There has been a lot of talk about this in recent days, so is WWE partnering with other promotions?
As recently as last week, fans were starting to put two and two together and were convinced that WWE was about to announce a partnership with TNA.
For that, there were a few reasons for the theory.
First, there’s buzz that Trinity (formerly Naomi in WWE) could return to work on RAW or SmackDown. Or perhaps she’s just a special entrant in the Rumble?
Then, we saw that TNA is now calling their PPVs…premium live events. Which, as it so happens, are streamed with help from Endeavor.
The last bit of a leap was people seeing Triple H have a “special announcement” planned for last Thursday evening…which is when TNA runs it’s televised shows.
Nothing came of that…but that doesn’t mean WWE isn’t partnering, or trying to partner with, other promotions.
Is WWE Partnering With Other Promotions?
The most obvious progress is happening with All Japan. Most recently, NXT Superstar Charlie Dempsey was sent to work shows with the promotion.
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Per all involved, that experience went as well as could be hoped for.
There is no formal partnership in place, but things look positive.
Fightful has not been able to confirm any discussions between WWE and STARDOM, but it’s an exciting possibility.
The longest of long shots, however, seems to be WWE working with NJPW. Not that those two wouldn’t want to do something.
Rather, NJPW and AEW have a well-established working relationship of their own, and one would think that such a relationship would prevent an NJPW/WWE deal.
The upside here is, unlike the prior regime, both Triple H and Nick Khan have shown a willingness to do things different. Up to and including opening WWE’s own forbidden door.