A new report suggests that WWE might have interest in another top New Japan star.
According to the report, Fightful have learned that Tama Tonga is once again a target for WWE. Interest in Tonga isn’t new – WWE offered him a deal seven years ago. Tama turned down the offer to team with his brother Tanga Loa in NJPW. The two have remained with Takami Ohbari’s promotion, even as their Bullet Club stablemates jumped ship for other promotions.
In a related story, it was previously reported that WWE was also interested in signing Tonga’s brother, Hikuleo. The ties to WWE continue – Tonga fought and defeated current WWE Superstar Karl Anderson for the NEVER Openweight Championship at this year’s Wrestle Kingdom 17 pay-per-view event. Additionally, NJPW sources claim that Tama Tonga’s contract is up in a matter of weeks.
Tonga’s career work has primarily been in Japan, but he has worked for Impact, ROH, and NJPW Strong in the United States.