Having signed a host of returning names since taking the reins of WWE back in July it appears that Chief Content Officer Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque holds some interest in bringing another new face in to the locker room.
After assuming the top job following the retirement of Vince McMahon, ‘The King Of Kings’ moved quickly to re-sign a host of previously released Superstars including Karrion Kross, Dakota Kai and Scarlett Bordeaux, but recent reports suggest he could be keen to introduce a current NJPW star into the fold.
WWE interested in signing NJPW star Tama Tonga
Rumours are rife that Levesque holds a strong interest in bringing the newly crowned NJPW NEVER Openweight Champion Tama Tonga to WWE. Tonga dethroned current Superstar Karl Anderson to lift the title for a second time at last Sunday’s Wrestle Kingdom 17 event but could soon be joining Anderson on the WWE roster.
It isn’t the first time that Tonga’s signature has been sought by the WWE, with the star offered terms back in 2016 but he declined at the time to focus on teaming with his brother Tanga Loa in NJPW.
Tonga’s contract is reportedly set to expire in the coming months and ‘The Game’ could be looking to tempt the 40 year old into a switch Stateside.
The former seven-time IWGP World Tag Team Champion is a product of the Dudley Boyz’ Team 3D Academy Of Professional Wrestling based in Florida but has spent the majority of his career in Japan. Whilst it is currently unknown if the Nuku’alofa born star would be interested in the move, it would provide an emotional story should he follow in his adoptive Father and former WWE Superstar Haku’s footsteps and capture WWE Tag Team gold.