Originally Posted by The Inbred Goatman
I understand them becoming direct competition, I just feel like from NJPW's standpoint, they have to understand that there was NO POSSIBLE WAY they were going to match the financial benefits, and creative freedom that AEW was going to offer. Hell, Kenny and The Bucks turned down big money offers from WWE multiple times to stick with NJPW, that has to mean something to them.
I still think being salty about the situation does them no good whatsoever, working together would elevate both of them, and yes, they will never be #2 in America, AEW will comfortably hold that position now, but NJPW still has a lot to gain from a partnership.
Oh, I won’t disagree that it could work to both parties’ benefits to have some kind of partnership, but I can also understand why hard feelings could get in the way of that. This is not your typical corporate business here — it’s cut-throat and steeped in tradition. AEW basically pulled the rug out from under NJPW. Not saying it wasn’t deserved, either. Lots of factors come into play. It is what it is, and both parties will just have to do their own thing and stay out of each other’s way.
it's businessss, international business, nobody gives a crap about traditions and culture in international business. it's a flux of money and product, simple. NJPW is a worldwide company they should understand that quite easily..
i am not sure they are mad about "new killing roh", that would be dumb. lie roh not only killed themselves, but aew isn't gonna limit its own success just to please roh lol
Well, first, in Japan, they most certainly do give a crap about traditions and loyalty, much more than western culture.
Second, it doesn’t matter if it was intentional or collateral damage, the fact is ROH is in a much weaker position with AEW in the picture than without, and NJPW as a partner of ROH isn’t happy about it. Look at it from the inside out instead of from outside in, and it’s pretty easy to see why all sides are no longer best of friends.