Learning to break kayfabe
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Re: Would It Be Cool To See Japanese Wrestler's In The Indies?
It really is a dollars and cents situation, at least from an outsider's perspective - it doesn't make sense (not cents!) to come over to a promotion that irregularly runs shows (once a month doesn't count as regular) and risk your health and wellbeing for what would no doubt be a small paycheck and small crowd. This is primarily for those running in the AJPW/NJPW/NOAH/BJ circles, though - for smaller Japan indies and Joshi organisations it certainly "seems" more feasible.
To answer the question - absolutely, it would be cool to see more Japanese wrestlers in the independent scene, both in the US and around the world. I'd mark out something chronic if some lower-card Japanese talent was featured on a show here in Australia. Logically, however, aside from a once- or twice-off situation, I don't really see it happening. If anyone in power is reading this, however - please, a joshi tournament in Australia would be greatly appreciated.