Sometimes things can go really really wrong for companies after they sign a working agreement. However, in my book that perception has changed due to the agreement that was struck back in 2014 with Ring of Honor Wrestling and New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Due to this agreement numerous have gotten increased exposure in both the United States and in Japan. Do I think this changes the perception of working agreements with the United States wrestling companies.... well no!
But the perception of a working agreement outside the United States have always been looked at as a positive and you can look no further then the long standing relationship between two of the worlds oldest companies or well at least one of them I am of course talking about the agreement with NJPW and CMLL that has been in place for a very long time. In an effort to further push ROH as a global brand they partnered up with CMLL which was helped by the agreement that was already in place between CMLL and NJPW.
Now the question is with how well the ROH-NJPW working agreement has gone for both parties since the agreement was first put in place back in 2014 will we see the same from the new one. Well I will take this approach and say that the Lucha style has always had a place in ROH but has never been featured on a prominent level. I firmly believe that this agreement will help both companies and their wrestlers which would help both companies and names become more international brands.
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