— Within the newest Wrestling Observer E-newsletter, Dave Meltzer is reporting that WWE and New Japan Professional Wrestling (NJPW) have been engaged in discussions a couple of potential partnership by which WWE would change into the Japanese promotion’s unique North American accomplice. Talks have apparently dated again to March but it surely’s unclear whether or not they’re ongoing or the standing of the place issues stand. NJPW has usually aligned with ROH as their American accomplice however throughout the COVID pandemic, they’ve additionally loosely labored with AEW and IMPACT.
— New WWE President Nick Khan is alleged to be spearheading the discussions and is bringing a brand new mentality to WWE by altering the concept it is WWE vs. everybody else and that strategic partnerships present extra profit in the long term. Meltzer additionally wrote that if WWE aligns with NJPW, it could hold them away from working with some other firms. If this settlement involves fruition, it could see WWE sending expertise, together with many prime stars, to work in New Japan.