According to a report by Mike Johnson, the statement issued by Big Japan Wrestling regarding Sami Callihan wasn’t entirely accurate. While Callihan did pull out of scheduled appearances with the promotion, it was due to a family member dealing with a “severe health issue” and he didn’t want to be out of the country while it was ongoing.

Big Japan Wrestling stated that Callihan had signed with WWE preventing him from taking part in the tour. The last reports were that Callihan was talking with WWE and undergoing medicals, but that was the extent so far.