Y2J's creative control in NJPW; Black on joining WWE Submitted by Aaron Rift on 05/05/2018 at 11:53 AM
- With NJPW having a no-blood policy over the years, fans have been wondering why the promotion has allowed Chris Jericho to do angles with blood. When asked about it, Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com noted the following:
- In an interview with Sam Roberts, Aleister Black talked about being signed by WWE:
"I was in a good spot (in Europe). I also know that WWE knew that. We had to talk for a bit, but it was all positive and all good. There was a lot of respect for my prior career."
"My market was never really the United States. My market was Japan and Europe and I was very happy with my market being Japan and Europe. What I did in America, I'm very proud of, but it wasn't my defining fight. The United State was not the hill that I was dying on. I was more than content with what I was doing and where I was going."
"Never in a million years would I think that WWE was like, 'You know what, he would actually suit us.' Had I thought about the idea prior to coming to WWE? Yeah, I had. But I was always like, 'WWE wouldn't want to have me. Because that was always my mindset. I was going to focus on what was attainable, because for me, going to WWE was never attainable."
Thanks to Jeremy Lambert of FightFul.com for the quotes.