As previously reported, Harold Meji gave his resignation from his post as the President & CEO of New Japan Pro Wrestling. With his departure, it seems a future partnership between NJPW and All Elite Wrestling could become a reality.
According to a report by The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the talents in NJPW did not have anything good to say regarding Meji’s business sense when it came to professional wrestling. Despite being very successful in other businesses, professional wrestling is an entirely different entity.
One NJPW Star was said to have called Meji “an idiot” when it came to understanding the inner workings of professional wrestling. Now it seems a partnership between NJPW and AEW is likely.
“No idea (regarding opening up the business relationship with Meij out),” said one of AEW’s top names. “We want to. But he (Meij) was an idiot when it came to understanding the business. Hopefully things will change now.”
AEW stars such as Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley have permission to work matches in NJPW while working for AEW. Moxley is the IWGP United States Champion but he has not been able to go to Japan to defend the title due to the COVID-19 pandemic.