Re: Suzuki and Harold Meij Both Leaving NJPW?
Well that was short lived for Harold. I'm guessing they are slowing the role of Western Expansion due to AEW and the decreased interest in NJPW since the Elite left. They have access to all the numbers of whether they actually grew and made money on the US shows and I'm guessing they haven't fared as well as they expected. It's kind of a "too bad" but not a huge deal as some have said they still have their domestic market well intact. I'm now guessing they do 1 or 2 shows here per year and maybe 1 or 2 in UK and then run the rest in Japan. Enough to not burn out their welcome or compete with AEW.
Maybe I'm reading too far into this but there might be an underlying reason as well, maybe they decided to work with AEW after all? I had heard that their ROH partnership might end at the end of the year (not confirmed, no real source, just speculation on a few due to ROH stuff supposedly not being available on streaming service after 12/31) Don't take this as a sure thing because it probably won't happen but you never know.
As far as Suzuki.....well I like Suzuki but he shouldn't be in high profile matches anymore, he had a couple good runs with the NEVER belt and a decent run with the IC belt which is more than most can say and the program with Liger and the title shot against Okada is honestly a little more than he should be having at this time (as someone said.) Maybe they were about to "dad" him by putting him in opening matches and he's like "oh hell no!" Maybe the G1 thing was legit and he was legit pissed he wasn't apart of it (still think it was a work though.) Anyway, hopefully he is happy where he ends up.