JONAH’s deal with NJPW is non-exclusive

JONAH, the former 'Bronson Reed' provides clarity to his agreement with NJPW and says he'll be in Japan when the world permits

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JONAH does plan to head over to Japan when he can do so.

At New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s Battle in the Valley show, JONAH, the former ‘Bronson Reed’ made his NJPW STRONG debut and confronted IMPACT World Champion Moose. JONAH is working with IMPACT Wrestling as well and was a part of their recent set of television tapings.

He has an agreement with New Japan but it is non-exclusive. He relayed that information during his appearance on Wrestling Observer Live. He touched on his release from WWE and feels he hadn’t reached his peak in the company yet.

Yeah, so I have an agreement with New Japan but also, it is non-exclusive so that’s what’s abled me to open up the door to IMPACT Wrestling as well and I’m gonna hopefully be doing more stuff with them. I made quite, you know, pun intended, the IMPACT when I attacked Josh Alexander and I wanna continue to do that wherever I go, you know? I think what you were saying, it was a very big head scratcher when I was let go [from WWE]. I too — the way I feel, I had not even peaked in my WWE career, nowhere near it. So now I’m going to peak and put on these performances that people are going to remember elsewhere.

When he’s allowed to, JONAH intends on heading over to Japan to compete with NJPW’s home-base roster. After his exit from WWE, he felt New Japan was at the forefront of where he wanted to land.

It feels great [to have this newfound freedom]. As soon as I was able to wrestle somewhere else after my release, it was only really New Japan Pro-Wrestling that I really had in the forefront of where I wanted to go, and I was very happy that it all came together and I’m doing stuff for New Japan STRONG and when the world permits, I’ll be over in Japan. Ready to kill some people over there as well.

JONAH will be in action this Thursday at the NJPW STRONG taping in Los Angeles, California. He’ll be taking on David Finlay at the taping.

If the quotes in this article are used, please credit Wrestling Observer Live with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcriptions. 

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