Backstage News On Strategic Alliance Between NJPW, MLW, & CMLL

More on the new alliance between NJPW, CMLL, and MLW

Earlier this week it was announced that New Japan Pro-Wrestling, Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL), and Major League Wrestling were set to enter a ‘strategic alliance’, starting in October.

An initial press release revealing the partnership alluded to cross-promotional events, and a new report from Fightful Select has revealed more about this new alliance.

Work on the union is reported to have begun in July, with MLW adjusting their roster in order to align with CMLL. MLW were using talents from CMLL’s fierce rival Lucha Libre AAA, and going forward no AAA talent will be appearing in MLW, hence why names such as Sam Adonis have recently finished up with the indie fed.

In terms of talent, this new alliance will see a ‘steady flow’ of names working between the three promotions, with MLW in particular set to receive an influx of CMLL talent in 2024, with the recently re-hired of Salina De La Renta set to play a big part in storylines that concern MLW and CMLL talents.

NJPW crossover with the two promotions is reportedly set to increase after the new year.

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