News on NJPW/ROH MSG Show & Possible WWE Retaliation

-- With the ROH/NJPW show at Madison Square Garden next year selling out almost immediately, it was a setback for WWE for two reasons - the first, that the show was allowed to happen in the first place after the company thought they had blocked it and second, that it sold out so quickly.

-- With eight months left before the event, there is always a chance that WWE will retaliate by trying to pry key talent away and two ways they could do that is by offering a lighter schedule for wrestlers who aren't keen on working a ton of dates (which WWE can do now since house shows are not a huge source of revenue anymore) and of course, by just offering them more money and outbidding everyone else.

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