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Tony Khan Is Open To The Idea Of Cross-Promotional Pro Wrestling World Cup

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NJPW star Kazuchika Okada lately proposed the thought of a cross-promotional Wrestling World Cup. The Present IWGP Champion acknowledged that he would even communicate to Triple H and Tony Khan if vital. There isn’t a doubt that what Okada proposed appears to be very bold. Whereas there was no feedback by Triple H concerning the bold proposal, AEW CEO Tony Khan has addressed the thought of a cross-promotional Wrestling World Cup.

Final yr, AEW opened the “Forbidden Door” and held a cross-promotional pay-per-view with NJPW. The occasion was fairly successful, resulting in $5 million in pay-per-view buys.

Chatting with Tim Battle on the Battleground podcast, Tony Khan was questioned about the opportunity of bringing the Wrestling World Cup to actuality. Khan responded with a welcoming openness to the thought, citing the success of final yr’s Forbidden Door.

“I’ve acquired expertise working with totally different promotions and selling angles, matches, and storylines throughout totally different corporations. It may be difficult, however we got here along with New Japan Professional Wrestling to placed on, I believe, the perfect pay-per-view of the yr final yr Forbidden Door. There are challenges to placing on an occasion like that, and getting the matches set, nevertheless it’s definitely one thing I’d be open to. I’m open to working with anyone in professional wrestling. You by no means know,” 

WWE has examined out the Wrestling World Cup matches and was fairly happy with the outcomes, planning to carry a World Cup match for every of its model. Nonetheless, the prospect of holding a Wrestling World Cup with wrestlers underneath different promotions is a distinct query altogether.

Tony Khan alternatively has no qualms with cross-promotional ventures. After the success of final yr’s Forbidden Door occasion he plans to carry one other Forbidden Door occasion.

It might be sensational to see wrestlers from totally different corporations around the globe placed on a present for wrestling followers. Reserving such an occasion may show to be a political nightmare. Whereas Tony Khan is on board with the thought regardless of the challenges, WWE has not commented on the proposal.

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January 25, 2023 10:09 am

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