Update On ROH/NJPW Relationship, NJPW Officials Coming To NYC, Matt Sydal, More
- New Japan Pro Wrestling are very happy with how their relationship with Ring of Honor has been going thus far. Aside from the shows in Canada and New York City, which were both sell-outs and well received, NJPW officials were extremely happy with the performances and presentations of Adam Cole, Michael Bennett, Maria Kanellis and reDRagon at the G1 Climax 24 Finals. NJPW officials will be attending Field of Honor this Friday at MCU Park in Brooklyn to discuss future talent trades, as it’s believed ROH are looking to get Kazuchika Okada in for their biggest show of the year, Final Battle, in December and NJPW are interested in having the ROH World Championship defended on January 4 at Wrestle Kingdom in the Tokyo Dome, which would be big publicity for ROH in Japan.
– Matt Sydal will return to ROH and re-debut “as soon as possible” once his 90 day no-compete clause ends on September 12. It’s believed Sydal will sign a contract with the company and wants to devote himself to it. Sydal and ROH head booker Hunter “Delirious” Johnston are very good friends, coming up together when in their early careers. Sydal was in Nashville for ROH’s first live PPV, Best in the World, and wanted to make his return then but ROH contacted WWE to confirm he had a no-compete clause and WWE informed them that he did and it applied to ROH.
(Source: Wrestling Observer)