In 2021, there has been so much talk about working relationships amongst promotions. AEW and IMPACT have carried on a successful working relationship and New Japan wrestlers have even begun to get involved.
NJPW and CMLL have now announced but after over a decade of a successful partnership, they look forward to continuing working together as the ongoing pandemic has prevented them from doing so in the last calendar year
Since November 2009, New Japan Pro-Wrestling and CMLL have enjoyed a unique and prosperous working relationship. This relationship has seen CMLL stars travel to Japan every January for the annual Fantasticamania tour as well as competing in New Japan rings on a frequent basis, and NJPW prospects developing in excursions to CMLL in Mexico. NJPW remains deeply proud of the strong bond it has with CMLL.
Unfortunately, the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic prevented Fantasticamania from taking place in January 2021. However, New Japan Pro-Wrestling would like to reassure fans that its relationship with CMLL is unwavering, and that CMLL will continue to be the exclusive business partner for NJPW in Mexico.
New Japan Pro-Wrestling is proud to issue this joint declaration with CMLL to reaffirm our mutual commitment. There is plenty more to come from NJPW’s partnership with CMLL in the future, and we appreciate your support.
Statement from Salvador Lutteroth Lomeli (President, Consejo Mondial de Lucha Libre)
New Japan Pro-Wrestling is the leader of the Japanese pro-wrestling industry, and we have developed a strong relationship of mutual trust for 12 years now. It is an honour for us to continue working with NJPW moving forward. Gracias!
The working agreement between AEW and New Japan, however touch-and-go it may be at this time, will be on full display on the next episode of NJPW Strong when Jon Moxley finally defends the IWGP United States Championship against KENTA.