Ever since the inception of AEW back in January 1st, 2019, the professional wrestling world has hoped and even wondered which promotion, if any, All Elite Wrestling will have a working relationship with.
One of those promotions is none other than NJPW as some of AEW’s biggest stars have wrestled there in the past including Chris Jericho, Jon Moxley, and AEW World Champion Kenny Omega.
These three top stars in AEW has held championship titles in both NJPW and AEW, and the pro wrestling community has been wondering for a really long time now if these two promotions can work together and collaborate more than they already have.
Despite top NJPW Stars not having any matches in AEW as of yet, Jon Moxley, who is a former AEW World Champion, is also the current IWGP United States Champion in NJPW, and one of NJPW’s top star Hiroshi Tanahashi appeared for “Le Champion” Chris Jericho’s 30th Anniversary Celebration, albeit via video.
Now that All Elite Wrestling seemingly has a working relationship with IMPACT Wrestling as Don Callis has made several appearances for All Elite Wrestling and Kenny Omega will appear on tonight’s episode of IMPACT Wrestling, a working relationship between AEW and NJPW is much more closer now to happening since Harold Meij has left NJPW.
Dave Meltzer mentioned on a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that AEW’s attitude right now is to work with everyone, whether it be IMPACT, NJPW, AAA or NWA.
Dave Meltzer also noted that AEW President and CEO Tony Khan has regularly been having a conversation with Rocky Romero as of late to try and open doors to NJPW and feeling that the odds are better to do something with Harold Meij gone, but Romero set the record straight on a recent episode of the Talk’n Shop podcast that it is not true AEW and NJPW are close to working out a deal and the last time Rocky Romero spoke to Tony Khan was probably a month ago, maybe more.
Rocky Romero also said that Dave Meltzer is just trying to sell something “to get clicks.” He didn’t say that it is impossible AEW and NJPW will eventually work out a deal, but nothing is close to being agreed on at this point in time.