Report: Recent WWE Signing 'Left A Big Hole' In NJPW

A 'big hole' left by a recent WWE signing from NJPW

New Japan Pro-Wrestling's administration has been affected by WWE.

Referee Jeremy Marcus announced back in March that he had signed with WWE. He has been a part of the NXT brand ever since, working the Tuesday night show's TV tapings and house shows. 

Marcus previously worked for New Japan, primarily on their past NJPW STRONG events or major shows in the United States. He was the referee for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship match between Kazuchika Okada and Hiroshi Tanahashi at NJPW Battle in the Valley back in February. He also officiated a match at Wrestle Kingdom 17 on January 4. 

Marcus was involved behind the scenes in NJPW too as the head of admin for New Japan in the United States. His departure for WWE left a "pretty big hole" in New Japan, according to Fightful Select

Why Marcus left NJPW for WWE is unknown. New Japan have held fewer shows in the United States in 2023, though, since the decision was made to focus on booking higher-profile events instead of running regular NJPW STRONG TV tapings. 

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