Somebody might be strolling by way of the Forbidden Door to be an entrant in one among 2023’s Rumble matches.
With no extra premium stay occasions for WWE between now and Royal Rumble, the plans for what many contemplate to be the promotion’s second present of the yr are seemingly already coming collectively. To date the only Superstar to have declared for either of the Royal Rumble matches is Kofi Kingston. Nevertheless, it appears WWE is eager to as soon as once more herald a wrestler from one other promotion for one of many matches.
A Forbidden Door Entrant
In keeping with F4WOnline, WWE is hopeful Kairi, previously Kairi Sane, might be part of the 30-person match. Nevertheless, it is famous that these hopes, and even potential discussions, have been previous to Kairi turning into the first-ever IWGP Ladies’s Champion. Now that she has the title, and can defend it at Wrestle Kingdom 17 on January 4, any discussions between WWE and NJPW relating to Kairi could have fallen by the wayside.
That is not nailed on, in fact. WWE beforehand introduced again Mickie James whereas she was Influence Knockouts Champion, even letting her put on the title to the ring for the match. It felt like that look may result in extra work between the 2 on the time, or at the very least extra matches in WWE for James, however that did not occur.
Connections Between WWE And NJPW
There are a few connections between WWE and NJPW proper now which could imply a wrestler or two from the latter is ready to seem in 2023’s Royal Rumble matches. A confirmed connection is the deal in play revolving round Karl Anderson. Though he’s now a WWE Celebrity as soon as once more, Anderson remains to be NJPW’s By no means Openweight Champion and can defend the title at Wrestle Kingdom.
There’s additionally the Sasha Banks cloud hanging over each firms in the intervening time. It is presently believed The Boss is done with WWE however is not allowed to compete elsewhere till the brand new yr. In that case, Banks could properly present up at Wrestle Kingdom. Maybe there’s some type of expertise commerce deal in place, seemingly involving Anderson and Kairi, however maybe Banks has been folded into proceedings too.
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