Report: A “Logjam” of Wrestlers Trying to Work for NJPW

According to Fightful Select, now that COVID restrictions have been relaxed, American talent can go to Japan, causing a “logjam” of wrestlers located in the United States who had been trying to go there.

This includes several AEW performers that have never competed in New Japan Pro Wrestling. Those wrestlers had been informed for a long time that the promotion would not be bringing in any American talent.

“Those that have inquired were told to ‘hang tight’ in a sense during a lot of the pandemic, and several were assured things would be back to normal soon.”

Some top free agents wanted to sign with NJPW in recent years, but the company wasn’t in a position to make it happen. NJPW has been working on obtaining visas for talent.