NJPW vs WWE Invasion: Fantasy booking a full PPV card
How good could this be?Following the news that AJ Styles, Doc Gallows, Karl Anderson and Shinsuke Nakamura may be signing with WWE, I decided to imagine what it would be like if NJPW launched a full-scale invasion of WWE.For those of you who aren't very familiar with NJPW, they're a promotion based in Japan known for fantastic wrestling and has seen many star names work there over the years such as Brock Lesnar, Kurt Angle and founder Antonio Inoki, among many others.Featured here will be 7 matches that would leave fans on the edge of their seats and have them begging for a WWE/NJPW merger. Or maybe not that last one, but even so, here’s how a PPV card with stars from both promotions could shape up
#1 The Lucha Dragons vs Ricochet and Kushida
The Lucha Dragons are one of WWE’s most exciting teams to watch at the moment. They took part in the best match of the night at WWE’s recent TLC event, whilst Sin Cara is enjoying arguably his most successful run of his WWE career at present, gaining huge respect from the fans and locker room after finishing a recent match against New Day with a dislocated shoulder.
His partner, Kalisto, is enjoying a mini-push of sorts at present, knocking off Ryback in the WWE Title tournament and pinning Kofi Kingston on a recent episode of RAW. The team would make tremendous opponents for a couple of NJPW invaders.
Those men being Ricochet and Kushida. Whilst not a tag team, both men have terrific in-ring styles that would flourish against a team like Lucha Dragons. Ricochet was the first ever Lucha Underground champion (as Prince Puma) and currently competes in a tag team with Matt Sydal (formerly Evan Bourne), making him a perfect candidate for a tag team match in this WWE/NJPW war.
His partner, Kushida, is currently the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, beating Kenny Omega at Wrestle Kingdom 10. Kushida’s high-flying style would lend itself to some incredible sequences with Sin Cara and Kalisto.
Putting this match first on the card would excite the crowd, much as Lucha Dragons vs The Usos vs New Day at TLC did, as fast-paced matches always get the crowd going.