NJPW have made giant strides in America over the past 26 months, and this Summer, they're coming to the States for a few special events.
Rocky Romero, who has been a prominent part of the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team division, spoke to Brian Fritz of The Sporting News about the Japanese promotion making a move into the US.
"There's all this hype and focus on New Japan Pro Wrestling as a whole and it's like what have we discovered here from a whole new fan base. I think that's exciting because in 2017, obviously, New Japan is moving forward in expanding and they're coming here to L.A. to the Long Beach Convention Center July 1st and 2nd and who's going to be at the forefront of that? Okada and Kenny Omega. Those are the guys who broke a barrier. It's cool to see that happen." said Romero.
The success of the Young Bucks in both NJPW as well as stateside are a primary reason that NJPW is able to make a transition to running shows in America. In the eyes of Romero, the Bucks can hang with any team in the world.
"The Young Bucks are the hottest tag team in the world. I think they're the best tag team in the world, bar none. Their 2016, no one compares and how consistent they are with their performances and their matches. There's a lot of talk from a lot of people saying there's guys in NXT that have had some great matches like DIY and The Revival. And those guys put on great matches but, to be honest and to be fair, I think in The Young Bucks case is that those guys put on those matches a couple times a year, four times a year, five teams a year where the Bucks are putting on those matches every night. Literally every night. They stand up and hold up against any of them." said Romero.
You can see the full interview with Romero at this link.