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Meeting over working relationship between AEW, NJPW and ROH scheduled to take place

2019 will be a historic year in the world of professional wrestling. Landmark events are about to happen and now one major meeting is reportedly scheduled to take place following Wrestle Kingdom 13. The meeting will be between ROH, AEW and NJPW.

On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that there will be a meeting between the heads of the three companies Ring Of Honor, New Japan Pro Wrestling and the newly-announced All Elite Wrestling. The idea will be to have a working relationship, however, once performer exclusivity contracts come into play, that might prove to be difficult.

“There’s a meeting tomorrow with Ring Of Honor, All Elite, and New Japan and we’ll see how that goes. My strong impression is that I think that everyone wants to work together. I don’t know politically how it’s going to work out. I don’t think it’s impossible by any means, but there’s always going to be issues.”

“I think that New Japan doesn’t want to not have Kenny Omega, I don’t think that at all. Kenny Omega is the wildcard. WWE made a fantastic offer to him. Obviously New Japan wants to keep him. All Elite wants him. He’s in an interesting position.”

It is a question of how the three companies will even work together. We can only know what went on in the meeting, after Wrestle Kingdom 13. Perhaps this will change the wrestling business in ways. So we will have to wait and see what happens.


  • CC

    You could be right, and most evidence shows that, but if the rumours of WWE offering huge sums of money to Cody and the Bucks are true, if they offered that same money to Omega he would be going straight to the main roster, just like Styles.

    Styles might be the exception to the rule, but at the same time the likes of Styles, Brian and even Punk have shown that you can make a star of yourself in WWE in spite of WWE.
    If Omega really is the star people say he is, then he has every tool to defy expectations and rise to the top in WWE even if they do try to hold him back.

    Of course he could end up like Gallows and Anderson as well.

  • CC

    I will never get that “loyalty to fans” mentality to be honest.
    Why is it that we look at someone like Kenny and say he should stay loyal to his fans in NJPW but we do not say the same thing when someone like Jericho appears at NJPW, and say he is not loyal to his WWE fans?
    No wrestler should feel obliged to stay at a promotion, and fans should accept that they can move on if they feel that is the best for them.

    Kenny should not be considering those two options, he should be considering what is best for him, not what is best for his friends or his fans.

  • Rinn13

    Are you saying that he should stay in NJPW? Or are you suggesting his fans “want” him to go to NXT? Because that’s where he’d go, and MAYBE he’d get used on the main roster someday. Or maybe he’d be the next “star” of 205 Live.

    I think he’s a big fish in a small pond in NJPW, or ROH, or AEW. In WWE, he’d just be another indie darling who gets misused.

  • Soulshroude

    JUST DO IT!

  • Keith Learmonth

    Kenny is in a position where he has to choose between his loyalty to his friends, or his loyalty to the fans who made him the star he is.