*refuses to pay you a decent wage*
>>10280344>Actively underpay your gaijin>wtf why do they keep leaving?
Huh? Interesting headcanon.
>>10280354The Elite literally came up with their entire brand because NJPW was underpaying them and they needed to come up with some other way to monetise themselves.
>>10280344As long as I'm IWGP Heavyweight champion I don't care desu.
they're a ticket sales company, not a TV company. they don't make as much.
>>10281512You’re damn right brother!
>>10281540They make the lions share of 40 million dollars a year. They can afford to pay a select number of top gaijin.
>>10281657it's still an order of magnitude less than AEW
>>10280344jamal sucks ass
>>10281669AEW's current TV deal is 45ish million a year. Yes AEW have much deeper pockets, but that doesn't excuse the constant lowballing even before AEW existed.
>>10280344>*refuses to pay you a decent wage*
>>10280344The late Antonio Inoki used to treat and pay his foreign wrestlers good, why is the current management such assholes?
>>10281540Aren’t they on tv?
>>10281690Wrestling business in the 80s was fucking swimming in moneyNJPW now is a hanger-on of a company that makes their actual money from cancerous phone games and idolshit
>>10281682I'm not justifying NJPW lowballing, I don't know why they do it. I'm just saying AEW brought in 9 figures of revenue last year, which is a lot more than NJPW.
>>10281690Look at the gaijins from Inoki's time and look at the gaijins from the current time. Now tell me why they should pay them good money.
>pays Sasha Banks instead of future young aces
>>10280344$1 is like 1,000 yen Japan is a joke of a country
>>10281713Her name is Mercedes Moné
>>10281711Who is JP on the right
>>10280344njpw is an old school company where you're paid based on the house and merch. japan doesn't have TV companions giving them a billy for 10 hours of programming a weekit's just the way it is now. WWE and AEW can buy anyone who can be bought.
>>10281715>Name is Mercedes Moné>Draws 0 moneyWalk me through this.
>Walk me through this.
>>10281722At some point you kinda need to invest in having some stable top foreigners if you want to catch that big chunk of the global market. Jay was always a write off because he was very open about his goal being US citizenship. But a guy like Will, if you give him "good enough" money and let him keep his schedule and doing and promoting RevPro he could easily be kept around imo. And guys like that, that like the life can be kept as long as they don't feel like they're getting rinsed.
>>10281711njpw probably did offer kenny a lot and will do the same for will, maybe AJ as well, but everybody else is easily replaced. nobody really cares about the tag division or especially the junior tag, even the singles junior title doesn't matter that much. they can afford to bring in the big indie players, but if WWE or AEW wants to give them a milly, why would NJPW compete? there's always gonna be other flippy guys on the indies they can bring in.the bucks weren't a big deal in japan, tho they were important for njpw's america dreams.
>>10281745>njpw probably did offer kenny a lot and will do the same for willI'm pretty sure Kenny has talked openly about how the company were paying him badly and kept trying to buy his IPs off him for dirt money.
>>10281745Kenny said NJPW lowballed him hard and offered him the least out of NJPW/AEW/WWEThey legit believed he wouldn't leave and give him a disrespectfully shit offer
>>10281749sauce? okada makes around 2 million a year which is most likely way more than anyone else, but kenny should have easily been in the mid-high six figure range during his main event run.
>>10281775Okada and Tana are literally in their own league, which makes sense, they're the ones that do all the variety shows and shit IIRC.
>>10281690because those guys were draws and he used to make money out the ass, why should new japan suck off foreign guys when they dont draw like that and they can replace them so easily?
>>10281711exactly, if new japan somehow got john cena or brock theyd bend over to those guys, not aussie open lmao.
>>10281675Nah you do
>>10281789njpw quite literally did bend over to brock in the mid 2000she held the iwgp heavyweight belt hostage
>>10281789>if new japan somehow got john cena or brock theyd bend over to those guysThey got Lesnar in 2004, made him IWGP champ literally instantly, and he walked while holding the belt because they were trying to jew him out of money
>>10281801oh yeah I forgot about that, well there it is, the guys just arent at the level where youd do all that for them.
>>10281808yeah I forgot that, I was just thinking of guys who qualify as draws at least a little close to the guys inoki worked with.
>>10281744Nah, cope. Will is gone no matter how much you pay.
white boy summer
>>10280344all gooks are commies. china, north korea, japan.