WWE has a lot of deals in the pipeline, and they are taking over the world. 2024 has already been a big year for them, and we’re not even mid-way through January. It appears that WWE fans may have more AJPW action in the future, thanks to one very important man.

A recent development has shed light on the ongoing collaboration between WWE and All Japan Pro Wrestling after their recent crossover initiative. There may be more matches in store for that joint effort, but so far Charlie Dempsey’s contest, which was received very well, is the only confirmed one.

NXT Superstar Charlie Dempsey took a journey to Japan, participating in a match with AJPW. Although his attempt to capture Katsuhiko Nakajima’s Triple Crown Championship didn’t pan out, recent reports suggest that Dempsey’s venture won’t be a one-off occurrence.

The latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter revealed that Simon Inoki is a key figure involved in managing the partnership behind the scenes.


Simon Inoki is one of the key people involved in the dealings with WWE and All Japan.

Simon Inoki is Antonio Inoki’s son-in-law. He brings his experience to the table, having previously engaged in business with prominent promotions, including NJPW, where he served as the company’s president from 2005 to 2007.

We will have to see if there are even more matches for Charlie Dempsey, or any other NXT Superstar, makes their way to Japan for more matches. If anything, it could be quite a big deal for those NXT stars to make their way to Japan for some great experiences.

What’s your take on this situation with WWE sending stars to Japan? Let us know what you think in the comments section!

Felix Upton

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