According to a report from Pro Wrestling Sheet, WWE was interested in bringing Bad Luck Fale in but he chose to sign a new deal with New Japan Pro Wrestling instead, reportedly for two years. This comes on the heels of Rocky Romero re-upping with NJPW after WWE had shown interest.
It also comes after rumors of reports of Shinsuke Nakamura, AJ Styles, Doc Gallows, and Karl Anderson all giving their notice in advance of a move stateside to WWE.
All of this, of course, is great for the wrestlers, who are getting better deals thanks to interest from all sides. Fale took to Facebook today to explain his decision:
"There has been a lot of speculation around my future. I have had offers from all corners, and a lot of people telling me what to do. But as always I've always blocked out outside voices and stayed true to myself. I am someone who stays true to myself. I believe in integrity, honesty and loyalty. And it's those principles that have swayed my decision. I will stay with NJPW because they believed in me when I was nobody. That means more than anything materialistic. I look forward to the future and appreciate the opportunity that I have had and that I have been given. Bullet Club for life!!!!"
Finn Balor may have wanted it, but he'll just have to make due with what he's got.