New WWE Star Very Likely Joining The Bloodline

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WWE could have major plans for a star that they are believed to now have signed up and part of its roster.

According to a new report from Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, WWE sources have confirmed the signing of former New Japan Pro Wrestling star Tama Tonga.

After spending the best part of 14 years with New Japan, Tama Tonga announced after a huge win at Wrestle Kingdom in January that he would be leaving the company. The star explained that he wanted to continue his career in the United States to be closer to his wife and children.

Meltzer notes that Tonga was very aware of how much time his father Haku spent away from home, and decided it was time for a change. Tonga had been in talks with WWE as far back as early 2023 but at the time decided to extend his contract with NJPW.

Tama Tonga To Join The Bloodline In WWE?

Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer gave the latest update on when Tama Tonga is likely to appear on WWE TV and gave a strong indication of what Tonga might be doing when he gets there:

He’s on his way. Don’t know the role. Very likely, at some point, could be part of the Bloodline situation because he’s considered family by all those guys. So if they need somebody new, it could be him.

A year ago, he had been talking with WWE. I don’t know a start date or anything but he’s done in New Japan, so in theory he should be starting pretty soon.

The Rock officially stood with The Bloodline after his return to WWE as he embraced his family as they look to see off the challenge of Cody Rhodes.

Cody Rhodes will face Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship at WrestleMania 40. However, The American Nightmare has also issued a huge challenge to The Rock.

h/t WrestleTalk