WWE Whiffs On Buying Two Japanese Promotions But NXT Japan Still Planned

There are still plans for WWE NXT Japan as the company has been working on expanding the brand into Japan for quite some time.

As previously reported here on WrestlePages.com, WWE attempted to purchase the Pro Wrestling NOAH promotion to use it as a foundation for NXT Japan but the deal fell through. It’s not the only promotion WWE had interest in acquiring as Dave Meltzer reports WWE was also in talks to buy the Japanese women’s wrestling promotion Stardom.

Stardom was acquired by the parent company of New Japan Pro Wrestling, Bushiroad, just this week.

WWE remains interested in other Japanese promotions and are possibly hiring two top Japanese wrestlers to work as head trainers for a potential Japanese WWE Performance Center. Meiko Satomura is one name that has had talks with WWE about the trainer position.

Jiro Kuroshio from Wrestle-1 is a talent WWE would like to anchor the NXT Japan brand. While we cannot confirm a signing, he’s on record as to stating he is moving to the United States.

Sareee (Sari Fujimura), who is currently under contract with World Woman Pro-Wrestling Diana, is another name expected to be a big part of the NXT Japan roster.


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