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In looking at the results of NXT's recent New Year's Evil event I found an odd sight that Charlie Dempsey is on tour in All Japan Pro-Wrestling. I honestly don't know the last time someone in WWE went on tour or even competed in high profile matches for another company. I remember the occasional appearance for NXT stars in Evolve, but seeing someone appear in AJPW is different. Especially considering Charlie wasn't just making one appearance in All Japan. Winning his debut alongside Yuma Anzai against Leona & Tatsumi Fujinami on December 31, 2023.
In a shocking turn of events Charlie & Yuma won another tag match against the current Triple Crown Champion Katsuhiko Nakajima & Hideki Suzuki. Maybe not so surprising Nakajima took the fall leading into his title match against Dempsey set for Night Two of the AJPW New Year Giant Series. Nakajima had won the Triple Crown Heavyweight Champion back in November 2023, but if Dempsey gets the win it would be a buzz worthy story for not just Dempsey but also All Japan.