Update On NJPW-WWE Negotiations About Possible Partnership


Last week it was reported that WWE and NJPW were in discussions for a possible partnership. This deal would see WWE become NJPW’s exclusive American partner. There were also discussions of Daniel Bryan, should he re-sign with WWE, working dates for NJPW. 

Dave Meltzer reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the idea did not come from Nick Khan at first, but he’s been taking the lead on discussions and it’s believed he recommended that Vince McMahon should try to reach a deal 

It’s not likely AEW President Tony Khan would have cut the promo on Nick Khan he did if the deal between WWE and NJPW was close to happening. If a deal is reached then it wouldn’t include WWE’s main roster, but rather sending NXT to Japan shows. 

Bryan hasn’t been involved as a major part of discussions, and he wasn’t involved in any recent talks.

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