Report: 'Logjam' Of AEW Wrestlers Who Wanted To Work In NJPW

Talent wanted to work for NJPW

With the Best Of The Super Juniors 29 tournament, talent from North America have started to work for New Japan Pro-Wrestling in Japan for the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic, with IMPACT's Alex Zayne, AEW's Wheeler Yuta, and CMLL's Titan all in action. 

They aren't the only talents who wanted to work for NJPW, though, and Fightful Select reported there was a 'logjam' of wrestlers in the United States who had been trying to wrestle for New Japan. Several of those talents are from All Elite Wrestling, including those that have never performed in NJPW before. 

Despite the 'logjam', New Japan told talent they wouldn't be bringing anyone in from the United States for the past couple of years. 'Highly sought out free agents' also hoped to work in New Japan but the promotion was not in the position to bring them in. 

There is no word on who exactly was a part of the 'logjam' but it is known that a factor in Bryan Danielson's decision to sign with AEW was the opportunity to perform for New Japan.

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