Thus far, the relationship between AEW and NJPW has been a little one-sided. While the two companies don't have an official working relationship, AEW talent such as Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley have made appearances for NJPW.
But NJPW has yet to return the favor with a top star going to AEW. Should it happen, AEW President Tony Khan would treat him with respect.
"They're a great company and a lot of my guys have worked shows there," Khan said during the AEW Revolution media scrum. "I have no problem with guys, as long as it's not interfering with what we do, with guys working there. That's some flexibility we have. It's been fine for me, it doesn't really bother me. Hasn't really been a two-way street. Haven't seen a lot of their guys here. Don't hear from them often. If [NJPW] are watching it, you're welcome for all the great stuff I've done for you. If you want to send somebody here to do work, I would treat them respectfully like you guys have treated my guys. Generally, when my guys have worked there, NJPW has done right by them."
Jericho, Moxley, Kenny Omega, and the Young Bucks all have it written into their AEW contracts that they can work for NJPW. NJPW has made mentions of AEW, specifically when Chris Jericho wore the AEW World Title to the ring for his match against Hiroshi Tanahashi at Wrestle Kingdom 14.
In a follow-up question, Khan was asked about the possibility of AEW working with ROH given Marty Scurll's new role and his ties to The Elite.
"I don't really like doing a lot of work with other wrestling companies," Khan replied. "There's been situations where we've worked stuff out for people to make appearances. Like with MLW, I worked things out with Court [Bauer] a couple of times, I just called him and we tried to figure something out. AAA, we've done a lot of good stuff with them. Other than that, we haven't done much. I'm not opposed to having partnerships with people necessarily. ROH has some good stuff going on, God bless them."
Certain AEW talent do work Independent events and AEW is on friendly terms with AAA and Stardom. As mentioned by Khan, AEW and MLW have also worked together regarding the schedules of MJF and Jimmy Havoc.
Elsewhere during the scrum, Khan discussed the possibility of moving AEW Dynamite off of Wednesday. You can find his full comments by clicking here.
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