WWE Launching New Performance Center in Japan Later This Year
As noted before, WWE has been working on plans to launch an NXT Japan branch within the near future. WWE’s attempts to purchase Stardom and Pro Wrestling NOAH failed due to neither company being interested in a partnership nor buyout with WWE.
Dave Meltzer reported in last week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that WWE is currently expected to make an official announcement regarding the launch of a new Performance Center in Japan likely during this summer if everything goes as planned. Meltzer reported that WWE officials recently contacted Japanese politician Hiroshi Hase and former wrestler Antonio Inoki about the current political situation in Japan for their NXT Japan plans.
Meltzer also reported that WWE’s original plans for NXT Japan was to form a partnership with Pro Wrestling NOAH as the basis for it before those plans were scrapped following NOAH’s sale to Japanese media company CyberAgent Inc.
Jordan Devlin Suffers Elbow Injury
Jordan Devlin announced on Twitter that he recently suffered an elbow injury and was unable to appear for PROGRESS Wrestling at their Chapter 103 event earlier today in London, England, but said that he should be fine in a week or so.
Sorry to the @ThisIs_Progress fans and mgmt for missing #Chapter103 today. V.strenuous schedule lately and picked up a bit of elbow bursitis. It'll be fine in a week or so, I just didn't want to risk infection or aggravating it and prolonging my time out. See you guys soon. 😓
— Jordan Devlin (@Jordan_Devlin1) February 23, 2020
The Revival Files Several New Trademarks
The Revival recently filed three new trademarks to the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
NXT Celebrates 10th Anniversary Today
Today is the 10th anniversary of NXT’s debut. WWE celebrated the occasion on Twitter, reflecting on the brand’s evolution over the years.
The @WWENXT brand was born 1️⃣0️⃣ years ago today…
— WWE Network (@WWENetwork) February 23, 2020