Harold Meij has a plan for what he wants New Japan to be.
It was announced in May of this year that former 'TOMY' CEO Harold Meij was going to be taking on the role as President of New Japan Pro Wrestling. Meij has now been in the position for several months and was present on-screen for the final night of G1 Climax tournament action in August to "oversee" what was going to be the next stunt by the Guerrillas Of Destiny.
New Japan Pro Wrestling's biggest show of the year in Wrestle Kingdom is coming up on January 4th and their follow-up show 'New Years Dash' is the following day so many eyes in the wrestling world will be locked on New Japan to kick off 2019. Harold Meij recently did an interview with the Japanese magazine 'Highlighting Japan' and talked about why he accepted the position as President of the company.
“As a child, I could easily enjoy pro wrestling on TV because it did not require any linguistic knowledge and was a source of great entertainment.' He said. "Several years ago I began going to New Japan Pro-Wrestling matches as a fan. I accepted this position because I was intrigued by moving from a business of ‘things’ to one of ‘experiences,’ and would be able to use my business skills in a field I find fun.”
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