Earlier in the month, Kazuchika Okada did a tryout for WWE when the company was doing a quick tour of Japan. There has not been a lot of rumblings about offering him a developmental contract. With New Japan recently announcing that they are going to be sending their stars to tour with smaller promotions, there is a chance that Okada does not join NXT.
July 25, 2015
When the announcement was made that Jushin Liger was going to be working a live event in Brooklyn for NXT, some speculations were made that there was a lot more to the story since the masked legend works for New Japan. William Regal took to social media to explain to the internet wrestling community that it was simply a matter of him calling someone that he has known for three decades for a favor.
July 18, 2015
For a couple of decades now, New Japan has been one of the most well known wrestling promotion in the world. Management is trying to increase their popularity by doing an international expansion. The company is going to send their top stars, such as Hiroshi Tanahashi, more frequently to the United States. They already have deals in place with GFW, ROH, NWA and a couple of other small promotions.
July 18, 2015
In a rather surprising bit of news, WWE has announced that Jushin Liger is going to be wrestling against Tyler Breeze at an upcoming NXT live event. The masked legend from Japan is tied to New Japan, which has a business partnership with ROH. That has led to speculations that there could be some bad blood between World Wrestling Entertainment and Ring of Honor soon.
July 17, 2015
Another name that is doing a tryout for WWE this week is Kazuchika Okada. He is a former IWGP World Heavyweight Champion, which is the top belt in New Japan. Some may also remember him from when he did his stint in TNA. Okada was sent to the United States to gain further seasoning before heading home to become a star.
July 3, 2015
Since the company has long been wanting to add more marketing assets that appeal to Asian countries, WWE has opted to do some tryouts while they are in Japan for a couple of live events. Shinsuke Nakamura is one of the top names in New Japan, and he is reportedly one of the guys that is trying to make the move to the United States.
July 3, 2015
On August 22, 2015, Alex Shelley is going to be making his return to ROH. That bit of news has excited the fan base. However, the former X Division Champion revealed that he is simply going to be back on a very short term basis. Shelley stated that he would be representing New Japan that night, so it could just be a joint show.
June 29, 2015
A post on Twitter where Maria Kanellis lists off some of her biggest accomplishments, so that she can remind herself of just how far she has come along in life. In a rather interesting note, she actually was the first woman to ever accomplish something unique in New Japan. Maria is also quite the scholar, it seems.
June 8, 2015