TNA & New Japan Working Relationship?

TNA’s Tokyo Dome special will probably air in February. At the moment, therefore, they are not acknowledging Team 3D as the IWGP Tag Team Champions or the Motor City Machine Guns as the IWGP Junior Tag Team Champions – not to mention that it would have contradicted the Brother Ray injury angle.

New Japan are hoping to build a working relationship with TNA, including championship matches being taped at TNA events to be broadcast in Japan. They are already sending Yujiro & Tetsuya Naito for English lessons so they can have an extended stint in the USA, including a potential program with Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin. They are also hopeful of getting Team 3D to defend their IWGP belts in TNA.

Credit: Wrestling Observer Newsletter, 19 January 2008 (subscribe here)

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