Report: Backstage News On NJPW-IMPACT Wrestling Working Relationship
Further collaboration between the two sides emerged on Saturday
IMPACT Wrestling closed out No Surrender with the announcement that New Japan Pro-Wrestling's FinJuice would be appearing on Tuesday's edition of IMPACT. This is the second collaboration between the two promotions in recent months following Chris Bey's appearance in the Super J-Cup.
Mike Johnson of PWInsider recently reported the IMPACT-NJPW collaboration is not a by-product of the AEW-NJPW working relationship and the partnership was actually formed before the AEW agreement.
Discussions between NJPW and IMPACT started in the summer of 2020 and Saturday's announcement was the result of "many, many, many months" of work to repair the previously frayed relationship. The Good Brothers signing with IMPACT and NJPW being interested in using the former IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions was said to be instrumental in helping to repair the relationship.
In regards to FinJuice's IMPACT debut, they were initially supposed to be in action at the last set of TV tapings but a scheduling issue meant their appearance was pushed back. IMPACT is hoping the talent share will be the next step towards a much larger relationship.