WWE has been interested in NJPW star Hikuleo for a while

WWE interested in NJPW star

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WWE is not done picking up talents from across the world, and it seems that they have a new name under their radar. Fightful Select has reported that WWE higher-ups have wanted a New Japan Pro Wrestling name for months, and that performer is Hikuleo.

The timing of this news lends more credence to the report, as Hikuleo has been booked in a “loser leaves Japan” match against “Switchblade” Jay White that will happen soon. However, it’s unknown if WWE has contacted him or when Hikuleo’s NJPW contract is up.

Additionally, as per the report, intermediaries were to express interest in him, like Finn Balor did when facilitating the signing of Dragon Lee.

For those who don’t know, Hikuleo is Tama Tonga’s brother and the nephew of Haku. He has been active for more than six years, having trained at the NJPW Dojo, the Fale Dojo, and the Team 3D Academy. He has turned up for other promotions as well, including Impact Wrestling and AEW.


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Lucha Libre sensation Dragon Lee has announced that he has signed for WWE. The Mexican superstar, along with his brother Dratilico, defeated FTR on Wednesday and won the AAA tag team titles. He will be starting his journey in the global juggernaut from January 2023 in their developmental territory NXT.

Lee, a former IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, ROH Television Champion, Tag Team Champion, CMLL Welterweight, and Lightweight Champion, spoke to ESPN after the win.



“I think I can become the new Rey Mysterio in WWE. I just need the opportunity,” Lee said. “[Finn Balor] told me, ‘Would you like to be in WWE?’ [laughs]. I said, ‘Yeah, sure. Why not?’ … It was something special for me. It’s my challenge to learn more about promos. You will never finish learning in pro wrestling. But every time you wrestle, you learn. But about promos, it’s something new for me. I would like to learn something new, how to become not just a wrestler — an artist.”


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