New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) is attaining new heights and is hotter than it’s ever been. The promotion in Japan has given WWE a run for its money and surely enough, Vince McMahon has taken notice.
Hottest independent stars Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks will have their contracts expire in late December or early January, but with NJPW having plenty of money to throw around, it appears that The Elite could be staying in Japan. However, this seems to be a thorn on WWE’s plate. The biggest wrestling promotion in the world regrets for releasing Omega from NXT and the only way for WWE to get the hottest names in wrestling would be to work with rival NJPW.
WWE Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative Paul “Triple H” Levesque has taken NXT to newer heights and today the yellow-and-black brand stands on its own besides RAW and SmackDown. Triple H, widely regarded as the Godfather of NXT, has proven his corporate skills in the global expansion of WWE’s business and this time also, The Game seems open to work with NJPW.
In a recent interview with SunSport, Triple H was asked if he was open to have a working relationship with New Japan. The COO of WWE replied,
“We are open to doing things with anybody or anything.”
He continued, “We have an alliance with PROGRESS in the UK, a situation with ICW in Scotland, two very well run and respected promotions that do good business – but more importantly they are cultivating talent. They are not just exploiting talent and grabbing guys to do a show with them, they are teaching talent and trying to make them better, which is what it is all about for me.”
Triple H further added, “Is there opportunity for cross-promotional events? Absolutely, with the right things. It’s a blank slate and I’m open to just about anything if the right situation shows itself.”
In previous interviews, current IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega had revealed that he and The New Day have tried to do a cross-promotional angle but it was eventually nixed by WWE.