Following a recent announcement from the former President of All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW), Jun Akiyama, regarding an upcoming meeting with WWE EVP and “The Father of NXT”, Paul “Triple H” Levesque, it appears that WWE is continuing to work on developing a new NXT Japan brand.
Akiyama will soon be traveling from Japan to the United States to serve as a guest coach at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, and is scheduled to meet with WWE EVP Paul “Triple H” Levesque while he is in town.
The official AJPW Twitter feed confirmed the news on Monday morning (see below) that Akiyama will be serving as a WWE Performance Center Guest Coach from May 12 through May 22nd, and that he has a meeting scheduled with Triple H.
Google Translation for the tweet written in Japanese reads:
“Akiyama Jun is a guest coach of WWE Performance Center! From May 12 to 22, we will visit the US WWE Performance Center as a guest coach. – inspection of the performance center, and meeting details → of and guidance · NXT tournament TV recording inspection · HHH’s local players.”
Yahoo! Sports previously reported the news that Akiyama has a meeting scheduled with Levesque while in Orlando for his stint as a WWE PC guest coach.
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詳細→https://t.co/VBwQQMq9y8#ajpw #ajpwtv #WWE pic.twitter.com/h9j4F6Nf3Q
— 全日本プロレス/alljapan (@alljapan_pw) March 2, 2020
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Whoa … #WWE is closer than people think to finalizing new #WWENXT brand for #Japan! Update on new #NXTJapan brand and plans for The Godfather of #NXT, #TripleH, to meet w/ #AllJapanProWrestling (#AJPW) GM #JunAkiyama
FULL STORY: https://t.co/zXiZan1gvw pic.twitter.com/lIUxHmMcro
— Matt Boone (@MattBoone1984) March 2, 2020