Tama Tonga Claims WWE Is “Knocking Hard On My Door”
Tama Tonga may soon join Jay White in leaving New Japan.
Tama Tonga has been wrestling for NJPW for almost his entire career. He was one of the founding members of the Bullet Club and spent almost a full decade as a part of that stable (or its sub-group Guerillas of Destiny) until late 2022 when he was ousted from it during a power struggle.
Tonga has since found himself in an unexpected alliance with Hiroshi Tanahashi, Master Wato, and other unaffiliated babyfaces that aren’t aligned with any other big group. But this new direction of his might not last long as he appears to be fielding offers from other companies.
In an interview with Tokyo Sports, Tama Tonga explained that WWE has approached him with an offer to work for them.
“I’m always the guy at the top. Look what I have accomplished in my short career in Japan. I started the best unit ever, the Bullet Club. I was ostracized. Nobody believed me. But that’s okay. All you need is yourself. All you need is to believe in yourself.
I will be the best wrestler. It could be the ultimate legend of New Japan Pro Wrestling, or it could be WWE, because WWE is knocking hard on my door. And I might say, ‘Hello.'”
Tama Tonga once had a tryout for WWE back in 2008 but he was never accepted. However, his adopted brother Tevita did, and he spent a few years wrestling as Camacho. Tevita is currently known as Hikuleo and according to Fightful, he, too, has received interest from WWE to come wrestle for them.
h/t Fightful for the transcription