On Monday, news broke that several top New Japan stars had given their notice and may be signing with WWE shortly. The four names in question were Shinsuke Nakamura and Bullet Club members AJ Styles, Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson. Although nothing has been confirmed yet, WWE.com posted a story on Tuesday wondering whether these specific four wrestlers might be WWE-bound.
Here's how the news story on WWE.com is spinning the rumors:
Numerous media outlets reported Monday that AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Karl Anderson and Luke "Doc" Gallows -- most recently of New Japan Pro Wrestling -- are in negotiations to compete under the WWE banner.
The office of WWE COO and EVP of Talent Relations, Triple H, declined to comment on the rumors for WWE.com.
Reports began circulating late Sunday that all four had reportedly given their notices to New Japan management. Fueling the rumors that Styles, Nakamura, Anderson and Gallows were WWE-bound was a series of tweets involving reigning NXT Champion Finn Bálor.
Where there's smoke, there tends to be fire. This has already been a hell of a week for wrestling news and it seems there's still plenty more on the way.