Backstage details on when talent are told NJPW have creative set has been revealed.
New Japan Pro Wrestling have long been known for their long term booking that has seen Kazuchika Okada vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi feud, rise of the Bullet Club and Tetsuya Naito turning his career around.
Fightful Select (subscription required) were given more detail on the process, noting that the vast majority of creative for the promotion was set through Wrestle Kingdom already as far back as August.
The report also notes that the reason they were provided is that most of creative is planned out throughout 2022. Several talent have said they were told this throughout the summer.
NJPW also had interest from high profile names in the wrestling industry, but the company wasn’t sure if they could make it work.
One New Japan source indicated that’s largely standard procedure, but that it deviated quite a bit during the pandemic for obvious reasons.
As previously reported, top AEW tag team has been announced for the upcoming NJPW Battle Autumn on November 5.
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