Forbidden no more?
On May 28, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer reported WWE and NJPW have been in talks about WWE being the exclusive American partner of New Japan Pro-Wrestling. The talks reportedly date back to late March/early April and would include WWE sending talent and allowing its top stars to work for NJPW.
With the news dominating the headlines and social media on Friday, many in WWE and NJPW decided to have some fun with the report.
McIntyre spelled out OKADA in a tweet hyping his match with Kofi Kingston.
On Monday— Drew McIntyre (@DMcIntyreWWE) May 28, 2021
At my hands pic.twitter.com/FFTtX09Sxn
Rocky Romero posted a photo of WWE HQ and coined the term the Forbidden Window.
El Phantasmo has confused Nick and Tony Khan.
wait, who's NICK Khan? have I been texting the wrong Khan guy this whole time??— [E L P] (@elpwrestling) May 28, 2021
Bronson Reed has a partner in mind.
Partnership? pic.twitter.com/91gKbbFtDw— Bronson Reed (@bronsonreedwwe) May 28, 2021
KENTA gives his dream match.
KENTA VS HIDEO ITAMI— KENTA aka Lil’K (@KENTAG2S) May 28, 2021
Fightful will continue to update fans on any talks between WWE and NJPW as more is known.