New Japan Pro Wrestling Hires New President Who Says The Current Product Could Compete with WWE


According to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, New Japan Pro Wrestling has made a historic hire, naming Harold Meij the new President of the company and the first foreigner to fill the position.

Meij, 54, who was born in the Netherlands and grew up in Japan, Indonesia, the United States and is a graduate of New York University, will be taking over as NJPW President on June 1st.

Meij previously worked as the Senior Vice President of Coca-Cola Japan from 2006 to 2014, and was President and CEO of Takara Tomy, a major toy company. During his time with Tomy, Meij took the company from operating at a financial loss to making it a profitable business.

Following the announcement of the new NJPW hire, Meij conducted an interview during which he outlined his goals as the new President of the promotion, and below are several interview translations and more about Meij:

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