Sonny Onoo: Tony Khan Contacted Me About Managing Ultimo Dragon In AEW

Sonny Onoo famously helped bridge the partnership between NJPW and WCW in the mid-90s.

Onoo would occupy an on-screen managerial role for WCW, most notably managing Ultimo Dragon during his time in the company.

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Onoo also managed Yuji Nagata in WCW and with Nagata back on TNT for a recent episode of AEW Dynamite, fans wondered why Onoo wasn't by his side as he was present at the arena.

"We met with some of their bookers like Arn Anderson and Dean Malenko. I was in Florida for other business and when I found out Yuji was going to be there, I made it so I was there at the same time. I was willing to help. It's their call. I think it was a missed opportunity, but they didn't ask. They knew I was there. Who knows, they might be saving me for [something else]," Onoo said on Perched On The Top Rope.

Onoo went on to reveal he was contacted by Tony Khan before the pandemic to appear on television.

"When AEW first started televising stuff, Tony Khan did contact me and we were trying to work something out to bring in Ultimo Dragon. At that point, I was going to be on camera with him and manage him. Pandemic hits and he got stuck in Japan. Every time Yuji has been on camera, I was with him. I think it might have been a missed opportunity, but it's not my call," he said.

It is unknown if Tony Khan plans to use Sonny Onoo or Ultimo Dragon at any point moving forward.

Elsewhere during the podcast, Onoo explained Shinsuke Nakamura's photo with Yuji Nagata when Nagata was in the country for AEW Dynamite. You can find his full comments by clicking here.

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