WWE Star Texted Triple H To Inform Him Of Tama Tonga’s Contract Expiring

WWE Star Texted Triple H To Inform Him Of Tama Tonga’s Contract Expiring WWE

A WWE star has revealed that they texted Triple H to inform him of a Tama Tonga’s expiring contract, over a year prior to his arrival.

Former seven-time NJPW Tag Team Champion Tama Tonga made his long-awaited WWE debut on last week’s SmackDown (April 12) and immediately aligned himself with Solo Sikoa and The Bloodline – brutally attacking Jimmy Uso in the process.

While the exact status of he and Sikoa within this new Bloodline remains to be seen, Tonga’s arrival was one that many fans are viewing as a long-time coming, with Tonga being linked to the company as far back as 2016.

Discussing the move recently was one of Tonga’s long-time friends from back in the Bullet Club – WWE’s Karl Anderson, who recently spoke with Busted Open Radio – and revealed that it was he who actually informed Triple H of Tonga’s impending NJPW contract expiry over a year prior to his signing.

Anderson explained that Anderson informed WWE’s Chief Content Officer of Tonga’s situation following the pair’s NEVER Openweight Title match at New Japan’s WrestleKingdom 17 event back in January 2023.

Anderson explained:

“After my Tokyo Dome match in 2023, which Triple H let me do, because we signed back with WWE and I was still a champion in New Japan and he still allowed me to go do two more dates with New Japan Pro-Wrestling with no issue at all.

“But I remember texting Triple H and telling him, ‘Tama Tonga’s contract is coming up and I think Tama’s a full-blown can’t-miss if you ask me’ and he wrote back right away and it took a year to get it done but, like I said, I’m a big believer in stuff happening for a reason and now he’s here and yeah, the changes and being able — I think Vic (Joseph) called me ‘The Machine Gun’ on NXT recently and even just hearing that, kind of, still kind of crazy…”

Anderson would then discuss how he feels Tonga will fare in WWE, whilst also sharing a surrpirng detail regarding his debut in Detroit, MI at SmackDown.

Anderson explained:

“Yes, yes (I think Tama Tonga is a perfect fit for WWE) and look at him, I think he’s got the perfect look. I think he’s got exactly what WWE needs, wants and I think it’s great.

“To go back to what we were talking about with the college kids coming in straight to the WWE and not having any independent experience. I think it’s great that Tama’s had 15 or 16 years all in New Japan Pro-Wrestling, to come into WWE and to show them that experience and that he is ready for primetime.

“I think that it’s unlimited right now for what Tama Tonga can pull off in the WWE and I’m excited to watch. Just knowing he was coming last Friday, he had texted me and told me he was gonna show up in the city.

“He had no clue he was gonna debut that night either which is kind of WWE style. They’ll bring you in, then you gotta debut and they told him he was debuting and it was pretty fun to see — just watch my friend and my brother go through the fact that he knows he’s about to go on live national television for the first time ever really and I’m proud of him.

“I thought he knocked it out of the park. He looked amazing which he always does and I think he’s ready and I think the world’s ready for Tama and I think it’s added to the way he is.

“He’s an opinionated guy, he’s a charismatic guy, he’s a bit insane, which is part of, kind of what we all need and I can’t wait to see where he’s at.

“I’m so glad he’s in that Bloodline storyline because now he’s involved with the tippy top guys. He’s got Paul Heyman right there who’s always creatively the genius that he is. It doesn’t get much cooler, especially if you’re a BULLET CLUB fan and have followed for so long.”

For news on the backstage reaction to Tonga’s WWE debut follow this link here.

Transcript courtesy of POST Wrestling

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