WWE and NJPW reportedly discussing a potential partnership

By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

WWE and New Japan Pro Wrestling have engaged in talks regarding a potential working relationship. Dave Meltzer of F4Wonline.com reports that the discussions have been headed by Nick Khan on the WWE side and pertain to WWE becoming NJPW’s exclusive American partner.

Powell’s POV: This would be a huge deal that would affect more than just the two primary companies involved in the discussions, as AEW and Impact Wrestling both have working relationships with NJPW that would be eliminated if WWE and NJPW strike a deal. Meltzer noted in his report that the two sides have been talking since late March or early April and nothing has been finalized as of his update.

Readers Comments (5)

  1. Imagine what great TV we would get to watch if WWE put the same effort into their own product as they into trying to hobble the opposition.

    • Smackdown is the best wrestling show on TV by a mile. Imagine if WWE would just put the effort into Raw and NXT that they do into Smackdown.

  2. No follow up on this? Meltzer was wrong, as usual. It’s just WWE discussing a deal with NJPW on dates with Daniel Bryan to make it easier for WWE to resign him

    Also, you’ve got to post a link to Khan’s obviously coked up promo about this.

    • Meltzer has not backed down from his initial report. So it’s basically conflicting reports. And if Khan was “coked up” during that promo, then he must do a ton of blow because he’s cut plenty of similar promos on Impact. Now go enjoy the holiday weekend until the PPV starts.

      • Yeah, he appeared coked up on his Impact promos too. Dude is definitely on something(if not coke, some other amphetamine), which presumably helps explain some of AEW’s questionable booking decisions.

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