Tony Khan doesn't seem to be putting much stock in the reports of WWE and NJPW working together.
On May 28, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer reported WWE and NJPW have been in talks about WWE being the exclusive American partner of New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Reportedly, the talks date back to late March/early April and would include WWE sending talent to NJPW.
Mike Johnson of PWInsider reported that there has been communication in recent months between WWE and NJPW and talks between the promotions center around the possibility of Daniel Bryan being able to potentially work some dates in NJPW.
AEW and NJPW have had a relationship since AEW started with top AEW talent going to Japan for major events. During the pandemic, NJPW talent has come to America and wrestled on AEW Dynamite.
Tony Khan took to social media and addressed the report of WWE and NJPW potentially working together.
"I just wanted to address, as the Forbidden Door, that New Japan Pro-Wrestling has apparently had talks with WWE's President Nick Khan. Well, Nick, if you've been talking to New Japan for two months, you've gotten a lot done. Just in the last two weeks, I've had Yuji Nagata, Ren Narita, and Rocky Romero in AEW. I've re-united Roppongi Vice. I've had the IWGP US Champion Jon Moxley defend the title successfully on our show and I have future plans with New Japan for the US Title. So you must've really gotten a lot done in two months, Nick. In fact, I think there is room for only room for one Khan in the wrestling business. It's me, Tony Khan, not some con man from Connecticut," he said.
Ahead of tonight’s Live #AEWDynamite at 10pm ET/9pm CT, and #AEWDoN on ppv Sunday, AEW Owner/President @TonyKhan, aka the Forbidden Door, addressed rumors of a relationship between @WWE & @njpwglobal, + what this means to @AEW! Watch Dynamite tonight LIVE coming up on @TNTdrama! pic.twitter.com/atFTSrvyqZ— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) May 29, 2021
Fightful will continue to update fans on the situation as it unfolds.