a partnership with a Japanese company? Let us know what you think in the comments section!

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