Tony Khan Wants Two-Sided Relationship With NJPW, Believes It’ll Be Easier With Harold Meij Gone
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All Elite Wrestling President Tony Khan recently spoke with TSN about a variety of topics, where he touched on AEW’s relationship with New Japan Pro-Wrestling, and why a connection between the two may be more possible now that Harold Meij is no longer with the company.
When asked about what their relationship has been like with other wrestling brands, including NJPW, Khan acknowledged that things have been a bit one-sided when it comes to their dealings, but he hopes that things change in the future. “With New Japan, it’s been a little more one-sided where we’ve sent people there and I haven’t really had people from New Japan show up on my TV [programming] yet,” Khan said. “I’d like to see more of a two-sided relationship there because I’m honestly one of the easiest people to work with in wrestling. We’ve worked with NWA, we’ve worked with AAA and we’ve sent people to New Japan. I think with Harold being gone, I don’t know if it’s going to be easier, but I have a feeling it might be.”
With Meij stepping down from his role as CEO and President of New Japan Pro-Wrestling in October, it seems as if Khan thinks things will only get better as far as the relationship between both companies. It might take some time for NJPW superstars to begin appearing on AEW, but the fact that Khan believes it might start happening in the future is good news for fans of both broadcasts.