Former NJPW Champion’s Contract Recently Came to an End

Former NJPW Champion's Contract Recently Came to an End

With WWE and AEW’s television deals coming to an end, as well as the expiration of many wrestlers’ contracts around the world, including NJPW, this was also one of those times that would be considered interesting in the wrestling industry heading into 2024.

The current competitive landscape of AEW and WWE will likely see their teams compete to keep talent on the table. The arrival of Deonna Purazso and the frontrunners to sign Mercedes Mone has demonstrated AEW’S dedication.

NJPW has confirmed that a significant number of their stars will have their contracts expire this month, coinciding with the release of Wrestle Kingdom 18. Catch 2/2 (TJP and Francesco Akira) emerged victorious over the Bullet Club War Dogs (Clark Connors and Drilla Moloney) to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships at today’s event, marking the change in fortune for many. Connors was uncontractual when he worked at New Japan Wrestle Kingdom, as reported by Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful Select. He was informed that his contract with NJPW had expired while a junior wrestler was still the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion. The report indicates that the two parties have been in active discussion, but it is uncertain whether they reached a new agreement this week. Connors was part of the first class at the LA Dojo, and signed with NJPW in 2018. Starting in 2017, he ventured into the industry and worked for independent promotions such as DEFY Wrestling.

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