WWE Rumors: WWE reportedly interested in top NJPW star

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Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman
Modified 04 Aug 2019


What's the story?

It seems like a top NJPW star could soon make his way to WWE.

As per Voices of Wrestling, Japanese wrestler SANADA is free agent and could end up in WWE soon.

In case you didn't know...

Back in 2016, SANADA made his debut in NJPW, boasting a new look that included a mohawk. The debut saw him interfere in the main event of Invasion Attack 2016 and aid Tetsuya Naito in defeating Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP Heavyweight title.

Over the course of the past three years, SANADA has made a name for himself in NJPW and has won several titles, including the IWGP Tag Team titles on two occasions, and NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team titles three times.

Before coming to NJPW, SANADA had a brief stint in Impact Wrestling, winning the X Division title on one occasion.

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The heart of the matter

This isn't the first time that rumors have come up regarding WWE being interested in signing SANADA. Earlier this year, VOW had stated that WWE was interested in signing him. This time though, it's being reported by VOW that he is a free agent.

In case New Japan Pro-Wrestling doesn't sign him to a new contract, it won't be a surprise if we see SANADA in NXT sometime in the near future. The possibility of All Elite Wrestling taking an interest in him shouldn't be discounted too.

What's next?

With his experience and incredible in-ring skillset, SANADA could be a perfect fit down in WWE developmental, and could surely make it on the main roster if handled correctly. Stay tuned for more updates on this story, as it develops further.

Do you see SANADA coming to WWE? Sound off in the comment section!

Published 04 Aug 2019
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