It looks like WWE may have a new overseas partner soon.
Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer reports that WWE has discussed a working relationship and partnership with New Japan Pro Wrestling.
“Nick Khan is in talks with New Japan Pro Wrestling to have WWE as the exclusive US partner for the promotion,” Meltzer wrote.
NJPW has established relationships with AEW and Impact Wrestling. But if they do agree to a deal with WWE – talks are said to be in late March / early April – it could open up opportunities for WWE to expand its audience.
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Of course, the terms of any deal would require certain WWE stars to work in NJPW, which could expand the brand’s global audience.
“This would include sending talent from WWE and top stars allowed to work in the NJPW if talks continue,” Meltzer wrote.
As Meltzer noted, Khan’s efforts in these talks show a departure from the “old WWE isolationist attitude against everyone” that dominated the wrestling league. Instead, WWE seems willing to work with outside organizations, much like its rivals AEW and Impact have done.
We’ll see if anything comes out of these talks. At this time, there is “no indication” of the status, but this must be exciting news for WWE fans as the league seeks to broaden its horizons.