According to Mike Johnson over at the Insider, Masahiro Chono announced that Brock Lesnar would be working for New Japan Pro Wrestling on their 10/8 Tokyo Dome show. Dave Meltzer over at the Observer, however, says that there has not been an announcement, and that Chono just “talked” about Lesnar being at the show at an airport in Germany.
Meanwhile, the ongoing litigation between Lesnar and the WWE over his non-compete clause (which lasts until 2010) is set to hit the courtroom on 9/15 for the discovery hearings. With the chances of the case being over by 10/8 being somewhere between “not likely” and “no chance in hell”, it’s questionable on whether Lesnar agreeing to work for New Japan is the smartest of moves.
CREDIT: pwinsider.com, wrestlingobserver.com