In what can only be seen as a huge story, it appears that the President of Bushiroad (parent company of New Japan Pro-Wrestling) Takaaki Kidani spoke out about the WWE business and possibly partnering up with them at some point in the future. NJPW obviously has been losing stars to WWE over the years, with just this past year losing Shinsuke Nakamura, AJ Styles, Karl Anderson, and Luke Gallows. This did hurt NJPW a bit, but they keep making stars.
Now however, there are rumors of Kenny Omega also heading to WWE as well, which means that NJPW is seeing the writing on the wall. You are either with WWE or against them because stars will continue to be taken. The companies that seem to be a success outside the WWE are the ones who do not mind working with them or at least being open to the idea. NJPW has resisted this, because they have not had issues with WWE before and have been wildly successful.
However, they are going to continue losing their top stars as the years go on to the WWE. There is no better time than now to partner up with them in some way to help both companies out. Interestingly, NJPW is by no means a threat to the WWE as they are mostly centered in Japan and have no real ability to connect to the English speaking world due to their intent on staying mostly Japanese. Even the English stars make sure they are translated or in the case of someone like Omega, become fluent in the language itself.
Kidani decided to speak out about the WWE in a series of tweets that spoke of the WWE’s business model, the Network, and possible future of pro-wrestling. He began to talk about this due to the WWE’s new United Kingdom tournament and championship as well as possible UK show. He would then leave people on a very interesting note by the end.