During a recent interview with Wrestling Perspective, New Japan Pro Wrestling Superstar Rocky Romero commented on Jon Moxley being central to getting AEW to work with NJPW, and more. You can check out some highlights from the match below:
On Jon Moxley being central to getting AEW to work with NJPW: “The idea of the whole thing, it really goes down to KENTA and Moxley, and how Moxley is basically the centerpiece of all this. He really is. As much as you want to say Kenny [Omega] is, but I really feel like Mox is because IMPACT even coming to AEW was to work with Moxley. Obviously, alongside Kenny. Then KENTA coming to AEW, showing up on Dynamite, really for one reason and one reason only, and that’s because Moxley is the IWGP US Heavyweight Champion.”
On how it all started: “This thing kind of got put together, you know, we got the okay from Moxley to come to New Japan Strong which is every Friday night… That’s kinda where it all started, not knowing that KENTA was going to be on AEW. That came kind of later and quickly got put together. Everybody seemed to be excited to work together because they knew it was going to be, promotion wise, it’s going to be f***ing mega huge because nobody was expecting it.”
On how the relationship between AEW and NJPW hasn’t been great beforehand: “The relationship with New Japan and AEW hasn’t been a good one, even though Tony Khan has been very cool with letting Jericho bring the AEW title at last year’s Wrestle Kingdom and little things like that. I mean, it just wasn’t really a great situation when the [Young] Bucks and Kenny and Cody [Rhodes] left New Japan.”
(h/t – 411 Wrestling)
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