How AEW/DDT Deal Affects AEW/NJPW Relationship

1 year ago by Andy Datson

How AEW/DDT Deal Affects AEW/NJPW Relationship

Last week, AEW star Christopher Daniels made the exciting announcement that AEW would be working with Japanese promotion DDT.

Taking to Twitter, Daniels said:

“I’d like to say congratulations to DDT for their 25th anniversary, and I’d like to also announce that AEW and DDT have come to an agreement to bring DDT’s wrestlers to the United States of America. And I for one am looking forward to introducing the top talent from DDT to the American wrestling fan base.”

In terms of what this means for AEW’s pre-existing deal with New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), Dave Meltzer has given more information on the latest Wrestling Observer Radio.

“So the deal includes Tokyo Joshi Pro, so there should be some more of those wrestlers – Maki Itoh’s one of the wrestlers from that promotion – more talent from that promotion coming to AEW. Some of the top guys from DDT coming.

“As far as the New Japan thing goes, they will still be working with New Japan, and not only that, New Japan had a show in Tampa tonight, and QT Marshall, Aaron Solo and Nick Comoroto were on the show, plus a lot of people that… Eddie Kingston was on the show, a lot of those guys are working New Japan Strong.”

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As Meltzer said, the deal also includes Tokyo Joshi Pro, so it’s likely that we’ll be seeing a lot more Japanese female wrestlers appearing in AEW in the near future.

Several current AEW stars, including Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks, have history with DDT, with Omega winning many of the promotion’s top titles.

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