The WWE have ransacked New Japan Pro Wrestling for talent over the last few years, signing Prince Devitt to a deal on NXT, before turning him into Finn Balor, who is now set to take on Seth Rollins at this year's SummerSlam.
This year alone, the WWE have snapped up some of their biggest stars, with AJ Styles arriving first, and quickly being followed by Shinsuke Nakamura, as well as Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows from the Bullet Club.
THE BULLET CLUB
Despite losing important members, the Bullet Club are still going strong with Kenny Omega at the helm and Matt and Nick Jackson by his side leading the pack.
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They’ve also added some huge names this year to go with the likes of Bad Luck Fale and Tama Tonga, with Adam Cole and Hangman Page coming into the fold.
However, the Bullet Club and NJPW are at risk of potentially losing more members, as DailyWrestlingNews.com is reporting that the WWE are heavily pursuing Omega.
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Omega might have already been in the WWE by now, but ‘The Cleaner’ turned down three offers from the WWE in 2015, stating his desire to face former tag team partner Kota Ibushi when he returned from injury.
The funny thing is, Ibushi left NJPW when he came back, and is now competing in the WWE Cruiserweight Classic and is set to sign a deal with the company.
Many believe Ibushi is the catalyst to Omega joining the WWE.
TRIPLE H IS A FAN
They’re also reporting that this is a move from Triple H himself, which means if he’s intent on bringing him to the company, he’ll probably succeed despite interest from elsewhere as people now know what they can achieve if The Game has your back, just ask Balor.
As expected, there are stumbling blocks which prevent this from happening, as NJPW stars under contract aren’t allowed to talk to other promotions.
The only way the WWE managed to bring in the massive stars this year was because they had people there who let them know when contracts were expiring.
NJPW are aware of the interest and are rumoured to be quite concerned about losing him in 2017. It doesn’t just end there, though. If he leaves, then the Young Bucks and Cole may also leave as the WWE have been interested in them for quite some time, and their contracts are also expiring next year.
The WWE seem to get whoever they set their sights on nowadays, and we’ve seen plenty of interaction between The Elite and the New Day in recent months.
Perhaps this match is coming closer to reality than most people think.
Should Kenny Omega sign for the WWE when his contract is up? Have your say in the comments section below.
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