With AEW World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho using the title as a stipulation for his match with Hiroshi Tanahashi at night two of Wrestle Kingdom 14 this past weekend, there’s been speculation as to whether a relationship between AEW and NJPW has been created.
Jericho has been pushing for a working relationship but according to reports, there isn’t a working agreement between the two promotions.
The Young Bucks were recently interviewed by ESPN West Palm where Nick Jackson talked about a possible working relationship between All Elite Wrestling and New Japan-Pro Wrestling.
According to the AEW executive, there’s nothing happening between the two sides.
“Yeah, that was just a rumor, nothing happening. I think [Jericho] just did that to get the internet to talk a little bit more about the situation, but the door has not opened up at all.
We wish them luck in what they are doing because like Matt said with NXT, a lot of our friends work in New Japan. Most of them are our friends. We have friends everywhere in the wrestling world. If something came along then we would be open, but nothing is happening right now.”
You can listen to the entire interview by clicking on the player below (quotes around 7:24 mark):