Despite the company showing more of a willingness to sign performers that have been in the industry for several years, there is still very little interest from WWE about signing AJ Styles and having him go through the NXT program. Some thought that the mentality backstage might change with the recent success of Kevin Owens, who has immediately captured the audience, but that has not been the case. Styles is said to be rather happy with New Japan.
February 26, 2015
One of the big reasons why people believe that Samoa Joe is going to be heading to New Japan for a stint is the fact that he already has a good amount of friends that are working overseas. The belief is that he would be a perfect candidate to join the red hot Bullet Club stable. His character already has quite the history with AJ Styles, and the move would give him an immediate connection with the audience a good story line to work with.
February 22, 2015
Some good news for Yoshi Tatsu. For the past ten plus weeks, he had been wearing a protective halo around his head due to injuries suffered during a match against AJ Styles in New Japan. Tatsu revealed to fans through social media that he has now been allowed to have that removed. The road to recovery is still a long one, however, as the former WWE star still has four holes in his skull. He will be inactive for much of this year.
February 16, 2015