WWE has a lot of options about their future, and it appears that they have some big deals in the pipeline. You never know what deals they will work out next, because every new agreement that goes public also contains an element of surprise.
Sean Sapp reported behind Fightful’s paywall that there is talk circulated about WWE exploring collaborations with other companies. This has only amped up in recent memory.
One source reportedly suggested that the WWE-AJPW deal is adopting a cautious “wait and see” strategy. So, there is optimism and highlighting WWE’s more open stance under Nick Khan’s leadership.
Regarding rumors of WWE interest with NJPW, we’ve heard that WWE has long maintained interest in at least some connection with NJPW. Those we spoke to in both companies don’t think it’s particularly likely considering the strong partnership between AEW and NJPW, but said that with new faces at the helm of both WWE and NJPW, it’s at least more likely than it has been in a long time. Sources within WWE we spoke to said that Vince McMahon usually quickly nixed any discussion of such. Rocky Romero had spoken with Nick Khan at one point years ago, but the conversation never went anywhere.
Concerning the WWE-Stardom rumors, it was reported that WWE sources were initially in the dark, but anything is possible now. “Numerous WWE sources noted that the company was in a new era and things could be done a lot differently.“
Several WWE sources also reportedly emphasized the company’s entrance into a new era, hinting at potential changes in their approach. We will have to see what WWE is able to figure out in this regard, but they have tried to break into Japan for a while.
We will keep our eye on this story for more updates. You never know what will happen next, but WWE is certainly open for business.
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