New Japan Pro Wrestling is hotter than it’s ever been and WWE has taken notice. The contracts for Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks expire sometime in late December/early January but NJPW has plenty of money to offer them so they can stay. If NJPW is able to sign them to new deals then the only way (in the immediate future) for WWE to get the hottest names in wrestling would be to work with New Japan. Triple H seems open to a working relationship. During the interview with SunSport, he was asked if he was open to working with New Japan. Triple H said, “We are open to doing things with anybody or anything.”
He continued, “We have an alliance with PROGRESS in the UK, a situation with ICW in Scotland, two very well run and respected promotions that do good business – but more importantly they are cultivating talent. They are not just exploiting talent and grabbing guys to do a show with them, they are teaching talent and trying to make them better, which is what it is all about for me.”
We’ve seen so many unthinkable things happen in wrestling in recent years so why not a working relationship with NJPW? Triple H said, “Is there opportunity for cross-promotional events? Absolutely, with the right things. It’s a blank slate and I’m open to just about anything if the right situation shows itself.”
During the “Street Fighter V” battle with Xavier Woods on Thursday, Kenny Omega said that he wanted to do more work together, hinting that he wanted to have some cross-promotion between the two biggest wrestling companies in the world.
In previous interviews, Omega said that he and The New Day have tried to do a cross-promotional angle but it was nixed by WWE.
We never thought WWE would work with UK promotion like PROGRESS or that they would work out a deal for TNA footage. It’s 2018 and anything can happen. Hopefully, Triple H can help broker a deal for NJPW talent and vice versa.