NJPW contingent attends WWE shows over the weekend

With New Japan higher-ups and stars being in the New York area this weekend for the Ring of Honor shows in Philadelphia and Brooklyn, a number of them also attended the WWE shows this weekend as well according to multiple wrestling media sites. New Japan senior referee Tiger Hattori, New Japan co-booker Gedo and New Japan president Naoki Sugaboyashi were said to be in attendance for this past Saturday’s NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn live special with Jushin Liger appearing on the card.

IWGP Champion Kazuchika Okada, IWGP Jr. Champion KUSHIDA, Shinsuke Nakamura and Jushin Liger were said to be in attendance for last night’s SummerSlam PPV, with Okada and Liger backstage and KUSHIDA and Nakamura watching from the crowd. There has been no other reason given for the New Japan stars and higher-ups being in attendance for WWE shows this weekend as of this writing.

Sources: The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online, PWInsider.com