Tony Khan Seems Optimistic On A Future NJPW/AEW Partnership

AEW has so far had a rather one sided relationship with New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Many wrestlers have it in their AEW contracts that they are free to work with New Japan, though NJPW has so far had little presence in AEW outside a pre-taped appearance from Hiroshi Tanahashi during Chris Jericho’s Anniversary show. AEW’s presence in the company is still important though as AEW World Champion Jon Moxley is the NJPW United States Champion. However, Tony Khan seems optimistic.

TSN spoke with Tony Khan about a potential partnership, and Khan seems to think that the departure of former NJPW President Harold Meij could only help potential relations.

“With New Japan, it’s been a little more one-sided where we’ve sent people there and I haven’t really had people from New Japan show up on my TV [programming] yet. I’d like to see more of a two-sided relationship there because I’m honestly one of the easiest people to work with in wrestling. We’ve worked with NWA, we’ve worked with AAA and we’ve sent people to New Japan. I think with Harold being gone, I don’t know if it’s going to be easier, but I have a feeling it might be.”

Fightful compiled a report on the situation earlier this year, and many people on both sides would like to see the partnership come together. For now, it remains a “forbidden door.”

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