Notorious New Japan Pro Wrestling powerhouse, Tama Tonga, has responded to Triple H’s comment that WWE are open to do business with anyone.
Taking to social media, the Tongan star laid down the gauntlet to World Wrestling Entertainment and Triple H, simply stating five words in reference to former Bullet Club leader AJ Styles’ theme tune:
“Your boys don’t want none.”
Your boys don’t want none. https://t.co/TPEGTcOZvq
— Tama Tonga (@Tama_Tonga) December 5, 2020
In order to get his point across and potentially force a reaction from history’s most successful wrestling promotion, the former six time IWGP World Tag Team Champion and Guerilla of Destiny also tagged Vince McMahon in the tweet ensuring that the owner would see it.
While there are currently no plans for WWE to work with any other promotion, there is an interesting prospect should the much talked about NXT Japan ever get off the ground. As WWE would be moving into New Japan’s territory, the possibility for a crossover would be huge.
Following the much lauded AEW/IMPACT Wrestling relationship stemming from Kenny Omega’s defection to Tuesday nights after he defeated Jon Moxley for the AEW World Heavyweight Championship at Winter is Coming, Triple H was asked if WWE were open to a similar deal:
“You know, in what you’ve seen in the past, PROGRESS, ICW, EVOLVE, all those things, yeah, we’re open for business in a lot of ways,” Triple H responded. “And a lot of things, and a lot of everything. People’s thoughts, misperceptions [sic], their perceived knowledge of what we do, how we thinks, and all that stuff is often greatly misinterpreted, and not necessarily accurate.
So, OK, are we open to the right business opportunities? Yeah, at any given time we’re open to things and it just depends on what they are, and if they’re beneficial to us long-term. And again, when I say long-term I’m not talking about 3 months or 6 months. Long-term… 10 years. You know… 10 years, 15 years from now. Is that beneficial? Is that meaningful? Is that long-term? That’s how we think. It’s much longer in duration, not necessarily worried about the minute-by-minutes. It’s the long duration. And so, open for business. I think you hear Vince [McMahon] say that a lot. I’ve been around him a lot to know that if it’s the right thing, and it’s meaningful to business, he’s open to anything.”
While it remains to be seen if WWE will actually consider a working relationship with another of America’s large wrestling promotions remains to be seen.
For now though, it remains to be seen how Tama Tonga’s words are responded to as fans worldwide salivate of a WWE invasion of Japan or vice versa.