It gives me great pleasure to announce the return of New Japan Pro Wrestling as a member of the National Wrestling Alliance. New Japan has long been the standard-bearer for excellence in professional wrestling in the Far East. With New Japan’s “Return Home,” the NWA continues its mission to provide wrestling fan with its finest in professional wrestling from every part of the globe. Along with our recent expansions into Australia, Mexico,and Puerto Rico, and our long members in Canada, United Kingdom, the addition of New Japan to the NWA assures fans that they will see the finest wrestlers in the world competing for the most prestigious championship in the world-the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. I want to thank New Japan’s International Coordinator, Tiger Hattori, Chief Financial Officer M. Nishizawa, and President, Naoki Sugabayishi for all their efforts in making this pairing a reality. The NWA-for 60 Years the home of professional wrestling.
–Robert K. Trobich, Executive Director (credit NWAWrestling.com)
Which begs the question. Is NWA sanctioning of New Japan going to interfere with the Cross Promotion of New Japan with Total Non-Stop Action. Does this effectively end the relationship the NWA has held with Inoki Genome Federation. But most importantly, who will be the first Japanese wrestler to receive a shot at the Worlds Champion, Pearce? Could we see Tenzan receive a shot at ‘Scrap Iron’ Adam Pearce. Maybe Jushin Liger could challenge Mike Quackenbush for the World’s Jr. Heavyweight Championship. Maybe the Real American Heroes defend their titles in Tokyo, with their pro-American anti-everyone else campaign. Only time will tell, but this is definitely an exciting time for the NWA.