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NJPW talent rumour

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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,126 ✭✭✭✭J. Marston


    Lithium93_ wrote: »

    WWE really taking advantage of the transfer window being open.

    Styles in WWE would be fantastic.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,847 ✭✭✭Pentecost


    The Bullet Club reunited in NXT or even all on the main roster Balor included?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,301 ✭✭✭✭gerrybbadd


    I'll believe it when I see it. I'd love to see Okada in WWE some day


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,846 ✭✭✭Moneymaker


    Bauer and Meltzer both going with it now. I'd find it hard to believe Hunter wouldn't at least be interested in them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,929 ✭✭✭Monokne


    This isn't a rumour. AJ has given notice. ROH have removed him from all advertising. He's on his way in.
    Anderson had a deal with TNA but pulled out for WWE, so consider him nailed on. Gallows is his partner so I'd imagine he's a done deal too.
    PWInsider reports Nakamura has given notice but may yet come to terms on a new deal with NJPW.

    Important to note work visa's, medicals, etc are all to be completed. But barring any snags, that's a great influx of talent.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,689 ✭✭✭sky88


    With NXT starting to tour more they would need more star names like AJ.

    But seeing AJ vs joe again and against balor would be great if this is all true.

    isnt daniel bryan constantly saying he would love to wrestle nakamaura so he would go into overdrive to get cleared.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 22,672 Mod ✭✭✭✭Bounty Hunter


    Gotta feel bad for New Japan not only are they losing their own John Cena in Nakamura whom perhaps they had been planning to phase out somewhat from being the main man but at the same time to lose Styles who they had really pushed strong since he arrived (2 time IWGP world champion, he won it in his first match iirc) and the Bullet Club essentially will not be easy for them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 60,437 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    I wonder does this mean Balor won't get to the big league for a while and will now become the face of NXT if all of these guys are coming in to set up the Balor Club.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,929 ✭✭✭Monokne


    Tanahashi is the John Cena of New Japan, not Nakamura.

    Anyway, Kenny Omega has just pinned Nakamura at the TV tapings, so it's very clear he'll be taking AJ's spot as head of the bullet club, and it's also very clear Nakamura must be leaving because he does very few jobs.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,689 ✭✭✭sky88


    I wonder does this mean Balor won't get to the big league for a while and will now become the face of NXT if all of these guys are coming in to set up the Balor Club.

    ive thought this for a while and he will pop up for special appearances to the main roster


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,929 ✭✭✭Monokne


    Young Bucks laid out Styles too. Very much a 'bury him on the way out' scenario being played out. CX9AP4HWMAEBG6s.mp4


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 22,672 Mod ✭✭✭✭Bounty Hunter


    I wonder does this mean Balor won't get to the big league for a while and will now become the face of NXT if all of these guys are coming in to set up the Balor Club.

    Aj was his replacement in the Bullet club, maybe he will be his replacement in NXT too.

    Said it in The Balor thread but I think he will leave NXT shortly after their arrival (maybe the night after Wrestlemania) and start his main event run. Then when his push is just starting to lose steam and need something else boom Bullet club arrive on the main roster having served their time on NXT as his boys.

    When you think about the roster they would have in NXT if they didn't bring him or others up - Nakamura, Joe, Balor, Stylez, Zayn, Crews, Itami etc and the fact that it's only a 1hr show and that they have to push the girls, and their home grown talent too it'd really be too staked


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Music Moderators, Regional Midlands Moderators Posts: 24,124 Mod ✭✭✭✭Angron


    sky88 wrote: »
    With NXT starting to tour more they would need more star names like AJ.

    But seeing AJ vs joe again and against balor would be great if this is all true.

    isnt daniel bryan constantly saying he would love to wrestle nakamaura so he would go into overdrive to get cleared.

    Yeah, iirc Bryan was pushing for WWE to set up a match between him and Nakamura at Beast in the East before he got injured. It'd be an amazing match to see.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,847 ✭✭✭Pentecost


    Balor was tweeting about one of his aims for 2016 being to win the WWE championship so he must have some indication he'll be called up before too long. He usually plays down any main roster talk. Any chance of NXT doing two hours a week in future I wonder?


  • Registered Users Posts: 60,437 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    If Nakamura is coming in then Daniel Bryan will return I would feel safe saying.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,301 ✭✭✭✭gerrybbadd


    I'm reading online now that AJ will be in the Rumble match. Crazy times. Almost feels like when Benoit, Eddie etc came in from WcW


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,478 ✭✭✭brianregan09


    Exactly what I thought aswell trying to come up with something similar happening if all these guys come in together it'd be an amazing night and there is plenty hope for all of them. even the lesser names Tonga is like a super talented version of Reigns

    Actually now im reading its just gallows styles nakamura and anderson still mad thouugh,


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,929 ✭✭✭Monokne


    If Nakamura is coming in then Daniel Bryan will return I would feel safe saying.

    What does one have to do with the other?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,611 ✭✭✭✭ERG89


    Pity if Styles goes to NXT he's better than that tbh but I have little faith in wwe doing anything based on their output the last few years


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 22,672 Mod ✭✭✭✭Bounty Hunter


    ERG89 wrote: »
    Pity if Styles goes to NXT he's better than that tbh but I have little faith in wwe doing anything based on their output the last few years

    tbh Everyone goes through NXT these days unless they are already established WWE stars like say the Dudley's. That said given their ages I would imagine the plan would be to have Nakamura & Styles come up to the main roster asap.

    That said I def like the idea of him debuting with a strong showing in the Rumble.

    I wonder will they rename AJ Styles? like Samoa Joe it would seem strange if they did as he is so established already.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,824 ✭✭✭ShagNastii


    Really does have that WCW jump ship vibe if it's true. AJ has the skill it be a superstar big enough for the main event. Would love to see him brought in with BC in tow. Hope Gallow and Anderson aren't paired with Balor. He has craved out a truly unique five star character. Reforming the original BC would really throw a spanner in works regarding the amazing demon Devitt now is.

    The way KENTA was gauged in NXT would give you hope for Nakamura.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,611 ✭✭✭✭ERG89


    tbh Everyone goes through NXT these days unless they are already established WWE stars like say the Dudley's. That said given their ages I would imagine the plan would be to have Nakamura & Styles come up to the main roster asap.

    That said I def like the idea of him debuting with a strong showing in the Rumble.

    I wonder will they rename AJ Styles? like Samoa Joe it would seem strange if they did as he is so established already.

    Tbh Styles has such a bad back now I wouldn't want to see him wasted doing nxt specials or tours. Ditto Nakamura although I hope he has good English despite his incredible mannerisms & timing.
    I read somewhere there was questions asked why Balor is still there in his mid 30's. He left NJPW nearly 2 years ago.
    A big problem signing guys at this stage is long term their bodies have plenty of miles on the clock already.


  • Registered Users Posts: 838 ✭✭✭A Rogue Hobo


    Monokne wrote:
    What does one have to do with the other?


    Bryan has been publicly lobbying for WWE to hire Nakamura for a year or two now so they can have a feud. Might be a coincidence might not be!


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,478 ✭✭✭✭gnfnrhead


    Hopefully only Gallows and Anderson are true. Styles and Nakamura would be wasted in WWE.


  • Registered Users Posts: 950 ✭✭✭nasty_crash


    Apparently Styles and Nakamura are being offered bigger contracts and would be touted for the main roster!

    Would love a load of new signings at rumble - the pops would be insane if aj, nakamura, finn, joe, trips, and reigns loosing - could be epic! haha

    I hate the fact that there is so many factions atm and that writers dont seem to be able to think of anything else but making factions - but Balor/Bullet Club would be epic in WWE if done right


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,469 ✭✭✭LeeJM


    Not to go off topic but why are people hating on factions all of a sudden? Most fans claim to love the Attitude Era and its their favourite time in WWE history etc. and it was filled with countless factions! The Corporation, DX, Nation of Domination, D.O.A, The Ministry, The Corporate Ministry, Mean Street Posse, Hart Foundation, JOB Squad, Los Borricuos, Kaientai, The Radicalz and thats just without even thinking about it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,752 ✭✭✭Lights On


    Nakamura would be huge in NXT, but I can't see him translating that well over to the main roster to be honest. Though the language barrier wouldn't be too much of a problem, he is a better English speaker that Hideo as far as I can recall. The biggest downside I can see is him losing his entrance theme, easily one of my favourite ones ever! Hearing this over the speakers unexpectedly would be amazing!



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,847 ✭✭✭Pentecost




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,342 ✭✭✭Whosthis


    There's only one word that can turn a denial into a confirmation: Kayfabe!

    http://www.wwe.com/inside/are-aj-styles-shinsuke-nakamura-karl-anderson-doc-gallows-coming-to-wwe-28508549


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,804 ✭✭✭A Brad Maddox Guy


    I laughed at
    "Nakamura roomed with Daniel Bryan years ago in California when both were early into their sports-entertainment careers"


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