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Real Reason Why AEW & NJPW Aren’t Partners

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• WWE VIDEO HISTORY (June 19, 2006) – WWE Monday Night RAW

On this day in 2006, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE Monday Night RAW’.

This episode was broadcasted from the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE Vengeance 2006’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

– Bra & Panties Match: Mickie James & Candice Michelle vs. Torrie Wilson & Maria

– Charlie Haas vs. Viscera

– Umaga vs. John McChesney

– John Cena vs. Balls Mahoney

– Randy Orton vs. Gene Snitsky

– Handicap Match: Johnny Nitro & Shelton Genjamin vs. Carlito

– Edge vs. Ric Flair

• Real Reason Why AEW & NJPW Aren’t Partners

IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion Jon Moxley (f.k.a Dean Ambrose in WWE) is going to be a part of the G1 tournament in New Japan Pro Wrestling, but he won’t be working any NJPW event in USA.

Dave Meltzer explained this situation on Wrestling Observer Radio:

“Jon Moxley’s deal is AEW has his rights in the United States. He’s free to work New Japan when it doesn’t conflict with AEW. He’s allowed to be in the G1, it’s fine — but not U.S. shows. AEW didn’t allow for that because that’s basically the situation, they’ve got his U.S. rights.

So he’s never been booked for Dallas. He’s never been announced for Dallas. I think there was an assumption because everyone in the G1 works every single date they work tag matches underneath on the shows they’re not on, but this is the exception to the rule because it’s the United States show.”

Todd Martin is now reporting the following regarding AEW & NJPW not being partners:

“AEW wanted to partner with New Japan and tried to make that happen. New Japan rejected them to stick with ROH in its wandering aimlessly through the wilderness stage instead. If AEW doesn’t treat NJPW as a partner now, that’s on NJPW.”

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