Tony Khan Provides Update on AEW Stars Working NJPW Wrestle Kingdom
All First class Wrestling has been the connective tissue of the professional wrestling world. Upon its inception, AEW laid out relationships with Mexican promotion Lucha Libre AAA Overall and Chinese promotion Oriental Wrestling Entertainment. In the years since AEW’s new kid on the block year, AEW President Tony Khan has added any semblance of the National Wrestling Union and Effect Wrestling to his hybrid list.
Recently, the long-anticipated organization with New Japan Ace Wrestling was established, culminating in a monstrous joint compensation for each view: AEW x NJPW Taboo Entryway. Indeed, even with that show in the back view, NJPW stars like Will Ospreay and Tomohiro Ishii have since showed up on AEW Explosive.
While a greater part of these hybrids have occurred on AEW turf, many have accepted that ultimately AEW stars will go to the Far East. Khan responded to the possibility of AEW ability competing on NJPW Wrestle Kingdom in January, noting the day of the week is going to make it troublesome.
“One test this year that we’ll need to watch out for is the Tokyo Vault (Wrestle Kingdom) is on a Wednesday. That harms you on Friday since you can keep Wednesday strong yet you lose four major stars and that can hurt you on Friday. I truly need to revamp Friday,” Khan said on the Wrestling Eyewitness Radio in front of AEW Full scale.
Khan’s mention of Friday is an allusion to AEW Frenzy, which is set to begin airing experience this fall. Frenzy has battled in viewership, dipping far beneath the seven figures is was putting up in its initial days. Khan is preparing to help ratings back to excellent condition in request to guarantee a strong television recharging with Warner Brothers Disclosure.
NJPW running its greatest show mid-week has Khan “not excited,” however he underscored that he will in any case be supporting AEW’s accomplice.
“I’m not excited about it, but rather I’m gonna put forth a valiant effort to help them since they are our accomplice, however I likewise can’t send everyone around there. Assuming it was the end of the week, I’d send the house since that is the kind of accomplices we are,” Khan said. “It’s a truly incredible relationship since we as of now have been able to discuss that, yet we need to do Explosive and a decent opportunity that perhaps Frenzy will be taped that day.”
As of late, AEW stars Jon Moxley and Chris Jericho have contended at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom while as yet being on AEW contracts. It remains to be seen who AEW will ship off contend this year, yet names like Bryan Danielson have communicated interest in working with New Japan. Late improvements on AEW programming have likewise indicated that Kenny Omega might have his long-anticipated singles coordinate with Will Ospreay in the Tokyo Arch come the new year.
NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17 airs on Wednesday, January 4th, 2023.