WWE rumors are saying that Triple H is the person that leaked the story about AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows leaving Japan, according to 411 Mania.
Earlier this week, the internet wrestling community exploded when reports surfaced that four of the top stars were leaving New Japan and signing with World Wrestling Entertainment.
AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura are widely considered two of the best in ring performers in the world, so that would have added considerably more talent to the main roster in WWE.
Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows are foundation pieces of the Bullet Club, a New Japan stable that became so popular that they are now a global sensation and an extremely hot commodity.
Talent infusion was something that fans have been praying for since WWE has suffered so many losses in personnel over the past year. The cupboard was getting too bare for comfort.
As the rumors circulated around the internet, fans were keeping their fingers crossed and hoping to see some sort of confirmation from WWE. They wanted to know that this was real.
A glimmer of hope came about when WWE did an article on their website that touched on the rumors, something that Vince McMahon would never have allowed his company to do.
Reports have now surfaced that Triple H was the one that instructed Joey Styles, Vice President of Digital Media Content, to have a writer come up with a story that teases the rumors.
Since the story became a trend across social media websites, various wrestling websites were making money off the New Japan deflection story because of the increase in traffic.
Triple H wisely knew that would happen, so he opted to make sure that World Wrestling Entertainment would cut into some of the revenue that those websites would have generated.
While this story may not seem like much to the casual observer, it is actually a big sign of how much power that Vince McMahon has passed over to Triple H, his chosen successor.
Many are hoping that Triple H would have more power in the creative department because he might allow AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows to succeed.
Jim Ross has already expressed his concerns about how WWE is going to use Shinsuke Nakamura, as Vince McMahon has a horrible history of knowing how to utilize Japanese stars.
“I hope that age old stereotype of how Japanese wrestlers are presented in America is broken as it relates to this talent who can, by the way, speak English.”
Something has to be said about Jim Ross talking about Shinsuke Nakamura being in WWE because the legendary commentator still has a lot of connections within the promotion.
Another interesting thing to note is that WWE is smart enough to know not to mention Styles, Nakamura, Anderson and Gallows if they were still under contract with New Japan.
Triple H and Vince McMahon are business savvy enough to know that a contract tampering lawsuit would not be a good look for the publicly traded World Wrestling Entertainment.
WWE is already on thin ice with New Japan because the company has been severely weakened due to the loss of four of their top draws. Management cannot be pleased about that.
Of course, WWE doesn’t need to base their business decisions on how it affects a company that is on the other side of the planet. They’re signing stars to make themselves stronger.
Bringing in four top level performers is “best for business,” and Triple H is the man to lead the charge for WWE.
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