Dave Meltzer has shared new insight into plans for a possible NXT Japan and Japanese branch of the WWE Performance Center.
One interesting piece of information is that Meiko Satomura, who competed in the Mae Young Classic, is already employed by WWE and is being considered to be a head trainer for their Japanese branch:
“There were stories going around that WWE has hired or is in the process of hiring two major stars to be head trainers for a Japanese performance center. We have confirmed through WWE that Meiko Satomura, who may be the best woman wrestler in the world (most have either she or Io Shirai as the best) has been working for the company for some time, who was one of the names listed for that role, but that is the only name confirmed. At this moment, the other name going around, Daisuke Sekimoto, is not working for WWE. Jiro Kuroshio is slated to be one of the top stars for this group, which is notable because he’s been saying that he’s moving to the U.S. Another name going around is Sari Fujimura, 23, who is the current world champion of the Pro Wrestling Diana promotion under the name Saree. She’s also a former Sendai Girls world champion. She won the title from Aja Kong on 5/12. We haven’t had it confirmed that her deal is done, but her name has been mentioned in conjunction with NXT Japan”