Over the past few years, New Japan Pro Wrestling has hosted quite a few events in the United Kingdom. All of them have been very successful. From last year’s Strong Style Evolved UK shows to last weekend’s Royal Quest, NJPW has a very significant presence in the United Kingdom.
Combine that with its “Global Expansion” strategy that the company is aggressively pursuing, and you get the very strong possibility that New Japan could be building their very own region-specific dojo in the country.
Tokyo Sports, one of Japan’s leading news daily newspapers, has reported that nothing is set in stone as of yet. But there are considerable plans being made. Plans have hastened since the original allocation of tickets for Royal Quest sold out, and more were added soon after. It showed New Japan officials that the demand for the company is high in the country.
With the Los Angeles dojo producing some talent that the company is already using (Clark Connors and Karl Fredericks to name but two), the promotion is looking to develop and help produce the next generation of European stars to help diversify their roster.
Pro Wrestling Post will keep you updated with more details as they happen.
Blake’s Take: Being a fellow Brit, this is great news! The fact that not only the (arguably) second-biggest wrestling promotion in the world is actively looking at British talent, but there’s a strong possibility that they could get signed too. It just blows my mind. This tiny country just keeps on producing amazing wrestlers that make the world stand up and take notice. From Will Ospreay to Marty Scurll. Mark Haskins to Pete Dunne and all of British Strong Style. British talent is standing up and making the world take notice. That the boys and girls from this tiny island are making all of us fans super proud!