After announcing that AEW & NJPW would be collaborating on a Supershow in Chicago this June, AEW President Tony Khan took time to speak to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated.
During the conversation Khan talked about the Supershow & how he feels that the relationship between AEW & NJPW are beneficial to both companies.
“It would have been unfathomable to collaborate on a pay-per-view when AEW first started, but a lot has changed since then in the world of wrestling,” Khan said. “I believe we’ve earned their trust. We started working closely together last year. The more we’ve collaborated, the better the relationship has become and the more trust we’ve built. It’s culminating at this huge event on pay-per-view with the stars of AEW and the stars of New Japan Pro-Wrestling colliding at Forbidden Door.”
“It’s a mutually beneficial relationship,” Khan said. “Many of our top stars in AEW have wrestled in New Japan and held titles there. A lot of the biggest names from New Japan have never been to AEW, and there are a lot of great wrestlers here that have been in the ring with Okada, Tetsuya Naito, Kota Ibushi, and Hiroshi Tanahashi, and so many others. I’m excited for fans to see matches they’ve always wanted to see.”
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