During a recent interview with Fox Sports Australia, New Japan Pro Wrestling’s President, Harold Meij spoke about a potential partnership with AEW.
With several former New Japan talents being a key part of AEW, fans have always wondered if a deal has been possible between them. It seems that Meij is open to the idea, although he admits now isn’t the right timing for it.
“We’re very open to working with anyone, we don’t exclude anyone. But it does take time to create that trust between companies.
“And right now AEW is still in the exploratory phase; they’re trying to establish themselves as a brand, what is that brand?” he asked. “They’re about one year in, and we’re starting to see what their brand is all about. Then we’ll have to see if that brand fits our brand of course.
“At this stage, they still have different styles than we do, and that’s the only thing. We’re looking at what their brand positioning is and whether it complements ours.”