Top NJPW Star Turns Down WWE: "I Didn't Even Give It A Thought"


It looks like Tetsuya Naito has no interest in going to WWE.

The New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) superstar reportedly received an offer of some kind from the company, as they reportedly reached out to him following the NJPW Dominion show in June where he lost his IWGP Intercontinental Championship to Chris Jericho.

NJPW announcer Chris Charlton took to social media to translate some comments Naito made about the subject during a recent interview with Tokyo-Sports.co.jp.

“I didn’t even give it a thought,” Naito said of the offer from WWE. “This New Japan ring is already the world’s number one stage. The fans know this. That’s why I think we should focus on our home crowd before looking international.”

Naito continued, talking about his issues with Jericho and how he wants to settle them inside the NJPW ring.

“You should understand that I have no interest in ‘WWE Superstar’ Chris Jericho,” Naito said. “What I want to do is get revenge for what happened in a New Japan ring.”

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