Fightful Select is reporting that New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) turned down the opportunity to sign several top free agents from America this year during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The report notes that NJPW told one top US free agent that they wouldn’t be signing them right now, but did leave the door open to work more closely with then in the future:
If you’re expecting to see a lot of new gaijin talent in New Japan Pro Wrestling since they were able to get a few overseas, you probably shouldn’t. NJPW has told even high profile free agents that for the time being, they didn’t plan on bringing many new names over from the United States. NJPW brought several over, and put a lot of New Japan USA content in the can. We’ve even heard that New Japan passed on one significant US free agent in the summer of 2020 at one point, but let them know that the possibility would be there in the future for them to work together.
At this time, the identity of the free agents that NJPW has turned down are not yet known. Stay tuned to WrestleTalk.com for any additional information or potential updates on the situation.
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